The pack includes:
- Numerical Reasoning
- Verbal Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning (Inductive & Deductive)
- Situational Judgment Tests
- Personality Tests
- Mechanical Aptitude Test
Ford Motor Company is a multinational automaker company based in Dearborn, Michigan. Founded over a century ago, it is the second-largest United States-based automaker (behind General Motors) and the fifth-largest in the world.
Ford ranked at #11 in the 2018 ‘Fortune 500’ list, making it one of the most solicited companies when it comes to employment. Today, the company enlists more than 210,000 employees worldwide, with jobs that range from engineers and assembly line workers to software developers and accountants.
Below we examine the company’s hiring process.
Ford Hiring Process
Ford Motor Company has several channels available for candidates that wish to start a career with them. Thus, if you are looking for a job, we recommend you regularly check Ford’s:
The first thing that the company requires you to do is fill out an online application. Like many others, it requires basic contact, education, and previous employment information. Here, you will also be asked to:
- Submit your CV or resume
- Attach any other supporting material (e.g., references, cover letters)
- Fill out the pre-employment questionnaire (meant to assess if candidates are eligible.)
Ford Assessment Tests
Depending on the job, you will need to take several combinations of tests ranging from reading comprehension and personality tests to software-based skills and numerical reasoning.
The most common examinations conducted by Ford Motor Company are:
One Ford” Assessment
It is a cognitive skill or psychometric assessment intended to gauge specific character and personality traits such as honesty, responsibility, friendliness, problem-solving skills, and other capabilities.
Like all personality tests, there are no ‘right or wrong’ answers. Nonetheless, this type of analysis allows recruiters to look for must-have attributes needed to be part of the Ford team.
Verbal Reasoning / Reading Comprehension Tests
Based on the position you are interested in, this type of assessment may be presented as one or as two separate tests. Whatever the case may be, a verbal reasoning/reading comprehension assessment measures a candidate’s aptitude for linguistic analysis.
Generally, it consists of a short evaluation that requires you to read, analyze, and interpret how a text applies to specific situations. Moreover, you can expect basic reading comprehension questions, as well as multiple choice questions related to synonyms, antonyms, and definitions.
According to past candidates, these examinations are pretty much standard and do not require much practice.
Numerical Reasoning Tests (Mathematical Assessment)
Similar to the verbal reasoning assessment, depending on the job post, these can be taken as one or two separate tests. The mathematical assessment is designed to assess your ability to analyze statistical data. It will determine your basic mathematical skills and evaluate your aptitude for analyzing or interpreting graphs and charts.
Expect multiple-choice questions with arithmetic operations, equations, and formulas as well as word problems that required you to draw logical, evidence-based conclusions.
Spatial Reasoning Test
If you are applying to an engineering or assembly line position, this assessment is essential to your application — testing your capacity to think about three-dimensional objects and to draw conclusions about those objects from limited information.
Generally, it consists of three types of questions, including spatial reasoning cubes, mirror images, perspective, and organizing two-dimensional shapes.
In short, a dexterity assessment helps evaluate a candidate’s manual abilities. These types of tests are especially important for candidates looking to apply to field jobs that require excellent motor skills and coordination.
There are several different tests available such as:
- Hand Tool Dexterity Test
- Functional Dexterity Test
- Manipulation/Dexterity Tests
Phone Screening & In-person Interview
An HR representative will contact successful applicants to schedule a formal phone interview.
This first interview usually lasts 30-40 minutes and is mostly to confirm the information provided on your application and get to know you better as a person. More often than not, these are the types of questions you can expect:
- Why did you apply for a job at Ford Motor Company?
- Tell us what you know about the brand?
- What is your favorite Ford car?
- Where do you see yourself in five years?
- What are your main professional goals?
After the initial phone interview, you may be invited to continue to the next stage. Here, you will visit the Ford campus or a subsidiary office and participate in one of the company’s ‘Assessment Days.’
During an ‘Assessment Day,’ you will most likely have another interview, with one or two Ford employees that may take up to an hour. The conversation will consist of questions about how you handle specific work-related situations such as:
- Tell us about a time when diversity enabled you to improve a task?
- Tell us about a time when you have dealt with a difficult time in your research?
It is also an excellent opportunity to set yourself apart from all the test scores and reviews, and show who you are and why you are the right fit for the job! Make sure you ask any questions you might have regarding the position or the company.
Ford Motor’s Team Exercises
Another vital part of the Ford ‘Assessment Day’ is the team exercises. These allow recruiters to evaluate how you handle yourself within a group as well as your social skills, communication ability, and more.
The best advice we can give you is to try not to be too controlling by stealing the entire spotlight or too shy as to be ignored. Do your best and participate as much as you can.
The majorities of group exercises are done with 4-8 other people and can include:
- Role-playing situations
- Group Discussions
- Critical Incident or Problem-solving scenarios
There is it, the complete Ford Motor Company’s hiring process! We recommend you to be patient as it is a long process, and it can take recruiters up to six months to a year finalize the entire screening.