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Updated August 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is highly possible when working with QAD; unlike other ERP companies (in 17 reviews)

  • People are very nice there and work environment is full of fun (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a challenge at times especially when traveling often (in 4 reviews)

  • Middle management seemingly not respected by upper management, turnover high (by choice or not) (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    QAD has a great culture and the best people. Internally, professional development is highly valued and taken seriously at all levels. Dissenting ideas and innovation are respected by management, strategic plan focus is clear and prioritized. Externally, QAD is intensely focused on customer success and partnership. QAD's innovation and success in many areas are both market leading and somewhat under the radar in the marketplace. QAD focuses on customer success in a select set of markets, surprising competitors many times QAD's size who focus on one size fits all solutions.

    Cons

    The forced employee stack ranking system was awful for a company this size, especially a lean company with extremely high-caliber employees throughout, but it appears this is now finally being phased out along with a modern employee development program. QAD is doing very well but is serving mature industries not in fast growth mode, so QAD's growth as a company doesn't support many growth-based employee promotions (many other opportunities for advancement do exist).

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating, setting clear strategic direction, and investing in employee development. Continue to support initiatives and changes that break down department silos. Compensation more responsive to employee development growth will yield higher retention of ambitious top performers.


  2. "Supply Chain Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Process was easy to apply and interview process was simple and great feedback with all the questions you had about the position.

    Cons

    This company will drive you to the ground if you don't mange time wisely. The travel can get a lot to some point which sicks.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Can Management Just Focus For Once?"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Barbara, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers ; Beautiful Corporate offices ;Interesting projects to work on

    If you are lucky enough to have a great fit in the organization, then QAD can be great. Just don't expect to be promoted very high into the organization

    Cons

    All of R&D is run by a single woman. The result of this is that because she runs the entire show, priorities are shifted constantly. This takes a huge toll on the various development teams who must often stop mid- development on one project and move to another. Extremely frustrating for the team members and results in lack of buy in to the current plan, since everyone knows that it will change 180 degrees in a few months

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and their judgment! Also , the constant 55 plus hour work weeks without a break, and without recognition endangers the health of those employees. Consider backing off a bit. Perhaps let them have a day or two of paid down time between sprints. As it is now of you take a vacation day, the following day you end up working 13'plus hours, making one wonder why they took vacation to begin with.

    Treat your employees like human beings, and not slaves!


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Long Time Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QAD full-time

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for growth. Family atmosphere.

    Cons

    none that I have noticed


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, growth potential limited"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QAD full-time

    Pros

    Good people for the most part
    Cool campus
    Free lunch with healthy options
    Onsite gym with beautiful view

    Cons

    limited growth potential both as an employee and company
    too "corporate"


  6. Helpful (1)

    "You're in the Drivers Seat"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QAD full-time

    Pros

    The opportunities are plentiful, if you capitalize QAD will take care of you.

    Cons

    The new office layout is extremely loud and distracting.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company for college graduates"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QAD full-time

    Pros

    - Good work environment and supportive senior management

    Cons

    - Pantry food isn't that great

  8. Helpful (5)

    "This place will kill you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Soda machine, frequent training, decent benefits, frequent free lunches. Flexible with hours and provides a solid 401k with match and bonus.

    Cons

    This place will work you to death. Doesn't give their consultants enough time to "shadow" other consultants so it is very difficult to work there for a sustained period of time.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employee is comfortable with a given task before they do it. Make more managers of various departments. Some managers have 20+ people and makes it difficult to manage anything efficiently with that amount of employees under you.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many bright, knowledgeable, enthusiastic people, able to be self lead and not micro managed, telecommuting possibilities, stock options, praise and appreciation for work done, a family type atmosphere, freedom to discover what it is you do well

    Cons

    Not many options for growth, using a less known platform (Progress database), raises that only keep up with the inflation rate or not at all, "low cube" layout that is very noisy and distracting, having to work weekends while some offices do not

    Advice to Management

    rethink the current cube layout, to have a global organization all must be treated equal, to have some that have to work weekends while some do not is a hit to morale


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Team oriented, collaborative, and customer focused"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people who work at QAD are very professional, smart, and a reallly good group to work with. The corporate office is located on a hillside overlooking the ocean and the Channel Islands, which is always breath taking. The work is challenging and there are opportunities to grow if you are motivated. The workforce is diverse and you work with people from all over the world.

    Cons

    Working for a global company has its timezone challenges and sometimes requires rising early or staying up late to collaborate . Eating free breakfast and lunch everyday means you must workout to keep the pounds off (at least there is a gym onsite to help with that and the salad bar is an everyday option).

    Advice to Management

    Replacing the old PMP process is a step in the right direction.
    Reach out and for relationships with the educational institutions in our community, including schools, colleges, and professional organizations in the communities we operate in. QAD needs to hire local talent and get our name out there.


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