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Career Growth

Develop your career while making a difference in the world!

Career development is a real benefit at John Deere. We want you to succeed — to reach for your full potential. It all starts with taking ownership of your progress and charting career paths that build skills, experience, knowledge, and competencies. Within Deere, you’ll find a variety of resources to help. Even more, we encourage and financially support job-related learning opportunities. And that includes tuition reimbursement for appropriate associate’s, technical, four-year, and graduate degrees.

John Deere University

John Deere University (JDU), a virtual learning campus, provides business driven learning solutions to help employees grow their knowledge, skills, and experiences in order to maximize their contribution to the organization's objectives. The learning colleges and paths within JDU can help employees 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. Our intranet offers a variety of other assessment tools and career development resources, including interviewing tips and how-to guides.

Coaching and mentoring

Employees and leaders may receive the support of mentors or coaches. These trusted relationships are intended to foster enhanced performance and improved results. With the support of seasoned professionals, you can make a smoother transition into a new leadership position, be better equipped to handle difficult situations, expand your network and further develop your expertise.

Internal resume

John Deere’s online job description catalog is an up-to-date, evolving job database. It’s searchable and includes the duties, skills, experiences, and education required for each job. Employees can use their resumes to apply for current open positions.

You can also publish your resume on the system. Then, hiring managers or human resources personnel can search and review your resume when they’re looking for individuals who match the qualifications for a specific position. Through this interactive system, everyone has an equal opportunity to develop their career.

Great People

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Nicole, HR Rep, John Deere Waterloo Works

"At John Deere, there are so many learning opportunities. But an employee has to be proactive. It’s all about you making the decision to pursue your area of interest and getting the help and resources to do it. That’s what I find really great about working here. The company is willing to put money behind individuals to go after the things they’re interested in, as long as there is a business reason to do it."

Roger, Weld ME Supervisor, John Deere Des Moines Works

"One of my mentors told me, ‘Don’t be afraid to search for a role that develops a skill in an area you’re not strong in.’ If I hadn’t followed that advice, I wouldn’t be where I am today. It’s really surprising how far the company goes to support your continuing education and training. John Deere goes way above and beyond to encourage people to succeed."

Jay, Senior Financial Analyst, John Deere Financial

"John Deere is an excellent company to work for, and their reputation is a source of pride. I have the opportunity to work with different departments throughout the company to gain an understanding of what’s going on daily as well as where we’re going in the future. Here, you’re just not stuck dealing with numbers. You interact with people every day, giving you a broad understanding of what’s happening on the business side."

Anand, IT Division Leader, Info Systems SAP Services

"I’m responsible for implementing software solutions for different divisions and different business units. I work on very strategic projects and enjoy the challenges. John Deere offers a fantastic work environment, great career opportunities and the chance to learn many different things."

Mark, Product Manager, John Deere Cary Office

"I work with engineering on determining what products we sell and how they’re priced. It’s great to be a part of a company willing to take the high road and make high-quality, market-leading products. John Deere offers a lot of career resources that have helped me along the way: MBA tuition reimbursement, 360-degree assessments, and a career advisor to discuss tools and resources."