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John Deere

Marketing Intern

May - August 2019 • Olathe, KS

What I liked

The internship allowed me to develop personal characteristics that allowed me skill set to grow.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had the opportunity to interact with more diverse interns.

Advice

I would encourage students to ask questions about anything that interests them.
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Data Analytics Intern

August 2021 • Davenport, IA

What I liked

The flexibility of the Internship is very nice. They allow you to work within the constraints of your schedule.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more direction and hands on work with me. Much of the time I have little to no help, or having to make myself busy.

Advice

It is overall a good internship with solid coworkers. I would recommend trying to get more direction from your supervisor if they aren't busy.
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Human Resources Intern

March 2021 • Moline, IL

What I liked

I liked how I was able to get an insight into the many different facets of HR. I was able to dip my foot into compensation, recruiting, learning and development, etc.

What I wish was different

I wish there would have been more variety in my day. It was a lot of sitting at the computer doing much of the same thing.

Advice

I would say to keep an open mind and be eager to learn about any avenue you can get your hands on. I was able to help with global mobility management, which I found fascinating and did not realize was an HR function.
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Part Time Student

March 2021 • Moline, IL

What I liked

Working with professionals in my field and learning about real world applications

What I wish was different

I wish I had more ways to connect to other part time students to hear their experiences

Advice

I would recommend it to anyone. I would say that you shouldn’t be shy when you first start, many of the employees are very willing to help
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Quality Engineer

May - July 2021 • Davenport, IA

What I liked

I liked the company and how they organized there work and projects

What I wish was different

I wish I had the oppurtunity to be on site for more than a week

Advice

John Deere is a really good company that respects its employees and recognizes hard work
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Part-Time Student

February 2021 • Milan, IL

What I liked

I loved the experience I got! Everyone at my office was kind, helpful and supportive. My experience has allowed me to grow in many ways.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have started sooner!

Advice

Always do your best in the work you are doing!
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Supply Management Intern

June - August 2020 • Horicon, WI

What I liked

The flexibility to choose what projects I focused on.

What I wish was different

I wish it has been in person. Yet, this is understandable since this was during COVID.

Advice

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Product Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Coffeyville, KS

What I liked

I enjoyed the people I got to work with the most out of anything. They made it enjoyable.

What I wish was different

The internship was virtual. I wish I would've been able to be onsite.

Advice

Be able to adapt to any work environment and stay eager to learn. Also, don't hesitate to ask questions.
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Part time student - computer science

October 2018 • Cedar Falls, IA

What I liked

Flexible schedule, productive work environment, paid training/on the job learning.

What I wish was different

The type of work I do isn't what I want to do.

Advice

Engineers do not answer emails. Walk up to their desk or call them on Skype or Microsoft Teams.
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Supplier Quality Intern

June - August 2020 • Springfield, MO

What I liked

They decided to make all of the interns work remotely because of COVID, and I am glad that they still had me do a project-based internship. It was a virtual version of a regular internship rather than a non-project based program, like many companies chose to do. I accomplished a lot on my team of interns, and my manager and coworkers were super available throughout the internship, albeit virtually.

What I wish was different

The communication regarding return offers has not been great, as their hiring schedule was messed up due to COVID and other factors.

Advice

Be intentional about networking, especially if your internship is in a virtual environment. It's okay to set up meetings to talk to higher-level managers or other employees in the company, and in fact it is encouraged. You can get a really great network if you just show interest.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Moline, IL

What I liked

- Very friendly environment with good internship program

What I wish was different

Advice

- Get to know the other interns, they will help you throughout your internship journey
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Software Developer Intern

June - August 2020 • Urbandale, IA

What I liked

John Deere really cares about developing their employees. We had several training sessions on how to be a better employee, working with your manager and others. It was the most rewarding experience ever. All the people there were incredible to work with and exceedingly kind-hearted salt of the earth people.

What I wish was different

The internship was switched to a virtual one due to covid. I would have preferred an in-person experience.

Advice

If you ever have the opportunity to work for John Deere, do not pass it up.
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Product Engineer

June - August 2020 • Dubuque, IA

What I liked

I was given interesting design projects and felt a sense of accomplishment after finishing them. I learned a lot of Creo skills along the way.

What I wish was different

Unfortunately it was moved online due to the pandemic, but still a worthwhile experience. Would have loved to see the team in person, but ultimately I was glad that it was virtual to keep everyone safe.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions, form a good connection with a mentor.
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Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Horicon, WI

What I liked

Even with Covid, I was still able to work with Deere and have a full experience for my 2nd internship with them. I even was able to visit local JD dealerships to test drive the product line I was working on.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been in person. I had to work remotely from Hancock, MI.

Advice

Even if the living situation wasn't the best, I got a lot out of the internship. Take every opportunity you can find to work in as many different areas and kinds of work as you can before you graduate!
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Part time student manufacturing engineer

April 2019 • Dubuque, IA

What I liked

Getting experience for my job

What I wish was different

I could work more than 40 hours a week

Advice

Take it when you can
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Product Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Moline, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed being able to work on meaningful projects. I received valuable work experience in technical areas of design, simulation, and testing as well as professional areas associated with working for a large company. Everyone I worked with was very willing to help me learn and they contributed very positively to my internship experience.

What I wish was different

I was very satisfied with my internship and there isn't anything I can think of to improve it.

Advice

Take opportunities to learn by asking questions and stepping out of your comfort zone.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - September 2019 • Moline, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed working with a partner to deliver software to the John Deere Seeding Group. The work life at John Deere is very sustainable and enjoyable. Interns are treated very well and given many opportunities for networking and fun events.

What I wish was different

I wish that John Deere offered more internships during the Spring or Fall semesters to continue my internship experience.

Advice

Don't be afraid to apply for positions you think you might not like. I am an electrical engineering major and enjoyed my software engineering internship very much.
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Analytics Intern

May - August 2019 • Des Moines, IA

What I liked

The internship program at Deere is incredible, and they really treat their interns well. I loved meeting other interns and being able to collaborate and learn from co-workers. Everyone that works there is very nice.

What I wish was different

I was put into a position that didn’t have as much exposure to analytics teams at Deere as I would’ve liked. They made sure that we were able to at least learn about other analytics teams around Deere, though.

Advice

Take advantage of all the opportunities Deere gives you as an intern. My summer is very memorable as I got to know other interns and got to know various parts of the company.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Davenport, IA

What I liked

The variety in the work I got to do and the mentor ship involved

What I wish was different

Advice

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Material coordinator

May 2019 • Davenport, IA

What I liked

The people are wonderful, and there's so much opportunity to learn.

What I wish was different

Advice

Always ask questions.
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