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Why John Deere

Why anywhere else?

If you strive to do great work, excel in creative environments, thrive in teams, and live for problem solving — this is the place for you. At John Deere, your ideas, experiences, and values matter. And, you're rewarded in ways that matter: through opportunities for career growth; through experiences in an inclusive, diverse culture; and, yes, through outstanding compensation and benefits programs. Why work at John Deere? Why anywhere else?

Read more about how John Deere values inclusion and diversity.


No matter who you are — what race, what religion, what gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation — you are welcomed at John Deere.

Meet some of the John Deere employees and find out why they love working here.


Meet some of the John Deere employees and find out why they love working here.

Employee Resource Groups

At John Deere, we recognize Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as a global competitive advantage to accelerate business results. Our ERGs are defined as company-sponsored, employee-run organizations formed around a common dimension of diversity, interest, or experience that affects the workplace. John Deere ERGs serve as resources to the business, while also bringing together individuals with shared interests. Their efforts address three key focus areas – employee, community and business.

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Multicultural/Ethnicity Employee Resource Groups

The Multicultural/Ethnicity Employee Resource Groups promote the value that all of our cultures bring to the organization through education, community support, and cultural events. 

Examples includes: 

  • Quad Cities Black Employee Resource Group
  • Quad Cities Community of Latinos Offering Resources & Support (COLORS)
  • Quad Cities International Cultural Exchange
  • Dubuque Multicultural Awareness Group
  • Johnston Multicultural
  • Quad Cities LOTUS (Asian / Pacific Islander)
  • Madison Multicultural Employee Resource Group
  • Raleigh (Cary) Multicultural
  • Thibodaux Multicultural Employee Resources & Global Expansion
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The WomenREACH Employee Resource Groups work to create an enriching business environment that enables women and men to reach their full potential at John Deere.

WomenREACH provides a diverse network of individuals an opportunity to work together and understand one another. Programming provides members with practical experience to improve skills, learn business acumen, become educated about Deere's products and customers and work on events that impact our greater community.

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Common Interest

The Common Interest Employee Resources Groups are organized around an area of interest that affects the workplace.

Examples include: 

  • Quad Cities Military
  • Quad Cities New & Experienced Organization Network (NEON)
  • John Deere Financial Military Network
  • Dubuque New & Experienced Organization Network
  • Parent & Caregiver Connection
  • Rainbow Resource Group (LGBT & Allies)
  • Women in Operations
  • Teleworkers Unlimited
  • .EDU


Excellence is in everything we do

The Mission

Staff Engineer at John Deere - Augusta, Sam Flood, talks about the John Deere mission. Spoiler alert. It’s all about excellence.

Watch the video here


Innovation at John Deere

Everyday, John Deere spends nearly $4 million on research and development.

See this innovation and dedication in action

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At John Deere, Diversity & Inclusion is not just a catch phrase or temporary commitment. We are serious about our commitment, and below is a list of recent recognitions from professional organizations: 


  • Best Places to Work - Glassdoor
  • American Innovation Index Top 25 Companies


  • Exceptional Partner Award at the NSBE Professional Development Conference
  • Society of Women Engineers Global Leadership Award
  • Society of Women Engineers Global Team Leadership Award
  • Society of Women Engineers Prism Award
  •  National Society of Black Engineers, Corporate Partner of the Year
  • Best Employers for New Graduates - Forbes 
  • Top 100 Internship Program - WayUp.com 
  • American Innovation Index Award Winner - John Deere earned a first place recognition for the Social Innovation Index™ seventh place recognition for overall innovation in the American Innovation Index™.


  • Company of the Year from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Top 5 Finalist in Employee Resource Group of the Year at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit
  • World's Most Ethical Companies - Ethisphere Institute (11th consecutive year on list) 
  • Top Employer in Germany - Focus magazine
  • World's Most Admired Companies - Fortune magazine 
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Citizens Award 
  • Top 100 Internship Program - WayUp.com 
  • Top 100 Global Brand - Interbrand 
  • U.S. Presidents Volunteer Service Award - Junior Achievement USA
  • 50 Best Places to Work in the U.S. - Indeed.com 
  • Most Innovative Companies in Brazil - Valor Economico Newspaper 
  • SIMA Innovation Awards - Paris International Agribusiness Show
  • Agritechnica Innovation Awards - German Agricultural Society 

Benefits at John Deere

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Competitive Pay

John Deere offers a competitive compensation package that includes:

  • Base pay – the fixed salary you receive on a regular basis
  • Variable pay – may include annual cash bonuses, stock options, and other longer-term cash awards

Our total compensation philosophy is to pay for performance. This philosophy is used throughout the company to reward employees in alignment with company and individual performance. Your individual performance impacts your base pay, while variable pay depends on company performance.

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Paid Time Off

The standard vacation policy starts with five days after six months, and 10 days after the first year of continuous employment. The number of vacation days increases with continuous employment, up to a maximum of five weeks of vacation annually. You can also purchase additional time off to meet your personal needs (total vacation not to exceed five weeks). 

Our holiday schedule recognizes that you want to be with family and friends on important occasions throughout the year. Up to 11 holidays are recognized, depending on the unit. Additionally, at most units, employees receive the three workdays between Christmas and New Year’s holidays as paid time off. 

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The health of our employees has a significant impact on their life – both at home and at work. That's why we offer our employees and their families the tools to help make them the healthiest and safest in the world. Employees are encouraged to play an active role in their health and take advantage of company-sponsored wellness programs and resources.

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Health Care

One of the most vital components of John Deere's total compensation is our benefits package including medical, dental and FSA options. Our medical plans cover comprehensive medical services, including:

  • Prescription drugs
  • Vision and hearing
  • Preventive services covered at 100%
  • Emergency care
  • Doctor and hospital visits, including maternity and well-baby care
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Savings & Investments

Our 401k, administered by Fidelity Investments, provides an opportunity to save on a pre-tax and after-tax basis. The company will match a portion of your contributions, up to the first 6% you defer, based on the company’s annual performance. You become vested after three years of service. The John Deere Pension Plan is a defined benefit plan offered at certain pension-eligible units. The pension is fully funded by the company and you become vested after three years of service. A Cash Balance plan is offered to new salaried employees.

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Employees not only get discounts on John Deere products, but also for cell phones, computer hardware & software products, dry cleaning services, personal vehicles, personal travel, Stihl products, and office products. 

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John Deere provides employees at all levels with increased opportunities to acquire critical business skills and job competencies necessary in meeting the exciting challenges of the future through the Tuition Payment Plan.

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Parental Support

To support you and your growing family, John Deere offers parental leave (for US Salaried employees only). Parental leave is four weeks of 100% pay to be used in whole week increments. We also offer a limited adoption reimbursement benefit to help with adoption-related expenses. 

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Global Workplace

In order to achieve team collaboration, efficiency, market competitiveness and world-class employee engagement, John Deere offers a variety of flexible work arrangements.  These arrangements, ranging from flexible work hours to telecommuting, are dependent on the position held.