John Deere Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great Work Environment, Work Life Balance(in 130 reviews)

  • "friendly good pay remote work available(in 121 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance needs to be addressed to limit amount of overtime and weekends that are required to work each month(in 66 reviews)

  • "Most locations are in the midwest(in 56 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years
      Featured Review

      Product engineer

      May 30, 2020 - Product Engineer in Waterloo, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      a lot of cross training and exposure to multiple functions

      Cons

      wasn't a technical path for advancement at the time I was there

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company to work for!

      May 5, 2021 - Order Fulfillment Manager in Moline, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunity to advance in the company

      Cons

      reorganization and restructuring happen often

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Company, Good Morals, Work Load and Work/Life balance can suffer

      Apr 19, 2021 - Manufacturing Engineer in Davenport, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Company Good morals A lot of really good people work for this company (helpful and put people first) A lot of good leadership (some not so great) Competitive pay Can usually expect end of year bonus of some sort Company focus on tech and development Option to travel depending on position Employees encouraged to rotate jobs every few years if desired (good development opportunities) Wide range of factories, equipment, machines, functional teams Good chance of there being something of interest for everybody Very Very healthy business right now

      Cons

      Work life balance can suffer depending on job Sometimes work load is stretched too thin across too few of folks Not many locations out side of midwest Union based factory can get tense sometimes Some long days, sometimes we need to run 10 hours and Saturdays to keep up or catch up

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Awesome

      May 4, 2021 - Part-Time Student in Waterloo, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, pay, and environment

      Cons

      High paced environment when busy

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Tech Thoughts

      Apr 29, 2021 - Technician in Sioux City, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Awesome place to work. Many benefits working at John Deere

      Cons

      Increased hourly pay would be nice.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fine, but not for me

      Mar 18, 2021 - Software Test Engineer in Raleigh, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work/life balance is great if you have the right manager. I rarely work overtime. 401k match is great. There's a clear career path if you're interested in being a manager. Working at John Deere looks great on a resume.

      Cons

      There's still very much this outdated, good ol boy culture at all the factories. Vacation and health insurance benefits are awful. There's not much room to grow if you want to stay in a technical role.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company from my experience

      Apr 26, 2021 - Senior Product Manager in Raleigh, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable company - except during the recent reorganization. New focus should help technology development

      Cons

      Slow paced in some areas. Very conservative.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company - love my job

      Apr 23, 2021 - Production Systems Manager in Moline, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working on the latest technology in the industry Premium brand Deere usually does the right thing 401K match *and* pension

      Cons

      Sometimes slow to market with technology Headquarters city doesn't have great access via airport

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Volatile Employment

      May 3, 2021 - Manufacturing Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good to have on resume

      Cons

      Constantly laying people off (hourly and salary). CEO and company leadership make tens of millions while they “can’t afford” to pay engineers and hourly workers.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good employer

      Apr 6, 2021 - Engineering Supervisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Long-term job stability, competitive compensation and benefits

      Cons

      Recent company reorganization led to unreasonably high workload for some managers. Hopefully this will resolve itself over time. Company values have been very good over the years, but woke culture seems to be creeping in, and the company values and culture are being negatively impacted.

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