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John Deere Moline Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  • Work/life balance isn't promoted like it used to be (in 33 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Awesome"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Accounting in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great development of people, strong alignment of goals between leadership and different groups, and great managers. A very standardized company which I feel leads to less disorganization that companies I've been in where it is highly disorganized due to no standardization. Lastly, it was a company where you as an individual contributor felt very valued.

    Cons

    Most manufacturing locations are in small towns so if your not a small town person or middle western type individual you should pass on the company. The only con I had was with the health insurance as Deere only offers a HDHP.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the strong guidance and focus on the people


  2. "Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    good work life balance and decent pay. Great employer match for 401k

    Cons

    less opportunities for growth. To grow you need to know right people

    Advice to Management

    manage assets


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A good company"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Moline, IL

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

    Pros

    Offer extensive training
    Offer great perks
    Opportunity for growth
    Good team
    work-life balance

    Cons

    Fast paced
    Management don't work on feedback

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Strong company"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Moline, IL

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

    Pros

    benefits is excellent. esp 401k

    Cons

    Location..too cold. winters are brutal there


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Rigid, inflexible management and few opportunities for advancement"

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    Former Employee - IT Infrastructure Analyst III in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - IT Infrastructure Analyst III in Moline, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good 401(k) matching, decent insurance plan, lots of perks for those working at corporate.

    Cons

    Promotions are not a thing, really. If you want advancement, you will need to apply for a new position and undergo the same rigorous screening process as someone off the street - even for a higher pay grade in your own department! Performance management is not taken seriously, and the incentive bonus structure has been eroding for years. I took an early retirement severance package because this company is on a downward trajectory.


  7. "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.


  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "Great company to contract for"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Moline, IL
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    • Work / Life Balance
    • Excellent and respectful coworkers
    • Growth-centric environment

    Cons

    • Took some time to build trust as a contractor, but it worked out in the end.


  11. "Control Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, care for employee development, a lot to learn

    Cons

    hard to get promotion, things move slow


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