John Deere Landscapes

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John Deere Landscapes Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
24 Reviews
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24 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    A Big Gorgeous Business Run By Ego-Too Many Corp Salaries

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    Former Employee - Customer Sales and Service  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Sales and Service in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Work Hours- Decent Salary- JDL bought my previous company making me a little higher paid than the others so I can't complain about $. Individual store was pretty good to work in. Were bailed out by an investment company, hopefully they'll improve efficiency.

    Cons

    Top Heavy- Lots of Ego Involved In Management-Lack of Integrity or Values-The company professes community involvement and generosity but that's an outright lie. Dollar signs trump ANY decision on community or donation. Senior Mgmt will lose sales to improve their own accounting. Corp buyers force their products on individual stores regardless of store demands, THEN later tack on additional costs to out-transfer products which never should have been stocked. Lots of money spent without store-level input resulting in less than maximum return on investment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect employees knowledge and professionalism. Run the business to make money, not for personal advancement..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Branch Manager

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  South Florida, FL
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in South Florida, FL

    I worked at John Deere Landscapes full-time

    Pros

    Customers are great to work with provided you can answer their questions intelligently

    Cons

    No knowledge at all from employees just like going into a 7-11, customer service is deplorable, when you go into a local branch, branch personnel act as if you are bothering them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people with industry knowledge not guys that used to bag groceries or be deliveries drivers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I took pride in the fact that we were an American company, however it was tough working for a lazy know it all Manager.

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    Former Employee - COUNTER SALES  in  Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - COUNTER SALES in Stockton, CA

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

    Pros

    It was a great group of guys to work with on a daily basis. Another incentive was the health benefits were very, very employee friendly. Low deductible, and good network of doctors.

    Cons

    lazy manager, was immature, controlling etc. He told me he could not give me the review I deserved because he would have to give me another raise... I mean REALLY!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ADVANCE QUALITY PEOPLE, GET RID OF LAZY PEOPLE, AND ALLOW RAISES FOR PEOPLE WHO DESERVE THEM.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    This was a very good company at one time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Deere Landscapes

    Pros

    Good experience, learned how not to run a business in the green market.

    Cons

    Very poorly run company. Jdl took all that was wrong with the failing company they were and piled it on Lesco.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to selling lights , pavers and irrigation and let the real sales reps sell the soft goods.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    TOP of the line company.. I almost feel guilty taking a paycheck from a company that i have learned so much from.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    thanks for all you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience so far has been great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    No room for growth or advancement

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your management to help you improve your business model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok company

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not terrible could be better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good employees who try hard

    Cons

    poor management, no direction, poor communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend more time seeing how the customers needs should be met

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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