- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Construction and Forestry (C&F) is the Worst Division at Deere to Work forMay 31, 2017 - Engineer in Dubuque, IARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
None, I haven't seen any.
John Deere is overall a good company, but the Construction and Forestry (C&F) division has one of the most racist cultures among Deere's divisions. I have worked for other divisions and they are not even comparable with the C&F division. Since Deere's main core business is in the agriculture industry and as they don't have a good market standpoint in the construction industry, the working environment here is completely different. They are struggling to have a strong profit share and would put all the pressure for beating the competition in the construction industry (with leading companies like CAT, CNH, Volvo, etc.) on young engineers. They think they are the best in the world and would say this every day to new hires and make them feel they are working for the best company in the world. If you want to work here be prepared for a harsh and unprofessional work environment. You would feel like you are stuck in a jail (both in work and location). 1. Lack of diversity 2. No work/life balance 3. Micromanagement is a favorite attitude for managers in here 4. Location is horrible (especially if you are non-white American) 5. Gossips flying all around the company 6. Unreasonable deadlines for projects 7. Discrimination based on your skin color 8. No career growth (you have to stay here for maybe a decade to get a promotion) 9. Threat for being terminated from management 10. HR is not any help to the employees at all 11. Very very old school 12. Lack of investment in employees (They can be very cheap and greedy in training and travels)Continue reading
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GodMar 25, 2023 - Social Media Manager in Culver City, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good job great experience super nice
Long hours tedious work tiring but
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Nepotism at its finestFeb 24, 2023 - Manufacturing Engineer in Waterloo, IARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Decent salary and benefits for the area.
Nepotism plays a big role in filling job roles. Value experience far more than education. Manager’s opinions are emphasized higher than your own experience when applying. Turnover is high from employees becoming burnt out from wearing more than one hat. Gaslight employees into doing work out of your scope to get higher performance ratings. No accountability for bad managers, so people quiet quit for better managers. If you don’t fit into the toxic work culture, you will stand out. Even though they have DEI and safe space trainings, you are not valued if you go against the grain. Very hard to collaborate with arrogant one track minded engineers who never had to compromise. Operations runs very poorly and is the biggest inefficiency of the business while they shrink capital for new equipment. Only some managers knew how to manage people while most were incompetent and were milquetoast puppets.Continue reading