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John Deere Reviews

Updated December 12, 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. "IT Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Nothing above average"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder in Horicon, WI
    Current Employee - Welder in Horicon, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, average pay, paid time off. No work on holidays. The people are what make the job bearable.

    Cons

    Lots of weekend work, lots of overtime. Management is always changing, bad communication between supervisors and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick to it. Be more proactive with communication, don't leave your employees in the dark. Understand that working 70 hours a week isn't going to fix our issues when we run out of parts every day.

  3. "Product Marketing Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere as an intern

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with new products
    Ability to lead teams

    Cons

    Locations depend on specialty
    Expectations are not always laid out properly

    Advice to Management

    Expectations need to be clearly defined and then followed. Allow for original thought and ideas to happen.


  4. "Maintenance Module Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere as a contractor

    Pros

    Its a good company with some great intentions.

    Cons

    If you're a contingent this company makes sure you know your lower than their actually employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally.


  5. "Good team but limited product scope"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Product Engineer I in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Current Contractor - Product Engineer I in Fuquay-Varina, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team, manager, facilities, freedom, work life balance

    Cons

    Small city, no paid leaves, limited product scope


  6. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Relaxed environment, Decent pay, Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    -unmeaningful work
    -pay could be higher


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company if you know the right people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Values are great. Integrity is the most important.
    Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Decisions of promotions are based on who you know. If you don't have the right connections, you will not advance even if you are qualified. Job Posting process works in low ranks, but it does not work in higher levels because hiring managers have already pre-selected the candidate that they know; they follow the posting procedure just to provide a false sense of fairness.
    The skill that is most valued is public speaking. Level of education or technical skills are not valued, unless the company sends you to executive education programs in their selected group of universities.

    Advice to Management

    Consider great employees that you have internally and have been neglected. Challenge the ultimate potential rating of people based on subjective evaluation from biased managers. Employee engagement decreases significantly every time that employees that have not achieved their ultimate potential are not considered for promotions because they do not have the connections with a high level manager.

  8. "Good for some, but not for me"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Dubuque, IA
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Dubuque, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Deere as an intern

    Pros

    High paying for their location, they care about developing their employees into managers one day, very good work life balance

    Cons

    I was the only woman in a group of 17 men, which I wasn't a big fan of. The project they had me work on didn't seem like it'd actually be used nor was I given much support on completing it. They don't seem to value if their employees have technical skills. Some of my bad experience can be attributed to my manager. He did not treat me with respect when he wasn't too busy ignoring me.


  9. "Great company being ruined by poor management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Horicon, WI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Horicon, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High profile company, decent salary, great people, innovative systems

    Cons

    Management only concerned with furthering their own careers, terrible work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Develop, recognize, and reward your standout employees


  10. "Manager, Material Requirements and Distribution"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance and industry standard compensation

    Cons

    mid level career growth is limited

    Advice to Management

    Take concrete actions to build talents. Career growth is limited


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