John Deere

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

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Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at John Deere

Pros

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

Cons

The 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 ManagementAdvice

Give 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.

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    Deere - Is the grass green?

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    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. Seeing the products you build on the highways and farms and knowing you are helping others improve and enjoy their lifestyles is rewarding. Colleges and workmates have great character and are fun to work with. Most everyone tries to enjoy their job.

    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 at employee meetings and reviewed during evaluations, but when it comes down to your raise and promotions...if you have a work life balance, you aren't getting a raise or promotion. Regulations, Standards, and Processes are getting out of control. Everywhere you turn processes and procedures are not being followed due to the lack of manpower and time to complete correctly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management (corporate) is looking in the right direction. Senior Management at the factory levels interpret their directions differently. Keep everyone on the same page, be consistent, and know your direction as to keep from changing it each quarter. Recognition for a job well done is appropriate, it costs pennies compared to the dollars returned.

    Approves of CEO
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    Angenehmes und flexibles Arbeitsumfeld Nice and flexible working environment

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    Current Intern - Finance Trainee
    Current Intern - Finance Trainee

    I have been working at John Deere as an intern (less than a year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Flexible Arbeitszeit, freundliche Kollegen, modernes und aktualisiertes Finanzsystem

    Flexible working hours, Friendly colleagues,modern and updated financial system

    Cons

    Die Sprachbarriere. Die Verkehrssprache im Arbeitsalltag ist zwar Englisch, aber meine Kollegen sind fast alle aus Finnland. Manchmal hatte ich Probleme, der Unterhaltung zu folgen.

    language barrier.Though the daily language used is English, my colleagues are mostly Finnish. Sometimes,i had difficulties catching up the conversation

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