John Deere

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A great place to work if you like the corporate setting

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Moline, IL
Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Moline, IL

I have been working at John Deere

Pros

the pay is good and the benefits are good. If you like to travel you could have the opportunity to do so.

Cons

There is not much for employee recognition. The raises are not good at all, but that might have to do with the economy. If they have a good quarter/year...it should be reflected in the raises.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

reward your employees for work done above and beyond what their position requires. Share in the good fortune with the employees who make the business what it is.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not as good as advertised

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    Current Employee - Supply Management in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Supply Management in Waterloo, IA

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    - Recent emphasis on flexible work arrangements (a decade later than everyone else, but progress just the same).
    - Pay is good for the area. In some of the smaller locations, you could live like a king on a John Deere salary.
    - Good emphasis on employee development. The JD Learning classes aren't great, but they do offer a tuition reimbursement so that you can get a real education.
    - There are some really great middle managers in supply management, folks that genuinely try to do the right thing.
    - The young people on the bottom end of the organization are great. Inexperienced, but defiantly have their heads screwed on right. If the upper levels of management and the big 3 automotive refugees would hurry up and retire, you would see a level of performance at Deere that would dwarf the rest of the industry. There is a ton of pent up talent in the individual contributor level.

    Cons

    - While other companies are tearing down functional silos and flattening the org chart, John Deere is calling a silo contractor to reinforce theirs. Little fiefdoms are popping up everywhere.
    - As a result of the point above, functional areas don't play nice. You will spend half of your day (at least in Waterloo) defending yourself from others in the organization. Once something goes wrong, there isn't a scramble to make it right, there is a scramble to hurry up and generate a "metric" that shows it is someone else's fault.
    - Emphasis on SVA (shareholder value added) drives some really bad behavior. Shoving tractors out the door at all costs is the norm. There isn't a single process or standard that can't be subverted, at least temporarily, to make green tractors roll out the door.
    - John Deere is a political nightmare. We have created a giant bureaucracy of an organization, and then celebrated and promoted people who prove capable of little else than navigating through the red tape. When the only skills that are valued are political in nature, promotions go to the people least likely to change the climate, and people who do amazing things are left at the lower levels of the org chart to keep making miracles happen. Your best bet, to get promoted, is to pick a mentor who can shoehorn you into a management position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the John Deere core values is "aligned, high-performance teamwork." We need to start paying attention to that mantra, and determine how we are going to work together to accomplish our goals. Right now, those are just words with little backing them up.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed in employee recognition

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    Current Employee - Development Leader in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Development Leader in Urbandale, IA

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Flexible Work hours
    Great R&D
    Great Employee Engagement
    Competitive salary structure
    Good retirement plan

    Cons

    Very little to no employee recognition
    Uses the good old boy network to hire middle managers
    Performance review does not count for much with respect to advancement
    No accountability when it comes to low performing employees
    Some Managers have a my way or the highway attitude.
    Lots of promotions occur in back room deals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have initiated a section of people goals in performance review. If I had to provide a review of the Higher Management at Urbandale, you have failed in your people goals. Please stop using back room deals and good old boy network to hire and promote people.

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