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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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not really great!

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

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    Great company to work for when no one is dependent on you. You will definitely learn a lot within a short span of time, but work becomes monotonous after that.

    Cons

    Work becomes monotonous and no balance between work and personal life. From morning 9 AM till late night hours most of the employees are asked to work. And for some they do not have weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try solving the above problem. Till the employee resigns his skills are not recognized, the moment he resigns he is asked if he can take leadership position but why this kind of attitude? It used to be one of the best small compoanies to work for in the 2006-2008

    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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