Ford Motor Company Product Development Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Aug 10, 2015
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Product Development Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Ford Motor Company in February 2015.

Interview

Applied online, heard back in less than a week, scheduled interview for the following day. Had two people interview me over the phone. They had eight questions they were open ended and they enjoyed my answers and I think it went pretty well. I was called back less than a week later with two different positions in the company. They told me I could do one this summer and come back next summer and try the other position.

Interview Questions

  • Why Ford? Give an example of a novel approach and what made it novel? Name a time that you had to deal with an issue with a client and how you resolved it.   Answer Question

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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ford Motor Company in November 2014.

    Interview

    I applied at a school career fair, and received an interview. The interview itself seemed to go well, and the interviewers were very easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable about the process. About two weeks after the interview I was prompted to fill out an official employment application. I have yet to hear anything else.

    Interview Questions

    • There really weren't any unexpected questions. Most seemed to be the usual behavioral questions which I had prepared for.   Answer Question
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Went to a company info session on my College campus and applied for the Ford College Graduate program (FCG). Got an on-campus interview a few days later. Heard back a few weeks later they would fly me out to Michigan for an on-site interview. They paid for flight, hotel, and ground transport.

    Interview Questions

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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Ford Motor Company.

    Interview

    On campus recruiting, got an interview from an info session. I got an interview mainly because I am a huge fan of Ford Motor Company, and the recruiters saw that. I showed that I am unique while conversing with them at the info session, and that is what ultimately got me an interview, not my GPA.

    Interview Questions

    • a lot of behavioral questions, as well as situational questions.   Answer Question
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Ford Motor Company in August 2014.

    Interview

    After applying on the company website, I was contacted by a recruiter whom I had a short phone interview with consisting of very basic questions (some experience questions, work eligibility, willingness to relocate). After about a week I was contacted directly by Ford and asked to come on site to the Ford talent center. At the talent center they will give a short talk about Ford and show some videos before your interview. I had a panel of 3 people, which appeared to be the standard. They took turns asking a total of 11 questions (5 "engineering" and 6 behavioral). I was at Ford on a Friday and received an offer the following Monday.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no questions that stood out as truly difficult. It didn't appear they were trying to stump you, but rather get to know you. On the other hand, many of the questions had multiple parts (which are read at once), so don't be afraid to ask them to repeat a part of the question. I did it multiple times. My best advice would be to think of several projects you have worked on in the past and know them in and out. Be prepared to answer questions about issues you had during design (time, flaws, restrictions, process), but nothing really technical. Also think of the interactions you had with team members and how you handled the more difficult situations. Come to think of it, one difficult question was: Describe a time that I disagreed with a superior and explain how I handled it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The offer was above my expectations and there was no negotiation.

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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Typical situation based interview. Employees seemed genuinely excited about the direction Ford was heading as a company. They expressed confidence in Ford's business model. After about 2 hours of questioning was complete. It was really good experience. They roll out the red carpet for travel, lodging,and food.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview was on par with most situation based interviews. No technical questions were asked. Your resume should speak to your technical experience. Just to be prepared to be surround with about 8 to 9 more candidates who are just as nervous as you are, but once the conversation starts your nerves will settle.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Work seemed exciting, however I am from south east New Orleans and I was not excited about leaving home

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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Ford Motor Company.

    Interview

    Met Ford at campus career fair and in about a week they contacted me for an on campus interview. The first round is all behavioral and straight to the point. Two people interviewed me and asked a lot of scenario type questions and previous experiences. Also, there are multiple rounds

    Interview Questions

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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Ford Motor Company in September 2013.

    Interview

    I applied through campus website and got a on-campus interview in 2 weeks

    Interview Questions

    • All routine behavioral questions. But they asked so many question in limited time.   Answer Question
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Ford Motor Company (Indianapolis, IN) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I first met with the interviewers at a career fair and had a chat with them. The next day i was scheduled for and interview which was strictly behavioral, starting with tell me about your self. The interview was smooth and lasted for 30 minute

    Interview Questions

    • If a member of your team skips a test on a product in other to meet the deadline for the completion of the project and you know about it, what will you do   Answer Question
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    I attend an onsite interview for the Ford College Graduate rotational program. The process was relatively quick an painless. A case study was sent out for you to have prepared in advance. You discuss the case with other candidates and justify your decisions. The actual interview was with two people and they gave standard behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Everything was very straight forward. You would be given a business scenario are asked what to do. Most of these questions boiled down to, "would you sacrifice quality/safety/ethics for a deadline/profit?"   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I don't think any salary is high enough to get me to live in Detroit

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