Ixia Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
131 Reviews
3.2
131 Reviews
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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 19 reviews)

  • Long hours, no work-life balance, no recognition (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Management needs to be focused

    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Calcutta
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Calcutta

    I have been working at Ixia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on latest technology. Ok package.

    Cons

    Poor HR, Hire and fire policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus correct. With Visibility lot of overlap with NEM

  2.  

    Ok experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ixia

    Pros

    Good brand. Lots of customers

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of.

  3.  

    India Management Team has no decision power.

    • 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

    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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    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
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Calcutta

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

    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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    It is about comparing salaries

    • 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

    Pros

    Better than service based companies outside.

    Cons

    Much heavy work. and management never change their thinking. very close minded.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Worst Company to work for in India - worst than services company.

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

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

    Pros

    None - I dont have anything good to write about.They have a good marketing team for which products are selling and not because of quality

    Cons

    management and work culture is pathetic.HR are puppets.Back stabbing and office politics
    is rampant.Oiling to senior management is the key to success. Ixia Kolkata - back stabbing between colleagues is rampant. The higher management is moron.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is sick.While hiring hr will promise that you will get full variable pay.People mentality are like that of "frogs in a well" and have not seen the outside world.Most of them wouldnot get jobs if moved out of kolkata.Quality of deliverables is horrible. I dont know how the equipment is getting sold in the market.Focus is on Quality and not on Quantity.Higher management treats employee as daily labourers.Technically quite unsound.The show is running just because of few old time development folks otherwise this unit would have got closed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Work Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ixia

    Pros

    The working environment is friendly and flexible.

    Cons

    No cons in ixia techologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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