Ford Motor
3.6 of 5 793 reviews
www.ford.com Dearborn, MI 5000+ Employees

Ford Motor Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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Ford Motor President & CEO Mark Fields

Mark Fields

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73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Marketing and Sales

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with, interesting work with opportunity to impact the company. Compensation and benefits are very good. Opportunity to try different things from sales, consulting, to marketing all within one company.

    ConsEmpowerment is poor, every decision needs several layers of management. No real investment in people. No structured e elopement plan, you are basically on your own

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some money to develop people and then give them the power to succeed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company with limited advancement opportunities

    Director (Current Employee)
    Dearborn, MI

    ProsGreat place to learn
    Family like atmosphere

    ConsWork life balance not good
    Limited opportunities for advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to develop skills for a career elsewhere.

    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Dearborn, MI

    ProsGreat coworkers, opportunity for relocation, can work in a multitude of different positions and have varied experiences. Good company to have on your resume as a Fortune 10 company. Also good experience working with the 6-Sigma methodology

    ConsPolitics, politics, politics. Since mass layoffs occurred in 2009 and again in 2011, opportunities have declined. We are operating at the same sales/receivable level with 2/3 of the former staff --- longer hours, more responsibility. Why a company that requires workers to work 60 hours a week to complete their job functions thinks they can cut staff by 2/3 and still remain sucessfull is beyond me. If you work hard and are a top performer, don't expect to get promoted --- that goes to the people who know the right managers. Seen plenty of people promoted to the top echelons just based on superficial attitudes and low quality work. This is not my personal complaint, this is discussed every day with coworkers from throughout the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKnow what your employees are doing, look at their accomplishments and work quality. Listen and don't assume you know what is going on in your department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was ok for the position

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary, location, challenge, work environment, benefits

    ConsVery cut throat, too hostile, not a good place to start a career

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of employees during good times and bad

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The Company has changed.......

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Dearborn, MI

    ProsThe business has recovered and the environment is stable. Initial salaries are competitive and bonus and profit sharing is good.

    ConsFord has refused to staff up to the levels needed to support the business. It is almost abusive the amount of work that is placed on employees at all levels of the organization. When a large number of the senior leadership team left during the downsizing in 2009, the culture of the Company did not transition to the new leaders. The leadership team is focused on the success of the business at the expense of the workforce. The Company is making large profits but employees are still purchasing their own stationary supplies due to the level of approval required to purchase pens and paper. Also, the compensation programs will force early career people to leave after only a few years if they hope to grow their salary. With only a 2.7% merit increase in most years, someone would have to leave the company to keep their salary growing in hopes of building enough personal wealth to retire someday. "Fire me I need the raise" can not be more true. Continues to be a very conservative company that manages by committee so that no one manager is accountable.....very difficult to get things done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from the past.....and your new employees. Help the workforce engage and see a job at Ford Motor Company as a career, a commitment and their future vs. a job and a way to make money. The Company has a great history that is be tarnished by the new leadership behaviors taking over the Company. I cannot help but think of the Peter Principle...... I love this company and it hurts me to see the foundation of the culture torn apart. The workforce has proven they will do what ever is asked of them.....Please acknowledge that and treat them with the respect they deserve and base your business decision on more then just the financials......if not, you will continue to have difficulty recruiting the best and brightest talent....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    lots of opportunities

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Dearborn, MI

    Proslots of opportunities to do different things

    Consemphasis on MBA rather than leadership skills of the people in management

    Advice to Senior Managementutilize your experienced personnel better. you're taking their loyal service for granted.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exciting products, not so exciting work at the analyst level.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSolid company and good job security

    ConsPromotions based on seniority, not job fit. Analysts treated like a commodity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a better way to promote high-potential employees - or they will leave.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Product Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Dearborn, MI

    ProsManagement is starting to hire more staff which is greatly needed.

    ConsWhile more and more are being added to the work force, much more is still needed to keep up with the demands for work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to hire full time employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not my cup of tea

    STA (Former Employee)
    Dearborn, MI

    ProsGood culture, dedicated employees, team atmosphere

    ConsCompetitive -dog eat dog world

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport and believe in your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Experience

    Team Lead (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility, good vacation, good health care, employer matching in good years

    ConsLess promotions, not a cutting edge company, salary not comparable

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote talent

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