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Ixia Reviews

Updated 11 August, 2014
Updated 11 August, 2014
121 Reviews

3.2
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  2.  

    Ok experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good brand. Lots of customers

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of.

  3.  

    India Management Team has no decision power.

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

    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
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  5.  

    Ixia engineeering

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    Pros

    Good coworkers, easy commute, good hours.

    Cons

    pay, boring work, not challenging, leadership meh.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 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)

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a good company, overtime bureaucracy kills it.

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Calabasas, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Calabasas, CA (US)

    Pros

    Good engineering team,
    flexible hours,
    sponsored lunch

    Cons

    So-so compensation,
    too many managers,
    company does not appreciate people,
    and now board of directors managed to fire key technology leader - Vic Alston, bunch of cowardly traitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change board of directors, reduce managers, hire more engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work if you have self motivation and eagerness to learn

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, very competitive with other companies working in the field
    Latest Technologies in Networking Area, one will always get scope to work on latest technologies that are coming in networking area

    Cons

    Some time work pressure is very high, it might also sustain for couple of months.
    Some time for project necessity, some monotonous work might continue. But I think this is common to any company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A great way to spend your summer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Bucharest (Romania)

    Pros

    - great benefits
    - friendly environment
    - flexible working hours
    - office location
    - helpful people

    Cons

    - poor collaboration between teams
    - priorities are changed many times a day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The job interview should be much harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great culture and people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Agoura Hills, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA (US)

    Pros

    The culture is excellent and the people are great!
    Great Wellness Program
    Competitive wages for full-time employees and great benefits.

    Cons

    Not a great place to come in as a contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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