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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend

Other Reviews for John Deere

  1.  

    Outstanding company, great career opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA

    I have been working at John Deere

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machinist  in  Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Machinist in Moline, IL

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Pay is decent

    Cons

    To many hours sometimes, and long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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