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John Deere Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "one of the best companies to work for with amazing work-life balance & open door environment" (in 220 reviews)

  • "Fantastic company that has excellent pay and benefits" (in 58 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance isn't promoted like it used to be" (in 41 reviews)

  • "I've experienced no cons so far" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "DEERE me!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company that is challenging and rewarding. Does have good benefits and good work environment. Great company to work for most of the time.

    Cons

    Typical work locations are in remote or less developed areas of the US, I.e. not located by or in large cities. Leadership is many times promoted too fast and can create issues for those with experience but not recognized for their capability.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to continue to coach the leadership that the people are the greatest asset the company has and not treat them like a rental car when they are progressing through their stops up the corporate ladder.


  2. "Supply Chain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company pays very well excellent bonus

    Cons

    Very long hours do the work of 2 people If you are a mid-career hire they are reluctant to accept ideas that you have seen work well at other companies. Was told my previous experience was worthless.

    Advice to Management

    Promote on abilities and accomplishments instead of networking

  3. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Culture
    Good Salary even for entry positins
    Quality
    Excellent environment
    Good benefits

    Cons

    They allow low performance by giving a lot of opportunities to you even if you are not performing well.


  4. "Good people, good company"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer II in Horicon, WI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer II in Horicon, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Good opportunity with large company.

    Cons

    Horicon not near metro. Wear many hats (responsibilities... and Deere hats :) )


  5. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    High emphasis on engineering innovation and development.

    Cons

    Strict top down management style stifles individual contribution. Managers and product leads don't share achievements and recognition with development teams, thereby stifling employee contribution and personal stake in the products.

    Advice to Management

    Look out for and listen to employees from every level and not just managers and product owners.


  6. "Forklift"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Days off, good breaks in between.

    Cons

    Some areas need more then two forklift drivers, some areas require more hands on.

    Advice to Management

    Forklift drivers need to payed more, they have a lot to do.


  7. "Engineering Part Time Student"

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    Current Employee - Student Software Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Student Software Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for the experience you bring. Abilities of students are respected and fostered.

    Cons

    Not all of the work is fulfilling.

  8. "Product test engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Career development is excellent. Pay is good. Clear leadership direction and transparency of company standing. Work arrangement flexibility.

    Cons

    Corporate processes slow down innovation and reduce productivity

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take care of your employees and you’ll continue to be successful as the employees will take care of the customers keeping the up the company’s current high performance


  9. "Employed for less than a year so far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Great experience with people that are dedicated to making the best products out there.

    Cons

    Work long hours some days, but it's worth it knowing what we are creating for our customers.


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Truly values their employees as resources

    Cons

    Main locations not in high valued living areas.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that non local employees don't want to live in the QCA.


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