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John Deere Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Work/life balance varies by unit and manager (in 31 reviews)

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

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  1. "Military Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    You can hide among the sea of people

    Cons

    People hide among the sea of people


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No diversity in upper leadership / mgt"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Bettendorf, IA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bettendorf, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong company with good compensation, many locations, and talented workforce. There is a sense of John Deere pride with most that work there.

    Cons

    The diversity in upper mgt and senior leadership is non-existent. As a woman you will likely find the environment riddled with barriers and not inclusive especially in engineering and manufacturing roles.

    Advice to Management

    Top level leadership needs to totally re-vamp their inclusion and diversity footprint starting at the top.


  3. "Less money every year,while the company makes huge profits"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Davenport, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits,8 hour shifts,lots of time off summer and winter shutdowns

    Cons

    Rarely work a full work, while other departments work lots of overtime. Very unfair. Lots of unemployment weeks.

    Advice to Management

    truthful communication would be nice


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  5. "Lease Credit Processor"

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    Current Employee - Lease Credit Processor in Ankeny, IA
    Current Employee - Lease Credit Processor in Ankeny, IA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and time off

    Cons

    The department is somewhat disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Look at better ways to create employee dashboards.


  6. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual dress, and there are some exceptionally knowledgeable people. Semi-flexible work hours, fairly easy to get along with co-workers.

    Cons

    Not much help if needed and very little documentation. If you are a contractor you are treated more like the maid or butler then an equal or team member. Very cliquish which separates the team aspect. Fast to call out the mistakes, but fail to recognize good work.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for your "team members" stand up and get out of your own cliques and see what the people in front of you are really trying to do.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "If you are an outsider......."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Established company. Mature customer base. Global presence. Iconic brand. Well known everywhere.

    Cons

    Hard to advance in career, unless you are on "the list". Nepotism is rampant. Lots of people in the office that don't do much. Higher level managers not always qualified for their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Better utilization of your talent. Old school management techniques in a new school world. Stop promoting people who aren't qualified.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Unit Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Unit Supervisor in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Unit Supervisor in Augusta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learned a lot from the Co-Workers

    Cons

    The company was working through the addition of new shifts

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers on the floor for new ideas for better production of the plant


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Engineer - Full Time - No Career growth"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, base pay, bonus (if they have a good year). Somewhat safe job and stable industry if you are direct employee with Deere.

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    1. Absolutely no career growth, if you are are not in the good ole boy network. Promotions only for folks within the network. Even if you have years of experience you will not be considered.
    2. Not exactly a technological leader in the field, always is second or third in engine engineering.
    3. No feedback sought about your immediate supervisor. Even if you give a negative feedback will mostly only fall on deaf years. Company comment to employees " Deal with it"
    4. provides good lip service to employees on career path and nothing happens.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clear career path to employees and check your middle management.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Spec Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to a little bit of everything from supply management to engineering.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Must be part of the "group" to get anywhere here. Company doesn't make an effort to recruit talent but instead keeps moving people around internally even if they aren't qualified for the position.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending money on things that are necessary, recruit talent that can help the business instead of moving people around internally.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Be cautious"

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    Current Employee - Material Replenishment Specialist in Pittsboro, NC
    Current Employee - Material Replenishment Specialist in Pittsboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy going but makes for too lax of an environment.

    Cons

    Serving in a contracting position. Fuquay-Varina, NC is not a family environment. I was treated like a number and lost my position due to the Logistics Manager over-estimating the budget.

    Advice to Management

    Give workers actual training and plan an orientation packet, contract or permanent Deere employee



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