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John Deere Manager Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  • Work/life balance varies by unit and manager (in 32 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great traditions, supportive culture, but new leaders are too focused on self promotion."

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    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive base pay, attractive variable compensation plan, and robust benefits. Company encourages and supports people taking career risks. Leadership has greatly improved financial stability, even in down times in the business cycle.

    Cons

    Very political organization and diversity has been heavily weighted in hiring and promotion decisions. Many senior leaders have been brought in from the outside from hotshot colleges and they seem to have more interest in their own careers than the careers of those under them.

    Advice to Management

    Start talking to your employees and taking a genuine interest in their careers and personal life.


  2. "Field employee."

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company. There are lots of job opportunities within the many divisions of Deere. Opportunity to work all over the country

    Cons

    There's very much a good old boys club still alive. They promote their inner circle and don't base it off of accomplishments. Very frustrating to crack into.

    Advice to Management

    Your pay structure needs to be revamped. People should be rewarded for the work they do not based off a grid.


  3. "Good company but lots of politics"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to develop across functions.

    Cons

    Politics. Lack of transparency from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and communicate openly more often.


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  5. "It's fine"

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    Current Employee - Account Credit Manager in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Account Credit Manager in Johnston, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People seem to love it here. Lot of loyal people been here for years. Great campus and facilities. Benefits are fine

    Cons

    Politics, completely who you know here. It's definitely hard to stand out unless you know someone higher up. Pay is low and they are slow to give raises unless you change jobs.


  6. "Great company, limited options"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate values are solid, products are well known and ingrained in American culture, good pay

    Cons

    Immense focus on shareholder value at the expense of employees, so much bureaucracy, very staid culture with a significant lack of diversity, upward mobility is very difficult

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk and don't just talk the talk when it comes to diversifying the work force and supporting flexible work arrangements. It's still a company for middle-aged white men even though corporately they are trying to change. You'll keep losing younger workers unless the culture changes.


  7. "Fantastic Company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    John Deere is a fantastic company to work for. They have great benefits and value their employees. I truly enjoyed working for the company and felt part of the team in all of my roles at John Deere.

    Cons

    As with any company there are politics that you have to navigate through.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to note that employees want the same things as managers. They want gratifying work, advancement and appreciation for the job they do.


  8. "Good work environment"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment and good opportunities for growth. Colleagues are good people to work with.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any at this time.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Deere full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stability, reputation, pay. 401k is good
    and flexible. Good coworkers. Lots of positions within company. Best fit if you are from the midwest.

    Cons

    Very hard to advance. I was lucky to break out into a coveted territory position. In any agricultural downturn company will cut employees focused on Turf products. Too much focus on shareholders and too little on the knowledge base. Many good folks left with the recent separations. No one retires, so no advancement for newer folks. Must relocate many times to prove yourself - but better not want to eventually put roots down anywhere, especially on the east coast.


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at John Deere are some of the best I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    To succeed at the company they expect you to move often - leaders often have moved 5+ times over their career.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to offer career progression without having to relocate


  11. "Materials Project Manager, Worldwide Ag Division"

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    Former Employee - Materials Project Manager in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Materials Project Manager in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent career opportunities. Global & the culture reflects its people

    Cons

    Zero....I retired earlier than planned due to family reason and moved to Marana/Oro Valley AR

    Advice to Management

    Grow the USA platform & keep duplicating them around the world