What division? Are you going looking at credit, branch, etc?
I work for Credit and one of my best friends works at the factory in Ankeny. Both of us love it. A lot of people bag on the health plan because it's a high deductible plan but nothing could be better for a young healthy person. Put cash into your HSA to start, you won't regret it one bit.
I have worked for another big finance company in town and it doesn't even compare. Part of it is that I grew up in a small ag community and I have a great respect for Deere and the product we put out. People may not think so but believing in your work gives you a lot of job satisfaction.
You won't regret a career at Deere, I will say that.
I know a few people that work for Deere and they absolutely love it. Some have been there for over 40 years and a few are recent college grads. Best chances are, they have no intention of leaving. Benefits are fantastic and it's a very stable job. All around great company.
I've had my eye on a position at the Ottumwa plant and have never got so much as my foot in the door.
My father in law works there and while he pretty much hates it (don't most all factory workers?) he has made an amazing living with virtually no education. People would crap if they knew what he makes painting hay bailers.
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