I worked at Ford Motor Co for almost 42 years. I always assumed that the company or uaw, Doesn’t Really Give a Damn about the workers , unless you’re someone’s relatives. My last two years were total Hell, I was constantly harassed by my supervisor But no one would help SAD
I always was proud to be part of the Ford family. I did logistics along with many other responsibilities. My coworkers were outstanding individuals. I left but I do miss my work and coworkers.
Genuine concerns about your injuries...not just the political correctness..... that's it that's all ..all ford is concerned with is do you have a pulse to come to work
yourself and dont let them bully you I spent 15 years there and they try to intimidate you and then use the fact that your so excited that they chose you and you get a shit job
I hate to sound cliche, but there is an 'it depends' element to a Ford interview. Ford has a mix of really old-school interviewers and much newer ones. The old school folks like the etiquette of an interview, the handshake principle, the follow up note, and sitting across the table with your hands in your lap. They are the ones who will offer to walk you to your car after the interview so they can covertly check out if you are driving a Ford, if you have a messy car, and (most importantly) if there is a baby seat in there. The newer school folks are far more laid back, and will tend to shy away from the 'where do you see yourself in 5 years' questions. They are the ones who will ask you things like, 'Why are manhole covers round?' I was there for 8 years, and the thing I heard more than any other sentence, "It's not the right way, it's not the wrong way, it's the Ford way." Be comfortable with that type of communication, respect the managerial hierarchy, and tailor your responses to the job you are interviewing for as well as the interviewer.
Working at Ford was great, up until the time they let me go for stupid BS. They said we had to let you go because while delivering parts, I forgot to collect payment from customer but the parts manager never told me that the customer was paying by check or cash, most of our accounts were charge accounts. Secondly I had a rental from another Ford dealership where I bought my truck before working for the dealership I was working out and I had that rental for a week while they were fixing my truck under warranty and the owner was upset with me coming to work with that vehicle. Three was I had told Ryan who is second in charge that their inventory had major problem with what I was finding and the parts manager was upset that I said something to him about it. I told the parts manager I am not here to throw anyone under the bus, I was just trying to identify problems so the could get fixed and save the company money, but I guess he felt like his job was in jeopardy so it was easier for them to let me go. I didn't say anything when I saw the parts manager rob Peter to pay Paul and his associate just to complete jobs orders, or when parts came in and I was helping the receiving person check things in and there was no ticket to associate the part with so when the receiving person asked about it, it was I know I the parts manager said I ordered. The good one was when I was delivering parts and I was asked to do a personal favor of picking up an A/C unit for the parts manager for his personal house, not one but twice because the forgot something, but I was put on the chopping block. I had also pointed out to the parts manager that we have parts sitting over on the shelf for over 6 months that need to be identified whether the job is still open or do the parts go back into inventory. Another thing is when the parts guy from the body shop would come over, I would always ask what are you looking for or waiting on. He has told me that there were parts on the shelf he was waiting for when he went looking, but was told we have nothing in stock or he would asking the parts manager did you order my part and the answer was my bad I forgot and I was let go, go figure.
Air conditioning; it’s 15 degrees hotter in the plant than outdoors due to all the electrical equipment.