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A good place to work.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI

I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Significant and challenging job responsibilities right out of school.
Great support from coworkers.
Really good people to work for and with.
Generally good work life balance with a few exceptions.

Cons

Opportunities for advancement into management have been limited.
Past uncertainty in the Auto industry.

Advice to Management

Return to "pay for performance" compensation plan

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Lots of opportunity, for some

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most people are good to work with, and are interested in doing a good job. Assignments are varied. The company is large, so most people can find a place where they fit.

    Cons

    Politics are rampant, and there are plenty of self-serving "bad apples" that hinder real progress. Some mid-level managers focus more on their own success (based on metrics with narrow scope) than the success of the company as a whole.
    Hiring tends to be done in binges, which means that there are a lot of talented mid-career people who are all competing for the same promotional opportunities. There are not enough newer employees to back-fill those who want to make developmental moves, and there is little patience for training new employees. When positions open up, there tends to be a desire to hire experienced people, which means a cycle of automotive companies poaching from each other which is not very sustainable since it promotes the practice of job hopping for the highest salary without producing any real benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize corporate goals over department goals to encourage the right behavior. The system of "dynamic tension" that is relied upon today produces winners and losers, and in an environment where managers are pitted against each other the company rarely wins.


  2. Long hours, but a great company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good earning potential and room for advancement. They are good at training employees and encourage personal development.

    Cons

    Very long hours and a lack of time to eat.

    Advice to Management

    Provide consistent break times and the ability for employees to eat at regular times, especially, when you have employees working a bell-to-bell schedule.


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