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John Deere Careers

The most important work you can ever do is the work you can do RIGHT NOW.

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.


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.

Whether you're an intern or a part-time student, John Deere has an opportunity for you.

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Opportunities at John Deere

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



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.



It is vital to be covered for private healthcare as the public sector is very poor in services and benefits, National Health Insurance does not exist in South Africa.

John Deere employees and dependents are covered under Discovery Health with a generous subsidy to all employees, Discovery is the best medical scheme in South Africa with over 55% share of the market and they have the highest rating for paying claims and administration. Employees are covered under 3 main categories in healthcare which are as follows:

  • Hospitalisation (unlimited at the 100%, 200% or 300% of the Discovery Health rate)
  • Chronic Medication
  • Day to day benefits (doctors, specialists, dentistry, medication, optometry and selected alternative healthcare services)

Discovery Health offers extensive international cover to the equivalent of R5 to R10 million depending on option chosen for a maximum of 90 days per journey.

Hospital and chronic cover are paid from risk while day to day expenses are covered from a medical savings account (MSA) on an annual basis, once this is depleted depending on plan type the member will either pay out their pocket or reach a threshold where upon Discovery will then pay for benefits if required. Dentistry, optometry and prescribed medication have limits on all options.

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 one year waiting period before employees are eligible for this benefit.



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.