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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
915 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Pretty Amazing Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ford College Graduate in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Ford College Graduate in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ford is awesome. Every day I am surrounded by engineers who put in a lot of work and effort to make sure the best they can do is going into their work. Work hours are very flexible, lots of autonomy, there is no micromanaging at all. Managers/ supervisors are so approachable and willing to help its ridiculous ( I am a new hire and know a few higher level managers and can email them or instant message them anytime and they always respond and are very helpful). Pay is competitive, benefits are good. It's a very big company, so work/life balance fluctuates depending where you go, but for the most part I'd say its pretty good. Plenty of opportunities to travel all over the world, I was almost sent to Spain for 2 weeks within my first 4 months of working. Ford gives you from a little before Christmas to a couple days after new years off as part of just holiday time off, not part of your vacation. So this is an additional like 2 weeks of paid vacation, on top of your vacation days (HUGE pro). Its an awesome place to work, I have been very pleased.

    Cons

    Michigan is gorgeous in the summer, but is a very gloomy cold place in the winter. If you don't like the cold or are not used to it, this is a big con. Detroit isn't as bad as most people think, but there are some sketchy areas (some incredible ones too). In some departments (crash and safety engineering for instance) work/life balance is not good. For most people, during 4th of July you are forced to use 4 vacation days.. this sucks because you only get 10 your fist couple of years. Facilities where you work are very dated and ugly. Makes for kind of a gloomy environment. There are a lot of cons that you will get just because Ford is so huge, like dealing with IT, that will be the same pretty much any time you work for a big company though, lots of communication hold-ups and delays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let me work during 4th of July!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Endless Opportunities and great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Ability to completely change positions every year and a half if you desire. Flexible work schedule. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Like and big company, internal politics can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work together, and please make decisions faster. Too often progress is delayed of derailed because of a couple squeaky wheels. Please be bold, and ignore the whiners.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Purchasing Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Buyer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Purchasing Buyer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Flexible. Great people and management

    Cons

    Training could be better. Would love to see improved technology and facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget your values - One Ford. Encourage managers to mentor general salaried employee ls

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Endless opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    There are endless opportunities due to their size. Despite the common perception that the company is old school, they truly are a modern company in many ways (e.g. HR policies, flexible work schedules, and tuition assistance). I work with a diverse group of people and it really feels like I'm part of a family.

    Cons

    With a company so large network within the company is critical. Employees need to recognize this is a challenge and be proactive about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Quality Products, Best in the buisness labor and salary.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fire Protection Specialist in Batavia, OH
    Current Employee - Fire Protection Specialist in Batavia, OH

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Know we were producing a world class product everyday.

    Cons

    Do to being market driven downsizing is always a possibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the labor force they are the key to your sucess

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Ford Motor Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and wonderful atmosphere

    Cons

    None-the place is great and I loved it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company to work . It has diverse culture.

    Cons

    Just a typical company with opportunity for improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good and open minded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Staffing Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staffing Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Staffing Consultant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Open to innovation and taking calculated risks. Strong family values and work life balance. Forward thinking.

    Cons

    It is a highly visible organization with strong product competition. That is a daily challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be open to ideas from younger engineers and product developers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was an amazing experience that I would not change for the world. Definitely work here.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome company. Nice people. Good pay. There is amazing horizontal mobility. There is amazing vertical mobility. I would not work anywhere else but here.

    Cons

    I had no cons of this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company, Solid Leadership and Great Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive managers who are interested in your career development
    Great place to grow your skill sets
    Opportunity for career growth, must be willing to "go get it"
    Abilility to go back to school and gain further knowledge

    Cons

    There are still some pockets of pre-One Ford ways that can make it difficult to accomplish tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to have open dialogue with your employees - the skip-level opportunities are the best!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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