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Former Employee - Engineer in Waterloo, IA
Former Employee - Engineer in Waterloo, IA

I worked at John Deere

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Some of the nicest, most intelligent, hardest working people I've ever met work here. Customers and dealers are enjoyable to meet and interact with.

Cons

The problem is most of them are within 5 years of retirement. The younger generation of management has a totally different attitude and lack of knowledge. Not many have worked their way up through the ranks.

Advice to Management

Learn to prioritize. Many processes and procedures are effective. Ineffective processes and procedures are never abandoned or reviewed. There is so much focus on following the process that it doesn't matter whether the desired outcomes are achieved.

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  1. Great place to develop yourself as an engineer

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Valley City, ND
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Valley City, ND

    I worked at John Deere

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    John Deere has endless opportunities to grow as an individual. As an intern, I did actual work and had legitimate projects I was solely responsible for. Leadership and help is always there when you need it. The John Deere support system, from online classes to helpful coworkers across the country, is extremely beneficial and leads to a positive working environment. Benefits are extremely good, pay was much better than other internship offers. Overall, the greatest pro is that all employees (from wage to salary) are satisfied and willing to work cooperatively.

    Cons

    Employees spend money very freely, as in most large corporations. Communication between salary and wage workers could be better as there was often some confusion of large factory events and schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication among employees by holding more meetings between wage and salary employees to ensure all are on the same page.


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    Conservative Company with solid foundation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horicon, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horicon, WI

    I have been working at John Deere

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    John Deere is a very stable company with ties in the agriculture market that is the money maker and backbone of the business. Have a strong upper management with a good vision that is goal driven to the future in order to be successful and stay competitive.

    Cons

    Conservative company (can be viewed as bad/good), new ideas and innovative ideas are sometimes difficult sell. Locations for work are not highly sought after places to live. Promotions can be limited and not all locations are aligned for employee and management structure with regards to pay and labor grades.

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on bringing in young leaders in the business and developing them into becoming future leaders. Hiring contract workers for important positions is short term thinking and need to bring in and offer full time employment to retain strong employees.


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