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John Deere Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2019

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John Deere CEO Samuel Allen
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  • "work life balance issues for few support departments(in 43 reviews)

  • "Not much space to grow unless you go to the midwest(in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Work for John Deere?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Warmly welcomed by professionals. Lots of career opportunities and plenty of professional development along the way. Great teamwork and supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Maybe the working culture could be more flexible with the use of technology and working from home. This could improve productivity and support a work life balance policy.

    Advice to Management

    Just being more flexible with the technology that is available but u set stand the tight policies we had to adhere to light have prevented this.

    John Deere2016-05-17
  2. "Happy to have worked here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    The people were great to work with

    Cons

    None really. Nothing to report

    John Deere2019-03-22
  3. "Labourer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at John Deere full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great Culture, which helps bring the best out of you

    Cons

    -Long,Long Hours which can be boring

    John Deere2017-09-01
  4. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Credit Processing Specialist in Oakville, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everything about John Deere is great! The people the hours the salary the benefits and the atmosphere all awesome.

    Cons

    There are no cons to speak of.

    John Deere2019-09-12
  5. "Good If You're White and from the Midwest"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Moline, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    1. Good annual bonus which is driven by a transparent formula, and leaves no room for favoritism, nepotism or racism. 2. Relative job stability -- does not eliminate jobs based on quarterly financial numbers, tends to value long term employment. 3. Location -- Deere locations tend to be at areas when cost of living is lower than national averages, and commutes are relatively easy.

    Cons

    1. Middle and senior management is full of white mid-westerners from rural areas of Iowa and Illinois. It shows in their decision-making and thought processes. 2. Populated by grads of mid-to-low tier schools: Northern-Iowa University, Western Illinois University, Iowa Sate and University of Iowa. They hire and promote each other, ensuring their wall of mediocrity is never breached. 3. Very little diversity --... unless you are one or two non-white persons who gets picked to add "diversity" to a management layer, you are doomed. You can find people from unknown community colleges etc in middle to upper-middle management -- some of them wouldn't have a prayer in a real job market in a city. If you are starting out, and from a decent school -- I would recommend looking elsewhere.

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    Advice to Management

    Duopoly and pricing power is what is protecting the company. At some point these poor hiring and promotion practices will catch up. To attract quality talent, do a real self-examination. A simple data analyses (and benchmarking) of racial composition of various layers will reveal institutionalized racism.

    John Deere2019-09-14
  6. "Culture is changing"

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    Current Employee - IT Division Leader in Moline, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Ethical and Sustainable Company

    Cons

    Big company politics, culture changing for the worse

    John Deere2019-09-12
  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    salary + working conditions are competitive

    Cons

    IT systems are old which causes many frustrations

    John Deere2019-09-09
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer 

    I worked at John Deere full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance and challenging projects

    Cons

    There are really no cons of working at John Deere

    John Deere2019-09-05
  9. "Company with the great mission to help feed the world"

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    Current Employee - Division Lead 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great misión and sense of purpose

    Cons

    Large company, very relationship oriented

    John Deere2019-09-02
  10. "Life at John Deere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Deere full-time

    Pros

    Its Culture and respect for employees. Very process driven organization and Also the long term strategy and vision is very articulate

    Cons

    Moderate compensation, slow in decision making

    Advice to Management

    Act Fast

    John Deere2019-08-28
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