Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Ford Motor Company President & CEO Mark Fields
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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)

  • You've got to be willing to work long hours at a hard job (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunities and benefits. Working on future products.

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy and processes.


  2. powertrain calibration engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility; Not stuck at a desk

    Cons

    A lot of domestic travel


  3. emissions compliance engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay,health insurance, matching 401K, profit sharing,

    Cons

    bureaucratic red tape to get anything done , promotions difficult to obtain and performance is not awarded in appropriate ways, lots of office politics

    Advice to Management

    retain expeirenced people, too many are being forced out the door to make room for new grad hires, working for less pay and much poorer benefits package


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. Friendly coworkers. Great pay.

    Cons

    Long hours. Occasional mandatory weekend shifts.


  6. Ford Motor

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    Former Employee - Manager in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Canton, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    a lot of learning opportunities and very goo organuzational culture

    Cons

    not so easy to move up the career ladder


  7. Network Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well balance of work life and family life
    good health insurance with reasonable premium compared to other employers

    Cons

    Prospect of career promotions are limited
    Building facilities has limited fringe benefits
    Work location (Mich.) is cold weather


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to Start

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities and the possibility of interacting with different areas within the company to give you a good feel for what you want to do.

    Cons

    They don't really train their employees. It's more of a sink or swim mentality and very political atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Stop having a million voices and make the logical choice based on data and not opinion.


  9. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging, fulfilling, good people and management

    Cons

    Work among the different groups could be improved


  10. Operations Intern @ Ford

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits to start
    pay is good for my field
    product you can believe in
    US pride

    Cons

    Can feel like it's too big
    some projects feel mundane and useless
    hq is spread across a pretty large area so getting to other departments can be a pain

    Advice to Management

    Intern relations feel superficial
    Intern projects vary widely in scope and perceived effect on the company


  11. Great Work Place

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. Good people.

    Cons

    Less opportunities for international people.

    Advice to Management

    Great job



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