Ford Motor Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
844 Reviews
3.8
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Ford Motor President & CEO Mark Fields
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • a lot of flexibility in the field (they like to call it "work-life balance") (in 73 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are competitive (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes women are given a hard time when they take maternity leave, or try to utilize the work-life balance policy (in 20 reviews)

  • You've got to be willing to work long hours at a hard job (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    If you enjoy being harassed by upper management this is the company for you!

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    Former Employee - Process Coach
    Former Employee - Process Coach

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time

    Pros

    Salary Good for the pressure you have to put up with.

    Cons

    Management micro manages everything. They question your every move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say zero tolerance in harassment, mean it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Unpleasantly Surprised

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    Current Employee - Process Coach  in  Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Process Coach in Sterling Heights, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    I have never worked for a company as dysfunctional as this one. Regardless of what you may hear from the corporate officers, this company is firmly rooted in the 1970s. Day-to-day operations are sloppy and unprofessional. Improvements are nearly impossible because there is so much political infighting. You can try to get a promotion, but you will still be in or near Detroit. Is it any wonder why this company has difficulty attracting talent from outside of Michigan? The total package is loathsome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move your headquarters to Chicago & stop placating the U.A.W. This company needs a cultural overhaul ASAP!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Worse job I ever had.

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    Former Employee - Ford VAT  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Ford VAT in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say about this company!

    Cons

    There is four days of safety training but really does not capture the real picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to put some of older workers on second shift.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for... if your parent works there too!

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    Current Employee - Zone Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Zone Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - a lot of flexibility in the field (they like to call it "work-life balance")
    - some positions have a company car

    Cons

    - discouraging field-vs-corporate mentality
    - severe disconnect between performance and pay
    - culture of nepotism
    - gossip, gossip, gossip

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - look beyond middle management for 'rising stars'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Primative environment, expectations of new hires is not relivant to practical learning curves

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  East Petersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in East Petersburg, PA

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you like being belittlled by dealership owners and managers this job is for you

    Cons

    Revolving door of emmployees, employees were alway wary of how would be the next fire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your job, managers did nothing to help new hirers, seemed like a rouge dealership, I felt like I was in horor movie

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

    Very old-fasioned company with employees that still have a very old-fashioned mindset.

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

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent employer if you're stuck living and working in Michigan (the armpit of America).

    Cons

    You end up working in an office building that is 50+ years old, filthy bathrooms that are old and not renovated, and no clean drinking water available whatsoever. You have to buy bottles of water since the building tap water is unsafe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest some real money in new office buildings and take care of your employees. Provide clean drinking water for employees. Try to encourage more out of the box thinking instead of the usual "we are the world" nonsense. The Japanese (especially Toyota and Honda) have far better quality cars and they are not arrogant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Crappy place to work

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    No pros at ford company

    Cons

    Bunch of dum asses in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get read of all your dum managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Review for commodity buyer

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    Former Employee - Buyer  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Buyer in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Group setting, well planned and executed

    Cons

    Not enough time with group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment at this time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Design and Release engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Good product with great people, lack of management control

    Cons

    no hope of job advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay and benefits; a couple of decent and very smart people; family like of environment if you are on the inside

    Cons

    back stabbing; not invented here mentality; can not speak up without being threatened to be placed on improvement plan; HR gives the lip services but will not protect you if your boss is on the mission to get rid of you; experienced lack of integrity in the upper management in the field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people from outside to bring new blood and holdyour LL3+ responsible to keep the talent. This culture is totally outdated!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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