Careers at Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota

"We have nothing of higher value than our people"

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Building a Legacy with Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota

Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota is a car dealer located in Fort Dodge, IA and serves the surrounding communities. We are a full-service Ford, Lincoln and Toyota dealer and our vision is “to be so effective that we are able to be helpful to others.” Fort Dodge has a great history of providing world-class service to our customers and excellent career opportunities in the area for sharp, energetic people. Some of our best staff members come from our very own clients! In order to attain an industry-leading staff, we offer mentoring, paid training, the latest tools and technology, a great culture and opportunities for advancement.

If you’d like to join us, please take a look at our open positions and apply today!

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Community Partnership

A sense of togetherness with the community is extremely important to us. We appreciate all of those within our community who strive to make it better each day. That’s why the Fort Dodge family works hard to stay involved and show our appreciation for this wonderful community we get to call home!

Each year, it is our honor and pleasure to host an annual Thanksgiving meal to any and everyone who may want to join. In the most recent years, 2016 and 2017, we had Iowa Central Community College Culinary Arts out to pack delicious meals to be served and delivered as a thank you to our many volunteers and sponsors. This is one of our most treasured traditions and we are honored to have the opportunity to continue.

Some other ways we get involved, as a way to stay involved and give back to our community is reflective in our efforts to partner with Wheels for Work United WayMeals on Wheels and Bikes for Tykes.

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Our History

We are very proud of our culture which largely comes from being a part of the Rydell Auto Group. The Rydell Auto Group was founded in 1954 and has grown into a group of 85 stores in 17 states! Our Founder, Leonard Rydell, had many strongly held business and personal philosophies that served him well. These philosophies, known as “Leonardism’s”, help guide us through our daily business and personal decisions. Some of our favorite “Leonardism’s” are…

“Never take advantage of a customer, even if you can.”
“Put yourself in a position to take care of as many people as possible.”
“Seek excellence, and the rest will follow.”


Rydell's Vision & Mission

Rydell’s Vision: To be so effective that we are able to be helpful to others.

Rydell’s Mission:

Industry Leader: Our goal is to be an industry leader in providing unmatched quality automotive products and services.

Meeting Needs: We will constantly strive to meet the changing needs of our customers. Our aim is to provide an atmosphere that encourages employee teamwork, integrity and excellence.

Constant Growth: Together we will set and continually improve sales, service and operational standards to ensure long-term market leadership and profitability.

Exceed Expectations: It is our mission to exceed our customers’ and employees’ expectations and maintain their loyalty for a lifetime.

Rydell’s Philosophy

The Rydell philosophy is based on five key areas that we believe are critical to business success:

  1. Customer Enthusiasm
  2. Employee Satisfaction
  3. Financial Performance
  4. Market Effectiveness
  5. Ongoing Improvement

Our philosophy holds that each area is of equal importance and we continually strive to reach a level of excellence in each area. However, in any planning or decision making process, or in any situation of seeming conflict or contradiction among the five critical areas, Customer Enthusiasm will always carry the most weight.

Rydell Values

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Honesty & Integrity

We believe that all decisions are to be made with integrity. Leadership is setting good examples for others to follow, expecting as much from yourself as from others.

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Individual Responsibility & Accountability

We believe that we are responsible to satisfy the needs of our customers for all our products and services. Individual accountability for our own performance and for the quality of our products will demonstrate to our customers that we are enthusiastic about them and really care.

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Unconditional Dedication to Excellence

We believe that there is no place for mediocrity and halfhearted efforts. We accept personal responsibility for overcoming obstacles and being the very best. We actively choose to excel in every aspect of our personal and professional lives.

Cooperation & Communication

Close mutual support of one another is a fundamental tenet of ours. We value open communication and encourage new ideas, realizing that teamwork produces a better employee work environment and enthusiastic customers and suppliers.

Our People

We have nothing of greater value than our people. We respect the uniqueness of every individual and believe that such an attitude will build a team of confident, creative members possessing a high degree of initiative, self-respect and self-discipline.

Ongoing Improvement

We believe in not accepting the status quo, in constant improvement, and in the value of ongoing education in any form. We believe in providing opportunity for personal, professional and organizational growth within our Company.

Being Good Community Citizens

We give willingly to and are actively involved in the support of our communities, because they provide us our success.

How We Care For Our Team

We demonstrate our commitment to excellence in customer service by ensuring our staff members are happy and healthy

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

401K Plan

Vacation, Sick, Holiday Pay

Employee Discounts on products and services

Great opportunities to make your mark & effect change

Our people come first

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