John Deere Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
John Deere is the brand name of Deere & Company, an American corporation that manufactures agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, diesel engines, drivetrains (axles, transmissions, gearboxes) used in heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment. In 2019, it was listed as 87th in the Fortune 500 America's ranking and was ranked 329th in the global ranking. The company also provides financial services and other related activities.
An anonymous John Deere's current employee says that [the company] "Cares more about profits than people" on a review posted on the website "Glassdoor" on August 14, 2020:
"I have been working at John Deere full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Cutting a lot of jobs for automation and digitization, even during a pandemic. The new CEO is focused more on profits than people, always pushing more out of employees, but they don't pay you more money. A lot of favoritism by managers, and really hard for women to advance. Not very many women in senior leadership or higher-paying jobs. Advice to Management: Focus on the employees and they will work harder for you. Acknowledge the lack of Diversity and do more about it."
Current Employee - Analyst says"restructuring of company has resulted in hundreds of people leaving the company voluntarily. Hundreds more will be fired under the guise of "smart industrial". When in reality, it's about trying to reduce cost, move more towards contingent employment, offshoring jobs, and line the pockets of shareholders. I would NOT recommend working here. Never felt valued. The company has had awful engagement/employee satisfaction results in the past few years; but leadership somehow can't imagine how to implement any solutions. They also redesigned their entire bonus structure. We used to get amazing bonuses, but starting this year we have nearly impossible goals that we need to meet to get benefits. We're continuing to be told we're in one of the most profitable years, but they're slashing benefits, firing employees, and overall treating employees like numbers. The money is just going to shareholders. If you don't care how you're treated, work here. If you'd like to be a human, treated with respect, find another company."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Several incompetent managers that don't even know the difference between leadership and management. Several managers expect your job to be your life for average pay. Current re-org involves cutting jobs, and piling on more work to the remaining jobs but not offering more pay. You either lose your job or take on more work with no raise."
Current Employee - Senior Manager of Supply Management says"Going through a Corporate Restructuring eliminating jobs"
Current Employee - Senior Software Architect says"Bad management . Too many poltics"
Former Employee - Factory Worker says"hr dept. is no help and supervisors do not get along with each other."
Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier says"John Deere is bad and is dumb"
Former Employee - Engineer says"Difficult to get promoted unless you know someone on top. Punitive cult : Once you are identified as a "threat", they will go to any length to get rid of you."
Current Employee - Software Engineer says"Poor leadership in IT and micromanagement"
Former Employee - Supply Chain says"Too many to mention. I can only speak for the Davenport, IA location"
Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer says"- Leadership at the director level is lost - Lots of micromanagement from directors - Constant reorgs are the norm - Getting anything significant done takes significantly longer than it would at a real tech company - Because it is impossible to get fired there is no shortage of disruptive individuals - Lots of gossiping and backstabbing even at the director level - Communication between departments is non-existent - Very stingy with money resulting in not having the best hardware/software or company events unless you work outside the USA - IT is a joke can take months to get software and hardware you need to do your job - IT Security is extremely strict which also limits software options as well as eating up resources on your machine for real-time virus scanning - While still an industry leader Deere no longer innovates, instead they take a reactive approach - No consistency in year end reviews every manager follows their own criteria resulting in confusion and frustration"
Storeperson (Former Employee) says"Suck the life out of you push you very hard if you take a day off punish you by cutti g off overtime for a weeks a d bonus you get lower rate regardless if you're the best workerClose to homeForce you to work overtime"
Planner (Former Employee) says"John Deere has the inability of understanding what the jobs are for buyers, analysts and planners. All parts are not equal in the purchasing process and changes in lead times need to be updated."
Analista Marketing (Former Employee) says"Eu fui injustiçada, simplesmente teve a troca de gerente e a mesma não tinha um pigo de educação, gritava e batia na mesa o tempo todo... fui até o RH para relatar e o fator do gestor ter 20 anos de empresa nada foi feito e eu fui demitida... Sempre entreguei as minhas atividades antes do prazo, boa funcionária, e isso só não aconteceu comigo, mas com outras pessoas também.Tem bons benefíciosFalta uma atenção maior com o funcionário por parte do RH, ou seja, avaliar se o gestor tem capacidade de trabalhar com ser humano."
