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"Steeped in Politics and Old Management Styles"

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Former Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Moline, IL
Former Employee - Infrastructure Analyst in Moline, IL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good reputation in community, decent benefits, stable company, good bonuses in good years, senior management reliable, retirement benefits still available in reduced form

Cons

Lipservice to employees, no development tracks, political nightmare especially in corporate environment, poor middle management...too much concern for own preservation and advancement, not open to new ideas, micro-management, no real rewards for a job well done

Advice to Management

Put employees back on the priority list with the shareholders, quit moving inadequate middle managers around, reward good talent and good work ethic, listen to your employees

Other Employee Reviews for John Deere

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hit and Miss at Deere......"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent compensation, benefits and bonuses resulting in high retention rate.High regard for work life balance, a good place to work for women. Lots of training and paid continuing education.

    Cons

    Highly resistant to change processes and operating philosophy, bloated organizational structure, making it very difficult to get things done. Departments are siloed and not collaborative. Aligned teamwork highly touted but really relates to goal planning and alignment, top to bottom not true teamwork.

    Poor performers are not dealt with and passively accepted. Highly competent, motivated, progressive thinkers, and high achievers will not thrive in the Deere culture and be miserable unless they are willing to conform.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the organization, truly attack the waste and get rid of the non performers. This is a great company that could be greater. Take stock of the true performers in your organization not those who are in the "network". Infuse thinkers and management from outside of Deere into the senior level positions and stop cloning new blood to be like the old blood.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Honest management, honest co-workers; rewarding career for those who want to help the company improve"

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    Current Employee - IT/General in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - IT/General in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    John Deere doesn't have all the best processes and systems in place; some of the supporting technology is superb and some is nearly primitive; and sometimes Deere is frustratingly slow to act on innovative ideas. But management does walk the talk. For instance, when you hear about some new initiative, you actually SEE people getting hired or moved around to support it. That's not the case everywhere.

    Cons

    Career motion is still happening, but in the lower rungs (e.g., recent college graduates), it seems to have slowed down. Fewer job postings to apply to. You need to network more or carve your own niche.

    Advice to Management

    I've worked at several other places before Deere. Nowhere else did workers and middle management admire their senior leadership so much. There is an almost unbelievable amount of care and enthusiasm here, which extends not just toward Deere but also toward its management. Definitely a culture worth preserving and protecting. Keep up the good work!

    (Note to GlassDoor - Sam Allen, not Bob Lane, is now leading John Deere.)

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