Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at John Deere in June 2015.
I applied online and was contacted for an interview about a month later. I was interviewed by two managers for one hour. It went straight into behavioral questions (about 6). Some of the questions sounded the same but they wanted different scenarios. They were based on teamwork and communication.
- Tell me about a time when you had to sell an idea to a coworker. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at John Deere (Moline, IL) in March 2015.
First interview was over the phone. They asked detailed behavioral questions. The second interview was over a month later at headquarters. We had two interviews in the morning one on one and in the afternoon we had a tour of the headquarters. Big on diversity so incorporate that into answer.
- Give an example....or tell us about a time when. Answer Question
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The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at John Deere.
Talked to a few recruiters at a career fair. I had an interview then ...they asked 5-6 behavioral questions ... Then I was invited for a second round interview in Moline... They gave us a company tour and the interview questions were similar to the ones they asked at the first interview. They had 2 interviews in moline
- Tell me about a time when something didn't go your way Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at John Deere.
I met with the recruiters at my college career fair and interviewed on campus the next day. They like to have you make a profile on the John Deere career page on their website beforehand. They also asked me for a transcript and resume when I met them.
- The questions were pretty standard. The hardest one was about my experience in the IT field, which at the time, I didn't have much of. Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at John Deere (Detroit, MI) in November 2014.
I went to a conference called the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. I had presubmitted my resume, and they called me the second day asking to talk to them. From there we set up an interview. It was a fairly simple interview mostly using STAR interview questions. They really like values and teams. They said they called me because I was an Eagle Scout. After the first interview I send my transcript and they offered to fly me out.
- In the first interview there wasn't any hard questions all behavioral. Answer Question
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I talked to someone at our University's Career Fair, and two days later I received a call asking me to come to an interview time. The interview was all Behavioral-based so nothing unexpected.
- Tell me about a time where you went above and beyond. Answer Question
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I applied through college or university – interviewed at John Deere.
There was only one round of interview, and the process is not stressful at all. Half of the questions are about how you handle a group or team. They also mentioned about initiative and ability to prioritize tasks are important
- What is your most rewarding and meaningful experience. They for sure are looking for job related answers, which I wasn't able to figure out... Answer Question
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interviewed at John Deere in October 2014.
Followed the standard STAR method of interviewing. The interviewer was very cool and easy to talk to. From what I learned, second interviews are conducted in Moline, Iowa. They messed up my interview time, but fortunately someone who hadn't left for lunch yet found a packet and interviewed me right on the spot
- Describe a time you showed expertise in your field. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at John Deere (Moline, IL) in October 2014.
They use the same process for an entry level position and for mid management positions. They use the "Targeted Selection" process by the book. This means that they want to predict future performance, but they use it also for employees that have been in the company for 20+ years. In this cases, instead of looking for actual results since they have the data, they still try to predict performance and they will choose a charistmatic person with high presentation skills over a current employee that has given excellent results for years. This process is excellent for new employees, but puts a roadblock on employees that have been successful and loyal for a long time. The other sad part is that prediction is not 100% accurate, so you end up with high level managers that had great interviews, but do not maximize business results.
- Provide an example when you thought that you were not going to achieve a goal, and what did you do to change the trend and achieve it. 1 Answer
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I applied through college or university. The process took a week – interviewed at John Deere in September 2014.
Apply through the university and apply online. For this Accounting internship, you have to prepare your resume and review what you want to know about John Deere for the interview. I was interviewed at BYU's campus and had I done well the first time, I would have been invited for a second interview in Moline, Illinois. After the interview on campus, I lost interest.
- After reviewing trends in financial statements or other charts, what underlying themes did you identify in your analysis? 1 Answer
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