JDA Software

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JDA Software Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
308 Reviews
3.2
308 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work-life balance was pretty ok- could work from home often (in 47 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 16 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.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

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

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good products, not so good management and processes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good. Flexibility to work remote. In most cases, people do not care as long as you get the job done.

    Cons

    Lot of good products but not much innovation going on. People averse to taking risks. Not really designing or developing world class leading edge of technology products. Technologies used in products behind the times. Not much focus on excellence and quality all around. No overall product strategy or vision. Recent management changes look promising but results yet to be seen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the cons as listed above.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent company but very little innovation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at JDA Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Rewards hard work.
    Honest people great to work with.

    Cons

    They are the next Computer Associates. Not much product innovations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategy should not be just to milk the maintenance revenue. Create new products that change customer preception.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to learn, lots of opportunities if you're willing to ask.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JDA Software

    Pros

    Great upper management, very flexible hours, holiday time off

    Cons

    Should consider pay raises more frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more when they take on WAY more than what's asked of them or what's in their job description. Easy way to lose good people.

  7.  

    Horrible Environment - incompetent executive leadership

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    the people in the field and my management are great - but can only do so much

    Cons

    bleeding resources, ridiculous attrition, no bonuses, no incentives, executive leadership is way out of touch - spending tons of money on new marketing - but not paying bonuses, or pay raises , no sales, a lot of finger pointing, politics and blame game - but no results -

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the bleeding, put leadership - especially over sales - that knows what they are doing - replace the CFO with someone who understands the business - as opposed to someone who is arrogant, punitive and spends more time on expense reports than driving the fiscal health of the company - he really needs to go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Such great potential...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Technical Architect in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    This software company has so much potential to grow into an amazing company if those involved would get out of their own way.

    Cons

    Can only speak to the IT group: had great visions of turning around the entire company's data and information systems. Pie in the sky dreams held together with fragile strings. If shaken, will definitely come tumbling down due to lack of thinking. Relying too heavily on outside vendors to solve problems quickly without truly vetting out solutions, severe lack of camaraderie and leadership. Very common to wonder if your boss is still alive after months of no communication. Great place to collect paychecks/consulting hours and excel in mediocrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None... can't teach an old Rooster how to sing with the canaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed of lack of ethics.

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

    I worked at JDA Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation & benefits were good initially. It all changed very quickly with unrealistic goals and poor support in providing tools necessary to do ones job.

    Cons

    Micro-managed; do not care about the customers; disrespectful to employees; no growth or proper leadership within the company; everyone is working against each other thus encouraging unethical business practices among colleagues. The mood was never positive and always felt management was always in a reactive mode instead of actually listening to employees to help with any problems or challenges. Very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice however senior management should have been replaced a long time ago.

    Moving forward focus on your customers and listen to your employees; create a positive atmosphere where team work and collaboration is encouraged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company Review

    • 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

    People are great, to work with and talented
    get to work with new technology
    chance to learn new technology
    Agile work environment
    flex hours
    benefits till JDA decided to change them
    pay good

    Cons

    For employees coming from RedPraire with long tenure loss of benefits, but the CeO office has different benefits with more paid time off then the Americas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    seems Jda likes to hire from outside quicker than promoting from within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was good company but getting down

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

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

    Pros

    E2E supply chain solution used in first-class customers

    Cons

    Lack of new deals, lot of historical burden

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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