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John Deere Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  • Work/life balance isn't promoted like it used to be (in 33 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent but has changed in the past year.

    Cons

    Nepotism, red tape, double standards

    Advice to Management

    Get away from promoting your friends and relatives. Use the hiring process because it works and not because you want to change it to your wants.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing career with lots of unethical behavior by leadership, especially in the IT field."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Moline, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still make a good product but quality has slipped in the last 5-10 years

    Cons

    Unethical practices setup by HR and are used by many departments to justify false pretense and bad management.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "John Deere lacks flexibility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are both excellent. The matching program for the 401k investment is great, although vesting does take 5 years. Generous vacation allowances.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility in work schedules. Lack of support for balance between work and family life. Unfair advantages and preferential treatment given to certain types of employees who best fit the "John Deere Lifestyle".

    Advice to Management

    No Advice


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "No growth unless politically affiliated. Poor promotion practices. Elitist field mentality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for most jobs, compared to industry average.

    Cons

    Unless politically tied in, hired through a preferred / sponsored program, willing to live out of a suitcase, or carried into management on the back of your spouse (who also happens to work for the company), do not come in and expect to get to management pay grade anytime soon. Even if the job is compatible with flexible work arrangements can still be strapped to your desk by a manager with an old school mindset. In general, management does not care about the employee voice are not held accountable on their poor employee survey results. They pass it off as "employee perception". Management getting taken care of financially during a recession and restructuring while worker bees pay stagnent. Typical corporate environment.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up or retire. Old school mindset is a thing of the past. Stop the good old boy hiring and promotion practices. India is not the future of our company....looks good on the books, but will be company's downfall. You've been caring too little for too long.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "good for practical experience ; the more you work the more you gain knowledge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Trainee in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Trainee in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    always vacancy for fresher ITI Diploma students

    Cons

    Marathi people are given more preference than out of state person for conformation .

    Advice to Management

    conformation of trainees should be on basis of work ability not on basis of locality / personal relation with management


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Ruin your career by joining John Deere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -- Work life balance if you are lucky to get a good team
    -- Good salary

    Cons

    -- You have to complete 9 hours per day even if you have nothing to do in the office
    -- High politics
    -- Less Onsite opportunity
    -- Full of old employees who just want to do nothing and take rest before they retire.
    -- Employees who know buttering will get all the appreciation and promotions, if you work hard no one really cares. Never think that you can do buttering and will get promotion : You can't do it if you really believe your self
    -- Who else in the market work in Agriculture domain? Think before you join
    -- HR and senior management will ONLY listen to your BOSS. If he says you are doing good, then you are good. But if he says you are bad then no matter you are good and working hard for the project, you will be accepted as bad.
    -- False promises which will never turn to be true.
    -- They will have all the reasons to NOT promote you.

    Advice to Management

    -- John Deere has a big name in US and other countries, please make John Deere India at least close to them


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pathetic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reputation, on site opportunities, work life balance

    Cons

    Bad policies on hiring, Too much power to managers, Partiality in giving opportunities, Injustice in promotions and appraisals

    Advice to Management

    When hiring at GET level, don't go to premier colleges, you make them work for peanuts and ruin their initial few years. Stick with the policy you now have to recruit from local private colleges, this company deserves only such people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Poor career prospects at JDTCI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    OEM
    Good global vision for company

    Cons

    Lot of politics in JDTCI, everybody working only for his growth at expense of other's career opportunities
    At any level people use recommendations & influence of others to get work done


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Working at John Deere Technology center India, pune"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, No work pressures,very big company.no dead lines for projects.very good systems(performance management/ internal job postings) and polices. But Managers and HR misuse them very intelligently.

    Cons

    If you always agree with your managers and keep them happy all the time then you will get good performance rating, promotions.

    But problem is managers are mediocre having less or no knowledge of subject matter , technical or people skills. so do not understand what is right so they choose what is easy for them.

    Projects do not finish on time, do not have clear idea what and How they want to achieve goals. Too much misuse of resources and time.

    Managers have too much powers.

    Advice to Management

    Select right people for managerial positions. senior leadership has to keep watch on managers and need to control them.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits poor work conditions training and management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits pension salary employees get big bonus and better benefitsthan wage

    Cons

    Inexperienced management poor treatment male dominated workforce

    Advice to Management

    Work on team work collaboration education and training


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