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John Deere Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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  • Work/life balance varies by unit and manager (in 32 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company to start career in IT (John Deere India Pvt. ltd), Pune"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    --Brand Name of John Deere, but the kind of captive house they are running here in Pune is destroying there image.
    --No enough work ( Good for people who are in there late 40's or are joining as manager)
    --Office in Magarpatta City , which is beautiful IT park
    --Cheap bus service for employees (but lacks enough cabs)

    Cons

    --Managers here are all playing foul games.
    --No transparency by leaders on any company policy( Policies can change here based on manager needs)
    --Managers making HR fool or both making employee fool, either case possible.
    --Manager involved in lots of unwanted and waste initiatives, to fulfill there targets.
    --No exposure to latest technologies.
    --No growth opportunity.
    --Lack in basic infrastructure.
    --No good projects.
    --WFH limited.(2/ month i.e. also very difficult to get approve from manager)
    --Not enough work but still employee has to spend 9 hrs inside office.
    --High manager/employee ratio ( everywhere you will see managers)
    --No Rewards policy for good employees
    -- Unqualified managers
    -- Onsite only for old resources( For junior resources thinking of onsite is sin)
    --Leadership will always listen to managers and ignore resources who are really working in team

    Advice to Management

    This company lacks in employee commitment due to behavior of manager and leaders. Managers forming pool to satisfy there own needs and targets. No transparency and managers play foul practices to satisfy there targets. Advise to leadership : Don't stress on budget and resource recruitment freeze, rather stress on recruiting right managers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "John Deere, ULC - Canadian Head office"

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

    Pros

    resigning From the job, and telling them off

    Cons

    Dealing with management, unable to tell the truth


  3. Helpful (1)

    "American company"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Job security, great training for unskilled people. Great benefits overall especially for American employees.

    Cons

    Poor advancement. Poor wages. Old school hours in mentality focused on quantity of years not quality.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure at a micro level to employ the right people in the right places. Adjust structure for wage employees to advance.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Salary"

    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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance and average salary

    Cons

    quality of work is bad


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Thick on management, low on work - IT Apps"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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    Cons

    - no (good) work for India office
    - only support or bug fixes
    - nothing to learn.
    - Legacy Skills.
    - Too deep hierarchy of management.
    - politics within the teams
    - IT moves at the pace of snail.

    Advice to Management

    - Please do some productive technical work other than approving time sheets & leaves.
    - Create healthy environment for improving technical skills.


  7. "Senior Design Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is very good. Also the Flexible Timing is a benefit hard to find in any mechanical Industry.

    Cons

    Salary structure is lower than competitors. Also Progression path is completely dependent on manager employee relation which is extremely poor.


  8. "DON'T THINK TO WORK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing to share - Only work with full of dedication . No work life balance .

    Cons

    No review process according to job performance .Only do setting/Jugad with your boss and get promotion . Only you have to work for company but company will not think about you when required .

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eyes open for the field staff .


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be great, now run fast from Deere when you can"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Manager in Waterloo, IA

    Pros

    Great products, good performance bonuses, low cost of living locations, high level of ethics and conduct expected, good sick leave (no limits), access to training and development, great travel and expense policy, stability, predictability, work schedule attractive for families.

    Cons

    Poor communications, low diversity, not open to change and new ideas, resting on past successes, demographically challenged (many employees have high benefits and don't choose to retire), two tier employee system, poor health benefits, ridiculous policies (office-space inspections, limit on personal items in workspace), new, poor relocation benefit policy in place, no childcare arrangements or assistance, cost cutting affecting future product quality, low morale, employees leaving for many reasons - no motivation to stay long term as company removed health benefits in retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Start to talk to employees, find out why people are looking for new jobs, why they are leaving. Be open to change, risk, new ideas.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Know what your getting into before you come out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Year end bonus. Almost impossible to get fired. Low cost of living in Deere locations, however these are usually remote locations with almost nothing to do especially if you are young single twenty something. Deere also seems like a job you can work for 30 years, just don't plan on getting ahead.

    Cons

    Nepotism - You have to be a managers family member or know someone to get promoted, or you have to be a local. If your from out of state forget it, you can work here but don't expect to get promoted. Also there is a not invented here culture so don't bother to bring in new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Think about your quality and the customer. Put an end to the nepotism.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "They pay decent, but it's not really worth the effort required or work expected from you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Waterloo, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You do get paid a fairly nice salary for a mid-western company, but benefits are falling. They do support personal and career development. I regularly take 80-100hrs of training and certification courses every year. Work hours are very flexible for scheduling around your family and personal time, however, overtime is expected.

    Cons

    New hires no longer receive pensions, healthcare in retirement, and they just changed the healthcare premiums to high deductible accounts with a HSA. Management is more concerned about process control then engineering. Everything is design by committee now. There is really no open and creative environment. You must follow a specified checklist of quality requirements and fill out endless amounts of paperwork for even the simpliest parts. I regularly spend 50% of my time on mindless data entry, 50% of my time in meetings debating engineering changes and talking about the part release process, and then I am still expect to get the engineering work done which usually accounts for all of my overtime.

    Advice to Management

    We have processes to control processes to fill out documents and procedures that no one even reviews for authenticity. We have a one track mind and we are more concerned about having the proper procedure in place then actually designing a quality product. Everyone is more concerned about covering their ass then actually trying to find solutions to the problem anymore.



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