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Outstanding company, great career opportunities

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA

I have been working at John Deere

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

John Deere really values it's employees. A lot of companies pay lip service to the employees being their greatest asset, but Deere walks the walk. Employee retention is phenomenal; almost nobody leaves. Advancement opportunities are almost endless. Many positions become available all of the time making it very easy to move around and advance within the company. Tuition reimbursement program is fantastic. $15k/year for graduate school.

Cons

Schedules can get hectic. 45-50 hour work weeks are not uncommon. People at Deere do not value work experience outside of Deere as highly as they do work experience at Deere.

Advice to Management

Keep growing the company! You're doing a great job with the global movement, but I feel we're still behind the Caterpillar's of the world. We have a lot of ground to make up outside of North America.

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  1. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
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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


  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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