John Deere
3.7 of 5 407 reviews
www.deere.com Moline, IL 5000+ Employees

John Deere Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.7 407 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

John Deere Chairman & CEO Samuel Allen

Samuel Allen

(210 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Seems to promote a work life balance-there are quite a few married couples here"
    in 50 reviews
  • "Decent pay and benefits, relaxed work enviroment"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Lack diversity, work life balance"
    in 10 reviews
  • "The "good-old-boy" network cannot be broken unless you figure out how to play the game"
    in 7 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at John Deere part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat work enviorment
Good starting Wage
Nice People

ConsLong hours lots of big shifts when they get behind

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Customer Services (Current Employee)
Urbandale, IA

I have been working at John Deere as a contractor for less than a year

ProsJohn Deere is good Company to work for, they are smart in Management and care about customer.

ConsI'm working under contract, I'm not John Deere employee

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to keep good employee and give them opputunity to become Deere employee

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Engineer - Supplier Development (Former Employee)
Moline, IL

I worked at John Deere full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat diversity, lots of training for employees

ConsCrappy bosses sometimes, expectation of free hours worked at home and at work

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more from with-in. MBA hotshots usually quit after a few years

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work .

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at John Deere

ProsJohn Deere took me on like family ! I hated to leave they treated like I was part owner with keys to the store too ! Proud to have being part of the John Deere family !

ConsNo cons John Deere took me on like family ! I hated to leave they treated like I was part owner with keys to the store too ! Proud to have being part of the John Deere family !

Advice to Senior ManagementLoved it there .

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well rounded benefits but a large corporate culture

Product Engineer (Current Employee)
Horicon, WI

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

Prosgood benefits, flexibility, travel, opportunities, many locations

Conslarge corporate culture, many locations

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great!!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at John Deere

ProsIt's a great experience and very beneficial to overall growth.

ConsThere wasn't much diversity within the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Gratyfying and Rewarding!!

Supplier Quality Supervisor (Current Employee)

I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than 8 years

ProsStrong sense of purpose, Extremely Ethical, Strong leadership and financials, very well managed, instills a sense of pride in employees.

ConsConservative and risk aversed, good old boy network in some parts of the company, lack of diversity

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!! Consider expanding our North American opertions beyond mid west to better leverage the millenials and Gen Ys as they are our future,

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at John Deere

ProsFriendly envoronment, good people, good work place.

ConsNo cons, look at the pros and you will know.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Warm Environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Fargo, ND

I worked at John Deere full-time for more than a year

ProsEveryone is really easygoing and nice. Good pay. If you need to take a last minute day and there are no pressing projects its okay to do so. Seems to promote a work life balance-there are quite a few married couples here. Relocation assistance.

ConsA little unorganized when it comes to communications between departments. There usually ends up being 15 people added to an email string because nobody knows who to talk to. Unfortunately the "easygoing" attitude can cross to lazy pretty easily. Sometimes it takes days to get an email response from someone.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet organized and maybe post on the home page who to contact for what so that exchanging pertinent information is faster and more effective.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Outstanding company!

Manager (Current Employee)
Moline, IL

I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLarge global company that allows personal and professional development in all areas. Core values of integrity, innovation, quality and commitment are truly the guideline that all employees are expected to follow.

ConsMost of the work locations are in small to medium size cities in the Midwest.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to improve the work in diversity. Locate specific areas that need to improve employee engagement and go beyond developing plans.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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