John Deere Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
484 Reviews

3.9
484 Reviews
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John Deere Chairman & CEO Samuel Allen
Samuel Allen
248 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.  

    Some Good, Some Bad

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Silvis, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Silvis, IL

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

    Pros

    They take care of their employees. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Software teams are second class citizens here.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stable, Good benefits, diversity problem

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Deere

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Why would you ever leave?

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    Current Employee - FDP  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - FDP in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at John Deere full-time for less than a year

    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
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  5.  

    Satisfied

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Moline, IL

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

    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
  6.  

    John Deere is a great company to work for. Only problem is that there's nothing to do in Iowa.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    John Deere is a great company to work for. Plus they take care of their employees.

    Cons

    In some divisions of Deere some management needs to take managerial classes or be demoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to vetting their managers to weed out the the ones that should not be in that position.

  7.  

    Exceptional Performance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Pays well. Good benefits. Vacation time good. Stake and professional company. There are a lot of good things about this company.

    Cons

    More than 45 hours of work required to remain in good standing. Exceptional work always required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage.

  8.  

    Great atmoshpere

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    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer  in  Thibodaux, LA
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Thibodaux, LA

    I have been working at John Deere as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Laid back attitude, but professional. Team oriented.

    Cons

    The location of the plant in Louisiana is not the best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I am a part time student at John Deere; I find my job extremely beneficial and rewarding.

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

    I have been working at John Deere part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is a good benefits package available to college students including health and a 401k with a generous company match. They treat their students very well and it is an extremely flexible position. You won't make tons of money quickly, but there is a steady income that is a nice supplement to assist in paying for college.

    Cons

    Need to be available year round.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    nice co.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Deere part-time

    Pros

    very friendly people who occupy there

    Cons

    not the best salary, IBM is much better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    fullfilling life changing experience

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    Former Employee - Assembler
    Former Employee - Assembler

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

    Pros

    benefits are second to none and money is good

    Cons

    you are just a number in a place where the union protects the weak and the unwilling to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize your loyal employees who show up on a daily basis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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