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John Deere Careers

If you're the kind of person who strives to do great work, excels in creative environments, thrives in teams, and lives for problem solving — this is the place for you.

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.

Finding Your Next Career

Looking for a career that matters? Looking for an opportunity that leads you in new and exciting directions? What about rewards that show you are welcomed and appreciated? Sounds like you're looking for a career with John Deere.

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Employment Opportunities

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Mid-Career Opportunities

Explore opportunities in a range of industry and functional expertise where you can put your experience to work and build a career that's challenging, satisfying, and responsive to your changing needs.

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College Opportunities

Fresh out of college or wondering what comes next after high school? You can feel great about your work — and where you work.

Career Opportunities

Wage/Production Opportunities

Competitive market-based wage and benefit packages available for rewarding opportunities in various locations throughout North America.

Wage Opportunities

Dealership Opportunities

Our extensive network of independently owned dealerships offer various positions throughout North America.

John Deere Dealership Opportunities

Dealer Technician Training

The graduates of this program learn how to keep John Deere customers' equipment running strong.

John Deere Dealer Technician Training Program

Service Technician Training

With our variety of learning opportunities, your technicians and support staff will keep your fleet running smoothly.

John Deere Service Technician Training Program

Thriving by helping customers deliver vital resources now, and for generations to come.



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. Our goal is to be competitive in each respective market, so we align our base pay to the middle of what the market pays. When maximum variable pay goals are achieved, total compensation is paid at the top of the market.

Financial Resources

Pension Plan

John Deere offers a pension benefit to employees depending upon geographical location.

401(k) Plan

The John Deere Savings & Investment Plan (SIP) offers a variety of plan and investment options. Here are some details about the plan:

  • Eligibility is immediate
  • Auto enrollment is approximately 30 days following the date of hire, with an auto-deferral percentage of 6%. You may opt out of the plan at any time.
  • Pre-tax and after-tax Roth deferrals ranging from 1% to 75% of eligible earnings
  • For most locations, a minimum company match of 2.5% on the first 6% deferred
  • A variety of investment funds are available including Fidelity Brokerage Link
  • Financial planning tools and information through Fidelity's Net Benefits website,

John Deere Stock Purchase Plan

You can purchase Deere & Company common stock through payroll deduction. John Deere pays the commission on your purchases through Fidelity Investments.

Access to Financial Professionals

Fidelity Investments, the administrator of John Deere's 401(k) plan, provides employees with financial planning tools and calculators, educational resources (including videos), and free consultation with financial planners to review your portfolio and investment goals.

U.S. employees eligible for salaried health care benefits have access to additional financial information and resources through the LiveWell WorkWell employee assistance program. Financial professionals are just a phone call away and are prepared to discuss concerns and provide tools to help meet your financial goals.

*This information is intended for our salaried workforce. Elements may differ based on unit, geographic location, and/or job responsibility.



One of the most vital components of John Deere's total compensation is our benefits package.

Deere offers managed care plans through UnitedHealthcare offering flexible options such as:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage with no pre-existing condition provisions
  • Dependent coverage – you can cover your spouse and/or your dependent children
  • Opt out – participation is not required
  • Annual enrollment – you can make new choices each year

Our plans cover comprehensive medical services, including:

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

We subsidize a portion of the cost for medical coverage for you and your covered dependents. You pay your portion on a pre-tax basis, which reduces your income subject to taxes.


Our dental plan provides 100% coverage for preventive dental care, including semi-annual exams and cleanings. Fillings, crowns, orthodontia, and other dental services are also covered, subject to modest deductibles, coinsurance, and plan limits.

Just like the medical plans, you choose whether to participate and who you want to cover. We subsidize the cost for dental coverage for you and your covered dependents.

Health Savings Account (HSA)

An HSA offers a tax-favored way to pay for qualified health-care expenses, including your deductible, coinsurance, and eligible medical expenses that are not covered by an HSA-eligible health plan. The money in your HSA can grow with potential investment earnings. You won't pay federal or, in most cases, state taxes on the money if you use it to pay for qualified health-care expenses, as defined by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

Limited-Purpose Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

While our plans are comprehensive, you may have some out-of-pocket costs for the services you receive, such as dental and vision services. If you choose, you can use the Limited-Purpose Health Care FSA to pay for these expenses. Each pay period, you can defer some of your salary to an individual FSA account. This pre-tax deferral reduces your income subject to federal and most state income tax. After you have incurred a covered expense, you can file for reimbursement from your own account to cover your out-of-pocket costs.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

The Dependent Care FSA can help you save money by allowing you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for dependent care expenses.

Tuition Reimbursement

To help you maximize your learning potential, John Deere offers educational assistance for undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and other graduate-level courses. There is a six month waiting period before employees are eligible for this benefit. Reimbursement for tuition and fees for credit and non-credit courses is 100%, subject to annual caps.

Adoption Reimbursement

To support you and your growing family, John Deere offers a limited adoption reimbursement benefit to help with adoption-related expenses. This does not include the adoption of a child or grandchild of a spouse or domestic partner.

*This information is intended for our salaried workforce. Elements may differ based on unit, geographic location, and/or job responsibility.

Income security

Salary Continuance

While most of us wish we could boast, "I have never been sick a day in my life," the reality is that most cannot make that claim. We understand this reality of life and our income security plans offer benefits to help you and your dependents through these times.

In the event of illness, your salary is continued for 6 - 12 months. The amount you are eligible for is based on a percent of your salary, your length of service, hire date, and unit.

Long-Term Disability

Benefits typically begin after your salary continuance exhausts.

Life Insurance

Security for dependents is an important objective. Our company-funded group-life insurance plan can help you meet your needs:

  • Eligibility on the first day of your employment and automatic participation
  • Basic benefit – multiple of your salary with a $25,000 minimum
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage
  • Benefits paid to the beneficiaries you identify

Optional Life Insurance

You can purchase additional term life insurance to help meet your needs:

  • Eligibility on the first day of your employment and open enrollment during first 31 days of employment without proof of insurability
  • Enrollment at any time after 31 days of employment subject to proof of insurability
  • Can purchase up to eight times annualized salary, subject to a maximum of $1,500,000
  • Coverage is also available for your spouse and dependent children.

*This information is intended for our salaried workforce. Elements may differ based on unit, geographic location, and/or job responsibility.

Work-life management


We recognize that your career is just one of many aspects of your life. Our work-life management programs are designed to recognize the personal and family commitments of employees while improving work and personal effectiveness in the process.

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.


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.

Wellness Programs

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.

Flexible work

Our mission is to provide a flexible work environment to improve employees' work and personal effectiveness. We offer flexible solutions that enable work under a variety of conditions, schedules, and locations. Flexible work arrangement programs include a compressed work week, flex-time, part-time, or a telework arrangement.

*This information is intended for our salaried workforce. Elements may differ based on unit, geographic location, and/or job responsibility.



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.

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Disability Accessibility Accommodation

If you are a disabled veteran or a qualified individual with a disability that limits your use of this site as a result of your disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation from our recruiting team.

Military Recruiting

John Deere supports hiring military veterans. If you have a military recruiting event that you would like us to consider attending, please email your request to North America Recruiting and Staffing.

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