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wouldnt recommend

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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Calabasas, CA (US)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA (US)

I worked at Ixia

Pros

smart people to work with
you will learn multi tasking
Management promotes learning, they will set aside separate time for you to learn a technology etc
It all depends what team, what manager you are under. You might get lucky you might not.

Cons

Micromanagement environment, tasks sent out every day, status reports expected at end of day. They will tell you how to do something, when sometimes you know better. Kills your creativity.

emphasys on numbers, not quality. Some managers care about the number of bugs closed, thats all.

Slave driving and no appreciation for hard work. If you do 100% the following week expectation will be set to 110%, if you dont deliver the 110% you are below expectation, if you do the following week it will be 120%. If you want to work there forget about balance. Everyone works at least 10 hours/day, this is if you mutlitask and take advantage of every minute.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

stop micro management, it kills creativity, and makes it not a pleasant place to work

Doesn't Recommend
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Other Reviews for Ixia

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Every month the company becomes a less desirable place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    Local team members are great. Personnel in the field are dedicated and smart

    Cons

    Lack of communication from executives. Relatively new mission statement is disregarded by executives. Complete disconnect from headquarters with what is actually going on with customers. Does not listen to feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to people in the field, they are your customer liaisons. Show some real respect for your employees not just lip service once a quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ixia - solid, positive place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    Perceived as Industry leader
    CEO strong on personal/company values
    Financially conservative and well managed
    Products are leading edge in most cases

    Cons

    Lack of resources in IT/application support negatively impacted ability to do job well.
    Perceived some inequities in sales team quotas/expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage greater cross-functional interaction and problem solving.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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