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John Deere lacks flexibility

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at John Deere

Pros

Pay and Benefits are both excellent. The matching program for the 401k investment is great, although vesting does take 5 years. Generous vacation allowances.

Cons

Lack of flexibility in work schedules. Lack of support for balance between work and family life. Unfair advantages and preferential treatment given to certain types of employees who best fit the "John Deere Lifestyle".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No Advice

Doesn't Recommend
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Other Reviews for John Deere

  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Management up-front with employees.
    Company is taking steps today to remain viable for the next 180 years.
    Salary has been slightly above average for my age and experience, good bonus structure.

    Cons

    High deductable health insurance sucks.
    Too many "flavor of the month" management initiatives.
    Forced use of Six Sigma when common sense is really what's needed.
    Sometimes questionable promotion of people who do not deserve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve Health Insurance benefits, or at least force the same system on UAW members so that wage and salary have the same health benefits. Do not try to force too many company-wide initiatives in one year, these programs are not a replacement for common sense. Otherwise, keep up the good work, I hope to continue to work for this company through retirement. I am proud to work for this company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with strong growth potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Proud to work for a leader in the industry. Innovation is encouraged to maintain market superiority. At or above the compensation of similar jobs. Plenty of opportunities for those who are not afraid to make the tough decisions in spite of opposition.

    Cons

    Large companies tend to take longer to get changes implemented and John Deere is not any different. This can make one feel like they are spinning their wheels from time to time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to expand to other international regions. Look to maintain a quality product despite the possibility of adding a little cost to the products. Utlimately the customer will pay more for the quality they have come to know over the long company history.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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