John Deere Interview Questions

Updated Sep 24, 2014
Updated Sep 24, 2014
173 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    French Customer Care Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at John Deere.

    Interview Details

    Fast interview. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Want the best people-dedicated & motivated. I was surprised at how approachable the supervisors were-very good first impression! I did feel like at points they just wanted to get throigh the interview, or maybe I was just talking too much.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiating on salary, but it is worth it to get your foot in the door in a well-known international company.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    IT Associate Systems Analyst Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hiring process was very transparent and the interview was fairly simple. There was an objective test and the test was fairly simple. After that the interview was simple. It was all about showing confidence and conversing the the hiring managers. The process was a mix of both technical and HR questions asked simutaneously.

    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waterloo, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, IA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at John Deere.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview followed by a STAR type interview. First interview was done by the plant quality manager. The next round of the interview was a STAR type and was conducted by a group of 3. Since I was out of location , a teleconferencing was set up

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    • Teleconferencing interview, so I was not comfortable for that. Also I missed about asking questions to them as I got panicked.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

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    Interview Details

    They asked very simple questions which required meaningful answers. The receptionist was very nice and the interviewer was eager to ask about my comfortability in the situation. Afterwards I was politely escorted out and told I would be given a call.

    Interview Questions
    • Where can you see yourself in 5 years?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I received a better offer from a different company.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
  6.  

    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On campus interview the day after the career fair. Then I recieved a 2nd round at HQ 2 weeks later, The following week I had an offer, which I declined.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    MBA Development Program Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very 'fit' based interview. They are very interested in finding people who can demosntrate a willingness to live in Moline, away from major urban centers. Evoking a strong interest in the outdoors, agriculture, etc are obvious ways to demonstrate a good fit with the firm. Overall the people are extremely friendly and nice, and I had the impression that it would be a very good company to work for in terms of having nice coworkers.

    Interview Questions
    • Probing questions involving times where you have failed are big. To be able to have good examples that don't seem too weak, while also demonstrating how overcoming those challenges helped make you a better professional/leader etc is a fine line to walk, but answering it well is a great way to demonstrate your maturity and managerial abilities   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Location and industry was not exactly what I was looking for

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Assembler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Moline, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moline, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at John Deere.

    Interview Details

    STAR interview process, hair drug test. be 15 minutes early to interview. don't try to hide anything because they will find out. they do a very in depth background check. they go back seven years on your criminal history

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    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation at all. wages are set per the Deere and Company UAW bargaining unit agreement
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Customer Service Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at John Deere.

    Interview Details

    A very pleasant and informative HR representative calls you to discuss position, hours needed, starting salary, etc. You go in and take a battery of math, language, proofreading, and other tests on a computer in a small room by yourself, then if you pass, a supervisor from the department conducts a lengthy behavioral job interview with you during the same visit. They are very friendly and do let you ask any questions you want to, about the job duties. Then if you get an offer, there are pre-employment background check and drug test, and if those are passed, someone from HR calls you to talk about the scheduling of the training classes.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you think of examples from previous positions where you had to problem-solve?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waterloo, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, IA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at John Deere.

    Interview Details

    I applied online to one of the general new hire engineering positions and received an email a couple months later asking if I would be interested in interviewing for an open position. They then flew me out for an interview. I interviewed with 3 different managers, each interview was about 1 hr long. Interview based on the STAR method. Gave a factory tour in between interviews to help break it up so they all weren't back to back. Received an offer about a week to 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions began with, "Tell me about a time when... you had to work with a difficult team member, a problem had 2 solutions and what you did to come to a final solution   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate as salary was higher than I expected
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Typical interview process with HR & Hiring manager

    Interview Questions
    • Typical questions regarding experience, strength & weaknesses   Answer Question
    Declined Offer

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