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Great place.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst in Milan, IL
Current Employee - Analyst in Milan, IL

I have been working at John Deere

Pros

Company you can be proud of. Solid Pay and opportunities. Challanging work and a multitude of different areas of business you can work in. Senior Management is pushing the company in the right direction and they continue to remain strong in a troubled economy. Most employees are friendly and generally want to see eachother do well. Not a cut throat environment. Diversified business's allow me to feel safe in working at Deere no matter what an individual business is doing.

Cons

Sometimes hard to understand why people are getting promoted. Also the company tends to not deal with poor performers well.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure there are clear tracks to promotions.

Recommends
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    Satisfied.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Great products, good benefits, great people.

    Cons

    Lack of Work/ Life balance. Focus on diversity instead of competence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jesse's done barking. Refocus on promoting competence instead of worshiping the rainbow.

    Recommends
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    A traditional company whose positive qualities are outweighed by its conservative work environment.

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    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Urbandale, IA

    I worked at John Deere

    Pros

    Deere is a well-managed company. There are great benefits, including a defined-benefit pension plan. It is a very stable environment and you have very good job security.

    Cons

    Deere is a very traditional company. I don't think that a diverse work environment is encouraged. If you're not white and Protestant, you probably won't fit in. HR representatives make anti-gay comments, and evangelizing in the office is tolerated. Even though my department was overwhelmingly under 30, most were married and having families (not that there's anything wrong with that, but definitely not a place where single people go to happy hour after work). There is very limited flex time scheduling compared to other firms, especially compared to the west coast. Even with the great benefits, Deere has moved to a High Deductible Healthcare Plan, with deductibles over $2000.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to hire and retain young professionals, especially in software engineering, look to companies like Best Buy and Google for model work environments. Flexibility in the day-to-day schedule is the norm rather than the exception. Diversity is encouraged, and non-WASP employees are not alienated.

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