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Fired because of 1yr old son being hospitilized for complications from Hirshsprung's Dieseaes.

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Former Employee - Invoicer @ South West Office Building In East Moline, IL  in  Moline, IL
Former Employee - Invoicer @ South West Office Building In East Moline, IL in Moline, IL

Pros

Good Pay, Very nice people to work with.

Cons

They need to be more Family orientated, and understanding to parents with disabled kids!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I still don't understand why I was fired because of missing 3 days of work. My son was Ambulanced to Iowa City, completley ventalated. Please try to change the way you treat families!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    A Review of John Deere

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

    Pros

    -Laid-back boss
    -Extremely ethical company
    -great pay
    -great job security
    -easy to move between different functions (accounting, supply mgmt, enf=gineering, marketing) and divisions (power systems, ag and turf, construction and forestry, john deere credit)
    -opportunity to travel and live abroad
    -great new-hire rotational program
    -no one is ever too busy to mentor/help you

    Cons

    -located almost exclusively in small midwestern towns
    -the majority of their sales comes from a product (agricultural equipment) and customer base (farmers) that is not terribly exciting
    -i spend almost all of my time sitting at a desk staring at a computer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -keep up the good work
    -build units in/near bigger cities to attract more talented young people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Hot, Hard Work but Good Pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fuquay Varina, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fuquay Varina, NC

    Pros

    Excellent starting salary.
    Performance bonus every pay day.
    Two weeks paid vacation after first year.
    High 401k company match.
    Good dental plan.

    Cons

    Pushed to physical limits almost every day to make production numbers.
    Promotion among floor workers non-existent.
    Numbers driven despite "commitment to quality".
    Thirty minute lunch break.
    Hot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    78 degrees is NOT an appropriate temperature when you push workers so hard in a physically demanding job. Turn down the air conditioning. If you need to offset the added cost turn down the heat in winter. It does not need to be 74 degrees in the winter time. If you are cold and it is 68 degrees or warmer you are not working hard enough!
    Another thing that management needs to do is take care of poor performers. Grossly incompetent / extremely poor performers should be rewarded with termination. Don't move them from line to line trying to find somewhere where their coworkers wont complain about them.

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