John Deere Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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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
  • 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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  1. Design engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Fun projects and good experiences

    Cons

    Corporate policies and red tape

    Advice to Management

    Good job

  2. Supply Chain

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Deere

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Alot of room for advancement

    Cons

    Corporate politics at times can leave you feeling like a number.

  3. Power Train Design Engineering Intern

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at John Deere as an intern

    Pros

    Great people to work with, immediate responsibility, experience giving presentations to senior management, good pay.

    Cons

    Can't do anything on production floor because of union.

    Advice to Management

    Great company.

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  5. Credit manager

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    Former Employee - ACM in Johnston, IA
    Former Employee - ACM in Johnston, IA

    I worked at John Deere full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and environment

    Cons

    Middle management is very weak

    Advice to Management

    Hire leaders instead of managers

  6. Helpful (1)

    Worked with the company since a long time

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Moline, IL

    I worked at John Deere full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very ethical, technical savvy, some of the best people to work with, world leaders in agriculture and has a history of being a proven leader in the industry.

    Cons

    Sometimes senior management tends to ignore the needs of the employees. Compensation and benefits is one area which hampers the scene.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the work done by employees on regular basis so as to maintain a feel good factor in the work enviornment.

  7. Greatness

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Deere

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Having a job I cant complain

    Cons

    None.... I loved this job thanks

  8. Business Development

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    Current Employee - Manager, Business Development in Bettendorf, IA
    Current Employee - Manager, Business Development in Bettendorf, IA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great values and leadership vision

    Cons

    Hard to advance beyond manager level, secret selection process.

    Advice to Management

    Be far more open to how professionals can advance beyond manager roles and what it takes to become a leader.

  9. An old guard company trying to modernize into the future.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Moline, IL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A leader in it largest business segment, with a strong Brand and generally good growth potential.

    Cons

    Changed from a hard working family culture to an ROI-based culture. Very "corporate", extremely politically correct. Politics at various levels are thick. The diversity goals and objectives are over-the-top.

    Advice to Management

    Employee surveys are good, but conducting them so often begins to diminish the results.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Assy. Tech

    Former Employee - ASSY TECH in Grovetown, GA
    Former Employee - ASSY TECH in Grovetown, GA

    I worked at John Deere

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady Work, good benefits, pay

    Cons

    Too many temp employees vs permanent

    Advice to Management

    Keep permanent employees instead of Temps

  11. Product Engineer 2

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Starting to forget why I stay. Better than many alternatives, but nothing to endorse. I suppose I could say we're sincere about pleasing customers.

    Cons

    Internal integrity is awful. I've been here 12 years and no HR/morale/reward/recognition promise has ever been kept. Not one. I have received my share of awards and patents and am a senior-staff level engineer by every measure......except pay grade. HR finally admits that 71% of all engineering jobs are entry level (by pay grade at least). Which means the remainder can not be awarded by merit. How can a kid with 2 yrs experience make as much as an industry recognized expert with 15 yrs?

    Advice to Management

    Read Dilbert. It's embarrassing.

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