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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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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Excellent

Senior QA Engineer I (Current Employee)
Calcutta

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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Ok to work in Ixia in Kolkata

Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Calcutta

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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15 hours in company

Manager (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at Ixia full-time

ProsGood package.
Good technology. Engineers good.

ConsThey expect employee to give 15 hours in a company. A lot of politics and meetings. Poor infrastructure. Low budget (loss making company).Closed down the development center.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees as an asset.

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

Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

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

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

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

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Systems Engineer, Sales (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsAggressive, fast-paced, dynamic and overall challenging

ConsLack of good talent retention

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Management needs to be focused

Senior Developer (Current Employee)
Calcutta

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

ProsOpportunity to work on latest technology. Ok package.

ConsPoor HR, Hire and fire policy

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the focus correct. With Visibility lot of overlap with NEM

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Ok experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ixia

ProsGood brand. Lots of customers

ConsNot any that I can think of.

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India Management Team has no decision power.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Ixia full-time

ProsGood technical work. Small teams so lot of cohesiveness.

ConsIndia senior management is dummy. Just manages the site operations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Work in Ixia Kolkata if you have to stay in Kolkata

Senior Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
Calcutta

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

Pros1. 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

ConsWell 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 Senior ManagementListen, listen and listen to employees. They are the one who are the bread earners.
Stop giving vague speeches. Nobody needs them

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood 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

ConsSome 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.

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

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