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Ford Motor Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
830 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.  

    Great Finance Internship

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    Former Employee - Finance  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Finance in Detroit, MI

    Pros

    Great experience to work at a large corporation that provides the perfect work/fun balance during your internship. The structure of the internship is by the best I witnessed.

    Cons

    None to think of they made it a great experience no complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing the intern program is A++++

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company to work for.

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, relaxed work environement. Good management. Better overall performance than competiters

    Cons

    use of some antiquated softwares slows downt he work and makes things frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director  in  Dearborn Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Dearborn Heights, MI

    Pros

    Good benefits and career advancement

    Cons

    Heavy competition amongst the peers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the open communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I worked as a Support technician for a Refresh project involving Dell Equipment.

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support Technician  in  Allen Park, MI
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Allen Park, MI

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Considerable travel time to various Ford facilities to help clients.

    Cons

    Scheduling conflicts can occur based on absent clients and locations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern with non-profit food pantry through Ford Motor Co.'s Blue Oval Scholar program. Awesome opportunity to do good!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Taylor, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Taylor, MI

    Pros

    Representing the Blue Oval is an honor! I drive a 2012 Ford Focus because it was built in Michigan, and I am proud that the company that makes such an awesome ride cares so much for its home.

    Cons

    I have to commute an hour each way. It is a big sacrifice especially with gas prices being as high as they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please share this scholarship opportunity further! It is such an honor to do great work for Michigan communities. Keep trusting Wayne State University students; we will amaze!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    This is a fantastic place to start your career in OEMs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dearborn, MI

    Pros

    Company on the up, it's fun being a part of something with a lot of potential.

    Cons

    Work life can be challenging, depending on your specific job. Love dearborn, but still waiting on a Detroit rebound.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience working at Ford has been empowering and engaging.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The culture is extremely collaborative and friendly. Great environment to thrive in and learn new skills.

    Cons

    Auto industry goes through ups and downs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good OEM to work for especially those who have a passion for Automobile manufacturing experience.

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    Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    Pros

    Pay is competitive. Co-workers were very friendly and helpful. Good work ethics. Good training programs and vision by senior executives for people who are learning to handle the ropes and are looking for advancement. Enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    I had a very strong desire to be associated with the company and grow but as a contract employee was unable to realize the dream. Some immediate supervisors do not seem to promote advancement of subordinates working for them. I feel that there is lacking in some supervisors and wish there was more openness between supervisor and employee when it comes to providing feedback of job duty accomplishments and identify the right fit for fellow employee and guide them to become successful. The supervisor may be an excellent person in his area of work individually but some are not cut out for the supervisor role which may hurt the company in losing good talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish there is a recognition for good deserving CONTRACT employees by way of providing job security for those who are genuinely interested in contributing to the growth of the company. More frequent and close interaction of the other team members (ie., including senior management personnel rather than just the supervisor feedback) with the employee may help in having a great coherent team which can be mutually beneficial to employee and the organization. Develop the LOYALITY factor between Corporate -Employee relation. FMC could take the lead in introducing this culture in our society.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty good place to work for an engineer

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    Former Employee - Automotive Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Automotive Engineer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Making a great product. Good tools to work with. They have a pretty consistent way of doing business with established rules, patterns and written guidelines. You can take personal pride/ ownership in the product you are building.

    Cons

    You've got to be willing to work long hours at a hard job. Production runs 24x7 and so does it's support. Requires lots of flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no organized long term plan for employees.. no job progression, no special education required for advancement. You have a job, if you get lucky you get another job. Not a great way to think about the long term future of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Retired after 14 years in production

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    Former Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician, Launch Team Trainer  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician, Launch Team Trainer in Louisville, KY

    Pros

    Ford Motor Company has a good salary structure, excellent health plan, a strong union, a challenging work environment, wonderful retirement benefits, plus opportunities for additional education. The team concept is always promoting quality control in order to produce the highest level of product possible.

    Cons

    Because of the changing work environment, a two-tiered pay structure was implemented a few years ago. Having a significant portion of the work force doing similar jobs for less pay holds the potential for morale problems. In addition, the pressure to produce target numbers can cause management to sometimes make what appear to be unreasonable demands on their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit more input from the line workers. They are the first line of defense for the company to guard against producing an inferior product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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