Ford Motor
3.6 of 5 734 reviews
www.ford.com Dearborn, MI 5000+ Employees

Ford Motor Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
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94% Approve of the CEO

Ford Motor President, CEO, and Director Alan R. Mulally

Alan R. Mulally

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Penny wise and pound foolish

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Dearborn, MI

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

ProsThe group in which I work is filled with great, helpful people whom I admire and respect. Flexible hours with management approval. Casual dress code.

ConsContractors are separate and unequal. Keep getting more work with no raise, or other incentive. Poor pay, no where to turn for help, no one has your back a contractor. I applied for a permanent job in my field and was turned down, so why am I here doing the job? Antiquated systems, no clear direction on where to turn for help. Required to handle too much "out of scope" work.

Advice to Senior ManagementFord would do well to take care of their contractors by treating them better or hiring them. I don't think anyone really realizes how much work they do, how hard they work but how they are left out of all the benefits and perks of being an employee. They are not valued but should be, as so many of them do so much work including getting people paid. I don't think Ford even knows how many of us there are! I would not recommend coming in as a contractor, but Ford does take care of their employees.

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

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Worse Job of my life.

Auto Assembly (Former Employee)
Dearborn, MI

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

ProsGreat Money, Benefits, Profit Sharing.

ConsCulture of the auto workers is entitlement, dislike new people and the union took my money and did nothing to save my job. They protect they're buddies. Management was just as bad.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck

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

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gave me a income for thirty years

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ford Motor

Prosgave me the training and knowledge for the line of car

Conswhen work get slow there no work there is no pay

Advice to Senior Managementneed to be more and equal with there tech and not show favoritism to who suck up to the manager

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Good technical experience, but poor culture and lack of priorities

Engineer (Former Employee)
Dearborn, MI

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

Prosgood technical experience, figuring out what the root cause of a problem was (this was around 2001) FCG program was a good experience.

Consmanagement would not keep their promises. deadweight people. lack of priorities for the overall company. other engineers and mgmt like to blame the union workers for all quality problems. but they don't complain when they get all those vacation days! (i was not on the line or in the union)

Advice to Senior Managementhopefully you understand the technical parts of what your workers do. stop letting the accountants run the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Didn't do anything

Intern (Former Employee)
Dearborn, MI

I worked at Ford Motor as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood intern salary, great people

ConsHad absolutely nothing to do. As in nothing at all. Did 8 hours of work over the entire 2 month internship, no exaggeration.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive interns work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company, Lacking Regional Office Management

Zone Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsStable company, sales continue to grow, positive company reputation

ConsManagement in Dearborn is one thing, management at regional level completely different

Advice to Senior ManagementExtremely disappointed to have experienced management not supporting ZMs the way they should. Had opportunity to see firsthand 3 promotions within this regional office which were highly influenced by relatives in upper management positions in nearby regions or Dearborn. Within 12 month period, 5 colleagues with 5+ year tenures parted with company.

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

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Industrial Electrician (Current Employee)
Chicago Heights, IL

I have been working at Ford Motor full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPAY AND BENEFITS are top end.

ConsINCOMPETENT MIDDLE AND LOWER MANAGEMENT. MANAGERS TRYING to screw each other to look good and never ever working as a team.

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out how to work as a team and accept responsibility for screw ups.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a good place to work

Engineer (Current Employee)
Dearborn, MI

I have been working at Ford Motor as a contractor for less than a year

ProsPeoduct doing well in market

ConsFocus is on hiring young / recent graduates or cheap labor outsourced from India. No value to heavily experienced lateral job seekers. Organization hierarchy takes decades to cross and reach management level in career.

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

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senior manager

Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I worked at Ford Motor as a contractor for more than 10 years

Prosgood pay, benefits and OK place to work

Constoo political, no career path and poor middle management

Advice to Senior Managementtreat people with respect and be fair

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I worked at Ford Motor full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLearned a lot in ten years. Experiences in hazardous waste, OSHA training, Green belt training, and the pay and benefits were enough to keep you there (Smart thinking on there part).

ConsWork/life balance was non-existent. Rotating shifts got old and the fewer and fewer trades to operate an older facility was becoming harder. The biggest con of all was the feeling like you were going to be beat up every time you go to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementWent to another american auto manufacturer and found that it isn't necessary to pound someone everyday to get production out of them. That supervisors and hourly workers can work together and be productive. No need to cause dissension among the troops it doesn't work anymore. Also upper management needs to take the blame once in awhile for the mistakes they make not blame everyone around them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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