JDA Software Reviews in Scottsdale, AZ

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
279 Reviews
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Pros
  • work load is not much so work life balance good (in 40 reviews)

  • gt;Good work culture with no silly rules/restrictions (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • no work-life balance, few Product Development teams work day and night (in 8 reviews)

  • Not good Senior Management nowadays (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growing, dynamic company, industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Work from home option, casual dress, feel empowered, work with a lot of smart, seasoned people, able to make a difference

    Cons

    JDA loves change. This is good for some people and bad for others. Need to invest more into Arizona

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the turnover at the top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hope to retire here!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal - Transactions  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Legal - Transactions in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Never in my life did I imagine such a workplace existed. Great team, great pay, trusted and can work independently, good work-life balance, the company cares whether or not employees are happy and actually understand how that affects our results, they invest in employee development, transparent management that focuses on results instead of meaningless trivialities. I hope it is always this good. I'll never leave!

    Cons

    There is a lot of change right now, and it has certainly caused turnover during the merger. I actually prefer such an environment, but can understand why it would be troubling for others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, with one exception. We could stand to work on our succession planning, which would certainly help ease the minds of those adverse to such changes and help us to avoid confusing leadership vacuums. It's been a bit herky jerky and is definitely an area where we should seek to improve. Otherwise, I think we are headed in the right direction and will eventually see the results we hope for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Department  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Legal Department in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    JDA's salary is well above most software companies. On top of your salary you also are eligible for a yearly bonus.

    Cons

    The training could better. Although, some might like to be just thrown in to figure out how everything works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow contractors and employees room to grow with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer

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

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

    Pros

    Stable job, serious company, big revenues. Fair compensation

    Cons

    Boring, lot's of bureacracy. Outsource of QUality Assurance, makes it hard to test issues. Lot's of procedures and many middle-man people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the hard work. Dont let the good people go.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Security Administrator  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Security Administrator in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Extremely talented co-workers, Great potential for growth in the company.

    Cons

    Long hours. Many acquisitions that require lengthy hours of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Collector  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Collector in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at JDA Software as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is there to help you succeed

    Cons

    Should do more training on people soft

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continual to support your team with new information to be successful in doing their job

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Crappy company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at JDA Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Becoming more like service company that treat associate badly. Your career growth depends on praising managers than real work.

    Cons

    Will get salary as long as you have job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employee professionally than wage slave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Worst company to work!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at JDA Software full-time

    Pros

    Great health care, nice office building

    Cons

    Horrible management. Very unprofessional, sexists management. Degrades employees. Brought to HR by multiple people and no action. HORRIBLE!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like professional adults. Get training and coaching to respectfully work with others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work, now not so much

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with in the lower ranks
    Caring middle management
    Interesting work
    Excellent pay and benefits on a par with others in the area
    Work from home opportunities in the US

    Cons

    Management is not in touch with the workforce
    Constant change
    Annual fear that your job is going to be sent to CoE
    Employee churn in CoE
    Company is top heavy in upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting the "brain trust" go in favor of lower paid employees overseas. The products are suffering from this practice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Growing trend of hiring upper management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Plenty of talented engineers. Some well defined processes put in place. CEO seems accountable.

    Cons

    High offshore to onshore ratio. Keeps trending this way as well as many recent executive hirings and very little to no local engineering talent hired. Some very well developed products are not getting the support from upper management needed to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize there are some valuable assets within that company that with a little support can go a long way towards contributing to the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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