Ixia Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
123 Reviews
3.1
123 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Working at Ixia

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer, Sales  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer, Sales in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Aggressive, fast-paced, dynamic and overall challenging

    Cons

    Lack of good talent retention

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Management needs to be focused

    Current Employee - Senior Developer  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Calcutta (India)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on latest technology. Ok package.

    Cons

    Poor HR, Hire and fire policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus correct. With Visibility lot of overlap with NEM

  3.  

    Amazing, and fast-paced

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Flow Creator  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Applications Flow Creator in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Ixia as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly Environment and Brilliant Co workers

    Cons

    More opportunities for experienced people

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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Working with latest technologies. Smart and passionate people. A lot of of opportunities to learn and improve your skills. Good salary and benefits package.

    Cons

    It is hard to maintain a good work/life balance. Working in a geographically distributed environment might be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People and company will benefit from a faster adoption of agile practices in Engineering.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting stuff to work on, but management sucks and don't care about employees

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get to work on interesting projects. Since it is FPGAs, there is less pressure than working on ASICs since you can always fix your mistakes.

    Cons

    Management is terrible and don't care about employees. They will claim to care and ask for feedback and do lots of surveys, but they will never do anything about it. It's all for show. Compensation used to be better, but due to massive growth of the company in recent years, stocks/bonuses/raises have all been cut. If you complain about it, they tell you that not everyone got that much at all, so just be glad you got something!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making false promises about caring about employees when your actions don't support your words. Instead of all talk, why don't you actually do something about it and treat employees better?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    Good brand. Lots of customers

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of.

  8.  

    India Management Team has no decision power.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Good technical work. Small teams so lot of cohesiveness.

    Cons

    India senior management is dummy. Just manages the site operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work in Ixia Kolkata if you have to stay in Kolkata

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

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

    Pros

    1. 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

    Cons

    Well 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ixia engineeering

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent engineers working there, challenging project and a strong management team.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is disproportionate. The stress level is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To loosen up a little bit the pressure on people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers, easy commute, good hours.

    Cons

    pay, boring work, not challenging, leadership meh.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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