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2.5
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28%
Recommend to a Friend
40%
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Claire Ford
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "There are certainly some good benefits associated with longevity including Profit Sharing and Insurance Programs(in 7 reviews)

  • "If you perform there is some job security(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you make a mistake they will take away your profit sharing without warning(in 9 reviews)

  • "No atmosphere of trust/micro-management(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Account Manager Government Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Audio-Video Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good People in all levels and job descriptions

    Cons

    Lot of Forms and Paperwork Connected with Selling

    Ford Audio-Video Systems2018-10-19
  2. "Decent Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ford Audio-Video Systems full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Super solid company with highly organized protocols and systems. Lots of training.

    Cons

    Can be micro-managey. Commissions are super complicated and take FOREVER to pay out.

    Ford Audio-Video Systems2019-05-21
  3. Helpful (2)

    "The perfect cocktail of micro-management, toxic culture, and dead-end positions."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Audio-Video Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a job, if you absolutely need a paycheck. Some good people, most are friendly. Possible to get overtime, if you can work the hours. There’s always something to do.

    Cons

    I’m not really sure where to start. The pay is ridiculously low for industry standards, or any industry for that matter. It was explained to me that if you “proved yourself” that it’s possible to get raises, and move up in the company. From what I saw, “proving yourself” had little to do with your work ethic and ability, but with how much you could handle management’s “expectations”, which is basically working as hard...

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    Advice to Management

    In my experience, companies stuck in the past, with no perceived reason to change, will not, but this is my advice. Take a good long look at your culture. This is what has been created. Believe it or not, people are smarter than you give them credit for, this can be seen in those just starting at your company and learning a system that was antiquated 20+ years ago. Stop spying/having other employees spy on your employees....

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    Ford Audio-Video Systems2019-04-23
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Is this an AV company or a construction company?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Audio-Video Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Guaranteed 40 hours no matter how slow. Paid weekly via direct deposit.

    Cons

    Management is unorganized. I never knew what I was doing the next week until the previous Thursday or Friday, even if it included out of town tasks. Very corporate and felt micromanaged. You sign in/out of the building just to show management that you're there. You'd think this also works as a time clock, but no. Every hourly employee has to log what they did every single day in 15 minute increments on a timesheet....

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    Advice to Management

    It's not the 1980s anymore. Trust your employees and give them freedom to think for themselves. You may be one of the biggest companies in the industry, but you can be even bigger and more successful with new mentality.

    Ford Audio-Video Systems2019-04-13
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Titled "Rule Nazis" as told by a senior employee."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Audio-Video Systems full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The people, well the nice ones. The pay if you don't mess up.

    Cons

    The rules and policies to suck the life and money out of you. Literally any chance they get they will make you pay for almost everything on a job. (i.e. Tools) The profit sharing as with the PTO program is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Stop just focusing about money and improve your employees work life.

    Ford Audio-Video Systems2019-04-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good People, bad department."

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    Former Employee - MIS in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Audio-Video Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of great people and great things to learn! The Fords actually working full time for the company create a nice mom and pop business atmosphere. Mrs. Ford likes to challenge and bring out the best in her employees and she tries to stay involved in every department. stay honest and work hard and there is potential for growth in some departments.

    Cons

    Communication. The head of my department was not transparent with owners or teammates, and allowed the constant bullying of other teammates making a very uncomfortable environment. It was no team at all.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people that take care of you by holding leadership accountable. Use resources more effeciently and use the saved dollars to fund a 401k matching program for every employee.

    Ford Audio-Video Systems2019-02-24
  7. "Worked there 12 years, not great"

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    Former Employee - Technical in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Audio-Video Systems full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Upscale projects Some nice employees, not management tho

    Cons

    Horrible Management and micromanagement Low pay, you have to con them for a raise

    Advice to Management

    Do the company a favor and get out while the getting is good.

    Ford Audio-Video Systems2019-03-02
  8. "Project Management Support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Audio-Video Systems full-time

    Pros

    Don't care if you show up late.

    Cons

    Micro Management. Verbally abusive to employees.

    Ford Audio-Video Systems2019-01-13
  9. Helpful (3)

    "My coworkers are the only reason I’m still here"

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    Current Employee - Installation Technician in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Audio-Video Systems full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Made some really good friends. Learned a lot about the industry.

    Cons

    Low pay Never get reviewed for raises or promotions No benefits You have to pay for all your own tools (even specialty ones) and are 100% responsible for replacing them if stolen/broken Horrible communication Often times don’t know where you are working Sometimes you find out last minute you are traveling out of town for two weeks Extreme micro management on every level Low pay Low pay They promise that...

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    Advice to Management

    You could have a solid, stable team of employees if you gave them better reasons to stick around. Stop treating people like they are expendable.

    Ford Audio-Video Systems2019-01-18
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Know What You're Getting Yourself Into"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Audio-Video Systems full-time

    Pros

    It's a job that has a paycheck attached to it There are some really nice people that work here to help make it bearable to show up to work each day Looks good on a resume depending on the department

    Cons

    Micromanagement from the top down Company run on an old DOS-based, outdated system Have to keep track of every minute of work, tasks, bathroom breaks Employees are nothing but numbers to them Profit sharing is a joke Leadership is in a constant power struggle Low pay No reviews or raises unless you beg and pester someone for one There is either zero communication or 500 emails to take care of one simple task....

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    Advice to Management

    There is absolutely no trust in the employees they hire to do the jobs they hired them for. Instead of taking and using the talent that walks in the door, they instead treat everyone like they don't know anything and the only way to complete any task or job is the way they want to pound in to you to do it. Claire Ford and/or Jim Ford literally have their hands on EVERY SINGLE thing that happens in the company...which...

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    Ford Audio-Video Systems2019-01-31
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