The Ford Agency Reviews

Updated May 8, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Administrative Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Ford Agency full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Ford Agency is undoubtedly a tight knit team of hard workers. When you join the company, you truly feel like you're a valuable member of them team. They are patient and stellar at what they do. I learned much more than I initially thought I would while working for them, and couldn't be happier that my first job right out of college was with Ford. As I ventured into the next phase of my career, they were incredibly supportive and helpful. They actually placed me (who better to get me hired, then The Ford Agency, right?)! Amazing company, bright future ahead!

    Cons

    Nothing really comes to mind off the top of my head. If you're looking for a large office, this won't be for you. Good first job!


  2. Helpful (4)

    I've never worked for them but....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Candidate in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Candidate in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Ford Agency as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Has anyone noticed all the good reviews are from current internal employees and they have no Ford responses, but the negative ones have immediate and political responses from Ford. It appears this agency has biased reviews and monitors this site for good PR.

    Cons

    I didn't see any reviews from apparent candidates who've come through and been successful. The admins appears to be internal. Who'd really say anything negative about their current employer, especially when less than a half dozen probably work in the office?

    Advice to Management

    I've visited your office and read the personalities of the recruiters within a matter of seconds. Diversity doesn't seem to be the focus of the internal employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Office Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Ford Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at The Ford Agency provides a great work-life balance. Your opinions and suggestions are welcomed and encouraged.

    Cons

    I don't have any particular cons for working at The Ford Agency. There is always opportunity to learn and grow.


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  5. One of the best experiences I've had working at an agency!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ford Agency

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've had opportunity to work at a few different agencies, all different in their own way, and I couldn't be happier at The Ford Agency. The company's values and mission are exactly what I was looking for and the work is exciting and rewarding!

    Cons

    Honestly, nothing comes to mind. I feel that my skills and strengths are valued and I am able to bring new ideas to the table that are accepted and encouraged.


  6. Couldn't be happier!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Ford Agency full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    After graduating from college in May of 2013, I had not even considered leveraging a Staffing agency as a resource in my job search. After sending out endless applications during the months after graduation, I stumbled upon the Ford Agency for help in my search. I started assisting the Recruiters at The Ford Agency as a temporary Administrative Assistant over a year ago. A few weeks after starting, they offered me a permanent opportunity to work alongside The Ford Agency team; I was thrilled! Ever since I started here, I have continued to learn and no day at work is alike. The Ford Agency maintains a strong emphasis on relationships – both with applicants & clients, and this philosophy is on the forefront of every day. I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work alongside some of the best in the field and I learn something new every day!

    Cons

    No immediate concerns or cons come to mind when I think about my work experience at The Ford Agency thus far! Their HR policies & Senior Management allow for open communication, which is great.


  7. The only agency I'll ever work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Ford Agency full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ford is a great place to work! I work with a terrific team of people who love what they do and take pride in their work. The work life balance is terrific! We have as much fun as we do success. When people come to visit the office I think they can tell that we love what we do. I have never worked in another agency but I get the feeling that we are a lot different. I don't know if I could survive in place that focuses only on cold calls and goals and not on the people (staff and clients).

    Cons

    Nothing is perfect, but Ford comes pretty close. I have had my growing pains as an employee but have always come out on top.


  8. Helpful (3)

    I think the Ford Agency is the best

    Current Employee - Legal Secretary/Executive Assistant
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary/Executive Assistant

    I have been working at The Ford Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They call me when there are positions open that fit my criteria. They never waste my time by calling with jobs they know I won't be interested in.

    Cons

    I wish there were more opportunities but that is our economy right now.

    The Ford Agency Response

    Nov 19, 2014Director of Client Services

    Thanks for the kind words! We wish there were more opportunities too, but do think the market is getting better. Thanks again!


  9. Helpful (7)

    Interviewed by The Ford Agency

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temping Opportunity in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Temping Opportunity in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Ford Agency part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I got excited when I got a call from the recruiter, but they were interested in me working on mostly temporary assignment.

    Cons

    They are so judgemental in grilling you and your resume, and they are not really interested in helping you, but helping themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Try to care for the people who have skills and they are between jobs. Some of them are quiet good, with a lot of different skills to offer, they dont have to be lied.

    The Ford Agency Response

    Nov 18, 2014Director of Client Services

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Being in between jobs is a difficult and emotional time for many people. Temporary work can be a great way to keep busy, meet new people, learn ... More


  10. Helpful (6)

    Problems with communication

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ford Agency (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Everyone I came in contact with was very friendly

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I realized that while they were all very nice, they were blowing smoke the whole time. I know that the job market isn't great, and I appreciated the opportunity they got me, the situation was handled extremely unprofessionally. I got a temp-to-hire job where I was promised over and over again that I would definitely get the permanent position. I had appendicitis and had to have emergency surgery to remove it. I notified the agency and my direct employer. The agency kept in contact and asked me when I could return. I said two days after the surgery. They called back the night before I was supposed to go back and said to wait until Monday. On Friday, they called and said maybe the week after that but they would keep in touch.

    That was the last I heard from them.

    The Ford Agency Response

    Nov 18, 2014Director of Client Services

    We are so sorry that you had this experience. It is always very unfortunate when temporary to hire positions do not work out. Unfortunately it does happen and often it is out of our control. However ... More


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temporary Candidate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Temporary Candidate in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Ford Agency

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to work while looking for permanent employment. They are very flexible about allowing you time off for any job interviews or things like that.

    Cons

    Hourly pay was not as high as other temporary agencies. Most of the jobs are pretty much the same, and are not always very exciting.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed my time with the Ford Agency, and appreciate everything they did for me during my job search. I would recommend it to anyone looking for temporary employment.



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