Today, Deere & Company is one of the world's most admired businesses. But in 1837, John Deere, blacksmith and inventor, had little more than a blacksmith shop, a discarded steel saw, and an idea that would help farmers, changing the face of agriculture for all time. Since its founding in 1837, John Deere has seen a great many changes in its business, its products and its services. Change always comes with opportunity. And Deere has always been ready and willing to embrace it.
Over 175 years later, John Deere is still dedicated to those who are linked to the land – farmers and ranchers, landowners and builders. Deere has never outgrown, nor forgotten, its founder’s original core values integrity, quality, commitment and innovation. Those values determine the way we work, the quality we offer, and the unsurpassed treatment you get as an employee of John Deere.
In the late 1980s Deere & Company negotiated a merger with Chamberlain Industries Pty Ltd, a leading manufacturer of agricultural tractors and implements in Western Australia. Chamberlain eventually became a fully owned subsidiary of Deere & Company as they continue to expand into new markets in Australia and New Zealand. In 1993 the demand for John Deere products shifted to the east coast, and so did the company. The company moved its national headquarters from Perth - Western Australia, to a 4 hectare site at Crestmead, south of Brisbane.
Our Core Values
It may be an understatement to say that we work every day to uphold our founder’s core values. Because integrity, quality, commitment and innovation are not ideals we work towards. We live them. We breathe them. These values are the true essence of how we work and are in every opportunity we offer our employees. In addition, John Deere understands the value of a diverse workforce. We are truly dedicated to an inclusive environment where diversity is understood and welcomed. It's a commitment we see shared with and within all stakeholders at John Deere: from employees to dealers to suppliers.
The quality of a company is expressed through the quality of its leadership. For over 175 years, John Deere has benefitted by strong, decisive leaders at its helm, dedicated to the core principles of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation.
These qualities live on today. The men and women now guiding Deere & Company have the experience, the expertise, the values, and the will to keep John Deere what it has always been – a great company. A reliable, steady and a supportive company for its employees.
Why John Deere? Why Anywhere Else?
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, your ideas, experiences, and values matter. And, you’re rewarded in ways that matter: through opportunities for career growth; through experiences in an inclusive, diverse culture; and through outstanding compensation and benefits programs.