QAD Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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Pros
  • comfortable working environment (in 6 reviews)

  • The main headquarters is a new beautiful building with a gym, free lunch, rec room (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Many long-term employees who are comfortable and competent with the product (in 4 reviews)

  • Senior management are all "yes men" covering their backs and nobody wants to address underlying issues in case they are fired (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Pretty good culture, I enjoyed my time there. But keep yer skills sharp...

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Consultant in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Support Consultant in Mount Laurel, NJ

    I worked at QAD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Office culture, the workplace was a little outdated but nice. Work-life balance was good. Competitive salary and benefits. If you are sharp you can do well.

    Cons

    Professional growth outside of QAD products. Work on your skills because they will languish there. Many long-term employees who are comfortable and competent with the product. DevOps needs serious help as well.

    Advice to Management

    The review cycle was pretty good. Employees work very hard and they need more appreciation from middle management. Upper management is a little too busy spinning the latest inception of QAD, but they are doing a good job keeping an aging product bringing in the money. QAD needs some innovation to update the core of the product to a modern standard.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Support analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QAD

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to learn . Great people that are great mentors. Work/life balance is good.I learned alot and the culture in support was to help others out and be a mentor.

    Cons

    Support organization has gone down hill and not as good as it used to be due to leadership changes. Leadership has not managed the Organizational changes very well.

    Advice to Management

    The employees in the support organization and great with many years of QAD experience and should be valued and appreciated. If you are a new leader, respect their expertise and listen to them instead of Undermining them. They are more valuable to the organization and know lot more than you because they've been there a long time.

  3. Helpful (1)

    It was fine.

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Norcross, GA

    I worked at QAD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, intelligent global colleagues who are still friends years later
    Great US HQ location
    Generous WFH policy if you are at HQ (I wasn't)

    Cons

    Middle management seemingly not respected by upper management, turnover high (by choice or not)
    Didn't seem to be great potential for growth

    Advice to Management

    Annual team meetings in Santa Barbara were great- it's an incredibly beautiful place, and getting to meet everyone face-to-face made a huge difference in our feeling of "team."
    Be kinder to middle management; they're trying so hard!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great group of people to work with

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Mount Laurel, NJ

    I have been working at QAD

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The biggest asset is the people and consideration of employee's family. Management in general is very approachable and open-minded. It's a very easy going and comfortable work environment.

    Cons

    Compensation is average at best. Management can use a little bit professionalism tuning.

    Advice to Management

    Management should focus on bigger picture instead of day to day operation. Communicate more effective and timely.

  6. Consultant

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at QAD full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers
    Not pushed beyond limits of knowledge
    Location of headquarters

    Cons

    Chaotic organization structure
    Compensation less than market
    Pay increase is limited
    Global Company

    Advice to Management

    People work to live not live to work
    Procedures are nice to have for black and white, need to manage the grey areas
    Stop looking out for your personal interest and standing and focus on the customers

  7. Helpful (1)

    Many great employees who are very smart and collaborative, but holes in senior management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at QAD full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, set own schedule with clients, depending on position, can be very autonomous, which depending on one's personality, could be good or bad, depending if one is a self-starter or not. For me, it was good. Many smart people who were easy to work with.

    Cons

    VP attempting to run a particular segment of the business simply wasn't a good fit for the role. Interpersonal skills were not adequate enough to even comment on.

    Advice to Management

    Make a serious effort to vet people who will be in senior management. This will have an impact on ensuring good people stay with the company and ultimately to the service delivered to customers. There are competitors out there, some with 3 letter names, that are just waiting to take your business if you don't hire the right people.

  8. Overall OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QAD

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate is located at a very nice place on top of a cliff facing the pacific ocean. Have daily free lunch and gym. Talented and nice team of employees to work with.

    Cons

    Depending on the team, upper management is bad with no people management skill and doing way too micro management. Work/life balance is poor with no motivating reward/appreciation for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Got to come out of conservative mode of product development.

  9. Great company with fun and smart people committed to the customer - good sized company to get opportunities and recognit

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at QAD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance - you can work very hard at times but get a breather. Not much company politics, very reasonable company.

    Cons

    Lots of changing priorities - focus on top priorities

  10. A mid-size company, but with large company aspirations.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QAD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to get your foot in the door. A lot of room to move, in certain departments. Great family friendly atmosphere, with good balance between work and home life. Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Operationally speaking, too many mid level managers, and not enough foot soldiers. Very little accountability, and lack of operational standards that are communicated to the employees. Processes are created and not communicated by Managers or supervisors to staff and rest of company. Management needs to learn to say NO, to quick to try and please, so as to not hear it from some staff whine. Laid back atmosphere interfers with business related tasks from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice, to a group of talented people, is stop being or trying to make friends, and start being Mentors, and Bosses. Boss is not a bad work, if done respectfully, if someone is not working out, have the guts to be a boss and Let them go. Manage your people and the Job at hand.

  11. Professional and fun

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at QAD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, smart and dedicated.
    Company continues to invest in the future, and always thinks long term.
    Recently promoted several people from within the company

    Cons

    Growing more outside US than within

    Advice to Management

    Grow corporate more

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