JDA Software

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JDA Software Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
321 Reviews
3.3
321 Reviews
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Baljit Dail
35 Ratings

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.  

    A stable but uninspiring option

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JDA Software

    Pros

    Stability, good hours, lots of flexibility in the office

    Cons

    Dull, a relatively smaller company, but a pretty thick corporate culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company gets shaken up from time to time due to merger or otherwise, the transition isn't always handled well.

  2.  

    Work for an industry Leading Supply Chain Solutions Provider

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at JDA Software full-time

    Pros

    Global customer base, impressive and knowledgeable employees with many over 15 years tenure. JDA has among the best supply chain solutions in the industry and can comfortably compete head to head, and win against SAP and Oracle. There is opportunity here for all levels of experience. Overall, JDA is a good place to be if you are in the supply chain industry.

    Cons

    The company is growing so there are still some expected conflicts between the old and new business models. Some challenges with siloed groups which can make it harder to feel part of the strategic direction of the company. Turnover may make things appear worse than they actually are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove silos and ensure all groups are own a sense of purpose with the company's direction. Foster a culture not afraid to distance itself from the status quo. Reward curiocity, new thinking and those who question why. Embrace risk to be disruptive and create something truly unique for the industry that goes beyond conceptual discussion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Presales Solutions Architect in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Presales Solutions Architect in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at JDA Software full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people to work with

    Cons

    Finding its path after mergers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    good work/life balance. No potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDA Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    an work from home as long as you want

    Cons

    no potential. Private equity management who don't seem to understand software industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire smart technical talent in USA. Everything can't be done in India

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Review of JDA Software

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible in hours and working from home

    Cons

    a ton of change in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't move so fast on the changes and have better communication with your associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great Place to work !!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDA Software full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Work culture and good products to work on.

    Cons

    Not enough growth opportunities and not a great paymaster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career Planning for employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Work flexibility. good team and good work.

    Cons

    Not so great in benefits. Limited scope of development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication down the hierarchy..

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Abyssmal - executive leadership is way out of touch and driving the business into the ground

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDA Software

    Pros

    It used to be a place that attracted talent and the industry best - now it hires people responsible for $8.8B debacles and dubious accounting practices

    Cons

    2 years post merger and the company is still trying to figure out what to do - no bonuses, no incentive pay - for 2 years. Massive attrition that hasn't stabilized and has gotten worse - the only disruption this company is doing is to the bottom line and driving this company into the ground. New lipstick, and new logos don't make for a new company - the new management really needs a dose of reality. People are not happy, people are leaving. Great people are leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pontificating and patting yourselves on the back for "smart savings" that is costing us more, "why you chose to stay at JDA" has gotten old, and stop high fiving in the halls about people rallying behind a new coffee mug. - how about paying bonuses? Keep the mugs, and the sweaters - and actually pay people. This isn't 1994 it's 2014 - start acting like it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Finance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at JDA Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing much to say. Totally dissatisfied

    Cons

    Worst place for working moms....First they did not say anything about working 10-12 hours a day. And totally unwilling for flexible work hours even after trying to convince that I will login from home. This was very strange for a software company in this modern day and age. They should probably consider hiring someone who do not have such expectations and willing to work 50 hours a week (eventhough by the looks of it they do not have anything to put so many hours!!!).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please let the anyone who wants to join the team that they will have to work EST and Pacific time zone.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Was once the greatest place to challenge yourself, work hard and be apprecaited, but not anymore.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDA Software full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Deliverying value for customers and a chance to be a part of solving the toughest retail and supply chain problems in the world.

    Cons

    The company is now owned and run by investment capital i.e. accountants who have no idea what it takes to sell and deliver complex solutions. As a result, there is no longer a culture, the bonus pool (or lack thereof) has become the EBITDA buffer, and the employees are frustrated and becoming restless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New Mountain Capital is squeezing every penny out of the business without regard for it's employees, nor an understanding of how decisions to do more with less are impacting their customers. The company has lost it's cultire and identitiy. It has become very transactional. The company has tremendous potential, but it is being managed with heads buried in balance sheets with no regard nor understanding of what it takes to run the business, satisfy it's customers and retain it's employees. Employees are NOT commmodities as it appears they are now being viewed. I can only hope Sr Management listens to their employees before they look back and wonder what they did wrong when their best and brightest have all left. Management is so far removed from the business and dependant upon reports vs himan contact and the truth behind the reports, that they have no idea how decisions at the top are effecting execution at the bottom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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