Ford Motor Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
839 Reviews

3.8
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Ford Motor President & CEO Mark Fields
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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.  

    Good company in a tough business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for competent people. Great product line-up. Nice pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Big time CYA attitude among middle managers. Very reluctant to take chances or make decisions that might rock the boat. Lots of effort to tell the bosses what they want to hear. A few incompetent senior managers, but most are solid. Make just a small effort to provide work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for mid-level employees to tell the truth. Learn from the GM recall fiasco.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Innovative Product Development

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

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

    Pros

    Outstanding management team to lead the company into the future. Ford understands what it take to be competitive without a government bailout. The company is strong and the product development line is getting stronger. Many opportunities for a new hire to grow in the a rewarding career. The focus of the company is global in nature. You will get many opportunities to work with many people around the world.

    Cons

    Competitive industry where every day you will need to find something extra-ordinary to help keep Ford on the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great opportunities for someone early in their career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Been here for a year and can see the vast amount of opportunity!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Compensation, leadership, training - Ford pays well for those that want to put forth the effort. The training is in depth and the leadership is helpful and willing to coach.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, long hours - There are several launches going on and during the launch it feels like you basically live at the company and vacation at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put together a launch plan for all plants to follow. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc in order to be better aligned. It seems as though we start to focus more on the product than the people needed to build the product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good culture, work environment. Need to learn how to hang on to young talent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Although, need to continue to improve upon flex hour availability
    Family culture, friendly office environment with fun people

    Cons

    -Feel I could have been shown more about business processes as an intern
    -Having a difficult time hanging on to young talent (recent grads). Most likely due to old fashioned styles of running the business, and lack of appeal for the automotive industry as a whole

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really work on making Ford an attractive business to work for to young people. I can see you are trying but it still needs improvement.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company but sometimes relaxing

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    Current Employee - Simulation Engineer  in  Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Simulation Engineer in Livonia, MI

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

    Pros

    Nice supervisor, good working environment and culture.Good growth opportunities except for foreigners
    Very comfortable working, no high pressure.
    Great personnel.

    Cons

    Big company problem, slow reaction, low efficient meeting. Engineers only master the very narrow fields' knowledge. If you want to get answers to your questions, you need to ask at least 3 people.
    Bad communication. Sometimes If you don't cc the engineers' boss when you ask a question by email, you'll never get reply.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ford Motor Company - Industrial Electrician

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    Former Employee - Industrial Electrician  in  Romeo, MI
    Former Employee - Industrial Electrician in Romeo, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ford as with the other "Big 3" auto manufacters have great benefits and large amount of vacation time. Pay isn't bad either, higher than most "outside" skilled trades positions.

    Cons

    Very little or no room for advancement. Even though the economy is showing some improvement it's hard not to have a precarious, uneasy feeling about the future of your career in the automotive industry, do inpart because of the economic climate here in the greater Detroit area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work at

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, huge opportunity for learning and getting more experience. Great opportunity to prove yourself.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive specially when especially when compared to long hours. most buildings are not re-innovated

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Ford is a great place to work and provides all the tools needed to be successful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Provide all the tools and support for success

    Cons

    Can get lost in a big comapny

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Help I'm Stuck in a Sea of Squares

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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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People were inviting, willing to teach

    Cons

    They charge per cup of coffee you drink

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase moral by making coffee free to workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A huge family business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The overall feel is very much family like. This is especially unique when you consider how many people work there.

    Cons

    There is a lot of old blood there and this can make it difficult for new people to find their way into the system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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