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"Mfg Engr Ankeny"

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Former Employee - Mfg Engineer in Ankeny, IA
Former Employee - Mfg Engineer in Ankeny, IA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I worked at John Deere full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Fair pay and benefits. Lots of resources available. Good training opportunities.

Cons

Management at Ankeny was the worst I have encountered. Management by intimidation. Good old boy network was alive. Lean manufacturing was just for show, would do just enough to cover the audit. I would hope management has changed since I left. Ankany was always at the bottom of the internal employee satisfaction survey.

Advice to Management

Let your employees think for themselves. Most of management would should retire

Other Employee Reviews for John Deere

  1. "Better than most"

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    Current Employee - Field Service in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Field Service in Waterloo, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits & bonuses. Vacation time is generous.

    Cons

    They preach work-life balance. Did you notice in that sentence work is first? It's not a coincidence.

    Advice to Management

    Let your engineers do what they are paid to do. Keep an eye on low level managers, some of them are out of control. Sometimes it's not micro-managing, it's pico-managing!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not what iit first appeared to be"

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    Former Contractor - Customer Service in Madison, WI
    Former Contractor - Customer Service in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice training program, great follow up to help achieve superior customer service.

    Cons

    Company thinks little of retaining loyal employees. Tends to lay off perm workers and temp staff frequently to rehire later at a lessor rate. Horrible insurance package for the amount of money the company brings in. Insurance benefits are set for young people who never have to go to doctor and too expensive for those who do.

    Advice to Management

    Like many companies, corporate profit is more important than what original founder set company to be.


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