John Deere Reviews

Updated March 29, 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
  • 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. Great.

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Student in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Part-Time Student in Johnston, IA

    I have been working at John Deere part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work Enviroment, Employees, Location, Compensation, Growth Potential.

    Cons

    No real cons, overall job can be repitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. My work experience at Deere has been a great experience. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Waterloo, IA

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

    Pros

    This company treats you like family. There is a very strong commitment to delivering quality and improving the process.

    Cons

    One of the biggest challenges is finding a good location to work. If you are not from that location some times it is very hard to adapt to the new location.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    awesome workplace & friendly culture. Alot of development

    Cons

    No really major cons...other than some area are hard for recent graduates.

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  5. The employees were treated wonderfully.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great working conditions, great benefits, everyone is very welcoming when you first start working here and everyone is willing to show you what needs to be done in order to be successful

    Cons

    I would have to say the only con was that I wasn't more involved in team-oriented projects, but it wasn't because of management, it was because of the projects I was working on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Great company to work for! They treat their employees well!

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Fuquay-Varina, NC

    I worked at John Deere

    Pros

    The people were great to work with. The environment was very friendly and the quality of work completed was great!

    Cons

    In order to move up far in the company, you have to move to the Midwest. Which is fine if you like the Midwest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue encouraging your employees to improve themselves and give them opportunities to shine. Training was well done with the company.

  7. Great company with traditional values

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    Current Employee - Supply Base Manager
    Current Employee - Supply Base Manager

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

    Pros

    Good pay and overall compensation. They constantly work on improving employee engagement. High performers generally get promoted. The culture is also very good

    Cons

    They could do a better job at getting rid of the bottom 10% of performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Waterloo, IA

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Every day was a new challenge and the people were very supportive and helpful. Impressive quality control procedures at manufacturing plants.

    Cons

    Deadlines were fairly strict at times, with lots of hoops to jump through to get simple tasks completed and signed off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an open mind and be flexible with the big picture when issues arise. Try to better understand what your direct reports have to go through to resolve these issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company. A little slow to move.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very good work life balance
    Very stable company
    Great travel opportunities if you're in the right position

    Cons

    Very slow to move. Almost sclerotic.
    Death by 1000 meetings
    Low salary for the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employees feel like they have a say in things and make it possible to get something accomplished without endless meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Excellent place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Cross-functional and global team environment, great salary and benefits, company provides opportunities for training, travel and additional education. R&D budgets are well funded. Very high expectations for product quality, reliability and meeting customer requirements. Co-workers are very helpful. Excellent employee retention rate.

    Cons

    The Ag and C&F business is cyclical. Even though Deere does a good job anticipating and reacting to market downturns, there are many pressures outside of Deere's control that affect the business (USDA Farm Bill, geopolitical relations, regulations, etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work in leading high-tech R&D for Ag equipment. Increase efforts to showcase the advanced technology included in your equipment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. Solid Engineering Leader

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Waterloo, IA

    I worked at John Deere

    Pros

    Very confident with designs, many projects, exciting projects

    Cons

    almost too large, can get lost in manager trees easily

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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