Work for John Deere and access their great company benefits

Work for John Deere and access their great company benefits

 February 15, 2022

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Considering a career at John Deere?

There’s a reason the company has been voted one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

John Deere's Total Rewards package covers everything from career development to competitive compensation and a complete benefits package. When you work for John Deere, the company is working for you.

Find out more about these great benefits.

Competitive pay

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

John Deere's 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. An employee's individual performance impacts their base pay, while variable pay depends on company performance.

Health care

One of the most vital components of John Deere's total compensation is a benefits package including medical, dental and FSA options. Medical plans cover comprehensive medical services, including:

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

Paid time off

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. Employees can also purchase additional time off to meet personal needs (total vacation not to exceed five weeks). 

John Deere's holiday schedule recognizes that employees want to be with family and friends on important occasions throughout the year. Up to 11 holidays are recognized, depending on the unit. Additionally, at most units, employees receive the three workdays between Christmas and New Year’s holidays as paid time off. 


The health of employees has a significant impact on their life – both at home and at work. That's why John Deere offers 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.

Savings and investments

The company's 401k, administered by Fidelity Investments, provides an opportunity to save on a pre-tax and after-tax basis. The company will match a portion of its employees' contributions, up to the first 6% they defer, based on the company’s annual performance. Employees become vested after three years of service. The John Deere Pension Plan is a defined benefit plan offered at certain pension-eligible units. The pension is fully funded by the company and employees become vested after three years of service. A Cash Balance plan is offered to new salaried employees.


Employees not only get discounts on John Deere products, but also for cell phones, computer hardware & software products, dry cleaning services, personal vehicles, personal travel, Stihl products, and office products. 


John Deere provides employees at all levels with increased opportunities to acquire critical business skills and job competencies necessary in meeting the exciting challenges of the future through the Tuition Payment Plan.

Parental support

To support employees and their growing family, John Deere offers parental leave (for US Salaried employees only). Parental leave is eight weeks of 100% pay to be used in whole week increments. The company also offers a limited adoption reimbursement benefit to help with adoption-related expenses.

Global workplace

In order to achieve team collaboration, efficiency, market competitiveness and world-class employee engagement, John Deere offers a variety of flexible work arrangements. These arrangements, ranging from flexible work hours to telecommuting, are dependent on the position held.

A place to be your authentic self

John Deere knows the value of bringing together diverse ideas, and the company embraces a culture that is accepting and understanding. At John Deere, everyone's ideas, experiences, and values matter.

Sound like a place you want to be? Join John Deere

John Deere works hard to ensure its employees are happy and healthy, both within and outside the workplace.

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