Ford Motor Product Development Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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Product Development Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Ford Motor in August 2014.

Interview Details

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.
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Negotiation Details
The offer was above my expectations and there was no negotiation.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Ford Motor

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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dearborn, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dearborn, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Ford Motor in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    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

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Ford Motor.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Ford Motor in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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

    Declined Offer
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dearborn, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dearborn, MI
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Ford Motor in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    The process was shorter than I expected. The interview date was set by phone. Then there was a face-to-face interview with the supervisor of the position. He was really nice and friendly. The interview started with, "So... Tell me about yourself?" Then he asked a few questions about the information on my resume. The next day, I accepted the job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dearborn, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dearborn, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Ford Motor in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was flown out to Dearborn, where there was a 2 day interview. It was mostly group interviews. But it included a tour of Dearborn Truck Plant and the Rouge Plant which was very cool.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It was my first job and there wasn't really a negotiation. I got a letter on the night of the last day of interviews before I flew out.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cologne (Germany)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cologne (Germany)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ford Motor in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    The first part of the interview was with a guy from HR that explained a bit on the company, then I was taken to the office of my future supervisor for the interview. The interview was conducted by the supervisor AND his manager and was technically very challenging - as I expected it would be considering the area where I applied. The interview was conducted in a very professional way and not only limited to technical questions but also concentrated on language and cultural knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    • A specific question on how to attach the connecting link of an anti-roll bar to a suspension strut in order to provoke/not provoke torque steer in a front suspension.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was not much room for negotiation. The job definition was defined by a fixed salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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