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"Good program that needs some work"

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Former Employee - Engineering Development Program Engineer in Cedar Falls, IA
Former Employee - Engineering Development Program Engineer in Cedar Falls, IA
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Stable company, opportunity for movement/advancement within the company, good pay, great benefits, good people working there, good employee discounts, good working conditions, effective use of technology

Cons

Management doesn't like to accept change, geographic locations less than ideal, very divided workforce (union, older engineers, etc.), lack of good knowledge transfer, conservative

Advice to Management

Listen to the younger engineers and employees, they will soon be higher up in the company and calling the shots, best avoid a harsh transition

Other Employee Reviews for John Deere

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic place to work, but management looks like an old-folks home."

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    Former Employee - Manager, Business Development in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Manager, Business Development in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Deere has best in class business process and people who are smart and professional. This is not some old-tractor business with a good-old-boy network.

    Working at Deere is an education into how business is done right. Optimal economics, highest ethical standards.

    Cons

    There are a lot of guys waiting to retire in the next ten years that aren't going anywhere fast. Promotion is limited if you are in your 30s and mid career. They struggle giving good jobs to high performers when an older guy feels like he earned it and has waited longer. It creates a culture where young, high performers have to wait around a lot for promotions that would come faster in a more dynamic management company.

    Advice to Management

    Please be willing to do more to promote the young, strong bench strength at Deere. If you don't, your best talent will walk out the door before all the old guys retire.


  2. "Overall good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in East Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in East Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance, career development, benefits, career mobility

    Cons

    Locations, locations, locations, unless you prefer a small/medium size town atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on the foreign growth opportunities

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