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Good company but HR rarely walks the talk

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Current Employee - Product Engineer  in  Dubuque, IA
Current Employee - Product Engineer in Dubuque, IA

I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Interesting and challenging work. Friendly co-workers. Great teamwork.
Modest efforts have been made in recent years to correct some imbalances in resources and compensation. Moving in the right direction.

Cons

No technical career path...except on paper.
There is a big difference in resources between different locations.
There is a big difference in responsibility versus compensation between locations and also across product lines.
HR seems to be so worried about getting sued that they will create a lawsuit for themselves. Good technical people are made into managers...making bad managers with no good technical help.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Understand that your employees know as much or more about what goes on than you do. We are insulted when told misleading answers or motivations.

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    Great company that treats their employees well

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    Current Employee - Supply Management Specialist
    Current Employee - Supply Management Specialist

    I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great pay and benefits, fairly easy to move up & around within the company, great relocation packages, good values, ethical, treats their employees with respect.

    Cons

    Very process oriented - which can be a good thing. But it can also slow things down. Also sometimes it seems like it takes too many people to make one decision. A little too "metric-oriented."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm sure this happens with many big companies, but it might help to get some insight from the people doing the day to day jobs to see how the things they implement affect employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Employer for those looking for work

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Moline, IL

    I worked at John Deere full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits and a great working environment for hard workers

    Cons

    Long working hours including weekends and some 7 day weeks, may be required to work in hot/cold environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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