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John Deere Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  • Work/life balance isn't promoted like it used to be (in 36 reviews)

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

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  1. "John Deere USA"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Parts in Horicon, WI
    Current Employee - Parts in Horicon, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helpful and friendly co-workers, clean and safe work environments, career development orientated. Reward those who move around locations and functional areas. Really protect salaried employees in downturns and challenging business climates. Full of really great managers, involved in the community.

    Cons

    Naturally in a gigantic company like Deere, poor, short term decisions can be made, budgets can be cut, dollars spent in the wrong areas.

    Advice to Management

    Hire fewer contingents, more full time salaried employees.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Deere & Company, a great Midwestern Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Finance Manager in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Finance Manager in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Deere is a company that is driven by its foundational values of integrity, quality, innovation and commitment, where employees are encouraged to "do the right thing" at all times.

    Cons

    It is a Midwestern Company that is doing business globally; not a global Company based in the Midwest. There are not many opportunities if an employee cannot physically move to a physical office, which are not in metro areas.

    Advice to Management

    Engage in telework to attract, retain and promote top talent. Do not let physical location be a primary reason to hire or promote personnel.

  3. "Solid, stable, still John Deere."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Manager in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture of honesty and integrity is real and reinforced by actions & decisions
    Strong push for innovation/technology (especially for such a large, long lasting company)
    Diverse workforce for the communities they are located in
    Competitive pay and benefits including pension, great 401k match & bonuses
    Great company strategy with consistent say/do ratio
    Extremely supportive of community service, especially mentoring kids / STEM
    Internally developed leaders

    Cons

    Work/life balance is dependent on position and manager - but generally good
    Some smaller locations may require you to move around the company to advance past a certain level in order to get varying experiences


  4. "Java Developer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA
    Recommends

    I worked at John Deere (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience. Professional people to work with.

    Cons

    Nothing as such. Nice people to work with anytime.


  5. "My review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horicon, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horicon, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are nice to work with

    Cons

    Not always getting 40 hours


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Mixed Bag"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Moline, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salaries, Work-life Balance in Corporate Offices, Supports People Development

    Cons

    180 year old culture is solidly entrenched and will not change or adapt to the 21st century. Not a good company to work at if you have good ideas or embrace change, you will be derailed or cast out. Career growth paths seem to favor mostly those with farming backgrounds, females and those with a military background. Cronyism and nepotism is still pervasive but in all fairness, part of this is perpetuated by the fact the company has difficulty attracting folks outside Illinois and Iowa due to less than desirable work locations scattered in small, obscure communities lacking amenities and quality of life.

    Advice to Management

    You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.


  7. "Physician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, good ethics, hard workers

    Cons

    Lot of cost cutting being done that impacts bringing in new patients.

  8. "Good Place To Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    John Deere is a good employer. Pay and benefits are very nice & hard to beat. They value work-life balance, so if you need to leave early for the kid's ball game, etc. it can usually be worked out. If you intern with the company, you're pretty much set up with a job when you graduate. Nearly everyone who is part of the Senior Management Team worked their way up through the ranks -- they value loyalty.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to move up the ladder. It's a good company to work for, so there isn't very much turn-over.

    Advice to Management

    Every employee should have a mentor or be a mentor. I wish I had been given that advice by my manager.


  9. "Good Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "John Deere"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical/Scientific in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Technical/Scientific in Waterloo, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Positives:
    Challenging work
    Clean environment
    Company is financially sound, for now
    Liberal policies which promote professional development
    Generous benefits, including traditional pension, paid vacation, and bonus

    Cons

    Negatives:
    Geographical locations tend to be remote. Access to service is poor.
    Culture of Hostility towards outsiders
    Nepotism/ Culture of entitlement
    Very poor management at ground level
    Predisposed to issues related to
         egomania / lack of healthy perspectives
         disparate treatment
         malice


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