John Deere

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John Deere Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
562 Reviews
3.7
562 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.  

    Awful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Parts Coordinator in Milan, IL
    Former Employee - Parts Coordinator in Milan, IL

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

    Pros

    The salary is ok. They have fun activities for employees

    Cons

    Intolerante and racist. The workplace can be very unfriendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope they appreciate honesty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    John Deere Management Matrix

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company offers competitive benefits with a nice end of year bonus. The company is stable with few layoffs for salaried staff.

    Cons

    Unless you work near the HQ in Moline, Il, you need to be willing to move to have good advancement opportunities.
    They use a matrix organization for many people in the company. In my experience this resulted in having very little contact with my main manager, and feeling like an outsider in the group I was assigned to. I've had very little support in understanding my job responsibilities with management expecting me to figure it out on my own. This was made more difficult due to the fact they do not have standard processes/procedures for employees to follow. I started at Deere mid-career so others who have been at Deere since the start of their career have a better idea of what needs to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster a better relationship between manager 1's and their direct reports. Develop standard process for employees to follow to ensure a consistent design process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company!

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Nice place to work.

    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    The people, both peers, as well as, supervisor's are all professional yet personable. Easy environment. You work hard but the rewards are worth it.

    Cons

    To be honest with you I can't think of any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunities working for a global company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Moline, IL

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

    Pros

    Working with global teams and opportunity for those who show initiative.

    Cons

    With a large company that is over 175 years old, things can move slowly and there can be a lot of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    senior manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere as a contractor

    Pros

    it is a good place to work.

    Cons

    it is a good place to work.

  8.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere

    Pros

    Time off love my days

    Cons

    I hate the factory work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  9.  

    Excellent Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Great room for advancement. Great ethics. Job Security

    Cons

    Training is poor.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, I feel I learned a lot, however I wasn't able to accomplish a lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Waterloo, IA

    I worked at John Deere as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and compensation
    Great atmosphere
    Good values
    Lots of opportunities to move and experience new things. Overall good company to work for

    Cons

    Corporate structure that is needed for a large company. Not as much my style as a smaller company where more responsibility is given

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I have enjoyed working at John Deere for the past 12 years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Waterloo, IA

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

    Pros

    Wages and benefits great. Supervisors work with you when needed.

    Cons

    Variable work hours but manageable. Sometimes weekends are required but only have to work 3 in a row. 4th weekend always off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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