Ixia
3.2 of 5 99 reviews
www.ixiacom.com Calabasas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 06, 2014

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Ixia President & CEO Victor Alston

Victor Alston

(45 ratings)

64% 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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Challenging and exciting place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Burnaby, BC

I have been working at Ixia

ProsIxia is a challenging and exciting place to work. Our engineering teams are driving the leading edge of technology and working on the latest high speed ethernet technologies. This is a great place to work with and learn from some of the best software and FPGA engineers in the industry.

ConsWork environment is demanding, but rewarding.

Ixia is a global company with engineering sites worldwide, which can be working early morning or late evening.

Yes, I would 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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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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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 - EMEA

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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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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Good place to grow up professionally

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bucharest (Romania)

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

ProsTalented co-workers
Decent salary & benefits
Chance to work with bleeding edge network technologies

ConsNeed to do extra hours sometimes, due to working with people from different time zones (India/US)
Somewhat lack of innovation, like most big companies
Lack of focus on quality. Developers are spending way too much time on fixing bugs vs creating new solutions

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to keep engineers on developing new features. Bug fixing should take much less time.

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/learn

Software Engineer I (Former Employee)
Bucharest (Romania)

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

ProsWorking for a company that develops a successful product. One has the opportunity of developing both technical and soft skills.

ConsIf working in the same project for a long period you won't have the chance of learning new technologies.
Sometimes working in a geographically distributed environment can become challenging.

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

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