John Deere Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
531 Reviews
3.8
531 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Seems to promote a work life balance-there are quite a few married couples here (in 69 reviews)

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


Cons
  • no work life balance for people working in factories (in 13 reviews)

  • Lots of middle management, navigating of bureaucratic meetings-oriented matrix culture (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Design Engineer

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

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good policies,good people, great benefits,good learning,challenging

    Cons

    Dependent on Ag market,presence in Mid west only in USA,more process oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Deere has a great work life balance. The values within the company are strong and just not words on a wall. John Deere will pay for training and help you through processes in which you are not experienced.

    Cons

    Had to reach out to for additional projects

  3.  

    Awesome

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forklift in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Forklift in Augusta, GA

    I worked at John Deere part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay,work, environment are great swing shift safety

    Cons

    Heat and warehouse Long hours weather conditions a lot of. Noise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Supply Chain Management Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Management Intern in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Supply Management Intern in Dubuque, IA

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing culture.
    Flexible work hours.
    Actual real world projects to work on.
    ability to job shadow/learn about different job positions

    Cons

    Many of the internships and jobs are located in the Mid-West. This is not necessarily a bad thing. However, it is something to keep in mind for career advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Values employees, high level of integrity. Great pay and benefits. Access to training and development opportunities. Increased focus on work/ life balance in recent years.

    Cons

    Very conservative company. Highly process oriented which can be inefficient. Challenging to advance if unable to relocate.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for. I retired after 30 years.

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    Former Employee - CNC Trainer in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - CNC Trainer in Dubuque, IA

    I worked at John Deere full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clean, great benefits, great team work between management and union..

    Cons

    none, this is a great company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your retires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Innovative projects and a warm workplace culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL

    I worked at John Deere part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I work on a great project along side very intelligent and friendly colleagues. The manger was very personable and gave me great advises.

    Cons

    Policy limits visa sponsorship for foreign nationals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent work environment and people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Waterloo, IA

    I worked at John Deere as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    As a design engineer it is great to have all of the aspects from design to build all in the same building or in some cases, very local.

    Cons

    I have only one grievance. My supervisor was and probably still is, the worst manager I had ever worked for in my 25 year career. He was lazy, obtuse, narcissistic and a bully to the employees that felt their job was in jeopardy. I myself did not tolerate his abuse and stood up to him on every occasion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to be very careful who you try to intimidate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at John Deere part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Promote from within
    Salary
    Educational Opportunities
    Great Work Life balance Opportunities

    Cons

    Very big company-can be tough to feel important

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    senior manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere as a contractor

    Pros

    it is a good place to work.

    Cons

    it is a good place to work.

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