Today, seven billion people call this planet home and by 2050 there will be 2 billion more, creating the biggest agricultural challenge the world has ever faced. This is exactly what the more than 57,000 men and women of John Deere are all about. In more than 36 countries around the globe, we are creating the most advanced farming, turf, construction and forestry equipment, designed to keep pace with the world’s soaring demand for food, fibre and infrastructure. At John Deere, your ideas, experiences, and values are relevant to us. Our core values
– innovation, quality, integrity and engagement – help us to create a working environment of creativity, innovation and team spirit right from the start.
The meaningful work you do each day is rewarded in ways that matter: through opportunities for career growth; through experiences in an inclusive, diverse culture; and, yes, through competitive compensation and benefits programmes. Opportunities for Career and Personal Growth
Career development is a real benefit at John Deere. We want you to succeed – to reach for your full potential. Within Deere, you will find a variety of resources to help. In addition, you and your manager regularly talk about your tasks and future perspectives. An action plan will be devised which contains measurements such as training, internal job placements and taking on tasks with greater responsibilities.
John Deere University
John Deere University is a virtual learning campus which promotes continuous learning aligned with the strategic direction of the business. We continue to develop colleges for major functions such as supply management, marketing, sales & customer support and operations. Two additional colleges focus on the competencies and leadership skills that are important for all employees. Each learning paths can help you identify activities focused on personal and job-specific development needs.
Get to know yourself better. Your interests. Your skills. Your true potential. Our self-assessment tools can help you gain insight into your interests and goals. Then you can apply these insights to your career and development planning.
Self-assessment tools include a 360-degree tool and a behavioural/style assessment, as well as values and interests checklists. Another tool is our Job Fit analysis, which helps you compare the data in your internal resume to the skills and experiences required for a specific job. In addition, our intranet offers dozens of links for career development, including interviewing tips and how-to guides.
Every employee can choose a personal mentor. The aim of mentoring is to develop skills and competencies of an individual person or group through the mentor's personal experience. Our John Deere mentoring platform enables employees to search for and find mentors using particular key words. Mentoring can help you to overcome personal obstacles, benefit from a colleague's experiences, build networks and relationships and learn from other functional areas.
Employee satisfaction is an important element of our corporate culture. With the use of our tool “Internal Resume”, employees are able to publish their resume on our system and present their professional and personal goals as well as their abilities and competences. Hiring managers or human resources personnel can search and review your resume when they are looking for individuals who match the qualifications for a specific position. In addition to this, employees can also use their resumes to apply for current open positions. Through this interactive system, everyone has an equal opportunity to develop their career.
Inclusive and Diverse Culture
John Deere places a high value on diversity. No matter who you are — what race, what religion, what gender, age or disability — you are welcomed at John Deere. In accordance with our core values - Innovation, Quality, Integrity and Engagement -we have high economic and moral standards and it goes without saying that we have an entrepreneurial responsibility. As a successful international company, intercultural tolerance and gender mainstreaming are essential factors that contribute to our interaction with each other. We are building an employee team in which the value of diversity and an inclusive work environment is well understood and fully embraced.
Compensation and Benefits
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. When maximum variable pay goals are achieved, total compensation is paid at the top of the market. Additional financial and non-financial benefits also make John Deere an employer of choice.
MARKWART VON PENTZ, PRESIDENT AGRICULTURE & TURF, EUROPE & ASIA
A company’s culture depends on the diversity of its people and different ways of thinking. This is how meaningful innovation takes place. Diversity plays an especially important role at John Deere, a global organisation. We want to involve everyone. One person alone can have a good idea, but together we will find the best solution. This is one reason why the development of women within the company is especially important to the management team.
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