John Deere Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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John Deere Chairman & CEO Samuel Allen
Samuel Allen
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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
  • no work life balance for people working in factories (in 16 reviews)

  • Casual and lethargic middle management (in 13 reviews)

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  1. John Deere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Stable well-managed company that will be around many more years. Opportunities to move between divisions and regions.

    Cons

    Sometimes working in a big company, things move a bit slower.


  2. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides exposure to a global environment and cultural experiences through travel and employee diversity. Excellent pay and benefits. How you attain the results are as important as the results themselves; a very honorable company.

    Cons

    There isn't a consistent management style which can be unsettling and exciting at the same time. The organizational structure is very hierarchial.

    Advice to Management

    Satisfied employees are more productive.


  3. Engineer intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Only con is this particular facility was not close to very many activities or things to do.


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  5. Finance

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    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice people, strong morals, good products

    Cons

    HQ location is bad, should be more room to climb corp ladder

    Advice to Management

    promote


  6. Part-Time Student, Communications Department

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Falls, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Falls, IA

    I worked at John Deere (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Successful company with many great benefits. I held a part-time student position in the Communications department and was able to help out with large company events. Pay and benefits were great.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any downsides to working at John Deere. Great place to learn professionalism.


  7. Software Developer

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    Current Employee - Consultant in East Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in East Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management, Relaxed work place

    Cons

    Rigid in the technologies that can be used.


  8. Accounting Intern

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    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Waterloo, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked how there was a Great Social Aspect of Internship, I was also Given meaningful projects, and there was a great work life balance. Once I got out of work, I didn't think about work anymore. Low stress job.

    Cons

    The major downside was that it was located in a small town and there wasn't much to do outside of being at the bars. A lot of my projects were very mundane work.


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    Excellent company to retire from

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    Current Employee - IT Early Development Program in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - IT Early Development Program in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent family/ work life balance. Excellent work environment. Lots of opportunities for advancement and training. Excellent benefits. Excellent communication between management and employee.

    Cons

    None for John Deere only that it is located in Moline, IL and IL is broke. I would advise to live on the Iowa side as I did. School districts to consider are Bettendorf or Pleasant Valley--Best schools

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  10. Manufacturing Engineer Co-op

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ton of work to comple

    Cons

    None that I can think of besides the locations.


  11. Good company. Locations not for everyone.

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    Current Employee - Performance Analyst in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Performance Analyst in Waterloo, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good management, and good culture overall. Pay seems competitive. Very good 401k match. Work is satisfying, challenging, and has relatively low stress/pressure. Management and senior employees seem very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Benefits are average. Very high deductible insurance plan (although there is an HSA). Locations are mainly in smaller towns/cities and are not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Good management overall. Typically very supportive of development, and frequent (6-month) performance reviews are held for two-way feedback.



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