JDA Software

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JDA Software Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
363 Reviews
3.2
363 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance was pretty ok- could work from home often (in 50 reviews)

  • gt; Flexible working hours and you can work from home for months until unless you are polite to work no body bothers that you are in office or home (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • I need to do a better job on my work life balance, but that is under my control (in 12 reviews)

  • Not good Senior Management nowadays (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    JDA

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at JDA Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    JDA has been a great place to work. My managers have always treated me well and as a company they used to be excellent at focusing on the employees

    Cons

    Since they were bought out by a Private Equity Firm, everything has gone down hill. Constant lay offs, low morale, and just no focus on the employee. This used to be such a fun place to work. I look around and recognize no one anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great learning experience with really talented people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JDA Software

    Pros

    Cool office culture, lot to learn, free to innovate, productive environment

    Cons

    New office seems to be little noisy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management Debacles

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JDA Software

    Pros

    Competitive, innovative company with good benefits and fair compensation

    Cons

    Upper management is not transparent, and they keep changing merging with other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Transparent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a short internship, and did a lot of data entry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDA Software

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and able to work from home occasionally.

    Cons

    Not great pay and a lack of caring about the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like you care.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JDA Software

    Pros

    laid back , good , fun plac

    Cons

    long work hours, small office

  7.  

    Consultant in IT group

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dallas, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at JDA Software as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can work with a lot of different technologies due to all the mergers.
    Good pay as a contractor.

    Cons

    Lots of friction between offshore team and American team.
    Communication with management is terrible.
    Lots of infighting.
    No clearly defined roles and responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication.
    Define roles and responsibilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Non-innovative yet very competitive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JDA Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company, so the growth potential for your career is there
    Highly competitive. The board likes to buyout competition.
    Objectives and Goals are driven from the top position all the way down

    Cons

    Non-innovative
    You are forgotten if you not not outspoken and get in everyone's business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acquiring/merging with some many companies, as a result you have a very mixed culture.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    So-So

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    Former Employee - Finance in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Finance in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at JDA Software

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, great Christmas party

    Cons

    Revolving door of leadership, constantly changing and with that bringing in their 'own' people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find good management and keep them in there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Tired of the U.S. layoffs

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    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer

    I worked at JDA Software full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Above average salary, good benefits, and five weeks of vacation for long-timers such as myself (20+ years). Plenty of challenges that foster professional growth. The company is honest and straightforward about their intentions. Great people to work with, until they are laid off, that is.

    Cons

    The goal of a 70/30 software developer ratio (India vs US) has undeniably killed morale amongst developers and continues to do so. Waiting for yet the next layoff is a constant stress - year in and year out. At the end of each quarter (especially the first quarter), everyone (and I mean everyone - not just developers) is thinking, "am I going to be laid off"? It's not pleasant. It's hard to think about your future with the company when you are, uh, always worried about your future with the company. I can't believe such a large company as this is ramping up off-shoring - while other companies that have learned that it doesn't work are doing the opposite. I thought that was a lesson that was thoroughly learned in the 00's. Then again, I'm not a CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent software development company to work for, still adjusting to the last major merger with RedPrairie

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    Current Employee - Global Support in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Global Support in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at JDA Software

    Pros

    The best part of the company are its employees, many of them who have been around for more than 10 years.
    The JDA customer base showcases most of the major US retail brand name, giving employees some great interaction with major companies

    Cons

    Most of the customer facing positions will require you to work after hours or week-ends.
    The merger that took place in 2012 is still being felt to this days, with management trying to regain lost momentum.
    Several rounds of layoff have contributed to lower moral and brain drain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not consider employees as just a line item in the balance sheet. Having to train new employees to back fill experienced workers puts a strain on both the company and its customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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