Ixia
3.2 of 5 101 reviews
www.ixiacom.com Calabasas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 16, 2014

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Ixia President & CEO Victor Alston

Victor Alston

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Chance to grow, lots of opportunities to learn about cutting edge technologies related to networking"
    in 9 reviews
  • "A lot of of opportunities to learn and improve your skills"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Problem with work life balance and salary compare to that is low"
    in 12 reviews
  • "could be long hours without recognition"
    in 5 reviews
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Worst company I have EVER worked for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Marlow, England

I have been working at Ixia

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

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Good company to work for

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

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

ProsGood technical challenges and great products

ConsNothing at this time. Great place to work.

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

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Ok to work in Ixia in Kolkata

Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Calcutta (India)

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

ProsOk to work in Ixia in Kolkata

ConsProblem with work life balance and salary compare to that is low.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Calabasas, CA (US)

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

ProsVery hard working and talented people.

ConsLong hours, no work-life balance, no recognition.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen more often to your employees, and recognize the effort they are putting in.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Give you a chance to work with the best

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ixia full-time

ProsSome really smart people here

Conscould be long hours without recognition

Advice to Senior ManagementCare about the people

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ixia

ProsVery relaxed environment to work in, good payment, flexible working hours. a lot of career development opportunities

Conswork becomes monotonous, doing the same thing over and over

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Excellent

Senior QA Engineer I (Current Employee)
Calcutta (India)

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

ProsGood opportunities, challenging work, latest tech, friendly work place

ConsLeadership is averse to taking risks

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should work more towards employee satisfaction

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

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RSM (Former Employee)
Emea (Indonesia)

I worked at Ixia full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgreat team, good salary and social benefits. All in all a great place to work - with some negative points at the Managerial Level in UK. I would recommend Ixia as a place to work.

ConsMissing work life balance. The Top EMEA Management is a joke. They are no leaders - they are managers and don´t do what´s necessary to make things possible or work. They don´t listen to experts and don´t eat their own cooking. They are doubtful and full of fear.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your experts in the countries. That would help in most of the situations - either in good or bad.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Money talks the rest is meaningless

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsVery few given the level of compensation offered for the work demanded.

The CEO and the CFO finally got tossed.

Cons- Lack of honest communication.

- Pathetic raises.

- Lopsided bonus scheme that rewards useless executives rather than the creators.

Advice to Senior Management- Pay the people that deliver and purge the rest.

- By this I mean clear out the members of executive suite that fails to return a good value for their salaries.

- Reward those that deliver on and on and on.

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

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Great place to learn

Software Engineer I (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ixia full-time

ProsAwsome people and a dynamic environment. One can learn a lot in a relative short amount of time. Very good local management and a very relaxed working environment with a lot a benefits.

ConsUnbalanced workload between maintenance and new feature development. In some periods work tends to be monotonous. Being a relatively large company a shift in direction takes a long time and decissions have to come from top levels.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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