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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)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#60)

Company Updates

  • Before the Waterloo Boy: the 1916 B-2 was one of several experimental tractor models tested in the 1910s at a secret facility in East Moline. Read about it and others from our earliest history.

    Before the Waterloo Boy: Origins of the John Deere Tractor, 1912-1917 | The John Deere Journal

    March 14, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the day Deere & Company purchased the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company, in Waterloo, Iowa. The first two decades of the twentieth century saw sweeping changes at Deere & Company. Already in existence for over 70 years, the company passed its leadership into the hands of its third president, William Butterworth, in 1907.

  • When Hurricane Harvey hit South Houston, Willie Rios - and his John Deere 5 Series Tractor - saved more than 200 people in need.

    Willie Rios: Hurricane Harvey Hero

    "Everyone knew Harvey was coming but its track was still uncertain. I've been through hurricanes before, so I wasn't too concerned," Rios said. "But my wife comes in and tells me to check the cars because the water is coming up. I thought she was messing with me."

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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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    They care about their employees, very competitive pay, everyone is super friendly. couldn't ask for a better company to work for.


    as a intern had a little more down time then i would have liked.

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John Deere Photos

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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    Part Time Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at John Deere (Champaign, IL) in December 2017.


    The process was very well organized. I was sent an e-mail about a week prior to the interview about how the interview was going to be conducted and what the pattern of the questions was going to be. I was told clearly to read up on the STAR technique for interviews and that helped me prepare mentally for what to expect.
    Even though the interview went on for about an hour, I was very comfortable throughout primarily because all panelists were reassuring and made me feel very comfortable. They explained me how they would carry out the interview before starting off and we had really nice conversations throughout the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the questions I remember was as follows (The actual question was really long, this is a jist of it): "Describe a situation in which there was a conflict in your team and describe how you overcame that conflict, if at all."   1 Answer
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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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