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Steeped in Politics and Old Management Styles

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Former Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Moline, IL
Former Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Moline, IL

I worked at John Deere

Pros

Good reputation in community, decent benefits, stable company, good bonuses in good years, senior management reliable, retirement benefits still available in reduced form

Cons

Lipservice to employees, no development tracks, political nightmare especially in corporate environment, poor middle management...too much concern for own preservation and advancement, not open to new ideas, micro-management, no real rewards for a job well done

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put employees back on the priority list with the shareholders, quit moving inadequate middle managers around, reward good talent and good work ethic, listen to your employees

Doesn't Recommend
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    Hit and Miss at Deere......

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, benefits and bonuses resulting in high retention rate.High regard for work life balance, a good place to work for women. Lots of training and paid continuing education.

    Cons

    Highly resistant to change processes and operating philosophy, bloated organizational structure, making it very difficult to get things done. Departments are siloed and not collaborative. Aligned teamwork highly touted but really relates to goal planning and alignment, top to bottom not true teamwork.

    Poor performers are not dealt with and passively accepted. Highly competent, motivated, progressive thinkers, and high achievers will not thrive in the Deere culture and be miserable unless they are willing to conform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten the organization, truly attack the waste and get rid of the non performers. This is a great company that could be greater. Take stock of the true performers in your organization not those who are in the "network". Infuse thinkers and management from outside of Deere into the senior level positions and stop cloning new blood to be like the old blood.

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  2. Good program that needs some work

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    Former Employee - Engineering Development Program Engineer in Cedar Falls, IA
    Former Employee - Engineering Development Program Engineer in Cedar Falls, IA

    I worked at John Deere

    Pros

    Stable company, opportunity for movement/advancement within the company, good pay, great benefits, good people working there, good employee discounts, good working conditions, effective use of technology

    Cons

    Management doesn't like to accept change, geographic locations less than ideal, very divided workforce (union, older engineers, etc.), lack of good knowledge transfer, conservative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the younger engineers and employees, they will soon be higher up in the company and calling the shots, best avoid a harsh transition

    Recommends
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