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John Deere Interview Questions in Iowa

Updated May 26, 2017
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  1.  

    Part Time Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, IA
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at John Deere (Waterloo, IA).

    Interview

    Very good. Was a smooth interview and they made you feel welcome. Ask tough questions but were very relative to the job. Only thing I wish they would have told me more about the job day-to-day and general information when I asked.


  2.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Rapids, IA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at John Deere (Cedar Rapids, IA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Very accommodating as i was not present in the USA. I was able to have the interview via Skype. However due to not being present in the country didn't proceed further. Seems like the people are friendly.

    Interview Questions


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    Skilled Trade Machine Maintenance Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at John Deere (Waterloo, IA).

    Interview

    Interview is done by a supervisor and an engineer. Before the interview there is a test out phase at another off site location. After interview you will recieve a letter in the mail stating that you are hired upon completion of pre employment physical which will include a chest xray.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about if a machine failed and a frustrated production
      worker was on that machine when it failed, how do you deal with the production worker while you working to fix that machine as they tend to get more frustrated the longer the machine is down?  
      1 Answer

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    Part-Time Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at John Deere (Waterloo, IA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online. Got invited for an interview in a few days. Got offered the job in a few days. Interview questions were behavioral. I was interviewed by the hiring manager and two other engineers. They were very nice and genuinely interested in what I had to offer. Tip: When interviewing at John Deere make sure they know that you like farming or share a story about your connection to the land. This might be the one thing that makes you stand out in case the hiring manager is having a hard time making a decision.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Moines, IA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at John Deere (Des Moines, IA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Applied, contacted with phone interview and proceeded to on-site interview. Questions were STAR based, and behavioral situations. Phone interview was technical based. After on-site interview, it took about a week to inform me they had chosen another candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you were asked to perform something against your ethics and how you handled it.   Answer Question

  7.  

    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, IA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at John Deere (Waterloo, IA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Short phone interview followed by an onsite interview with 3 Program Managers. Those interviews were behavioral, i.e. "Talk about a time you ...". These relied heavily on project work and experience, as well as team work skills.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time you disagreed with a team mate, and how did you resolve the issue.   1 Answer

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    Quality Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Davenport, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at John Deere (Davenport, IA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Went to career fair, handed in resume. Got called two weeks later telling me I had an interview at headquarters up in Moline IL, had to take time off class to go there. They call you the night before the interview to do a practice interview, which is nice. The actual interview is 3 different behavioral interviews, each about 4-5 questions. They tell you they're looking for STAR answers. They hair test if you work in IL, urine test if in IA.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing outside of the ordinary, they expect STAR answers for their behavioral questions   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation for intern


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    Specifications Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cedar Falls, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at John Deere (Cedar Falls, IA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I felt very comfortable throughout the process. Gretchen was knowledgeable of the positions and what was going to be required of me in them. Prepped before any interview I had, including phone screenings. I always felt prepared was not just thrown into a job I had no skills for or interest in.

    Interview Questions

    • When put into a difficult situation and the outcome was not what you wanted, how did you handle it and what would you do differently.   Answer Question

  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at John Deere (Waterloo, IA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Talked to the recruiters at my school's career fair. They look at your resume and immediately decide if they will invite you back for an on-campus interview the next day. You sign up for a time slot and prepare for your interview. The interview is pretty relaxed and totally behavioral (i.e. tell me about a time you worked in a group project and overcame a conflict, tell me about a time you were faced with an ethical decision, etc.). The interviewers (two of them at once) were very nice and helpful. If that interview goes well, you will be flown out to the headquarters in Moline, IL for a final interview. There you have two interviews, each with one person from your field, which are essentially the same type of questions from the first inverview. They will typically respond in a few weeks after your last interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time that you made a decision in a group that you knew others would not be happy/agree with. Why did you do it and was it the right decision?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate - just accepted the offer.


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    Service Parts Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ankeny, IA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at John Deere (Ankeny, IA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Simple, and not very thorough. No comprehensive review of work duties and contact with important team members I would be working with. Took long time (several weeks) to get access to important tools used for effective performance.

    Interview Questions

    • Poor training that impacted performance.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Pay established by job description, not experience.


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