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John Deere Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  • Work/life balance varies by unit and manager (in 31 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Nothing runs like a Deere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Sorrento, LA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Sorrento, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation, flexible work schedule, lasting company, tuition reimbursement, brand recognition, superior products

    Cons

    Company culture in certain factories, lack of diversity in mid-upper level management, mid-career outside highers get management jobs, underdevelopment of current employees, staggered growth

    Advice to Management

    Notice talent that is right in front of you. Plenty of goal oriented people are held back due to middle managers using workers to achieve success but not rewarding those putting in the actual work.


  2. "Staitstician"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture, purpose of business, transperency

    Cons

    complex process of decision, slower adoption of upcoming new things

    Advice to Management

    Fasten & simplify the decision making process.


  3. "Crib Attendant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tool Crib Attendant in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Tool Crib Attendant in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Being able to work with many different people. Enjoying my job. Meeting and working with new people.

    Cons

    Working 3rd Shift and having to go to work when everyone else is going home. Management not getting involved with the day to day experience of what each job requires.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes management needs to experience the day to day job responsibilities of the union workers and than there would be less friction between management and union members


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  5. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good culture, Good core values

    Cons

    Software engineer role isn't as good as working in a software company


  6. "Working at John Deere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great 401k match, good benefits in general. Employees tend to continue working at the company long-term, so there are many knowledge experts at your disposal if you have any questions.

    Cons

    Software upgrades move at a relatively slow pace. Legacy systems are often maintained for a very long time, and it can be difficult to innovate with peers and users so accustomed to older ways of doing things.


  7. "Driver"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay/ decent schedule/ nice enviroment

    Cons

    Rough Management/ not very approachable

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer to the employees who drive your company


  8. "A global leader in the industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong company that has weathered some drastic swings in market conditions.

    Cons

    Communication from upper management down is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Too many tiers of management. Simplify your hierarchy so members of management aren't able to "pass the buck" off to someone else.


  9. "A great place to get my start"

    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

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    John Deere has been an excellent place to begin my career. Being a young employee in a company can often be hard, however, I was given plenty of challenging opportunities to grow my skills and make an actual make on the company.

    Cons

    John Deere tends to move slow, and is very old school. With a willingness to take larger risks, Deere could grow at a proper pace.

    If you are looking for a nice town in the midwest to raise your family, then Deere has a location for you. For me, this is one of the largest drivers to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge young employees with actual, valuable work. We will surprise you with what we can achieve. That being said, the people I have worked with seem genuinely interested in who I am, and where I want to go with my career. Keep supporting your employees like this, it means a lot.


  10. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Great work culture, history and core values!
    It's globally located and gives lot more opportunities to relocate globally and to gain diverse experience.

    Cons

    It's a complex/ matrix organization - many dotted line managers! Makes it difficult to communicate/ constantly stay in touch with managers located at a different global location!


  11. "Stop looking around and choose Deere"

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

    I worked at John Deere full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Deere as an intern and full time for a total of 6.5 years and I must say this is an amazing company to work for; the work you do has real meaning, you're connected with the customer, and you get to work with a great cross-functional team. Overall, Deere as a company has wonderful culture and ethics.

    Cons

    Too many meetings to make simple decisions and poor retention of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they're the greatest resource you have and know what changes need to be made to advance the business.



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