JDA Software

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  1.  

    Great Place to work !!

    • 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 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
  2. 8 people 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
  3. 8 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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  5.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Finance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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
  7. 2 people 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
  8.  

    Decent company but very little innovation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    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.

  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work (RedPrairie) until we were merged with JDA.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Architect in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Architect in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Worked with some very smart and innovative people. Good work/life balance. Competitive salaries.

    Cons

    JDA execs drove away most of the best talent after the merger, either through the promise of off-shoring the vast majority of dev and infrastructure jobs or through inserting ineffective middle management people to manage RedPrairie employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have heard that the new CEO is making strides to turn it around, but it'll be a long haul after train wreck he inherited from Brewer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people 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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