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John Deere Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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  • Work/life balance isn't promoted like it used to be (in 41 reviews)

  • Long,Long Hours which can be boring (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "John Deere"

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    Former Employee - Welder in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Welder in Dubuque, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great clean work environment

    Cons

    Thrown around on different shifts

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Welding Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, company pushes you to improve yourself and business.

    Cons

    Lack of management support, limited staffing leading to more work on individuals, different (negative) culture in production compared to corporate culture. Limited advancement opportunities for technical skill tracks

  3. "Been with Deere for 8 years and it’s been great. Good work atmosphere with a solid work-life balance."

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People and work environment is good, I have not had any issues in the past 8 years. It’s a employee focused company and you can see they care about their workers.

    Cons

    Location, mostly in the Midwest. This may limit job flexibility in terms of where you want to work. They do have a good global presence though.


  4. "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

    Competitive salary for location, benefits are good, and plenty of opportunities to get exposure to different parts of the business.

    Cons

    Too much middle management in the organization. Do not deal well with poor performers.


  5. "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnston, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Global industry leader, excellent benefits, strong ethics, customer service focus, commitment to retaining employees, very strong and positive brand recognition.

    Cons

    Influence in company largely depends on years of experience at John Deere. Slow at executing research and development. Innovations are frequently blocked by platform and regional managers.

    Advice to Management

    Provide greater influence and rewards to people with outside experience. Stop tolerating managers that do not cooperate with other platforms and regional group within the company.


  6. "John Deere ISG"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company cares about you. Many opportunities for travel.

    Cons

    Not a lot of motivation to get projects finished.


  7. "Data Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Experience, Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    I don't see any major Cons worth listing

  8. "IT Analyst"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Benefits - Insurance plan covers most of everything you will need
    2. Bonus Structure - If the company has a good year, the employees will receive a generous bonus at the end of the calendar year
    3. Executive Mgmt does a good job leading the company.
    4. Competitive pay
    5. The company is very stable

    Cons

    1. Easy to get pigeon-holed into a job
    2. Slow to embrace new things - company is very conservative


  9. "This is just a great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Everything, amazing company to work for

    Cons

    Not a thing wrong with the conpany


  10. "Deere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Johnston, IA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Johnston, IA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Culture, integrity, global company, relationship based company. Excellent skills all around. Good people. Excellent work culture all around. Good leadership.

    Cons

    Consensus driven company. Very difficult to let under-performers go. As with any company, there is politics in middle and upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up middle management with a fixed mindset


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