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John Deere Overview

Moline, IL
10000+ employees
Company - Public (DE)
Industrial Manufacturing
$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 ... Read more

Mission: We work every day to uphold our founder's core values. Integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation are more than ideals we work toward. They are values we live and breathe – values found in every product, service, and opportunity we offer.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2014 (#11), 2011 (#35)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#60)

Company Updates

  • Get a look into how far John Deere's first international female pilot, Susan Potter, goes to make sure customers are connected to John Deere! #LifeatDeere #JohnDeereEmployee

    Reaching New Heights | The John Deere Journal

    Nothing runs like a Deere. And for Susan Potter, nothing flies like one, either. "This job is really a dream come true for me. It's such a great feeling to be able to connect our company with our customers, no matter where they might be."

  • Go ahead and celebrate. It's your 214th birthday, John Deere!

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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.

 Interns Summer 2018 - Why they chose John Deere!


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


    Great company that is challenging and rewarding. Does have good benefits and good work environment. Great company to work for most of the time.


    Typical work locations are in remote or less developed areas of the US, I.e. not located by or in large cities. Leadership is many times promoted too fast and can create issues for those with experience but not recognized for their capability.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to continue to coach the leadership that the people are the greatest asset the company has and not treat them like a rental car when they are progressing through their stops up the corporate ladder.

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John Deere Photos

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John Deere photo of: Antique tractor show. John Deere World Headquarters - Moline, IL. (Photo thanks to Flickr user cristina101, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
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John Deere Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at John Deere (Cary, NC) in October 2012.


    Initial phone interview was great, and took less than 30 minutes. I received a face-to-face with John Deere Staff that lasted about an 1 hour. John Deere Staff were personable and I felt confident leaving the interview. It was a group interview.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions. The questions were pretty straightforward.   Answer Question


    Since the position is contractual, no negotiations took place.

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John Deere Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2016
  • Worlds Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere® Institute, 2016
  • Worlds Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
  • 100 Best Global Brands, Interbrand, 2016
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2015
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