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Not to shabby

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ooltewah, TN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ooltewah, TN

I have been working at John Deere Landscapes

Pros

Outdoors
Meet new people
Drive bob cat

Cons

Cold winters and dusty days
Rainy days
Heavy lifting

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give the customer the benefit of the doubt

Approves of CEO

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    Great company, tough times

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mooresville, NC

    I worked at John Deere Landscapes

    Pros

    Their are very few restriction on how to manage your duties. You are given the tools to sell and a great product to sell. The people and the job are great.

    Cons

    This is a very sales driven region, but the operational duties become prohibitive. There is very little time to sell anything. Management is so far removed from the front lines that the have no idea what the day to day activities consist of. Work load mounts while staff continued to diminish. Management style is like it or leave it, they are not interested in the well being of the employee. The answer to everything is work more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work closer to the front lines and catch people doing the right thing. Threats do not get results, teamwork and acknowledgement of hard work do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    I liked working for my previous company better.
    John Deere purchased it

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere Landscapes

    Pros

    Highly ethical company in most areas.
    Local level management is pretty good. Very little micro management.
    Weekly paychecks.
    Nationwide company with opportunities to transfer and grow.

    Cons

    Health care benefits are lacking for a company of this size.
    Wages for hourly employees are poor.
    They could take a lesson from some of the companies they purchased on how to reward employees for service and performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the high deductible medical plan. It's terrible. A $4300.00 a year deductible for a family is way to high. Especially at the low hourly wages this company pays its employees. My sister works for a tiny company and has a much better medical plan than Deere. Do you mean to tell me that a company that has less than 5 million dollars in annual sales can provide it's employees a better medical plan than a company that has over 20 billion dollars in annual sales???

    No opinion of CEO
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