John Deere Landscapes Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company in many ways....

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    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at John Deere Landscapes

    Pros

    Fair, ethical and care to do things right

    Cons

    recent change in ownership will have the usual resulting transitions and bumps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eye on the customer and front line....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Customer sales and service representative

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    Current Employee - CSSR in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - CSSR in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Fast work pace, numerous customer interactions. Broad variety of product lines to offer. Promotion opportunities are available if you play the game. Like all companies outside thinkers and those that question direction of leadership are not long for JDL.

    Cons

    Upper management tends to view OSR's and ASR's as leaders in the regions. Only if they were open to the truth and took off their blinders. Low end of the pay scale for what associates need to know to offer quality customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are numerous CSSR's that have vast amounts of experience to offer. Be open to promotion and jump some sales reps when management positions become available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Hard to excited

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    Former Employee - Cssr II in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Cssr II in Fresno, CA

    I worked at John Deere Landscapes full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some great fellow employees. Pay

    Cons

    Upper management simply doesn't get it. Do to an awful pricing system, it made it extremely difficult to treat customers fairly. No one seemed to be on the same page.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be honest to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Customer Service/ Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - John Deere Landscapes in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - John Deere Landscapes in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Ok. So I worked at John Deere for 4 months during the summer. Have to say i really liked it. The customers where cool. My co workers where knowledgeable and good to work with. spent a lot of time moving around pallets but used a forklift the whole time so was more of just a time consuming task then a hassle.

    Cons

    Was a 45 min drive away. I dot like working saturday. we are only half staff then too. Some times that no problem but when it is it really sucks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Jack of All Trades!! in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Jack of All Trades!! in Saint Petersburg, FL

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

    Pros

    great benefits, fair management, good pay.

    Cons

    Some stores were run with short staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's not try to be like your local 7 - 11 store (self serve)!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Better when it was owned by Deere

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager

    I worked at John Deere Landscapes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good camaraderie with fellow employees made this place tolerable since the company was sold (2013) to CD&R, a private equity firm.

    Cons

    Lots of talk by CD&R about how committed they are to making this a "World Class company" (a slogan repeated endlessly), however this became a source of amusement (and irritation) for employees as the working environment (constantly short staffed, unrealistic sales goals, dirty and unsafe working conditions) continued to worsen. Management seemed increasingly nervous and unsure of themselves and this lack of confidence was unintentionally communicated to employees quite often. Very Orwellian atmosphere...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Company has changed from Great to Bad in less than one year

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at John Deere Landscapes

    Pros

    This company keeps the "Deere" name to give the illusion it is a great company.

    Cons

    The company completely changed over their management to former Old Castle employees and friends. Many layers of management have been added and many years of experience have been lost. The new team as nice as they may be have no clue. This is the GAP or Corrigan Water revisited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is none....this is a train reck in motion.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Under Paid and Under Trained

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I worked at John Deere Landscapes

    Pros

    Good Work-Life Balance. Decent Work Schedule.

    Cons

    Lack of training from management. Little if any training guides on procedure's. Training guides that are available are outdated and need complete overhaul. Extremely low rate of pay. Lower than industry minimums. Employees are severely underpaid. I've talked to multiple HR people and Recruiters and was told on more than one occasion that we were underpaid and under valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value and appreciate your employees. Train them properly with up to date material. Pay them what they're worth. Don't punish them for your lack of understanding as to how to be a leader and knowing how to train people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales and Support in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales and Support in Modesto, CA

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

    Pros

    good hours/ work life balance. Pretty good support from corporate. When I was there the health benefits were second to none.

    Cons

    Management sometimes will limit your advancement. Raises are considered by performance, however if your branch is not budgeted for them you will get an average review to insure your raise is minimal. Tough to advance past a certain level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote loyal, competent & hard working people to management. The company will benefit greatly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. No stress...fun!!!!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Hudson, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Hudson, MA

    I have been working at John Deere Landscapes full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and fast-paced. Good time. Learned ALOT!!!

    Cons

    Real slow in the winter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!!!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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