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John Deere – Why Work For Us?

By 2050 the planet will be shared by another 2 billion people. Building technology to help feed, clothe and shelter the world is what we're all about at John Deere.

A career at John Deere offers more than just compensation and benefits. It's about the overall John Deere experience and the sense of pride that comes from doing meaningful work toward a higher purpose . If you believe one person can make a difference, explore job opportunities at John Deere, RIGHT NOW.


For Generations to come

Our company has thrived for generations by focusing on helping our customers deliver vital resources for generations to come. By 2050 there will be another 2 billion mouths to feed on this planet. And our job is to equip the world's resource providers with the best technology and support available. Innovative solutions to feed, clothe, shelter and care for our growing world. Now, and for generations.


John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG)

Want to use your technical skills to design solutions that help feed, clothe and shelter the world? John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) is hiring embedded software, controls, robotics and systems engineers. If you enjoy using Agile project methods and you thrive as part of a team, explore the career opportunities available at ISG... RIGHT NOW.

John Deere Electronic Solutions 

John Deere Electronic Solutions is a design and manufacturing leader in ruggedized electronic solutions for hard working machines.

As a supporting business of John Deere, John Deere Electronic Solutions strengthens and further differentiates Deere's global business and focuses on activities critical to the enterprise's success. JDES serves the enterprise by developing and/or partnering for solutions that provide reliable and rugged electronic components and systems that function under the most extreme conditions. These components and systems provide differentiating advanced technologies for Deere equipment, which increase our end customers' productivity.

To enhance innovation, expertise and competitiveness, JDES also provides Phoenix branded custom and off-the-shelf electronics and power electronics for original equipment manufacturers worldwide.

John Deere Waterloo Operations 

Right now, seven billion people share this planet. And by 2050 there will be two billion more. Building the technology to feed, clothe and shelter them is what we're all about at John Deere. Take our John Deere Waterloo Operations for example. It encompasses six locations with nearly six million square feet of manufacturing floor space. Its more than 6,000 employees create and build quality products designed to help the lives of your family and families worldwide for generations to come. If you're looking for the career of a lifetime, look at the opportunities available at John Deere Waterloo Operations... RIGHT NOW.

John Deere Harvester Works

The world's population will reach more than 9 billion people by 2050 which means there has never been a better time to join John Deere. Our company is investing in the future like never before. Here, RIGHT NOW, we're building equipment to ensure the world's producers meet the growing demand for food. But we need your help!

Dedicated. Tough. Innovative. That's what John Deere Harvester Works is looking for in an employee. Do you have what it takes? Opportunities are available RIGHT NOW- check them out here.

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    It provides great opportunities for development, especially if you are in the list of "high potentials".

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Moline, IL

    I have been working at John Deere full-time (more than 10 years)


    The company invests a lot of money personnel development. It is a great company to start after college and learn.
    Work-Life balance is great. Management respects personal time and HR has company-wide policies to guide and enforce compliance.
    In theory, the company has a diversity and inclusion policy to manage talent of all backgrounds.


    In order to continue your development and grow, even if you have all the knowledge and skills, you need to develop strong relationship with key individuals in the top management, or keep "lost" in the middle management level until retirement.
    In practice, diversity and inclusion means hiring people from different backgrounds and keep them doing lower level jobs (in relationship with their potential). That gives the top management a peace of mind. They do not care too much about these "diverse" employees think.
    If you are not a charismatic caucasian person, your chances to succeed in top management are very limited.

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    There are a lot of efforts invested in increasing employee engagement, but top management still promotes only charistmatic people regardless of their results and work ethic. Change your criteria for promotions to include the impact of each candidate on business results. You are not hiring to make a movie in Hollywood.
    Take care of the people that is not in the "high potential" list. They are the one who handle the day to day business and have a great impact in company results. Don't ignore them.

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    Had 1 phone interview and 7 interviews back to back once on site. The interview process was hard and I had to interview with multiple people back to back, which made it feel like I was repeating answers

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John Deere Awards & Accolades

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Top Companies for Leaders, Fortune, 2009
Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009
Top 200 World's Most Reputable Companies, Forbes, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Large Companies, Glassdoor, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters Moline, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1837
Type Company - Public (DE)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Since its founding in 1837, John Deere has seen a great many changes in its business, its products, its services. Change always comes with opportunity. And Deere has always been ready and willing to embrace it. Yet, through it all, John Deere is still dedicated to those who are linked to the land – farmers and ranchers, landowners, builders, and loggers. And Deere has never outgrown, nor forgotten, its founder's original core values. Those values determine the way we work, the quality we offer, and the unsurpassed treatment you get as a customer, investor, employee.


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