Ford Motor Company

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Former Employee - Purchasing in Dearborn, MI
Former Employee - Purchasing in Dearborn, MI

I worked at Ford Motor Company as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Great Company to work for. Great People

Cons

No cons. It was a great place to work.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, down to earth people with a political dark side. Work-hard, play hard company.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good chances for advancement, smart people, great industry and product, good compensation, down-to-earth culture. Work-from-home and flex time well-used within marketing

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, too many meetings and processes without useful outcomes, long-ish hours and very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to unlock some of the bureaucracy and let your smart people make improvements. Ford employees spend far too much time trying to read the likes / dislikes of upper management and getting entrenched in factions.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Varied but underwhelming

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    Former Employee - Reliability & Maintainability in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Reliability & Maintainability in Livonia, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -The different plant locations in the area provide different work opportunities
    -Proximity to the headquarters assures company/business updates are recent and relevant
    -Although bad, the economic downturn allows for significant, available project work to be completed as they (hopefully) start rebuilding

    Cons

    -Determining project work/objectives was challenging through the bureaucracy
    -On-boarding process was confusing, not straight-forward and poorly laid out
    -Was hired under one manager, who was then transferred to Canada, and transition to new manager was stodgy
    -Internally slow and lacking standard procedures for work, analysis, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The internship program should operate as a feeder into the full-time program, which was conferred to us but appears to be significantly lacking in operation. The project(s) were not fully laid out prior to my arrival, we scrambled my first week just trying to pull something together, and I was not given a proper exit interview/opportunity at the end of the summer. For a company that spoke of growing and expanding, that was less-than-evident in the facilities themselves.

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    No opinion of CEO
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