Ixia
3.2 of 5 101 reviews
www.ixiacom.com Calabasas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 16, 2014

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76% Approve of the CEO

Ixia President & CEO Victor Alston

Victor Alston

(45 ratings)

63% 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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Amazing, and fast-paced

Applications Flow Creator (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Ixia as an intern for less than a year

ProsFriendly Environment and Brilliant Co workers

ConsMore opportunities for experienced people

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Great place to work

Software Architect (Current Employee)
Bucharest (Romania)

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

ProsWorking with latest technologies. Smart and passionate people. A lot of of opportunities to learn and improve your skills. Good salary and benefits package.

ConsIt is hard to maintain a good work/life balance. Working in a geographically distributed environment might be challenging.

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople and company will benefit from a faster adoption of agile practices in Engineering.

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

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 5 years

ProsYou 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.

ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementStop 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?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

I have been working at Ixia full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood engineering team,
flexible hours,
sponsored lunch

ConsSo-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 Senior ManagementChange board of directors, reduce managers, hire more engineers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ixia engineeering

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ixia full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent engineers working there, challenging project and a strong management team.

ConsWork/life balance is disproportionate. The stress level is high.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo loosen up a little bit the pressure on people.

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

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Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ixia full-time

ProsGood coworkers, easy commute, good hours.

Conspay, boring work, not challenging, leadership meh.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A great way to spend your summer

Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
Bucharest (Romania)

I have been working at Ixia as an intern for less than a year

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 Senior ManagementThe job interview should be much harder.

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

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Great culture and people!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Agoura Hills, CA (US)

I have been working at Ixia as a contractor for less than a year

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

ConsNot a great place to come in as a contractor.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Long hours with good pay

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ixia

ProsThey are continually on the run and very focus at staying competitive in the market. Good benefits, lunch program, good pay, senior management very approachable.

ConsWork/life balance out of needs to improve for all departments. They are working on resolving issues and to being more considerate of life away from work.

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are important and need to feel valued

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

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Growing the business

Sales (Former Employee)
Calabasas, CA (US)

I worked at Ixia full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery good products, good culture, growing into new product areas

ConsBecoming a big company with the attendant cultural changes

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the good attributes as you grow the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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