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John Deere Overview
Moline, IL
10000+ employees
Company - Public (DE)
$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)

Company Updates

  • Celebrating 20 years as the official golf course equipment supplier for PGA Tour.

    John Deere Classic Marks 20th Anniversary of Title Sponsorship by Deere | The John Deere Journal

    From its beginning, it was a professional golf tournament that created great memories. Bob Hope played in the celebrity pro-am when his friend Ed McMahon was a tournament sponsor. The late Payne Stewart won the event in 1982 before later winning the U.S. Open.

  • Today is National Ag Day. Do you know a farmer or someone working in the ag-industry? If so, please tell them thank you for their hard work. Today, each American farmer helps feed about 144 people. To learn more, visit

    National Ag Day 2017 | HOME

    National Ag Day is March 21, 2017. Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA). ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders

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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 2016 - 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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    Great development of people, strong alignment of goals between leadership and different groups, and great managers. A very standardized company which I feel leads to less disorganization that companies I've been in where it is highly disorganized due to no standardization. Lastly, it was a company where you as an individual contributor felt very valued.


    Most manufacturing locations are in small towns so if your not a small town person or middle western type individual you should pass on the company. The only con I had was with the health insurance as Deere only offers a HDHP.

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    Continue with the strong guidance and focus on the people

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John Deere Interviews



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    Summer Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ottumwa, IA
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    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at John Deere (Ottumwa, IA).


    The local John Deere plant in my town offered a summer internship for graduating high school seniors. It was open to surrounding towns. HR was very helpful going through the application process and even came to my high school to talk to the students interested. After the application deadline I got an email that I had been selected to interview with the assigned date and time given to me. The email was quite unprofessional as it was dated for the previous year and addressed me by the incorrect name. The interview was to consist of 3 30 minute sessions of interviews with a panel of engineers. 2 of the sessions were supposed to be behavioral questions and the other was supposed to be about my resume. There were two other candidates being interviewed the same day I was. We were sat down by HR and were briefed on what the interview session were going to be like. Each of us were placed in a separate conference room and after the 30 minutes was up we would rotate rooms. There were two engineers in each conference room. Although they said 2 sessions would be behavioral and 1 would be about my resume, all of them contained behavioral questions with little to no concern about what my resume entailed. The questions asked were typical behavioral question you could find online. They told us we would know if we got the internship within the end of the week, which happened to be 3 days. However, it nearly took a week and a half for them to get back to me and let me know they were not going to select for the internship.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time when you had two conflicting priorities and how did you resolve the conflict?   Answer Question
    • Explain the greatest conflict of your life and how you overcame it.   Answer Question
    • Have you ever been in a group situation when someone did not participate?   Answer Question
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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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