I learned how to use SAP by training myself. I had a flexible work schedule where I could come in anytime between 6 and 8am and work 8 hours. The hardest part of the job was the lack of communication between departments.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Milan, IL – August 11, 2017
I'm a hard worker, but the work was just too much for me. It's a good job for people who don't mind getting laid off at any given time, or people who have to do mandatory 10's or 12's and voluntary 14's or 16's. It just wasn't for me, I don't like money that much.
Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) – Horicon, WI – August 10, 2017
JD understands that the customer is paying for everyone's salary and that it takes months to find a customer and only seconds to lose one. To ensure this quality reliable product, they are very process driven. Unfortunately, this can slow the innovation down.
Believe in providing a good quality product.
Can be slow in providing new technolgy to their products.
Not my desired or ideal position, over qualified and stuck
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Johnston, IA – August 8, 2017
I'm tied to the phone at a desk for 8 hours. I've learned to not take a level entry position just to get my foot in the door, wait for the right opportunity in which I'm qualified for. My direct manager is great. Workplace culture is great, but as an inbound call center, we are so call focused we do not really get to interact with many within the company. The hardest part of the job is being mentally and emotionally exhausted by end of the day due to working with a constant flow of customers. Not to mention being tied to the phone at a desk limits movement and mobility. For the most part, I do enjoy speaking with our customers and helping them.
Free lunches, treats once in awhile
Inter corporate ladder they've created which inhibits your ability to advance
Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee) – Waterloo, IA – August 5, 2017
John Deere Waterloo Works is a fast pace working environment. With such a high demand for John Deere tractors employees work 10 hours days per week,I don't mind the overtime. High demand for tractors shows that John Deere is outstanding in assembling a great quality product. Most co-workers are friendly and helpful which I like.
Benefits are great, fast pace good pay overtime
Leaving the work area unkempt . Building can get hot during summer.
Janitorial Supervisor (Former Employee) – Augusta, GA – August 4, 2017
too much work for the pay, i have to work grounds, trash compactor, waste management and clean the offices, all the buildings, police the parking lots, clean the kitchens all with 17 people, under Janitor.
Assembler (Former Employee) – Thibodaux, LA – August 3, 2017
Job was awesome. Most employees where helpful. Id go back in a Heartbeat. Learned alot of new things there. Hardest part of the job i find was buting quick when your learning something new. An also not having the right info in the oms
Maintenance Helper (Former Employee) – Horicon, WI – August 1, 2017
I was a maintenance helper and learned how to drive forklift, assist maintenance men to fix machines, deliver parts to them and clean all areas. Management was very good and kept all informed on what was going on in the industry. Workplace culture was very positive and very productive. People strive to put out high quality machines. Seems every one was extremely proud of how their product went out. The hardest part was working in some very cold areas, like having to go outside on the forklift when it was snowing and freezing outside. I enjoyed how the company was ran and how an assembly line worked.
Inventory Analyst (Former Employee) – Grovetown, GA – July 28, 2017
John Deere is a great employer--great benefits, hours, pay. Unfortunately, John Deere does not make it possible for a temporary employee to become a permanent John Deere employee. I have worked as a temp for 2 years in several different position, but unable to become permanent. As a temp I have no benefits, etc.
Everyday is casual friday. My manager is very relaxed and is happy as long as the work gets done. Anyone can talk to anyone. Most people are willing to help with job advancement opportunities such as job shadows.