John Deere

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John Deere Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.7 457 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

John Deere Chairman & CEO Samuel Allen

Samuel Allen

(234 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Seems to promote a work life balance-there are quite a few married couples here(in 54 reviews)

  • Decent pay and benefits, relaxed work enviroment(in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack diversity, work life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • Lots of middle management, navigating of bureaucratic meetings-oriented matrix culture(in 12 reviews)

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    John Deere is a great company to work for. Only problem is that there's nothing to do in Iowa.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsJohn Deere is a great company to work for. Plus they take care of their employees.

    ConsIn some divisions of Deere some management needs to take managerial classes or be demoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to vetting their managers to weed out the the ones that should not be in that position.

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    Great atmoshpere

    Product Design Engineer (Current Employee) Thibodaux, LA

    ProsLaid back attitude, but professional. Team oriented.

    ConsThe location of the plant in Louisiana is not the best.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern Supply Management John Deere

    Supply Management (Current Employee) Moline, IL

    ProsGreat pay for the summer.

    ConsLong hours on occasion, but not bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare more info about company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Team Leader (Current Employee) Ankeny, IA

    ProsGreat people, but lots of problem children in the unions.

    ConsDealing with union employees who are often unmotivated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, Bad locations

    Accounting Intern (Current Employee) Dubuque, IA

    ProsThe environment is great and as a student the pay is really nice as well. I get full time benefits (401K, health coverage, etc.). There is a family feel and everyone is very supportive when you need help. Most internships do lead to full time employment and not many have turned them down when they offered.

    ConsThe locations that they have to offer are not the greatest. Most being in the Midwest with a few on the east coast. There are international branches but would require a few years in before being able to relocate. Being from the city, it is a hard adjustment. Most of the people that work here are from the Iowa/Illinois/Wisconsin area and are used to the "farm life".

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    John Deere is very good place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery good company for long term. Excellent leadership.

    ConsYou will be shifted to multiple teams based on the assignments. Also couple of senior leaders are running with monopoly. Sometime it may trouble to a ground level employee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI will surely recommend John Deere is excellent to work for long term.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Big corporation, takes care of its people

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Moline, IL

    ProsMost people has very specified job, working over-time is rare, but some challenging positions put in over 60 hours per week. Lots of training opportunities.

    ConsFeel like you can see how you retire in 30 years. Bureaucracy. Locations are mostly in remote "countryside" if you have a coastal mentality.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    gives great work experience

    Wage Worker (Current Employee) Moline, IL

    ProsBenefits for wage employees is great. free healthcare for union employees

    Conslong hrs, seasonal, communication, most management feels that union members are inferior to them. micro management.

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to the bargaining unit members. we do the job on the floor and make the company their money. all your there for is production support.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall good company to work for

    Product Engineer II (Current Employee) Ottumwa, IA

    Pros-Get to work on interesting projects
    -Opportunities to travel and get to the field to operate equipment
    -Compensation/benefits is great
    -A lot of training available to employees

    Cons-Union employees can be difficult to work with
    -Not a lot of opportunities for hands on work due to the union
    -Expected to work over 40 hrs a week and it seems like you are expected to take work home - checking emails or doing other work related tasks at night, weekends, or while on vacation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An overall Great experience as an intern!

    Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) Moline, IL

    Pros1. Great working environment
    2. Challenging yet rewarding work experience
    3. Great work-life balance

    Cons1. Remote locations
    2. Not much to do as a young professional

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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