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Great place to work

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Current Employee - Machinist in Moline, IL
Current Employee - Machinist in Moline, IL

I have been working at John Deere

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Benefits are great. Pay is decent

Cons

To many hours sometimes, and long

Advice to Management

Understand my job is a big part of my life but it's not my whole life

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good benefits, less opportunities on IT career, IT management incompetent to deliver results.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA

    I have been working at John Deere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible time, good work-life balance programs, HR trying hard to keep employees happy, generous benefits, interesting work if you are left to do without playing organization politics.

    Cons

    Nepotism; extremely suspicious working environment (always have to be watchful what you say or what you do), rat-race among younger generation who could win to top by back-stabbing or latching to someone socially important and middle to mid-senior management either simply ignoring it or watching the show with silent approval. Serious lack of moral strength on managers' part. Performance management is eyewash. Beware of hostile attitude of some when you are newly inducted, which may ease out over period of time, if you could survive. Depending on groups, you may encounter fervor of religious beliefs more publicly shared than a workplace should allow. Complaining is a culture, actions taken based on only if the supervisor gets complaints, so the back-stabbing continues.

    Advice to Management

    To the business managers - IT is an enabler for your business. If you do not look into what is going on now, you will soon lose all talented people to the outside world and will be left with people who are either serious workethics challenged or only waiting for the retirement. Afterall, benefits are somewhat excellent you must know.
    Overall management – Do not wait for someone to complain to HR to take steps to improve, do proactive organizational soul searching.


  2. Working as a contractor

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Urbandale, IA

    I have been working at John Deere

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Talented people, very friendly offering you help when needed. Flex hours. middle management tries to address your issues.

    Cons

    After a change in management, new managment (this happened back in 2010) tried to prove itself by dictating some unrealistic deadlines. Adopted Agile methodologies. At that time, there were a lot of changes going on. More than one would expect.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your engineers and get their buying before you make your decisions behind closed doors.


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