Ford Motor Company

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Long hours, but a great company to work for.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    Lots of opportunity, for some

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fun people, long hours.

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun people and the ability to make good money.

    Cons

    Location is in a rough neighborhood...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have healthy food & snacks on hand for customers & employees

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