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Diversity

No matter who you are — what race, what religion, what gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation — you are welcomed at John Deere. Here, we know the value of bringing together diverse ideas. We embrace a culture that is accepting and understanding. And we work to include individuals and companies that fit with that culture. It's a culture that reflects our global market, widens our business opportunities, attracts the best talent, and breathes life into the best teamwork.

 

Of course, saying it doesn't make it so. But John Deere lives it through leadership and example.

Opportunities

Join our Representatives this fall at the National Black MBA Association, Society of Women Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineer Conferences. We will be recruiting across multiple disciplines.

 

Check out our current opportunities below.

 

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Engineering
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We spend nearly $2 million a day on R&D, so you can spend your time working on the most challenging projects of your career.
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We believe in intense teamwork and the ongoing exchange of ideas.
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We'll provide hands-on experience that's designed to fit your career objectives, that complements your academic work and enhances your learning.

Testimonials

Veronica SpriggsVeronica Spriggs

"It was also a chance to work for a company that is a leader in the industry, a place where cross-functional experience is encouraged and I could develop my skills and knowledge."
Read Veronica's testimonial




Employee #1Rosalind Fox

"Everything that I do every day will help millions of people around the world."
Read Rosalind's testimonial

Conference Details

Join us for the following conferences:


National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)
September 16-20, 2014   Atlanta, GA

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
October23-25, 2014         Los Angeles, CA

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
November 5-9, 2014        Detroit, MI


National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Annual Conference 
March 25-29, 2015 

Diversity in everything we do ...

Resource groups

We all have something to say. Something to contribute. Ideas to help each other, our communities, our customers, and John Deere. That's why John Deere supports Employee Resource Groups (ERG). Located around the world, these groups bring together people with shared interests, addressing three key factors – business, career, and community.

Employee participation is voluntary. Those who are part of an Employee Resource Group find opportunities for professional and leadership development, project management, and exposure to senior leadership.

John Deere benefits, as well. Employee Resource Groups help drive innovation and creativity. They offer insight into concerns and issues facing a particular group. They improve our overall company performance. And they help ERG members feel more connected with our company and our businesses.

Current Employee Resource Groups at John Deere include:

  • Black Employee Resource Group ERG
  • Hispanic ERG
  • Asian/Pacific Islander ERG
  • Multi-Cultural Network ERG
  • New and Experienced Organizational ERG
  • WomenREACH ERG
  • LGBT ERG
Here's what some of our ERG members had to say about their experience:

Kimberly
Business Analyst and former Chair of Quad City WomenREACH Employee Resource Group

"I started participating in the WomenREACH ERG to get to know people I wouldn't normally meet in my normal line of business, and to take advantage of the opportunities the Group offers.  I do get the opportunity to hone in and develop a wide variety of skills:  communication/networking, time/project management, and presentation/leadership skills.  Besides, it's a fun group to be a part of."

Marcus
Manager, Ag & Turf Engineering Development Program and former Chair of the Black Employee Resource Group

"I decided to participate with the African American ERG to connect with individuals from different functional areas as well as individuals that may have had similar experiences and backgrounds.  The group has had a lot of success. The Mayor's Project has generated nearly $20 million in additional revenue for the company. Another budding success is the partnering of our group with Supplier Diversity, where the goal is to increase the amount of money John Deere spends with diverse suppliers. This is an industry best practice' where John Deere is ahead of the curve."

Diverse Professional Organizations

At John Deere, we are committed to those linked to the land – those who are working to feed, clothe and shelter the world's dramatically increasing population.

Our diverse workforce designs easy-to-use products that help customers do their life's work more profitably and more productively. We maximize our hiring potential through numerous recruiting events, develop our current employees through extensive leadership and development opportunities, and retain talent through a variety of employee engagement opportunities.

In our ongoing efforts to attract, develop, and retain employees, we maintain business relationships with a number of diverse professional organizations.

Click here to view a list of the diverse professional organizations with which we have established relationships.

Outreach

Supporting education, especially minority opportunities in education, is a focus at John Deere.


For example, we contribute to the Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics, and Enrichment (SECME). Developed for K-12 students, this national program encourages young people who are interested in science. We also support minority education and diversity initiatives at a number of colleges and universities. 

The John Deere Advancing Diversity Award at Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business, for example, is presented to faculty and staff members who make significant contributions to diversity efforts.


John Deere provides support for programs such as Minorities in Agriculture, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE), and National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) at the national level.


So our support is broad. We help bring high-quality students – especially minorities – to the program. We help teachers develop and deliver engaging lesson plans that support inquiry-based learning. We help show how parents can inspire their students. And we help create strong business networks that can assist STEM programs. Our support is monetary as well as our time and expertise. John Deere Inspire is a global initiative at John Deere designed to inspire the next generations of innovators today.

Suppliers and dealers

Supplier Diversity

Diversity at John Deere is not just about our employees. We work to maintain a supplier base that reflects the diversity of our markets worldwide. Since 1980, the John Deere Supplier Diversity program has established and nurtured relationships with diverse suppliers. Why is this important? A diverse group of suppliers brings a broader perspective to our business. A broader range of ideas and innovations, too. All this leads to better business for us … and our suppliers. 

Learn more about how we select our suppliers

Dealer Diversity

John Deere dealers are independently owned businesses. Yet, they are John Deere's face to our customers. They must understand and respond to their local customers needs. This is why we take great strides in recruiting high-caliber individuals with diverse backgrounds to take on the John Deere brand. In fact, in the United States, John Deere dealerships are owned and operated by people of African-American, American Indian, Asian, and Hispanic decent. A significant number of dealerships are owned by women.

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