John Deere Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2020

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4.1
84%
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John May
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "There is a diverse community of Co-workers and great work environment(in 112 reviews)

  • "Advancement opportunities, good insurance, good pay(in 97 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Product engineer"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Recommends

    I worked at John Deere full-time for more than 3 years

    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

  2. "Excellent"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Stability, innovations, meaningful projects, great people.

    Cons

    Some red tape like everywhere, but nothing big

  3. "Design engineer"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer 

    I worked at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to work with

    Cons

    No Negative Back drop with work

  4. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor in Johnston, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Corporate culture, benefits, and salary

    Cons

    Locations are not the best

  5. "great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Intern 

    I have been working at John Deere part-time

    Pros

    great benefits for students looking for professional experience

    Cons

    none I can think of

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Middle of the road company"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Johnston, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great retirement benefits, and annual bonus.

    Cons

    Health, dental, and vision insurance are only ok. Once you get above a pay grade 5, then it's all about picking favorites and playing office politics. Not a lot of job movement due to internal changes going on.

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  7. "Great Entry Level Experience"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Part-Time Student in Moline, IL

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and experience

    Cons

    Favor interns, difficult to find next level job

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  8. "Great benefits and pay, too many layers of management and ancient ways to develop product"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Urbandale, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits (while they last). High 401k matching (has decreased in recent years), great PTO and vacation, year end bonuses (criteria to earn bonus significantly increased).

    Cons

    Slow moving Goliath of a company. Do not come in expecting to be wow-ed with what you work on and the pace that you work on it. Also, do not expect to be able to make any decisions on your own. Everything has to be ran by an insane amount of pure overhead management that want to feel important and typically do not understand (or care) what you're working on that they're making decisions on it for you. Processes are slow to do very simple tasks and changes due to the number of people that have to be involved with every decision and action.

  9. "Great place to work."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - IT Architect 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere, and a culture that really cares about its employees well being.

    Cons

    IT compensation is behind the Google / Facebook / Amazon curve.

  10. "Very Corporate"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Moline, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People you work with are good, nice and always willing to help. Pay is good and they have a great 401K match. Lots of opportunity to change jobs within the company.

    Cons

    Large disconnect between leadership and workers. SVA focused, all decisions are around cost. Most managers are promoted due to time-in or subject knowledge. Hard to find a true leader, lots of supervisors. Most facility locations are in the middle of no where. Lots of work/life talk, but no action. Most managers send emails all weekend.

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