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"Stepping Stone"

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Current Employee - IT Part Time Student in Milan, IL
Current Employee - IT Part Time Student in Milan, IL
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at John Deere part-time (More than a year)

Pros

wonderful people with good hearts, the company has a desire to retain employees and to provide the opportunity to grow (full tuition coverage for Grad School and grants for undergrad students)

Cons

Very difficult to move up or around - stuck, mentorship is lacking

Advice to Management

schedule one on one's with employees that are truly one on one's (my mentor was allowed to always sit in which didn't allow me the opportunity to voice my opinion about what was truly going on with my mentor)

Other Employee Reviews for John Deere

  1. "Good paying job"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Horicon, WI
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Horicon, WI

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

    Pros

    Good paying job for coming out of college

    Cons

    Very traditional environment
    Didn't seem forward moving with work - balance flexiblity


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    "Tries to do the right thing but out of its depth"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Moline, IL

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

    Pros

    Deere management demonstrates integrity and earnest action. Eventually, they always seem to land in the right place. Deere promotes from within almost without exception and tries to treat employees fairly. The company is flexible with employees, trains managers well, and pays well.

    Cons

    Despite what many think, Deere is not an engineers' company. Management most often has an Accounting background. This fact, coupled with its Midwestern heritage and the need to maintain large factories and dealer networks, creates a firm that is suspicious of new ideas. What passes as innovation at Deere can usually be found in a decade old textbook. Strategy is non-existent, formulated as a profit objective.
    Luckily for Deere, it owns the goose that laid the golden egg. It operates in a profitable sector and over time has developed certain assets like its brand that continue to pay handsome dividends.
    As a result, getting ahead at Deere is being the kind of person who maintains things rather than changes them, a person who builds slowly and carefully as part of a large team, rather than a doer who executes brilliant solutions. Think charismatic ex-football player who majored in Accounting and grew up on a farm, and you got the perfect Deere employee. If you know this going in, Deere is good. If you fight this mentality, good luck to you.

    Advice to Management

    Your markets are changing. You need to create a culture where new and even uncomfortable ideas can be talked about openly without risking a career limiting move. Not too far in the distant future, you will find that the right career limiter should be on those who are too quiet, those who seek to maintain consensus too often, rather than those who can think quickly and pursue challenging solutions.

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