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

Ixia Reviews

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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Work Environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ixia

ProsThe working environment is friendly and flexible.

ConsNo cons in ixia techologies

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice

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Looks a good company for starting up persons

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

I worked at Ixia full-time for more than a year

ProsHave lunch, and have opportunities to learn more skills if you like

Consa little bit hard. Salary is so so.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore encouragement mechanism needed.

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

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Good Company

Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
Calcutta (India)

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

ProsIt pays good compared to others in kolkata.
few Travel opportunities are there. work quality is very high level .

ConsPoor HR, product management planning.
Hectic work pressure .

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees as human being .

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

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Overall nice place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat Learning exprience
Opportunity to travel

ConsNo respect for people who have been staying for long

Advice to Senior ManagementThe senior management is good
More focus is needed for the management at India (too much politics)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place of work...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ixia

ProsIf you want to do some challenging work then this is the right place...
flexibility at work schedule....
if you are correct the you have the freedom to speak out....
if you want then you have opportunity to grow...

Conshmmmm...
management issues... Process issues...
HR issues....

Advice to Senior Managementplease try to fix the issue process related issues and closely work with lower level people...

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

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A contemporary sweat shop

Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsCorporate desire to lead the industry in delivering new products

ConsExcessive working hours,
Below average wages,
Substandard bonuses,
Lack of material support,
Lack of long term vision,

Advice to Senior ManagementLower YOUR standards of living and share the wealth with the people that actually generate the ideas and deliver the products. <B>Your current employees are your competitors best future assets.<\B> Stop with the slave ship mentality and support your people at the bottom. EVERY employee deserves a slice of the pie, not just the elite few in the executive suite.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Focused, Fun & Fast!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ixia for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people, industry leading/strong track record, focused on culture and developing our people, a global footprint, opportunities are boundless. Join us if you like collaborating with passion, focus and speed. We're proud of our company, our team and our purpose in the hi-tech space. We have a lot of fun while solving very challenging, bleeding-edge technical problems.

ConsThe pace is fast, but it's worth it if you like making a difference.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused. Keep growing. Keep focusing on making Ixia a great place to work, learn and grow.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Market Leading Product Portfolio, Unexpectedly Low Employee Respect/Camaraderie

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)

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

ProsWorking for a successful & rapidly growing company like Ixia is thrilling, especially when many of its products are cutting edge and first-to-market. Partnerships with the best companies in technology and industry standards organizations set Ixia apart from its competition. Opportunities to learn the latest technologies and stay ahead in one's career make Ixia a compelling place to work.

ConsMy negative experience with Ixia may have been a negative side effect of its rapid growth. In one case, I was treated harshly by a co-worker who worked many years for the Ixia. We worked together on the same account, yet, he treated me like his competition and tarnished my reputation with our customer by backbiting and using false accusations. Despite his relatively narrow technical expertise, and even worse communication skills, management looked the other way when I and his other peers voiced concerns. In another case, a project manager with very little people management experience (and an extreme lack of interpersonal skills) was promoted to be the director of the global professional services organization. In my opinion, his disagreeable personality sours the morale of the entire organization.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ixia Experience

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsChance to grow, lots of opportunities to learn about cutting edge technologies related to networking.

ConsFacilities like lunch etc could be planned better.

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

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Great place to work

Senior Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
Bucharest (Romania)

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

Pros- New and complex technologies
- Friendly environment
- Capable management
- Good base salary
- Great additional benefits

Cons- Sometimes work can be a bit stressful
- Late hours some days due to the need for meetings with US and India people

Advice to Senior ManagementRelax your expectations for one release train. If time has shown you cannot do as much as you would like in so little time without adding stress and overtime to the technical staff, then you should rethink your estimations.

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

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