Forklift Operator/Material Handler (Former Employee) says"working at deers is like working for a company that you are only a number and you have no say and the union is nothing but a joke and they don't help you..."
Bilingual Customer Relationship manager (Former Employee) says"Unappreciated feeling the whole time I worked there. Was treated like a number and constantly pressured for results with absolutely no formal training and limited resources."
Paint Associate (Former Employee) says"Its an easy job for the pay you make. There's alot of different jobs if you have an issue being able to do a certain job. The downside is management is not looking into your best interest and they willstab you in the back to cover themselvesEasy work for good payManagement will throw you under the bus to save themselves they dont care about anyone else but them"
Shop Hand (Current Employee) says"Hard place to work, coworkers are great but the management sucks. They don’t take into consideration that we are human and have lives outside of work. They expect us not to get sick and harp on us if we do."
Interim Production Line Supervisor (Former Employee) says"They expect you to do a lot but don"t want to give you access to the tools as a supervisor, they take what they need from you and then throw you to the wayside, excutive management has no respect for the supervisors and they have favorites. No respect or integrity and do not train you thourghly as a supervisor of a production supervisor. Leadership and teamwork flat out suck"
Area Sales Manager (Former Employee) says"Promised everything and no delivery. Go deliver pizzas instead. Lies broken promises. It was never anything like it was described. I can't even get a reference. Had to call about bonuses I earned constantly."
Team Lead (Former Employee) says"If you just need a job its okay. i highly recommend going somewhere else there is no room for advancement. If you want to work for a good Deere company go to Iowa where the union takes care of you."
Assembly Technician (Former Employee) says"This was interesting in the beginning to learn how to work on tractors. The work was fine and my co-workers were cool. But it was a temporary job for me through a temp agency. They did not pay well or offer any benefits."
Receptionist (Former Employee) says"I am happy I got the opportunity to work there, nice people, just going through personal stuff where I had to leave. it was a decent company the salary wasn't worth it though"
Junior Engineer (Electrical) says"Good compny Some Senior are supportive Safety rules for the employees is good U will got all knowledge only about product.atmosphere of working is good"
Certified Welder (Current Employee) says"Management has no clue what goes on on the shop floor nor do they care! Cut throat can't trust your co-workers! Only way to advance is to suck up to the right people! No common sense anywhere (carts always in front of the horse)."
Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee) says"They don’t worry about worker safety. They always blame the worker. My friend fell off a piece of equipment and they blamed the worker! The hoists are in bad shape and in safe."
Small Engine Mechanic (Former Employee) says"This was a horrible place to work. Owners have no clue how to treat people and fire people all the time for no reason. I worked with a guy who had been there for almost 30 years he never missed work, he was never late and he did good work and they fired him a week before Christmas. I have never seen more people come and go anywhere I have worked but this place was the worst. Owners have no clue how to treat employees and fire people all the time thinking that will fix all of their problems. Management will throw people under the bus all the time. I was told it was ok for me to take 3 days off 6 months after I started to go to Georgia but that was a lie and it was used against me at a later review. All the guys in the shop get an hour long lunch but I was told I could only have 30 minutes and there are NO breaks at all. I was told they looked down on the people who tried taking a breaknothingOwners, management, liars and phonies"
Assemblagemedewerker (Former Employee) says"Bij john Deere is werk voor Robot, niet voor normaal mens aanbevolen.DagdienstRobot werk, als slaaf behandeld"
Tecnico (Former Employee) says"El sueldo que te dan es muy bajo, un ambiente laboral pesado y estresante, las oportunidades de crecimiento con muchas trabas, contratos temporales que de buenas a primeras ya no te renueva contrato la verdad no recomiendo"
Forklift Operator (Current Employee) says"The family got out of it about 5 years ago and now they dont care about the employees at all. All they care about is how many machines they get out the doorThey do not care about youDont waste your time"
Commercial terrain (Former Employee) says"Entreprise ayant une réputation à tenir. Sans connaissance du monde agricole concrète, il est impossible d’y arriver. Pas de formation interne pour débutants avant 1an d’ancienneté environ... une pression énorme de la direction. Objectif des débutants identiques que ceux qui ont 20ans de boîte sur un secteur très difficile. Donc des primes impossible à atteindre avant au moins 3ans sur le terrain. Pas d’horaire (7h30 - 21h30) voir plus.Diversité des produitsObjectif et formation"