John Deere Reviews

Updated March 29, 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. 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. excellent company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    company focus on people and business;

    Cons

    no new project , mainly on enhancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring R&D work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 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.

  6. 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
  7. Awful for software and diverse people at C&F Division

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Testers in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Testers in Dubuque, IA

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits for engineers.

    Cons

    Awful facilities.
    Does not value diversity. If you are a minority you are treated like garbage.
    No recognition for software design or testing.
    No promotion until you're there for >5 years
    They will dump more responsibility on you without increasing salary or grade.
    Too many good ole boys networks.
    Lots of overtime hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some better people skills. Just because you have an engineering degree and a MBA != you are a great manager or have great people skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 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.

  9. 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
  10. Great place to work to entire level

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Opportunity to learn
    Personal Growth
    Value based organization

    Cons

    Need to focus upon employee engagement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good company to Settle down

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    One can traverse across various Technologies

    Cons

    Slow Moving company ,one can make it better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify talent, Effective management can make it possible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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