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Ford Models Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Once a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Collections Specialist in West Babylon, NY
    Former Employee - Credit Collections Specialist in West Babylon, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Models (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to be creative in job application
    Family like (in beginning)

    Cons

    New Finance management had no concept of loyalty to the staff and eventually either forced them to leave or replaced them with her own people

    Advice to Management

    Be careful of new Senior management looking to recreate the wheel especially when they only want their own people


  2. "Ford needs a leader!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Models full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very fun atmosphere with a lot of flexibility and perks. No cubicles or stuffiness. Every day is different and can be exciting.

    Cons

    No leadership or direction. Management doesnt return phone calls or emails. Unrealistic expectations sometimes. No value put on loyalty or experience.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and talk to your employees! Understand the modeling business, while still a business, has to be run differently than typical, black and white businesses.


  3. "best people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anyonymous in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anyonymous in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Ford Models full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people who work there are amazing. They really care and aren't what you would expect in the modeling industry. Work life balance is great - the people really are the best!

    Cons

    Pay is low. Not standard in the industry for some of the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Management does the best they can with what they have and do take care of their employees.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Disrespectful environment"

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    Former Employee - Undisclosed in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Undisclosed in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Ford Models full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Respected name in the fashion industry, so the experience looks great on your resume. Small team, so work is very hands-on. I was in charge of very large projects, which was great for my portfolio.

    Cons

    Staff is disrespectful and unprofessional. Managers and directors of certain divisions feel their work is more important than other divisions within the company, so they expect you to prioritize them over everyone else. Performance feedback is petty and completely nonconstructive; do not expect to be reviewed on your abilities or competencies, but rather on whether or not you 'measure up' to the predecessor of your position. Expect to be underpaid and taken advantage of, especially if you are young. If you try to stand up for yourself when you're feeling disrespected in the workplace, expect to be chastised. All of this could be prevented if upper management would enforce a more respectful, professional attitude from all employees. Rather than discipline employees who exhibit unacceptable or abusive behavior, many managers make the excuse that "this is the fashion industry, that's the way it is." Overall, I was enjoying the work I was doing and the relative creative freedom I had, but I was ultimately unable to stay because of the disrespectful behavior directed at me despite my hard work. Additionally, my department was severely lacking in structure or hierarchy, which meant that my work was being reviewed/approved by persons who were not qualified to give feedback on the work I was doing. This leads to confusion, ill communication, many rounds of revisions, and projects needlessly dragging on for too long before finally getting axed. Many divisions are extremely inefficient, which always trickles down.

    Advice to Management

    Discipline your employees if you want to make this a more pleasant place to work and prevent such high turnover. Just because the fashion industry has a notorious reputation doesn't excuse the immature and disrespectful behavior of your staff.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Intern / Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Ford Models (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked directly for Agents in a International modeling agency.
    Interacted with models / clients on daily basis.

    Cons

    No pay.
    No opportunity for full time employment.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Ford Artist "Management" / Ford Models is A SCAM. You will meet the biggest SNAKES for 'Human-beings' who work here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will get lots of work if you are good at what you do.

    Cons

    You won't get a PENNY for all of your hard work. FORD DOES NOT PAY ITS PEOPLE.

    Advice to Management

    Please, if you are booking a model, photographer, hair and makeup artist, wardrobe stylist etc... PLEASE KNOW that these people who work so hard for you are getting their money STOLEN from these DIRTBAG LOSERS at Ford Model agency. They are despicable SCUM and play games with the people they 'represent'. The MIAMI location is absolutely the lowest of the low.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Booking Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Models full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great perks If you can stand the stereotypical, superficial atmosphere, the ability to earn a good salary down the road.

    Cons

    With a few minor exceptions, both models and agents live up to every stereotype you've heard of.

    Advice to Management

    Should control the way agents are allowed to act and treat people. Appalling behavior by some of them!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Art Department management of multiple offices, demanding time management and detailed work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Models full-time

    Pros

    Ability to organize and finalize projects for multiple outlets / design platforms. Ease of management allowed individuals to create / promote / and prosper ideas from creation to evaluation with the rest of the Art Department designers.

    Cons

    Ability to funnel all Art Department work into a single organized location. Meaning, different offices would send assignments to different Emails, disrupting work-flow. Issue was resolved through Management and H.R. after an Art Department team meeting.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciated their time and commitment to employees.


  10. "Very Long career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Model in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Model in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Models full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Modeling with a long career

    Cons

    Many other models.. large field


  11. "Model"

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    Current Employee - Model
    Current Employee - Model

    I have been working at Ford Models part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of free time, great pay for the time put in

    Cons

    last minute scheduling, always on call, lots of traveling


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