Ford Motor

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Ford Motor Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.6 801 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Ford Motor President & CEO Mark Fields

Mark Fields

(8 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Fine

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsReal good, real fun, a joy

    ConsReal Hard, real not fun, a joy

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork harder, play harder, a joy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Neutral.

    Product Design Engineer (Current Employee) Dearborn, MI

    ProsGreat people to work with. Hardwork valued. Flexible work hours.

    ConsHorrible Marketing and styling teams with no sense of time constraint killing Product. hard time retaining talent pool and/or passion of employee due to deep rooted nepotism and internal politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop climbing down the pyramid! Need new CEO to be more decisive and act like a Leader

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Needs culture change

    Sales and Marketing (Current Employee) Dearborn, MI

    ProsGood pay, benefits and great people for the most part. Very challenging industry. All employees are very committed to embracing the Ford family and their vision for the company. A great corporate citizen.

    ConsConstantly requiring relocation if you want to advance and be promoted. On average I have had to relocate every 18 to 24 months. The relocation package is not competitive and employees have to bear a lot of the expense. Promotions seem to be based on managing up and not based on merit. Pretty boys and girls seem to get ahead even when they don't do their jobs well. It's all about the politics. You definitely need a "sponsor" to advanced. The company is not really interested in what you want to do or not do in relation to your career and family life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to dramatically change the culture if they want the younger generation to be interested in a career here. Move some operations out of Michigan as it puts the company at a disadvantage because people don't want to live in metro Detroit unless you are from there. This is a major hurdle in attracting top tier new talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    auto industry woes

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood people that want to do the right thing, for the most part

    Consoutdated systems, processes, very political, difficult to get the job done as you have so many pre-reviews before actually sharing anything with leadership, outdated model of assessing and developing talent

    Advice to Senior Managementmost into the 21st century and update systems, process, and employee development programs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Senior Leadership...Poor First Line Leadership

    IT Project Manager (Former Employee) Dearborn, MI

    ProsSenior Leadership is some of the best there is.

    ConsFirst line leaders seems to have a collective chip on their shoulder. Interaction at the first level is all across the board. The last one I worked with had the management skills of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Sadly her manager didn't have a clue how she treated people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure all employees are treated with respect and dignity, by all managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ford

    Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsGreat pay, free schooling and dependant scholorships.

    ConsToo many lay offs more interested in quantity than quality.

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter planing

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

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    Assembly line work

    Assembly Line Worker (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsProfit sharing bonus is good -

    ConsWorkers are treated extremely poorly

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Finance Analyst with MBA

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, friendly environment, frequent opportunities to change jobs/roles.

    ConsSlow culture that hates change, not a lot of vacation time, very old and dilapidated buildings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a more flat org. structure. The company is so large, day-to-day work often feels purposeless.

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

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    Endless Opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEndless career opportunities throughout the organization

    ConsPlenty of red tap and layers of management

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

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

    Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) Dearborn, MI

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

    ConsWork/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 Senior ManagementFocus 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).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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