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John Deere Reviews

Updated May 19, 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. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at John Deere are some of the best I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    To succeed at the company they expect you to move often - leaders often have moved 5+ times over their career.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to offer career progression without having to relocate


  2. "Materials Project Manager, Worldwide Ag Division"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Project Manager in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Materials Project Manager in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent career opportunities. Global & the culture reflects its people

    Cons

    Zero....I retired earlier than planned due to family reason and moved to Marana/Oro Valley AR

    Advice to Management

    Grow the USA platform & keep duplicating them around the world


  3. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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  5. "Great long term safe place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT EDP in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - IT EDP in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlikely to be fired if you perform well.
    Excellent benefits. Reasonable salary for the area, 401k match is about 10% of salary including bonus, there is often a bonus, there is a pension, health care is quite affordable if not the best. Excellent coworkers and community. The company is providing benefit to the world by producing rather than destroying the earth.

    Cons

    There are none that are not based on individual perspective. My experience has been totally positive. The single concern I have is how best to fulfill my potential at Deere and the onus to make that happen is with me.

    Advice to Management

    The management that I have personally received has been great. I have no complaints or advice to offer at this stage in my career. Keep doing what you have been doing, but obviously always keep an open mind.


  6. "Great Midwest company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The quality of coworkers, the salary benefits, the opportunity for volunteerism, the connection to customers, and the opportunity to move divisions, factories, departments, and functional groups.

    Cons

    The factory hours and commitments of tied to schedules, especially around weekends, outside normal work hours, near holidays. Recommend that they could improve work and life balance, or incorporate more flex time arrangements for these type of situations, though have heard that some factories or departments have done it.

    Advice to Management

    Recommend that they could improve work and life balance, or incorporate more flex time arrangements for these type of situations, though have heard that some factories or departments have done it. This refers to above comment on the Con - The factory hours and commitments of tied to schedules, especially around weekends, outside normal work hours, near holidays.


  7. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubuque, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Culturally hard to grow within the company

    Advice to Management

    Promote within


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Strong company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in East Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in East Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    With a lot of seniority you have job security, but until then you have to be prepared for layoffs. The work itself isn't hard but also not much of a challenge.

    Cons

    The company has a great business model but the industry is very cyclical. You'll have plenty of ups and downs.

    Advice to Management

    Management and hourly employees are all people. No need for the us and them. This applies to both sides.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "John Deere, you like it or hate it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Intern in Waterloo, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well known employer, pays well, many resources

    Cons

    Bureaucratic culture, operates understaffed to compensate for periods of production lag


  10. "Good Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer II in Ottumwa, IA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer II in Ottumwa, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They truely value their people and make work life balance a priority.
    Pay is competetive and benefits are far above average for industry.

    Cons

    It is often hard to see your impact in the large scope of things on certain projects.
    Location left much to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to treat your employees as people. Many companies forget that they are actual people and not numbers on a sheet to shuffle around.


  11. "Buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Management Specialist in China, ME
    Former Employee - Supply Management Specialist in China, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly working environment & career development

    Cons

    The gap between job duties and actual works


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