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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
65 Reviews
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Pros
  • a lot of flexibility in the field (they like to call it "work-life balance") (in 87 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are competitive (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Make just a small effort to provide work-life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Long Hours, rotating shift, no compensation for interns unless you are a trainee (in 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    I wasn't anti Union before Ford, but I am now.

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    Current Employee - Process Coach in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Process Coach in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They money is pretty good

    Cons

    The UAW is a plague! As an entry level manager you don't get paid time off for the first 3 years. You constantly work 60-70 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up to the union and back up your process coaches instead of shrugging everything off as "not your problem"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Competitive Salary, but below Average Benefits

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    Current Employee - Exterior Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Exterior Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A long history, Henry Ford. All the benefits are available to employees. Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    Benefits are totally below average. They are not competitive. I see engineers around me leaving for GM every week. Especially annual profit sharing bonuses are less than 50% of GM. Every year Ford generates more profits than GM, but the company will find any excuse possible to cut down the profit sharing money to salaried employees even after yearly target is way lower than competitors. Funny. They can't do that to UAW.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember. Unhappy engineers are inefficient! We know our annual bonuses are less than 50% of GM while all the upper managements take huge profit sharing money. Our loyalty to the company is getting thin. Maybe time to move.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Power Train Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Power Train Engineer in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is competitive. New hires rotate in different departments to learn new things.

    Cons

    Annual bonus is not competitive. The worst in auto industry for salaried employees. Employees feel they are cheated after they see only CEO or VPs or directors take a big chunk of annual profit sharing money while salaried employees are getting less than half of what GM salaried employees get. Disappointing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big and Slow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hybrid Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Hybrid Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is huge, so sometimes it weathers economic downturn ok.

    Cons

    Benefit and compensation are horrible. Salaried employees get almost 10k dollars less than GM for annual profit sharing money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ford

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Power Train Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Power Train Engineer in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are most of benefits available at this company.

    Cons

    Most of the available benefits are uncompetitive (profit sharing, health insurance, vacation days, college tuition support, no car purchase or lease down payment voucher).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please share your profits with salaried employees at the same level as other competitors in auto industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very Stingy on Benefits

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    Current Employee - Interior Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Interior Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You are paid even with very little work.

    Cons

    Based on Detroit Free Press on Feb, 23, 2015, Ford generates $995 profit per vehicle whereas GM generates $650 per vehicle. Ford has a less number of salaried employees than GM. But, Ford distributes to salaried employees half the annual bonuses GM distributes to salaried employees. Ford is a stingy company. Ford is generous only to UAW and upper managements. That is why only average Joe engineers stay at Ford.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Outdated Office and Union Oriented Company

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    Current Employee - Closure Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Closure Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are a line assembly worker, this is the best company to work for in auto industry because their hourly rate, $58, is the industry best.

    Cons

    If you are a salaried employee, this is the worst company to work for in auto industry because your benefits and compensations will be the worst in the same industry. And to make it worse, it is getting worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    No Future Here

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    Current Employee - Body Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Body Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of good engineers willing to take leads and innovate.

    Cons

    The benefit and compensation level are not just up to par. Enginners are always ready to jump the ship looking for companys that provide better annual bonuses and health insurance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 10 people found this helpful  

    No promotion for 20 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are lots of old employees. College graduates have rotation in product development departments, but most of time, it is a waste of time killing hours because other engineers are so busy.

    Cons

    You can't expect any promotion unless you have a British accent. No matter how good performance you did, you will get only 2% raise at most every year. There are thousands of middle and upper managers, directors, vice presidents. I was shocked to see there are so many VPs in a company. No wonder engineers get very little profit sharing bonuses every year while VPs and directors are getting millions of bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you really need that many directors and VPs? If you remove just 10 directors and VPs who are just killing time, you can improve engineers' benefit tremendously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 9 people found this helpful  

    This company makes all the engineers the same or average down!

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is inferior to other competitors like GM, so engineers either leave or just don't make good effort to develop cars. Employees' brothers, sisters, husbands work for other competitors, so they are well aware they are compensated below average by the company beginning from annual bonus, health insurance, and to other benefits like life or disability insurance.

    Cons

    There are just too many engineers idling on their desks doing nothing. It is just company's fault. Unhappy engineers are inefficient. So obvious. There is no promotions. I see everyday many engineers are searching for job openings at GM, which go fast because there are so many engineers in the waiting line. I was one of them, and now I am very pleased to make the decision to leave this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish the company could have treated the engineers better with competitive annual bonuses (AICP), better health insurance policy. The company is really short sighted. They might think they can save some money by shortchanging the engineers, but eventually that comes back and haunts the company because many quality engineers keep leaving the company for GM. Who would stay if they know they get only 5K dollars as annual bonuses when their friends at GM get 11k dollars as annual bonuses?
    I understand manufacturing automobiles are quite a complicated process, but still there are too many cost-ineffective managers and upper managers.
    The company also don't project the future well. There are so underwhelming cars like MKT or Flex that nobody buys. Nobody understands who approved these vehicle programs in the first place. Ironically those who approved these programs receive millions of dollars as annual bonuses and free company cars. Only ground soldiers like GSR employees work hard and bring paltry annual bonuses home. Shame, shame.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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