John Deere

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John Deere Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
479 Reviews

3.9
479 Reviews
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John Deere Chairman & CEO Samuel Allen
Samuel Allen
246 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Seems to promote a work life balance-there are quite a few married couples here (in 55 reviews)

  • Decent pay and benefits, relaxed work enviroment (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack diversity, work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Lots of middle management, navigating of bureaucratic meetings-oriented matrix culture (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Time off love my days

    Cons

    I hate the factory work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  2.  

    Excellent Employer

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

    Pros

    Great room for advancement. Great ethics. Job Security

    Cons

    Training is poor.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, I feel I learned a lot, however I wasn't able to accomplish a lot

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Waterloo, IA

    Pros

    Good pay and compensation
    Great atmosphere
    Good values
    Lots of opportunities to move and experience new things. Overall good company to work for

    Cons

    Corporate structure that is needed for a large company. Not as much my style as a smaller company where more responsibility is given

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I have enjoyed working at John Deere for the past 12 years.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Waterloo, IA

    Pros

    Wages and benefits great. Supervisors work with you when needed.

    Cons

    Variable work hours but manageable. Sometimes weekends are required but only have to work 3 in a row. 4th weekend always off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good place to wori

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    talking to the customers, benefits are good

    Cons

    lots of walking from one end of the store to another

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be patient with new employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is a great company to work for. Excellent leadership and great opportunities for every job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Team Lead  in  Moline, IL
    Current Employee - IT Team Lead in Moline, IL

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for. Excellent leadership and great opportunities for every job

    Cons

    More work but rewarded for their hardwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leadership and thanks for making employees happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Why would you ever leave?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FDP  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - FDP in Des Moines, IA

    Pros

    FDP position: High pay, 2 days per week working from home, easy to network with high management, opportunities for factory exposure, great office atmosphere, fantastic benefits, top tier 401k

    Cons

    High responsibilities, some long nights at the end of the month, slow email replies from others, many projects to juggle. Not a job for the lazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Developing a new orientation program for new employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great work place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer II  in  Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer II in Davenport, IA

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities for growth. The company will pay for training and encourages continuous education. Salaries are great and for the most part there is a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    You can get into positions where you work a lot of hours and don't get overtime pay or even comp time.
    Working as an engineer is difficult because there are people with no engineering background working as engineers so it's hard to convey information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsourcing to India is a big mistake. Most of the work done in India has to be revised in the US anyway and it creates more work than it would have been in the first place. Communication is extremely difficult with the folks in India. Phone meetings and emails do not seem to have enough power to help them understand projects; they will just do what they think is correct. Most of the time they are wrong.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stable, Good benefits, diversity problem

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company is Stable.
    Good Short Term and Long Term bonuses.
    Technical work is not hugely complex.
    More emphasis on QA.

    Cons

    Big Diversity and Inclusion problem.
    Hard to establish new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be more diverse and inclusive from the heart, not just put that in the performance review for paper work purpose.
    Make sure, yearly review and performance review are maintained in reality in concert with what's written in the company's policy.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Satisfied

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

    Pros

    Great benifits , leadership and easier to maintain work -life balance.

    Cons

    career opportunities are less for an engineer to progress in the organization .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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