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It is time for an assertive changeout of the aging management at Deere.

Manager (Current Employee)

ProsDeere is perpetually known as the place where an aging employee population will create opportunity for new entrants.

ConsThe aging entrenched and of step middle and upper management will not depart to make room for needed new thinking let alone new people unless they look, act, and think like the existing management. Deere does not welcome change. The average tenure at the company is among the highest in the world. The company points to this with pride. It was a good thing when the world wasn't interconnected as it is today. Managers return from overseas assignments without learning any new language skills. Mid-career new hires are not assigned mentors or coaches. Newly minted university graduates are assigned mentors that reside thousands of miles away from their worksites.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive aging managers packages and allow them to leave with dignity. Far too much young blood comes, gets trained, and then leaves as they come to realize there is no room for them to move up. You have several mutually exclusionary choices: 1.Either, cease recruiting from the top academic programs where high expectations for meaningful and rapid advancement are the norm or, continue landing top talent and make room for them. 2. Stay within Deere's comfort zone and find less ambitious talent that are a better match for Deere's hierarchical succession practices.

No one is winning in the current hire, train, lose, and then rerecruit environment that exists at Deere.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Deere - Is the grass green?

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

    I have been working at John Deere


    Pros: Great ethical company. Typically when a tough moral decision is to be made, I am confident the decision will align with my ideals. … Cons: Work Work Work. 10-12 hr days are the norm, and 14-16 hr days are extremely common. Work life balance is promoted and discussed… Advice to Senior Management: Senior Management (corporate) is looking in the right direction. Senior Management at the factory levels interpret their directions differently. Keep everyone on the… More
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    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Moline, IL

    I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Great benifits , leadership and easier to maintain work… Cons: career opportunities are less for an engineer to progress in… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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