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John Deere Reviews

Updated February 20, 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. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Huge growth opportunities in technical skills

    Cons

    none as of now i can think of


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and career opportunities.

    Cons

    Very low merit increases and can be difficult to get work done.


  3. "Great company, limited options"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate values are solid, products are well known and ingrained in American culture, good pay

    Cons

    Immense focus on shareholder value at the expense of employees, so much bureaucracy, very staid culture with a significant lack of diversity, upward mobility is very difficult

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk and don't just talk the talk when it comes to diversifying the work force and supporting flexible work arrangements. It's still a company for middle-aged white men even though corporately they are trying to change. You'll keep losing younger workers unless the culture changes.


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  5. "Pricing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Vacation, holidays, brand. Reputation, stability.

    Cons

    Location, hard to advance, mid-manageme

    Advice to Management

    No e, te, st, so, to.


  6. "Facilitor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    Poor supplemental program, hours fluctuate


  7. "Fantastic Company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    John Deere is a fantastic company to work for. They have great benefits and value their employees. I truly enjoyed working for the company and felt part of the team in all of my roles at John Deere.

    Cons

    As with any company there are politics that you have to navigate through.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to note that employees want the same things as managers. They want gratifying work, advancement and appreciation for the job they do.


  8. "Technical Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Good culture. Team work is essential. If you wish to work in a team environment this is the organization to work.

    Cons

    can't think of many negative comments

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. "Part-Time Student"

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Student in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Part-Time Student in Waterloo, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As college students, we are usually forced into bad jobs with terrible hours. However, John Deere provides a position which allows me to work between 6am and 5pm and it is flexible which allows me to work full time. They job has allowed me to grow as a professional beyond what my classes have taught me. Additionally, I have been able to meet so many wonderful professional contacts for the future.

    Cons

    The worst part is that sometimes you get assigned projects that others did not want to do. While this has not been my entire experience (I have had a lot of great projects), it has still been an issue for me which tends to make your work day long and boring.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to keep the projects you are assigning relevant and a certain degree of challenging to keep the employee's interest.


  10. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Deere full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people, good company, good benefits, average pay, locations are usually not in highly desirable areas. Overall a good place to work.

    Cons

    Very cyclical business, and there is a bit of a changing of the guard between the new employees and the 25+ year veterans that do things a bit old school.

    Advice to Management

    Don't worry so much about shareholders. Your credit rating will be set based on your business health, not your stock price.


  11. "Good work environment"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment and good opportunities for growth. Colleagues are good people to work with.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any at this time.

    Advice to Management

    None



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