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"Great"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Container Management Specialty in Waterloo, IA
Current Employee - Container Management Specialty in Waterloo, IA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Departments are all working well together

Cons

Too many employees are contact so turnover is high

Advice to Management

Higher more real JD jobs.

Other Employee Reviews for John Deere

  1. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    John Deere is good to their employees. They offer competitive salaries and exceptional benefits. Most of my co-workers liked their jobs and were competent and pleasant to be around. People work hard but there is also a sense of work-life balance.

    The factory, R&D facilities, and proving grounds all on one site is a huge advantage but one that is only possible in an area where land is inexpensive.

    Well-recognized and well respected brand.

    Cons

    Sometimes management makes decisions that don't make sense to employees in order to please the shareholders. There is a lot of focus on value to the shareholders and somewhat less on value to the customer.

    Most offices (especially R&D) are located in small towns. It is difficult for them to draw in and retain young employees who are looking for a city environment.

    Advice to Management

    Great company. Wish I could have stayed.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Not what you kno, but who you know"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Engineer in East Moline, IL
    Current Contractor - Engineer in East Moline, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable, brand name, reasonable pay

    Cons

    A company where ageism is an unspoken policy
    Gray hair means you will most likely be working an off shift
    Organization is hopelessly over staffed in the salaried ranks people literally sit and do nothing for hours a day
    Only hiring 25 to 35 year olds in full time positions
    Look at the positive reviews, they're all interns, co-ops or new employees who know nothing
    They treat long time employees with distain and relegate them to off shifts to try to force early retirement
    Management is not enforcing policies and the UAW basically runs the operations.
    Contract employees are hired as "warm bodies" to staff the off shift positions that none of the young know nothing employees want

    Advice to Management

    Pray your company never has any real competition, for if it ever does you're doomed

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