Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Probably one of the better US auto industry companies, but the auto industry isn't for everyone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Good name recognition
    If in the right place at the right time, some opportunities to develop and move around
    Good benefits
    Pay can be good

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be terrible
    Career development andtraining not good
    Performance review process is bad. it is largely a disincentive to putting extra effort in, even if you are often at the top. I have worked for Fortune 500 companies. Their HR policies and programs are often not good
    Auto industry is cyclical, so expect significant cutbacks in the lean times
    Can be very hard to move around (though against company policy, you can be blocked, even for promotions; HR doesn't help)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on core competencies of designing and building excellent vehicles and the profits will follow. Too much time is spent w/in Ford on non-value added work (at least from the perspective of bringing value to the customer).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful

    No Company For Mid-career Men or Women

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    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has a decent benefit package and health care plan. Depending on the organization you work for, there is a high degree of flexibility in work hours and the option to telecommute on occasion.

    Cons

    Be warned, if you come to Ford after you turn 40, it is unlikely you will ever be promoted or have any other developmental or advancement opportunities. Your career is essentially over. They imply that if you come to work for them (usually with a pay cut from your previous position), you will eventually get back to your present level of income and responsibility. They are not being truthful. This is especially true in the GSR (non-managerial) ranks. People come to work for a company for many reasons. If you want to work a reasonable 45-50 hrs./week with few weekends in a job that is less challenging than the one you have, Ford is the place for you. If you are over 40 and still have the drive, energy, and ambition to get ahead, you should treat employment at Ford as a transitional assignment until you can find a better job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You continue to go out of your way to recruit the best individuals for your company and then let them die on the vine. You need to do a better job of utilizing and rewarding the knowledge and talent that you worked so hard to recruit. You no longer have the gold plated benefits and compensation packages that kept people working there for decades. If the economy ever improves, you may be faced with a lot of talent leaving at the same time you're trying to train new people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great manufacturing experience, but little technical engineering experience.

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    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    1. Received opportunities to travel
    2. Travel expenses were all paid for (including hotels, meals, car, gas, business phone expenses, etc.)
    3. Was able to work and contribute to a team-environment

    Cons

    1. Amount of travel was a bit much
    2. Did not receive much technical engineering experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked under a great manager that gave me great advice that lead to a successful and rewarding internship experience. I do not have much advice to give at this time due to my short period of time working at this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    mechanical engineer in R&D

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

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

    Pros

    Good resources at a large company. Pretty stand work hours and a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Very slow moving. Do not work here if you are looking for a fast pasted environment. Good of of college job though.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Generally happy with company

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    Former Contractor - Janitor in Dearborn, MI
    Former Contractor - Janitor in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    found good team atmosphere in company. have been improvements in quality and service

    Cons

    conflicting goals between depts, communication good be better in order to achieve good goal congruency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work done, more to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful

    Slow, old, and disorganized, but great pay.

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. High pay to get employees in the door.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Different organizations not set up to work with each other. Old automotive culture and politics make it hard to work with other people. Everything moves slowly. Management isn't willing to change anything, including the crappy buildings and working conditions. If you are able to find a water fountain, you won't want to drink out of it.

    If you are young and want to work in a fast-paced, progressive atmosphere. This is not the place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Mandatory Overtime Can Cause Burnout

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Best medical insurance I have ever experienced.

    Cons

    The balance is work, no life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Ford Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Purchasing Intern in Dearborn, MI
    Current Intern - Purchasing Intern in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    It was exciting to see the new cars coming out. Working in a team and understanding the purchasing department at such a large company

    Cons

    It was hard to get answers for questions to complete my project. Make sure your supervisors are present and helping you when you need. Other employees were reluctant to help due to getting in trouble because they didn't know you etc. The project I was working on was very unplanned and difficult to complete due to lack of resources and a direct focus of what the project was to be about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more prepared for your interns and have their projects understood and easy to work with. Also don't have a supervisor be up for promotion and dump his intern half way through the summer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Not as Great As it Once Was

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    Former Employee - Product Analyst in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Product Analyst in Livonia, MI

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

    Pros

    People you work with are like family.

    Cons

    Political and Male Dominated.. Lacks opportunity for female advancement and equal pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your designs to compete with the rest of the industry. Lower your prices, improve your gas mileage and quality. This is the feedback I get from neighbors and acquaintances. I can't sell your cars.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Customer Service

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great Bonuses.. Quarterly bonus checks

    Cons

    Very Few opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ok

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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