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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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    Worst company I have EVER worked for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Marlow, England

    ProsPension is good.
    Pay can be good if you negotiate well in the beginning but don't expect pay rises

    ConsBullying, dishonest management always looking to screw the employee. only route to progression is through brown nosing and stabbing colleagues in the back. Very long hours for no reward. Unachievable targets set to reduce commission payouts. Did I mention the Bullying
    If you manage to negotiate a good wage when you get the job that will be held against you, don't expect pay rises and you will always feel like you living with the sword of Damocles over your head.
    Management by fear approach by the VP of Sales, supported by the senior US management as well as the UK Sales manager. Managers aren't managers they are yes men, thugs and henchmen for the VP of Sales. A Truly Toxic and Hostile environment to work in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue you your people they will work better for you if you respect them and stop the bulling. Your staff is demoralized, demotivated and desperate. Ixia's core values should apply to the Senior management MORE than to the employees, lead by example, be fair and decent.
    A fish rots from the head

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Cool place to work

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bucharest (Romania)

    ProsBenefits, relaxed work schedule, fair salary

    ConsIt's a corporation, so they can be slow to adapt at times.

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    Team spirit missing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat potential for increased job satisfaction if management so chooses. High growth potential. Security and enterprise on the rise.

    ConsInternal blocks create frustration. The tendency to say 'no' instead of let's try that.

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

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    Do not join ixia. It's in trouble. Lawsuits. Bad financially

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsFew cheap snacks. There are no ptos

    ConsBad management
    Don't want to pay
    Work long hours
    No bonus
    No stock options
    No stock purchase

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop making money for yourself. Change management

    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 people are working in a bad culture

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    ProsLocation, Pay is above average

    ConsWork culture and management is poor, no long term planning

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Brilliant people, cutting edge technology

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany is investing a lot in engineers.

    ConsCompany's sponsored lunch could be better

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    A good place to work, learn and get in touch with skilled people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIxia offers a nice package of benefits/perks, good compensation and tries to make a culture of training/rewarding/keeping the good employees. Also, the management consists of people trained to be leaders and not just a bunch of puppets trying to squeeze every bit of work out of their employees.

    ConsThere are times when the work pressure feels like it is a bit too much.

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

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    Don't walk their talk

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Morrisville, NC (US)

    ProsHigh technology
    Relatively ok working environment

    ConsPoor misguided and shortsighted management
    Company claims to have vision but cannot execute
    Several past mistated earnings and CEO ousters tarnish image
    Organizational groups are scattered and company does not invest in infrastructure to deal with problems at hand
    Lack of learning opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow Up
    Act like a startup...you're not and your current behavior will not grow the business
    Trying to hit $500M in 2014? This could be a $3B company but you're not very smart
    INVEST in more than R&D - development includes operations, logistics, hardware and software

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

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    Decent Organization

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee) Calcutta (India)

    Pros1. You will get to work on latest cutting edge technologies.
    2. You will have freedom to implement your ideas
    3. Workplace environment is cool, compared to my previous organization (service-based)

    Cons1. Compensation is comparatively on the lower side
    2. Work-Life balance can be better, with better planning upfront

    Advice to Senior Management1. There should be more technical training session
    2. Need policies to support latest technologies certifications

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

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    ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prostechnology good place to learn

    ConsPolitics, no human resource and benefits can improve

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing

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

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