International Logistics Analyst (Former Employee) – Moline, IL – March 24, 2016
I had a fast pace environment which I enjoyed as my tasks kept me busy 8 hours or more a day. I had excellent training through a work colleague and appreciated her help when needed. The relationship with the management was very friendly and the lessons learned were tremendous. The hardest part of the job was dealing with co-workers and the best was being busy and seeing immediately the results of my good work and performance.
International Human Resources Representative (Current Employee) – Moline, IL – March 21, 2016
John Deere is a fast-paced, high-energy workplace where you will learn a lot. At the heart, this is an engineering company with very good pay and benefits. There are many opportunities for growth and relocation. Management does a good job of pulling levers when it needs to, therefore, the company continues to flourish even after 175 years since it was founded.
Unit Administrator Technician (Former Employee) – Grovetown, GA – March 13, 2016
I learned a lot from working here. It reminded me of when I was on active duty with the different variety of personnel. I loved working here but was working through a temp agency and was a little upset when they lost their contract.
Software Developer - Contractor (Former Employee) – Waterloo, IA – February 24, 2016
Job was great. Management is well established with thorough planning of project tasks. Work life balance is great. Campus is good with reasonably nice environment. Is a good place to settle down unless you are willing to live in a city.
Melt Engineer (Current Employee) – Iowa – February 23, 2016
I start out my day at 6:00am every morning. I give the safety huddle ups for all my employees. Then we go to work. Every day I learn something new in my molding department the casting center of excellence makes all the proto types for John Deere so my hands are on every piece that comes out new. Management spends very little time on the shop floor they just rely on the supervisors to get the work done. I work with several different departments and every person here is here because they want to be here. The hardest part of my job is that I am so busy that some days I just need to catch my breath. The most enjoyable part of my day is the interaction I have with my employees. Over the years I have learned that the employees are the most important thing in any business after all if not for them their would be no business. I end my day every day between 10 and 12 hours most weeks I work 7 days
As an employee of John Deere I found the rate of pay to be the most satisfying and the safety concerns are commendable.
Assembler/Production (Former Employee) – Horicon, WI – January 28, 2016
A typical day at John Deere was often stressful because of the often hard to sustain work pace. The company offers a bonus based on the rate of production but the standards are often difficult to meet for many people and the bonus is not worth the bodily wear and tear. I learned a great deal about utility vehicles, how they are made and what their uses are. I found management to be biased towards particular individuals, causing animosity amongst coworkers. Most of the coworkers were great and very enjoyable to work with. The hardest part of the job were the physical requirements and the most enjoyable part of the job was the financial benefits.
Financial benefits and overtime opportunities.
Short breaks, long shifts, and physical wear and tear.
Assembler (Former Employee) – Ankeny, IA – January 11, 2016
I worked assembly and drove forklifts for over 5 years. Just recently got laid off and looking for a new career. Started doing construction and liked doing it but the company I worked for was always traveling and I didn't like it.
Experimental Cotton Technician (Former Employee) – Ankeny, IA – December 31, 2015
great brand to work for! learned real life skills and a lot about myself.Many different personalities and backgrounds witch I found to help me learn and understand proper useful business ethics. I was required to travel for up to 5 weeks across the country following new products into real operational conditions. I Maintained, documented, and evaluated, performance in the field. When issues arise I was required to determine the cause and relay details to engineering support for fix and testing. These machines weigh up to 80,000 lbs and needed to be setup, operated, and maintained by 1 person and our evaluations were to make this requirement easier for the operator.
Welder/Assembler (Current Employee) – Fuquay-Varina, NC – December 29, 2015
A typical day at John Deere starts at 6:00 in the morning and ends at 2:30 in the afternoon during non peak season. During peak season, the day begins at 6:00 am and ends between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm. The work is hard and moves at a fast pace.
I would like to have a shorter drive time to and from work