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  • Work/life balance isn't promoted like it used to be (in 36 reviews)

  • Sometimes expected to work long hours without overtime pay (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Strong company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in East Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in East Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    With a lot of seniority you have job security, but until then you have to be prepared for layoffs. The work itself isn't hard but also not much of a challenge.

    Cons

    The company has a great business model but the industry is very cyclical. You'll have plenty of ups and downs.

    Advice to Management

    Management and hourly employees are all people. No need for the us and them. This applies to both sides.


  2. "Stop looking around and choose Deere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in East Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in East Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Deere as an intern and full time for a total of 6.5 years and I must say this is an amazing company to work for; the work you do has real meaning, you're connected with the customer, and you get to work with a great cross-functional team. Overall, Deere as a company has wonderful culture and ethics.

    Cons

    Too many meetings to make simple decisions and poor retention of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they're the greatest resource you have and know what changes need to be made to advance the business.

  3. "Networking/Mentoring"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in East Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in East Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong support for formal and informal mentors & networking
    Lots of development opportunities
    Job shadowing to learn what's out there
    EXCELLENT benefits & 401k matching

    Cons

    Lots of politics (as is the case at most employers)
    Surprising amount of "That's how it's always been done" mentality


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Good salary and benefits, few opportunities for advancement"

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    Current Employee - IT Infrastructure Analyst in East Moline, IL
    Current Employee - IT Infrastructure Analyst in East Moline, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Deere is one of the largest employers in the Quad Cities, and offers competitive salaries. It supports flexible work arrangements like telecommuting or compressed workweeks, and provides all employees a short-term incentive (STI) bonus.

    Cons

    Extremely conservative HR rules govern the hiring and promoting process, making it difficult to get ahead. Behavioral interviews can last upwards of three hours with multiple managers, even for internal job postings and intradepartmental promotions. Recognition for high achievers is lacking, and even pay raises are unusual.

    Advice to Management

    Jettison the archaic interviewing process. Reward high-performing employees with pay incentives and chances for advancement. Promote from within instead of hiring untested and unproven workers off the street.


  5. "Part Time Student"

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    Current Employee - IT Part Time Student in East Moline, IL
    Current Employee - IT Part Time Student in East Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay goes up as you progress through school. Tuition reimbursement. Easy schedule, great experience.

    Cons

    Work can become boring because not given enough. "Learning position" so there are no real benefits, and can be difficult to develop your career at Deere due to constraints on the position.

    Advice to Management

    Give us full time benefits!


  6. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in East Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in East Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management, Relaxed work place

    Cons

    Rigid in the technologies that can be used.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great Co-Workers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in East Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in East Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    All around great people to work with
    Healthy mix of people with and without Ag backgrounds but everyone is passionate about what they do
    I worked in R&D and it was great to have a company supportive of pursuing patents and recognize employees for their IP
    Training is great both inside and external
    Its nice to make a difference in something as important as trying to help feed the world

    Cons

    There are two ladders for advancement (like many companies) management and technology. Deere has not figured out how to reward those on a technology career path. It can be near impossible to advance on the technology ladder. Which is sad because agriculture only continues to grow with respect to technology, and a lot of incredibly talented technology people find themselves banging their heads on technology ceiling, only to stay there for long periods of time, or switch to the management ladder, or leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the technology ladder before all the people you've heavily invested in over the last decade leave for greener pastures.

  8. "Good place to work, but not real organized"

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    Former Employee - Lalborer in East Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Lalborer in East Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety is very important here.

    Cons

    Layoffs even after multiple years of employment.

    Advice to Management

    Get all managers on same page.


  9. "Project Manager."

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in East Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in East Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working conditions at the plant.

    Cons

    communication issues at the plant.

    Advice to Management

    Ask more questions on the interview.


  10. "professional, Safety oriented, good bosses"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Mig Welder in East Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Production Mig Welder in East Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good money, benefits, and work atmospher

    Cons

    high work load, stress, fast pace, no chance of promotion

    Advice to Management

    just looking for an opportunity, good work envirment .


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