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John Deere Reviews

Updated December 14, 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. "Professional John Deere Companhy Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Combine Inspector/Rood Assembler in East Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Combine Inspector/Rood Assembler in East Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Great benefits
    2) Good pay
    3) Tremendous bonuses
    4) Best job I ever had!

    Cons

    1) (Some) Union Politics
    2) Not always steady work, semi-frequent lay-offs

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to appease the Union so much. You seem to treat your employees well enough without all the politics


  2. "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

  3. "Product Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at Deere for three year and the job is great and challenging

    Cons

    The company is too conservative

    Advice to Management

    Do not micromanage


  4. "John Deere Rocks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    John Deere is an amazing company in terms of job security and how they treat you. They care a lot about their employees and compensate accordingly.

    Cons

    The only negative thing I could say about John Deere is that they are extremely conservative and may not have the fun/hip/young/entrepreneurial vibe recent graduates seek.


  5. "Nice place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Dubuque, IA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    global resources and mindset. Lots of opportunities. Good career development.

    Cons

    developed procedures, not as flexible as small-sized companies


  6. "Human Resources"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Lots of work but leadership open to listen and make changes where possible

    Cons

    Can be slow to adopt new product and process enhancements but getting better


  7. "Great Benefits. Not Perfect but Better than Most"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Supervisor in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Unit Supervisor in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I think the benefits package at John Deere is really great. Company provided healthcare, 14 paid shut-down days (not including vacation), great options for worklife balance (harder if you support operations), and great opportunities for development.

    Cons

    Managers & Supervisors should go through more training in how to best support their employees. Some a good but there are some that are bad.

  8. "Staff Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits (401k/ bonus/ Pension) Engineering Company

    Cons

    Lots of process and procedures.
    Middle management is hit and miss.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in Engineering and prototype builds.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Little to no work/life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy my job, it challenges me and there are opportunities to take on new tasks to grow myself as an employee and person.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company is very traditional in the sense that they preach a work/life balance but they do not practice it. I have worked with over 5 people now who have left the company because their request to work part-time was denied. Culture is changing and new graduates are seeking companies that allow them to have flexible schedules, teleworking arrangements, etc. If you are interested in that, this is not the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't say you are going to allow flexible work arrangements to support the needs of your employees while simultaneously denying employees these things when they request it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Middle-Management is its own worst enemy"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Urbandale, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay and benefits
    - Good career advancement, IF seeking management track
    - Good working environment, IF you get a decent manager
    - Decent work/life balance, IF you get a decent manager

    Cons

    - "Hire from within" polices encourage ladder-climbing mentality
    - Many middle-managers promoted beyond ability
    - Human Resources (HR) focuses more on protecting company from legal action than on protecting employees
    - Company culture & values are only skin-deep

    Advice to Management

    Find a better way to promote management. Many middle managers job-hop as they climb the corporate ladder, often harming those who perform the actual work of keeping John Deere functioning.

    I worked at Deere for 9 years and received "exceeds expectations" reviews for the first 8 years from 3 different managers. I was forced out the door by an incompetent manager who was obviously attempting to demonstrate management abilities. I was threatened by the HR manager when I questioned fallacies and lies in my internal file.


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