John Deere Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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John Deere Chairman & CEO Samuel Allen
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Pros
  • Seems to promote a work life balance-there are quite a few married couples here (in 78 reviews)

  • Decent pay and benefits, relaxed work enviroment (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • no work life balance for people working in factories (in 16 reviews)

  • Casual and lethargic middle management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Deere full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very employee focused and strategically driven

    Cons

    corporate bureaucracy and difficult time with being flexible when it called for


  2. Do it!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Deere

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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, nice people, good benefits

    Cons

    No real issues here, I love it


  3. Manufacturing Engineer-Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at John Deere as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    John Deere is a large company with many different career paths to choose from. Engineering Development Programs are offered for new hires. This allows you to rotate job positions to see which one you like best.

    Cons

    The internship is over a short period of time so accomplishing large projects can be difficult. Would like to see start and completion of projects.


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  5. John Deere Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at John Deere as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Culture and Opportunities. Great place to work.

    Cons

    That I don't have a full time job yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, I love my time working at John Deere.


  6. great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

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

    Pros

    Great company very flexible for students

    Cons

    I do not have any bad to say


  7. Wiring Harness Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Moline, IL

    I have been working at John Deere (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work with

    Cons

    Nothing as I see, Company is good


  8. Manufacturing Engineer

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Waterloo, IA

    I have been working at John Deere (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    - Challenging work - Big focus on learning and development - Great people and good management

    Cons

    - Locations are not ideal. If you don't like living in the middle of nowhere in Iowa then it's not for you. - Short staffed in many locations.

    Advice to Management

    Start staffing your factories properly


  9. Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    People are great, pay is great.

    Cons

    A lot of country folk, if you don't like that then it's probably not for you


  10. PV&V Engineer Review

    Former Employee - PV&V Engineer in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - PV&V Engineer in Dubuque, IA

    I worked at John Deere

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for with great people.

    Cons

    None. Maybe if you hate Dubuque.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great Co-Workers

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in East Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in East Moline, IL

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

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

    Pros

    All around great people to work with Healthy mix of people with and without Ag backgrounds but everyone is passionate about what they do I worked in R&D and it was great to have a company supportive of pursuing patents and recognize employees for their IP Training is great both inside and external Its nice to make a difference in something as important as trying to help feed the world

    Cons

    There are two ladders for advancement (like many companies) management and technology. Deere has not figured out how to reward those on a technology career path. It can be near impossible to advance on the technology ladder. Which is sad because agriculture only continues to grow with respect to technology, and a lot of incredibly talented technology people find themselves banging their heads on technology ceiling, only to stay there for long periods of time, or switch to the management ladder, or leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the technology ladder before all the people you've heavily invested in over the last decade leave for greener pastures.



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