John Deere

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John Deere Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
607 Reviews
3.7
607 Reviews
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John Deere Chairman & CEO Samuel Allen
Samuel Allen
306 Ratings

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.  

    Intern Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Moline, IL

    I worked at John Deere full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, dynamic training program, opportunities to excel, generous pay, flexible hours

    Cons

    Geographical options for employment after internship

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part-Time Student in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Part-Time Student in Waterloo, IA

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    I had a wonderful time working in the part-time student program. It gave me great real-world experience while I was still in school.

    Cons

    I was unable to secure full-time employment after this position because the company was experiencing a hiring freeze.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    The stability in the company is really good.

    Cons

    This company still uses some legacy tools in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest taking inputs from the team members who are actually responsible for implementation. Good management though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer Intern in the Engine Controls Unit Group

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Waterloo, IA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Waterloo, IA

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

    Pros

    Everyone at John Deere was extremely helpful and genuine. As an intern, provided various training opportunities (week long GD&T training, Diesel engine basics course, etc) that really enriched the experience.

    Cons

    Waterloo, IA doesnt have much going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep running the intern program this same way!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic Internship with many lessons learned

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Product Engineering Intern in Waterloo, IA
    Former Intern - Product Engineering Intern in Waterloo, IA

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

    Pros

    Met a lot of great people, the job was enjoyable and I was able to learn a lot. It was a great opportunity.

    Cons

    Mostly all desk work and wasn't a great project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Hard Work Okay Pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Tampa, FL
    Former Intern - Intern in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    The Managers were pretty understanding of college schedules

    Cons

    Very Physically demanding work was required for relatively low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you can't pay your workers twice the minimum wage you're doing something wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for. Conservative for the most part.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Good culture, benefits, work life balance.

    Cons

    Most locations in the Midwest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Part-Time student

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Good-work life balance., Good training

    Cons

    Compesation, Fluctuations in Ag markets has huge impact on company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Ankeny, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Ankeny, IA

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits & Salary
    Passionate People
    Meaningful Work
    Flexibility
    Career Growth
    International Company

    Cons

    Work Over 40 Hrs/Wk
    Management Heavy
    Political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to let underperformers go. It's said to be almost impossible to be fired from Deere. Maintain work flexibility options (part-time, flex time, etc) even when in a downturn.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Tool Designer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Waterloo, IA

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Very organized company. Very good database and design software. Very good machining facilities. Very helpful employees. Very good mentoring and training.

    Cons

    Too many lay offs due to poor profits in 2014 and 2015.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall good company to work for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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