Interviewed at Ford Motor
Interview Details – The interview process was all day event (8am to 5pm). 50 or so potential hires showed up to the event. it started with breakfast in the morning. Tours of various Ford Facilities/historic sites in Dearborn, MI. The first round of interviewing was about noon after lunch. It was a monitored group discussion with other potential hires. Prior to the interview day we were given a made up scenario that Ford received extra funds to be used and some options were give on how the money should be used. Each potential hire had to choose from the options on how the money should be spent and discuss/defend your choice among the other potential hires. After that, more site seeing and about three o'clock another more formal interview. With a hiring manager and a HR rep. interview was about 30 mins. There was no discussion about what was on my resume. There were some formal interview questions and some behavior type questions like your boss wants you to ship parts that are knowingly nonconforming, do you ship the parts? How would you handle the scenario. We were told that hiring decisions would be made based on those two interview processes and we would know if you going to presented a job offer that same day. After the two rounds of interviews we had a dinner with hiring managers. We were broken into smaller groups and each group had two hiring mangers that we were expected to interact with and get more perspective of the job. This dinner had no bearing on the hiring decision. After the dinner we found out if we would receive a job offer or not. This was a great hiring process. I was intimidated at first by it being an all day event and the number of potential hires. But it all worked out well.
Interview Question – When was the last time you took a risk? Give STAR (situation task action results) Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ford Motor in February 2013.
Interview Details –
After the pre-screening, I was invited to the Ford Talent Management Conference at Ford HQ in Dearborn, MI. This is basically an event where they invite several candidates (20-30) for various opportunities. The event consisted of an interview with two Ford supervisors and a group session with 3 other candidates and a panel of 3 Ford employees. Prior to attending the conference, I was asked to complete a case study where I had to recommend one of the four suggested solutions and make a case for it.
The interview process consisted of 7-8 behavioral based questions and lasted about 30 minutes. Besides short introductions at the beginning, the interviewers went right into the case study. Had to explain my recommendation and why. Then I was asked several behavioral questions including:
- Describe an innovative solution you came up with
- Describe a risk you took and the decision making process
- You are new to a facility and is in charge of a project. Two of the people in your team don't like each other, but you're not aware of it and this conflict has affected progress. What would you do? (They're looking to see how you communicate and manage conflict).
- You are in charge of a production line and one of the safety guarding is missing on conveyor. The production supervisor wants to start production. What would you do? (Safety first).
The group session lasted about 30-40 mins and was with 3 other candidate (not necessarily interviewing for the same job) and 3 Ford employees. The case study, once again, was used for this session. The scenario was that as a group we had to recommend a solution and rank the others. The 3 employees just observed how we worked as a team and didn't say a word.
Overall I had a great experience. The Ford supervisors and employees I met were friendly and professional.
Interview Question – You are in charge of a production line and one of the safety guarding is missing on conveyor. The production supervisor wants to start production. What would you do? View Answers (3)
Negotiation Details – Didn't have to.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Ford Motor in September 2012.
Interview Details –
On campus interview. Preliminary screening.
Second interview conducted over 2 days at Ford's Dearborn headquarters.
Overall very positive experience. Ample opportunity for interviewers to get to know each prospective employees experiences, education,strengths etc.
Interview Question – Mock problem solving scenario seemed to encourage 2 interviewees to 'gang up' on a third. Involved hypothetical scenario to address a design flaw. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Received a better offer from a competing firm.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ford Motor in February 2012.
Interview Details – I was first contacted by a supervisor who had a position open in his department. He conducted a phone interview with me. On the interview day, there was a presentation about Ford and their vision, a case study group session, and a personal interview.
Interview Question – What would you do if you were about to finish an assignment and somebody stepped in and said they have solved your problem? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Ford was looking for someone who was willing to travel more than I wanted.
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ford Motor in September 2011.
Interview Details –
2 phone screens
Talent management conference at the HQ
Offer came within 2 days
Very well organized and looking forward to work with them
Interview Question – Describe a time when you had to deal with a conflict Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ford Motor in October 2011.
Interview Details –
1) A pre-screen interview "Basic Questions - Degree, Years of Experience, etc."
2) Phone Interview with a manager "Advance Questions - Specific Experience, Accomplishment, & Detailed Job Description."
3) In Person Interview consisting of a 2:1 interview, Case Study & Group/Panel Interview.
4) An offer through email with details on salary, benefits, and steps needed to accept the job.
Interview Question – A lot of the questions asked required several answers. Answer Question
Pros: Good Working life compared to other companies....Big Brand on your CV....Good Growth... Will give you many opportunities to develop....Many Social events that are great. – Full Review
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