John Deere

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John Deere Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
582 Reviews
3.7
582 Reviews
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John Deere Chairman & CEO Samuel Allen
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent work environment and people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Waterloo, IA

    I worked at John Deere as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    As a design engineer it is great to have all of the aspects from design to build all in the same building or in some cases, very local.

    Cons

    I have only one grievance. My supervisor was and probably still is, the worst manager I had ever worked for in my 25 year career. He was lazy, obtuse, narcissistic and a bully to the employees that felt their job was in jeopardy. I myself did not tolerate his abuse and stood up to him on every occasion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to be very careful who you try to intimidate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Deere

    Pros

    Company Culture great, and continues to get better

    Cons

    There are really no bad parts of working for this company

  3.  

    Good company lonly location

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Intern in Waterloo, IA

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

    Pros

    local reputation and low cost area

    Cons

    middle of nowhere. need a lot of driving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Innovative projects and a warm workplace culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    I work on a great project along side very intelligent and friendly colleagues. The manger was very personable and gave me great advises.

    Cons

    Policy limits visa sponsorship for foreign nationals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good pay & the benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Good pay / benefits. Union helps out sometimes

    Cons

    Layoffs, some employees don't like to work

  7.  

    Love the JD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Student in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Part Time Student in Dallas, TX

    I worked at John Deere part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Value, Resources, Pay, Flexible, PTO

    Cons

    Don't listen to employees, out of touch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to peeps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Marketing Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, benefits, time-off, training opportunities, and promotion opportunities. For the most part, the fellow employees are really good salt of the earth people.

    Cons

    As with any large company, politics sometimes get in the way of good judgement. Depending on your job, travel is a little excessive. Also, to move up in the company, you must be willing to relocate to some non-desirable locations and move every couple of years.

    Deere is a large company and a little slow to react at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rely on outside influences so much and never turn your back on your dealer organization. They are a prime reason that the company does so well. Products are not that bad either.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Contingent Positions Are Awful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Falls, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Falls, IA

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

    Pros

    None to speak of at this time.

    Cons

    The way contingent works are treated is completely UNethical at the Cedar Falls location, the Product Engineering Center.

  10.  

    Great Company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    Promote from within
    Salary
    Educational Opportunities
    Great Work Life balance Opportunities

    Cons

    Very big company-can be tough to feel important

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Ethics
    Values of company
    benifits
    work life balance is good if you are working in tech center

    Cons

    office culture depends on which location you are
    low level politics
    promotions are not based on your work
    no work life balance for people working in factories

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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