Ixia Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
123 Reviews
3.2
123 Reviews
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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.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer I  in  Calcutta
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer I in Calcutta

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities, challenging work, latest tech, friendly work place

    Cons

    Leadership is averse to taking risks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should work more towards employee satisfaction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    IXIA

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

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

    Pros

    Good learning.
    Get to do cutting Edge work.
    People management by senior management is incredible in terms of honoring employee's aspirations.

    Cons

    Work Pressure on the higher side.
    HR and other support staff is naive and inexperienced in terms of handling a Hi-Tech company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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

    I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 8 years

    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
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  5.  

    Good place to start a career.

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

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

    Pros

    1. No existent politics, performance oriented
    2. Recognition of talent,
    3. Friendly and supportive management,
    4. Casual and friendly work environment,
    5. Good exposure to cutting edge technology,
    6. Smart and talented seniors, good guidance,
    7. Perks

    Cons

    1. Efficiency measured on performance.Hence overtime is a common phenomenon. This does not amount to unsatisfactory job. Those who are technically proficient will love the job. Those who are not, will have a hard time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty good so far, its a small company so there are plenty of opportunities for growth

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for growth, a lot of technology to work with

    Cons

    The processes are not well structured and there are no proper channels for interaction between sales support and engineering. A little haphazard I would say. The HR has a long way to go and needs a lot of improvements needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Facilities to the employees should be improved be it office space, recreation, cafeteria among others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place of work...

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

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    If 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...

    Cons

    hmmmm...
    management issues... Process issues...
    HR issues....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ixia Experience

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Facilities like lunch etc could be planned better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IXIA - A leading company in the IP Network Field

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Calcutta
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Calcutta

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

    Pros

    Good Work Environment
    Hi-Tech company, so Salary is very good.
    Good opportunities within the company for high performing individuals.
    Respect for all and no parity between Senior and Juniors workwise.
    Both QA and Dev team have good Work-Life balance.

    Cons

    Doesn't have a sprawling campus like Wipro and Infosys.
    HR practices are simple.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sosftware engineer at Ixia

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

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    Good work, Recognition, work life balanace

    Cons

    management decisions, always saying that we are customer focusssed tahn delievering to customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a loser look at the employees and identify who is performing and who is not

    Recommends
  11.  

    Nice place, but poor organizational culture

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

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits slightly above average. Environment is friendly, most of my co-workers became friends. Hours are flexible when work is scarce. Central location in a nice part of Bucharest.

    Cons

    When there is work to be done, which is most of the time, people are expected to do unpaid overtime and even work weekends. This stems mostly from unrealistic expectations and poor planning, as some projects failed targets from week one, but management can't (or rather, won't) adjust targets.

    For a software engineer, work is generally bug fixing, with the occasional new feature needing to be implemented as designed (poorly) by a committee. The overall system architecture is mostly undocumented, with knowledge concentrated in a few key people. This also makes debugging frustrating, as sometimes days of debugging reveal that the problem is someone else's responsability. Equipment is scarce and engineers are often pressed by unrealistic time frames before someone else needs the particular setup.

    Globally, there has been much change lately, with the acquisition of at least three companies in the past two and a half years. Each time higher ups makes speeches, talks about change, but at the lower levels that only means reshuffling of managers and slight panic as some people get kicked out.

    Finally, there are a few bullies who are known to most engineers. They have a good reputation with management and leverage it to push decisions which are not always correct, while diverting failed results on other teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the middle management in Bucharest is nothing more than a machine that forwards emails and makes bad jokes. I don't know how they are reviewed, but it seems like they add nothing of value.

    Reviews for engineers should be more detailed. It seems that whatever the performance, feedback is mostly good, but adjustments in compensation differ considerably.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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