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John Deere Reviews

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

  • difficult to gain full time position upon graduation, management is a hit or miss (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Big brand Name"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Brand Name to Work .

    Cons

    Suitable for those who want Stay in Pune & Work as Govt. Servant .

    Advice to Management

    Management is not Employee friendly particularly providing Career Opportunity .


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Rely on contingent workers"

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

    Pros

    The company will demand your heart and soul. It's all smoke and mirrors. The company profits off the back of contingents and outsourced workers.

    Cons

    Misclassification of workers should be investigated by the IRS.

    Advice to Management

    Your greed will be the demise of John Deere

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible"

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

    Pros

    If you are lucky middle management moves to a new job after a couple years. You are screwed if they stick around longer because most likely they are incompetent and have no people skills.

    Cons

    Name something it probably is a con.

    Advice to Management

    Do everyone a favor and fire yourself pinheads.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "(Note: this review is about the Charlotte location) Use Charlotte location ONLY as a point of entry to the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Deere itself is a great company to work for; very ethical and innovative. They have big goals and a plan to achieve them.

    Cons

    Charlotte location (Sunbelt Outdoor Products) is its own little bubble. Deere never wiped out the old leadership that was in place before the company was bought, so there is no Deere culture or Deere values in place. No cross-functional partnership, a lot of sandbagging, unreasonable expectations for low pay. Use this as an entry-point to get to another location...don't plan on staying very long. In the words of another employee: "don't let this place skew your view of Deere...this is not anything like a Deere facility."

    Advice to Management

    To Deere management - you screwed up this one big time. The place should be a Deere location, but instead is still run by the old guard and feels like a mom and pop shop.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Ankeny, IA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Ankeny, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Deere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Insurance is all paid and salary is pretty far.

    Cons

    Not flexible with schedule unless it benefits them. Have to tell you on Wednesday if you are working on Saturday. Most of the time when they schedule a Saturday they cancel it on Friday. Only give you a 8 hour notice that your hours have changed. Very hard to have a home life, especially if you have a family. Vacation, you take it when they have a plant shut down. I like to be able to decide when I take mine, wife can not always take it during John Deere's shut down.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect, just like the way you want to be treated.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Awful HR and culture"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Urbandale, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Managers give the employees a lot of tools to get the job done.

    Cons

    HR is awful and a culture of dictators. I have never worked at a company where HR had so much power to screw things up. Not a place to go if you’re good at what you do. Many senior manager dictators and they soon will get fired or moved so it creates a lot of instability and reorganizations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep HR and some senior managers in check.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it.."

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    Former Employee - Mold Tech in Grove City, OH
    Former Employee - Mold Tech in Grove City, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working alone......some times...change rules on the fly...

    Cons

    Mirco management, no training, no advancement....and to many Chiefs not enough Indian...play your role. And they have a buddy system!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Get the uneducated one out of H.R.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Will fire over anything"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay, tons of hours.

    Cons

    I had a medical emergency and was out of work for two weeks, they fired me.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delray, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delray, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great place to work

    Cons

    Bad benefits and wellness package

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Builder"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Welder
    Current Employee - Welder
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great job i would def suggest others to apply.had a kid and needed
    To become a stay at home dad

    Cons

    No overtime. The comute to the job site was hard on my car and hard on are day care pick up

    Advice to Management

    Please keep putting fourth a positive judgement towArds your position, room for growth within this company.


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