Testimonials

Commitment, Quality, Integrity and Innovation: At John Deere, we don't offer jobs, we offer careers. We embrace a culture that is accepting and understanding. Current employees tell their story. See what attracted them to John Deere and why they've chosen to stay and grow here.

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Kim Goodley, Manager of Brand Training & Communications

Career Development

"I was pleasantly surprised by the support I was given to learn and grow within my position. The amount of training and development was sincerely appreciated and I took full advantage of benefits like learning more technical education and skills for my role as well as furthering my formal education. I completed my MBA within the first few years of being employed at John Deere."

– Kim Goodley, Manager of Brand Training & Communications

Andrew Colosky, Embedded Software Engineer

Stability

"During my last summer in college, I was able to get an internship at John Deere. At this time we were in the middle of the recession so there were not a lot of internships to be found and many of those offered were later rescinded by those companies. John Deere proved that they were committed to their employees and that they were stable enough to handle the bad times. For me that was a very desirable quality of John Deere."

– Andrew Colosky, Embedded Software Engineer

Meghann Junge, Supply Management Specialist

Work/Life Balance

"I can honestly say that I love my job. Being a wife and mom of two, my personal life is very important to me. Being able to close things up at the end of the day to enjoy my family is priceless. I know that anyone on my team would step up and help out another at any time. Having fun at work and even setting up outside of work activities has really brought our team closer."

– Meghann Junge, Supply Management Specialist

Ashley, Marketing Communication Specialist

Waterloo Area

"I have moved away from and back to the Cedar Valley twice since graduating from the University of Northern Iowa. As the communities here continue to grow, so does my love for Cedar Falls and Waterloo. From supporting the UNI Panthers to attending minor league hockey and baseball games, there are sporting events to keep me entertained year-round. Just because the weather turns cold in the winter doesn't mean there is not tons to explore through the George Wyth state parks and beyond. The bicycle and running clubs host group events on hard and soft trails five nights a week. I went from being a runner to a kayaker, triathlete, and "snowshoe-er"—thanks to the community events sponsored by a number of growing local businesses. The charming downtown areas continue to expand with new and exciting dining options, patio seating, and live music, and are popular meeting locations for various social and professional groups. The Cedar Valley is somewhere I came to start a job. Now it's my home."

– Ashley, Marketing Communication Specialist

Amy Jones, Product Engineer

Hands-On Experience

"In my first internship, I expected to learn how to brew coffee and make copies. That expectation was blown away when I spent the third day of my internship driving a bulldozer. I loved the hands-on parts of the work and found out that I thrived when given a project that I could own. That kind of experience was worth so much more than a paycheck. I went back to school energized and excited about what I was going to accomplish."

– Amy Jones, Product Engineer

Stephanie Rosen, Software Design Engineer

Integrity

"It is nice to work at a company that you respect. John Deere is committed to doing business correctly and expects the same integrity from its employees. It is a great comfort to know that my company supports me and other employees in making ethical decisions."

– Stephanie Rosen, Software Design Engineer

Elliot, Manager Customer Information

Common Values

"I came to John Deere and John Deere Financial in search of a job and instead found an organization that I could partner with, grow with, and identify with based on common values. On top of that I've found a whole organization of people who come to work each day with a passion to deliver on those values. My peers demonstrate integrity through being transparent on mistakes that occur. During my time in our Customer Service area I always found partners across John Deere and in our dealerships that would make a situation right for our customer solely based on my ask for help."

– Elliot, Manager Customer Information

Clementine, Global Commodity Quality Manager

Global Opportunities

"John Deere has also provided me the opportunities to expand my global perspective through my travels to 20 different countries within 4 continents and working in global matrix environment. In my current job I work closely with colleagues from India, China, Brazil, Germany and Mexico as well as suppliers to provide distinctive product quality to our customers. Furthermore I was able to build a good network through employee resource groups and professional organization (SWE, NSBE) volunteer activities that are offered by John Deere. I am proud to work at John Deere."

– Clementine, Global Commodity Quality Manager

Karen Buerkle, Project Manager for Drivetrain Component Machining

Culture

"Each facility has its own culture, and the location I am at feels like a small family-business. I come to work every day and feel like I personally can make an impact. My coworkers, managers, and the people on the shop floor feel like family to me; we share laughs, frustrations, family stories, and successes together. With this environment, I know that I have a voice in making decisions and when I execute, I go home feeling a sense of personal accomplishment."

– Karen Buerkle, Project Manager for Drivetrain Component Machining