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Updated Jul 17, 2014

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3.2 114 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Ixia President & CEO Victor Alston

Victor Alston

(55 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will get to work on latest cutting edge technologies(in 10 reviews)

  • Great talent and cut edge technology(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Problem with work life balance and salary compare to that is low(in 16 reviews)

  • could be long hours without recognition(in 6 reviews)

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    Work in Ixia Kolkata if you have to stay in Kolkata

    Senior Software Engineer II (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    Pros1. Competitive Salary
    2. Kolkata is good since it survived the lay off 2013 Oct, Bangalore fully closed
    3. There are still some benefits given to employees outside CTC (trasnport, food coupons, medical/life insurance etc) which is rare in Kolkata.
    4. You tend too have the feeling that you are market leader and woking with the latest technologies

    ConsWell there are many
    1. Back stabbing in rampant. Here nobody wants/likes to see you succeed
    2. Too much oiling is needed for any success. Those who can do that get out of turns promotions every year, I cant name anyone but there are many who have sticked just because they are fond of the management
    3. HR and india's top management is worst possible. You will feel that HR doesn't exist.
    4. Excessive wasted of money by Ixia's top management in India. They will travel to and fro from Bangalore and stay in 7 star hotels always - but when it comes to general employees they will say that budget is tight
    5. Needless to say, if you are working for Ixia and you dont oil the top management - then you will need a lot of luck to retain your job. Lay offs are always coming every 2-3 years and when that happens you dont know when you time is up.
    6. Technically challenged Managers are rampant. While some managers are really good, most are like .. i dont know what. They should do some training under some random software engineer 1s!!

    Advise to the employees: Start oiling if you can and pretend to work if you want to survive. But sadly i cant do the first one and dont need the 2nd one :)

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen, listen and listen to employees. They are the one who are the bread earners.
    Stop giving vague speeches. Nobody needs them

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be a good company, overtime bureaucracy kills it.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Calabasas, CA (US)

    ProsGood engineering team,
    flexible hours,
    sponsored lunch

    ConsSo-so compensation,
    too many managers,
    company does not appreciate people,
    and now board of directors managed to fire key technology leader - Vic Alston, bunch of cowardly traitors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange board of directors, reduce managers, hire more engineers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work if you have self motivation and eagerness to learn

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood compensation, very competitive with other companies working in the field
    Latest Technologies in Networking Area, one will always get scope to work on latest technologies that are coming in networking area

    ConsSome time work pressure is very high, it might also sustain for couple of months.
    Some time for project necessity, some monotonous work might continue. But I think this is common to any company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great way to spend your summer

    Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee) Bucharest (Romania)

    Pros- great benefits
    - friendly environment
    - flexible working hours
    - office location
    - helpful people

    Cons- poor collaboration between teams
    - priorities are changed many times a day

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe job interview should be much harder.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture and people!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Agoura Hills, CA (US)

    ProsThe culture is excellent and the people are great!
    Great Wellness Program
    Competitive wages for full-time employees and great benefits.

    ConsNot a great place to come in as a contractor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Long hours with good pay

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey are continually on the run and very focus at staying competitive in the market. Good benefits, lunch program, good pay, senior management very approachable.

    ConsWork/life balance out of needs to improve for all departments. They are working on resolving issues and to being more considerate of life away from work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are important and need to feel valued

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to start a career.

    Software Engineer I (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    Pros1. No existent politics, performance oriented
    2. Recognition of talent,
    3. Friendly and supportive management,
    4. Casual and friendly work environment,
    5. Good exposure to cutting edge technology,
    6. Smart and talented seniors, good guidance,
    7. Perks

    Cons1. Efficiency measured on performance.Hence overtime is a common phenomenon. This does not amount to unsatisfactory job. Those who are technically proficient will love the job. Those who are not, will have a hard time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Software Engineer I (Current Employee) Bucharest (Romania)

    ProsGreat people, good pay, great experience.

    ConsDifficult to stand out. Experience varies by team. Some managers are jerks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Growing the business

    Sales (Former Employee) Calabasas, CA (US)

    ProsVery good products, good culture, growing into new product areas

    ConsBecoming a big company with the attendant cultural changes

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the good attributes as you grow the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of work under pressure

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee) Bucharest (Romania)

    ProsGood experience on tem members

    ConsFatigue while working hard for them

    Advice to Senior ManagementEarn less cash!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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