High Paced and Challenging, but a Safe Work Environment.
Supervisor - Warehouse (Current Employee) – Grimsby, ON – 16 August 2016
The John Deere Parts Division is very high paced environment, challenged with stringent departure times and specific metrics that must be maintained on a daily basis.
As a Supervisor of the Parts Division you juggle many balls during your work day and its pinnacle that you're in alignment with your Co-Workers for overall Team success throughout all 3 shifts of the operation.
The Senior Management has high expectations from their Supervisors and you're always called upon to do more.
My co-workers and staff are excellent to work with.
There is really no hard part about my position. From being a Supervisor for 21 years you always have to be prepared for challenges and changes in your work environment.
I really enjoy working with people and the challenges it brings to your plate daily. I'm inspired when you're successful and you meet goals that you achieve with your staff.
Advanced Bilingual Collector (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 10 August 2016
In my almost 10 years with John Deere, I enjoyed the many challenges and diversity in the job function. Great Customer and Dealer relations that made it a pleasure to problem solve, offer support, earn trust and retain client loyalty.
Great benefits, yearly bonus based on performance, career development
Too much turn over in upper management, greatly impacted communication
Western Sales (Former Employee) – Biggar, SK – 2 May 2016
cleaned farm equipment sometimes worked on small machinery coworkers were pretty good to work with worked sometimes with customers for finding parts or where equipment was placed did lots of inventory hardest part was usually having to spend outside on a hot day in the machines or tanks enjoyable part was the coworkers because it was a good environment
Support Tech Lead Hand (Current Employee) – Nisku, AB – 27 February 2016
A typical day involves a lot of problem solving of minor issues and a lot of workplace organization for about 30 employees. I have learned that working in a global company is very different in the aspect of creating change. It takes a long time and requires lots of follow up. The management team here is top notch with a lot of experience. My direct supervisor is one of the best I have ever worked for. The hardest part of my job is dealing with product that comes into the system which is incorrectly identified and we have to research it to correctly identify so it goes through the process correctly.
Direct supervisor, commute to work (7 minutes)
limits on hours worked so extra work for overtime is limited.
Mechanical Technician (Former Employee) – Provost, AB – 14 October 2015
Was a good experience in my life. Positive people, good work experience and good seasonal hours. Free lunches were provided once in a while. The down side to this job is there is times with no work and little pay.
Free lunches and friendly staff.
On call and busy all the time. Heavy dust and rotting product contaminating everything.
Very transparent real time employee, sections, shifts evaluation system.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Grimsby, ON – 30 August 2015
A typical day at work starts with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) peer to peer inspection, followed by supervisor to employee. After PPE inspections, all employees log in for a 15 minute update briefings which includes the previous day's summary performance, safety reports and feedbacks, the day's expected workload and an overall deployment and execution plan. This is followed by a 5 minutes stretching period before logging for various cost accounting activities.
I learned the optimal teamwork, and optimum resource utilization where all activities are neatly fishbone planned, time controlled and carefully dovetailed into the logistics and distribution schedules.
I highly rate the management to be the best I have worked under in my entire career. They are very supportive and have developed an inbuilt all inclusive continuous improvement structures with planned milestone commitments. Monthly feedback statics and performance highlights with revised targets are given on the last Thursday of the month without failure.
Co-workers have an amazing bond, willing to help and complimenting each other to improve the shift score chart.
The hardest part of the job is within the first few weeks of the job.
Very professional and satisfactory company to work with.
Master Scheduler (Former Employee) – Woodstock On – 22 April 2015
Had many opportunities with John Deere over the years and was always ready, willing and able to learn new skills. Worked in Iowa for several months learning their systems and thus bringing information back to Woodstock office in order to interface information between both systems.
Shop Technician (Former Employee) – Nisku, AB – 2 April 2015
None of the work is overly difficult, you learn the basics on lots of John deere equipment and every day was pretty good. Easy shift with a 5 on 2 off 8 hours a day. People are all very friendly and always willing to give you a hand if needed
Good work place to work for, inspirational, motivating and appreciative
Mig Welder/Operator (Former Employee) – Welland, ON – 18 August 2014
Typical day was 10hrs Welding/jig up/maintain exceptionally trained management overall nice work force of people manual labor job, staying fit was key rewards were bonus's, and job improvements. incentives were always nice to continually improve performance