John Deere Landscapes
3.2 of 5 19 reviews
Alpharetta, GA

John Deere Landscapes Reviews

Updated Mar 11, 2014

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Dave Werning

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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TOP of the line company.. I almost feel guilty taking a paycheck from a company that i have learned so much from.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThis is a performance based company with the highest integrity and commitment to it's employees, customers and other stakeholders.

ConsCompany history includes numerous acquisitions.. while this diversity is great, there is some residual "it was better back when" attitude from some of the team members. My management has worked to help those folks understand and support a sustainable company but I only mention it because i don't want potential hard working employees to read some of these bad reviews and consider them without a rebuttal. It appears to me that most bad reviewers on this site just don't understand that you can't provide the lowest prices to your customers, pay your people the most and expect to be sustainable. If you believe in yourself, your abilities and have a positive mental attitude you will love being a part of this team! Consider it a formal business and ethics education that you get paid for.

Advice to Senior Managementthanks for all you do.

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

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My experience so far has been great.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Raleigh, NC

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

ProsThe benefits package is very reasonable for an entry level position. In the branch I work at the workplace environment is relaxed and everyone makes you feel welcomed.

ConsI wish we had more interaction with other branches and got to see the final product of our work.

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

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No room for growth or advancement

Branch Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at John Deere Landscapes full-time for more than 3 years

ProsJohn Deere probably isn't going to go under anytime soon.
The brand is easily recognized.

ConsThe pay and bonus structure is an absolute joke.
Ability to make decisions on own.
Wholesale businesses should not be open on Saturdays.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow your management to help you improve your business model.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok company

Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at John Deere Landscapes full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou are provided with freedom to make own choices. There is a great brand behind the company.

ConsAs with a lot of companies communication from top down is an issue. Here the company is very fragmented as there is no consistent identity. Regional teams hold full control, so success cannot be duplicated. Good managers succeed based upon hard work only, no additional marketing or support from other areas is available. Training is non existent. Unfortunately you also get hired, and promoted based upon the good ole boy network. With no structure or decisive leadership it will always just be an average company.

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a consistent store strategy. Regional marketing (and probably national) brand awareness is a joke considering the great brand name that is behind it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not terrible could be better

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Prosgood employees who try hard

Conspoor management, no direction, poor communication

Advice to Senior Managementspend more time seeing how the customers needs should be met

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work for young adults

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at John Deere Landscapes

ProsFlexible, Good management, Relaxed atmosphere.

ConsHard to advance, Retail oriented.

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop more ways to get employees to advance

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This isnt John Deere corporate, its the black sheep company.

Product Manager (Former Employee)
Cleveland, OH

I worked at John Deere Landscapes full-time for more than 8 years

ProsYou can stay as long as you jsut do the work at hand.

ConsNo career growth of any kind. What ever you are doing today you will be doing in the next ten years at the same pay. Very poor upper management.

Advice to Senior ManagementSell to a competitor and or turn in back into LESCO. Now that was a good company all JDL did was destroy it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Outside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Memphis, TN

I have been working at John Deere Landscapes full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat Resources, Great management to work for

ConsNo real cons, This company is continuously evolving so if you do not like change it is not for you.

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

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NO Consideration for their people

Nursery Branch Manager (Former Employee)
Taylor, MI

I worked at John Deere Landscapes

ProsGreat Benefits and supply chain

ConsLow pay compared to equal job in other industries

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not to shabby

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Ooltewah, TN

I have been working at John Deere Landscapes

ProsOutdoors
Meet new people
Drive bob cat

ConsCold winters and dusty days
Rainy days
Heavy lifting

Advice to Senior ManagementGive the customer the benefit of the doubt

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