Ixia Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
126 Reviews
3.2
126 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great talent and cut edge technology (in 10 reviews)

  • Chance to grow, lots of opportunities to learn about cutting edge technologies related to networking (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Problem with work life balance and salary compare to that is low (in 17 reviews)

  • could be long hours without recognition (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    A mediocre company; too many successive acquisitions brought the company down

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Calabasas, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Calabasas, CA (US)

    I worked at Ixia full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Bright people; reasonable compensation; The CEO has engineering background so they take care of engineering

    Cons

    Bad decisions at top. Everyone is expected to be a workaholic. It is difficult to have a life while working at this company. Integration of the multiple cultures between the acquisitions is not working well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop acquiring

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Cool place to work

    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, relaxed work schedule, fair salary

    Cons

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

  3.  

    Team spirit missing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    IXIA is layingoff employees. Last layoff was on 8/5/14. there was another layoff on Jan. 2014.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    Do not join IXIA or look for job if you are employee.

    Cons

    Do not join the company and start looking for job if you are employee, IXIA has been laying off. There was layoff in Jan 2014 now in Aug. 2014. There were many layoffs before. Mangement does not cre about employees, No bonus, no salary increase, company stock purchase plan is closed . Company had lawsuites. Company and management has no direction and only thing they are doing is to reduce cost to bring up the stock.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Destroying Everything They Touch

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    They have some cool technology in pockets of companies they acquire. Free Cheetos and coffee in the break room!

    Cons

    No stock options, not that you'd want them anyway. Salaries are effectively capped by senior people working for below market rate while they wait for their options to vest. They've made many acquisitions and integrated them poorly. Architecture group out of HQ has undue influence over technology decisions and often end up reversing course when they make the wrong call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe spend more time managing the business and less time running your supercars at the track.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    IXIA Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The former ANUE people are great.

    Cons

    Toxic environment. Dump people in to positions with no training then fire them for not knowing how to do their job. Really bad management. Sleazy, un trustworthy.

    They will NEVER be an Employer of Choice in Austin. This culture may work in CA but not in Austin.

    Ex CEO was a con man!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good people are working in a bad culture

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Calcutta (India)

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

    Pros

    Location, Pay is above average

    Cons

    Work culture and management is poor, no long term planning

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Brilliant people, cutting edge technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia full-time

    Pros

    Company is investing a lot in engineers.

    Cons

    Company's sponsored lunch could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Ixia 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't walk their talk

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

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

    Pros

    High technology
    Relatively ok working environment

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Grow 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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