Ixia

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Ixia Reviews

Updated 10 December 2014
Updated 10 December 2014
138 Reviews
3.2
138 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Chance to grow, lots of opportunities to learn about cutting edge technologies related to networking (in 6 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Problem with work life balance and salary compare to that is low (in 19 reviews)

  • Long Hours, took a long time to get more staff in to ease the workload (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    8 years at Ixia, 3 years Snr Support Engineer, 5 years Snr Systems Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Maidenhead, England

    I worked at Ixia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great products, never boring, as I was in a Technical role it was very interesting. over a majority of my time the mangement were great, products are fantastic and have alot of technical depth to learn. Good frequent trips to the US, but this was when the company was smaller, not sure how many trips there would be now for the UK based employees.

    Cons

    Long Hours, took a long time to get more staff in to ease the workload. work life balance is a challenge to get right, working remote has become easier of the last 2 years I was in the Job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your employees, take on more staff to help the overworked remaining Engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I have EVER worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bullying, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Value 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Technology company on the bleeding edge of Network Equipment design, not the greatest strategic group of leaders.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with companies designing new telecommunications equipment and the networks of the future.
    The people are great, really nice and professional.
    Compensation is very good

    Cons

    Ixia is having tough time dealing with market changes to cloud and software centric networks.
    Too many changes in direction and long term strategy
    Marketing! Yeah that's what I mean, what marketing?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Combine your two major business units or sell/split one of them off. It's like working for two different companies right now.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    Great people, good management, technology, always something new to learn, great CEO

    Cons

    No major one that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent work content & learning environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to learn new technologies as well as work with good talent. Senior folk are very helpful and thus ramp up is very fast.
    Excellent company for folk who want to learn and work in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Not going to campus for hiring for last couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Facility could be improved. Need more space for extra curricular activities. Please see how this can be arranged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are competitive with other tech companies.

    Cons

    The company doesn't seem to have a long-term strategy. Hopefully the new CEO will be able to change that. The culture is mainly talk and posters - basically it's work 24/7.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Software Internship Review

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Ixia as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good life-work balance, flexible hours (part-time), good salary, great, knowledgeable people.
    Really enjoyed working there, had a lot of opportunities to learn, engineers always willing to explain used concepts and frameworks.

    Cons

    Rigid, "corporatist", management(top level).
    Full time employees seem to be really stressed out, and a bit dissatisfied with current company outlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider getting closer to their employees, allow a more direct/ honest relationship with their engineers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    No dearth of challenging work

    Cons

    Lack of carrier development opportunity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I like my job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer II in Calabasas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer II in Calabasas, CA (US)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I like my job and I have no issues with management. Assignments are challenging and interesting - but you have to like the challenge.

    Cons

    Does anyone know where we are going?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management is on the right track though.. I can't advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Mostly positive work environment currently suffering from low morale

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Ixia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mostly positive work environment where you could talk to management and they would try their best to help you with your goals and career objectives. A lot of free snacks and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours. Low morale due to layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better strategic planning. LISTEN to the employees - while some of the feedback may just be gripes or requests that are not feasible given the current status of the business, there are a lot of smart people with plenty of good ideas that could help the company succeed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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