John Deere Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
531 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 69 reviews)

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


Cons
  • no work life balance for people working in factories (in 13 reviews)

  • Lots of middle management, navigating of bureaucratic meetings-oriented matrix culture (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Deere has a great work life balance. The values within the company are strong and just not words on a wall. John Deere will pay for training and help you through processes in which you are not experienced.

    Cons

    Had to reach out to for additional projects

  2.  

    Awesome

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forklift in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Forklift in Augusta, GA

    I worked at John Deere part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay,work, environment are great swing shift safety

    Cons

    Heat and warehouse Long hours weather conditions a lot of. Noise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Design Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Moline, IL

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

    Pros

    Good policies,good people, great benefits,good learning,challenging

    Cons

    Dependent on Ag market,presence in Mid west only in USA,more process oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Supply Chain Management Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Management Intern in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Supply Management Intern in Dubuque, IA

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture.
    Flexible work hours.
    Actual real world projects to work on.
    ability to job shadow/learn about different job positions

    Cons

    Many of the internships and jobs are located in the Mid-West. This is not necessarily a bad thing. However, it is something to keep in mind for career advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern: excellent work environment with engaging work and employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineering Intern in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Product Engineering Intern in Urbandale, IA

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

    Pros

    - Friendly coworkers
    - Opportunity to do work that provides value to the company
    - Good pay

    John Deere is a company that takes pride in its work, and even moreso in its employees. It's a huge melting pot filled with smart and engaging people. I was never bored nor did I feel like I was doing "paper pushing" type work. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the company!

    Cons

    - Not too many opportunities to network with other Interns outside of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Internship

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

    I have been working at John Deere as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very laid back environment, friendly, and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Not a high salary for post grad school employees unless your with IT and the locations are usually in rural areas. Also they organization believes in working your way to the top regardless of your credentials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand the scope of who are allowed in the leadership program, it is too limited and will not allow many diverse candidates opportunities to become leaders in the organization.

  8.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager
    Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Values employees, high level of integrity. Great pay and benefits. Access to training and development opportunities. Increased focus on work/ life balance in recent years.

    Cons

    Very conservative company. Highly process oriented which can be inefficient. Challenging to advance if unable to relocate.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for. I retired after 30 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CNC Trainer in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - CNC Trainer in Dubuque, IA

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

    Pros

    Clean, great benefits, great team work between management and union..

    Cons

    none, this is a great company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your retires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was an outstanding learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Milan, IL
    Former Employee - Facilities Engineer in Milan, IL

    I worked at John Deere part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Outstanding experience, good mentoring, good pay

    Cons

    to many hours required for part time students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent work environment and people

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

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

    Pros

    As a design engineer it is great to have all of the aspects from design to build all in the same building or in some cases, very local.

    Cons

    I have only one grievance. My supervisor was and probably still is, the worst manager I had ever worked for in my 25 year career. He was lazy, obtuse, narcissistic and a bully to the employees that felt their job was in jeopardy. I myself did not tolerate his abuse and stood up to him on every occasion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to be very careful who you try to intimidate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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