Compare Alcoa vs John Deere BETA

See how John Deere vs. Alcoa compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Alcoa

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John Deere

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 830 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 2179 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Alcoa Ceo Roy Harvey
65%
65%Roy Harvey
CEO Approval
John Deere Ceo Samuel Allen
92%
92%Samuel Allen
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
% Recommend to a friend
84%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
47%
Positive Business Outlook
60%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Engineer23 Salaries
$65,957/yr
Intern17 Salaries
$3,756/mo
Project Manager6 Salaries
$88,632/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Product Engineer81 Salaries
$77,030/yr
Part-Time Student41 Salaries
$15/hr
Project Manager37 Salaries
$105,722/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 49 reviews)
"Oportunidade de"(in 32 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 94 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 85 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 44 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 25 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 55 reviews)
"Midwest"(in 51 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Human Resources Analyst

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

Pros

- Competitive pay, reasonable benefits - Lots of opportunity for internal movement - Good culture, which has resulted in the attainment of a lot of great employees (and the surprisingly swift... removal of toxic ones) - Corporate office has a great location and is a very pleasant environment - Recent changes are difficult but truly address many of the issues from the past - Performance is evaluated qualitatively, not quantitatively - Transparent leadership

Cons

Alcoa is a company in transition, still, and though the organization is moving itself in the right direction, it can really be a challenge to constantly work in a state of change and uncertainty.... Frequent shifting in the past few years has lead to the ouster of many tenured employees, leaving some people in positions for which they are not experts. This results in a reduction of much-needed efficiencies. One downside of the lack of traditional KPI-style performance management is that, at least up to this point, it has been hard for managers to make the case to get rid of poor performers based exclusively on performance. Diversity is a problem for the organization as a whole.

Advice to Management

Technology is the future. Support the teams in your organization who drive this the most, across all facets of the business. If you invest in something, be ready to go to bat for your employees who... are trying their best to support your initiatives and get the rest of the organization on board. If you don't, you are setting everyone up for failure. Commit!

Current Employee - Part-Time Student

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

Pros

Great experience and pay for students. Flexible work hours. Valuable work that is more than just "intern" work. People encourage each other to succeed. Deere sticks to its values.

Cons

Large company can be a pro and con.

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