JDA Software

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JDA Software Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
343 Reviews
3.3
343 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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    Director

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    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Excellent company, collaborative, Innovative, good leadership

    Cons

    Growth, can cause struggles with direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    JDA is not out of the woods

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    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Consultant in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    JDA is a good place to learn about Supply Chain Management

    Cons

    JDA is now run by Private Equity that appears not to know much about software or innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the dead wood in upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, but priorities are wrong

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at JDA Software

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Good base of customers. Good salary.

    Cons

    Software products need more investment to make them the best solutions within each business they serve. Too many bad implementations. Not enough investment in implementation expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater investment in services personnel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Positive work. Dynamic culture and smart people. Worked as part of i2 trchnologies before the acquisition in 2009 and 20

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    Former Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    I worked at JDA Software full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Positive work. Dynamic culture and smart people. Worked as part of i2 trchnologies before the acquisition in 2009 and 20

    Cons

    I2 culture much better before 2009

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Waukesha office - Probably better options out there

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waukesha, WI

    I worked at JDA Software full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Casual work environment with work from home option

    Cons

    Developer hardware is very outdated and under-powered for the work being done. A lot of time is lost waiting on software builds.

    Pay is low and growth opportunities are limited. The Waukesha office is very clique-oriented and being friends with people above you seems to be the main criteria for moving up.

    Many of the teams are short staffed due to people leaving and the position not being back-filled. Overtime of 50+ hours is typically mandated and monitored.

    Immature and unprofessional work environment. Many engineers act like they're still in college. There is difficulty reaching agreement on how to tackle project work since many of the people insist their way is the only right way and dig in instead of compromising.It's also not uncommon to get attacked or insulted when someone disagrees with you.

    Too many people still holding on to the days before Red Prairie became part of JDA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain the best people, then it's important to pay market value for them. There is also little growth opportunity visible to engineers. It would be good if there was not only visibility into that, but a clear path to achieve growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Used to be a good place to work prior to the Red Prairie acquisition.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDA Software

    Pros

    Good HR practices and care about the people. Used to be a good place to work prior to the Red Prairie acquisition.

    Cons

    Red Prairie acquisition made the co. a private company again. Change of executive and sales leadership has decreased organic growth and set the company on a downward sales path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply the methods which worked and drove the company to a billion dollar business.

  8.  

    Great company to work for until they were taken private

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    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good HR practices and care about the people. Used to be agood place to work when I was there prior to the Red Prairie acquisition.

    Cons

    Everything changed after the Red Prairie acquisition that made them a private company again. Complete change of executive and sales leadership which has slowed organic growth and set the company on a downward sales path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the methods that worked which drove the company to a billion dollar business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Solution Architect/Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Solution Architect/Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Learnt a lot of supply chain concepts, great chance to build a huge network with people from various companies, nice perks. i2/JDA is one of the better supply chain companies to work for.

    Cons

    Consulting in general doesn't provide the best work-life balance, but the benefits outweigh the cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fast paced and always challenging!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and location. Management does not micro-manage and lets us do our job. Excellent benefits, above average pay.

    Cons

    A bit of an identity probelm but improiving with new branding and go to market initiatives. Sales cycles can be slow, but mush of that is die to thenature of the solutions provided by JDA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the sales procedures by offering simpler and more agile products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A stable but uninspiring option

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    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.

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