John Deere

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John Deere Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
583 Reviews
3.7
583 Reviews
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John Deere Chairman & CEO Samuel Allen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Seems to promote a work life balance-there are quite a few married couples here (in 78 reviews)

  • Decent pay and benefits, relaxed work enviroment (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • As much as they preach its importance, forget about work/life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Lots of middle management, navigating of bureaucratic meetings-oriented matrix culture (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    This is a Great Company

    Cons

    There are No Cons None

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Manufacturing Engineer(contract)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Deere

    Pros

    World class facility, good learning experience for a fresher, responsibility is proportional to exp.

    Cons

    salary is based on experience.

  3.  

    Mechanical Engineering Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Waterloo, IA

    I worked at John Deere as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people there are really friendly. You can tell the company cares a lot about their employees. Hours can be flexible depending on the boss. Team building activities often payed for by Deere.

    Cons

    Because of Deere's size there is a lot of bureaucracy and it can take quite some time to get anything done. Although there is plenty of hoops to jump through people are generally pretty willing to help. In my experience their HR placement wasn't the best. I was put in a supply management role when my major is Mechanical Engineering. Be very clear about where you want to be placed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Little something. So I could look at other info

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer
    Current Employee - Test Engineer

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Easy going work environment that allows you to be productive

    Cons

    Waiting on others to figure out there problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Efficiency could be better. Tractor design is slightly underwhelming in some basic areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Would highly recommend working at John Deere.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Deere

    Pros

    They had great pay and benefits. They treat their employees well and always looking to expand your career.

    Cons

    Rely very much so on the agriculture market. Hiring freezes happen frequently and people sometimes get stuck in positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Quality Engineer Moline

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    The work and no idle time

    Cons

    The hours and the pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More time off

  8.  

    Student Intern

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    A well established company with a great mindset.

    Cons

    They're located in very small town.

  9.  

    Great company but may require hard physical work, fast pace, long hours, stress, and some frustrating situated at time.

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    Current Employee - Asembler Technician in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Asembler Technician in Dubuque, IA

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Bring a part of the union and all the great coworkers building the best equipment in the world. Holiday shut down, clean factory, and when the final product is finished it's a proud piece of satifaction.

    Cons

    Cipp equal more work less pay unrealistic line rates with amount of production workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your workers that build your products more instead of giving it to wallstreet fat cats.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Too many chiefs AND too many indians

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    Former Employee - Wage Pool Employee in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Wage Pool Employee in Waterloo, IA

    I worked at John Deere

    Pros

    Great benefits (insurance, profit sharing etc)

    Cons

    Low pay, in my opinion. No matching a person to a job based on skills. Move people around departments randomly whether they want to change jobs or not. Continued hiring many when numerous current employees had nothing to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire 6million people to fill 500 jobs. Promote from within. Stop completely ignoring wage people without even interviews for salary positions applied to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Marketing Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Deere

    Pros

    Great structure. Practical assignments. Great place to intern.

    Cons

    Old school hierarchy, but this is phasing out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more diversity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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