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A great place to work if you like the corporate setting

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

I have been working at John Deere

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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. Helpful (5)

    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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for in most respects; great in some respects.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Human Resources in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Manager Human Resources in Moline, IL

    I have been working at John Deere

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Midwest locations, values and norms of behavior; high integrity; generous bonuses when the business does well ; collegial, low conflict culture ; high number of boomer retirements is opening opportunities for other generations. # 1 in industry with acceleratring growth provides promising future and stability.

    Cons

    Highly analytical organization where creative talents are not valued as highly. Taking risks often has more downside than the possible payoff is worth in terms of career impact as the "baggage" of failures can stay with you a long time. Short term thinking driven by obsession with SVA (shareholder value added) performance metric.

    Advice to Management

    Great companies are built and sustained by great people who are attracted to join and stay by great places to work.


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