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Purchasing Intern

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Former Intern - Purchasing Intern in Dearborn, MI
Former Intern - Purchasing Intern in Dearborn, MI

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

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

Pros

- Very understanding of life outside work and management never had any issues if I wanted to take a day off. - Inviting, helpful, second-family work environment. From day one I felt I was part of the team and everyone around me wanted to help me with my projects and give me advice. -Value added projects, not just busy work. Provided me great exposure to what a full-time employees day is like. - Great internship program that is well organized and put together. They have intern specific events that give all summer interns a chance to meet one another and talk about their experiences and projects. Purchasing interns are invited to round table discussions with top executives including Tony Brown, head of Global Purchasing. The round table events gave us a chance to ask questions to the executive level about work, life, career path, advice, etc. - Ride and drive intern program. Allowed all summer interns to test new 2013 Ford and Lincoln models at Ford Proving Grounds test track. - Very competitive pay and THEY HIRE THEIR INTERNS. Out of all summer 2012 purchasing interns, everyone I talked to received full time offers, including myself. (about 10 - 12 interns)

Cons

- Final Internship presentation. 20 minute presentation on what you did over the summer infront of management, directors, HR, and other skill teams. Weighted heavily on whether or not you will get a full time offer but may not reflect the type of work you did or employee you are if your bad at presentations. Great experience though and greatly improved my presentation skills.

Advice to Management

Provide more feedback to interns and give more direction.

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  1. Good place to retire, but not to get anything done

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn various aspects of the business Focus on process can be excellent for new programmers

    Cons

    No interest in keeping up with modern trends Culture of complacency due to lack of demotions or terminations Focus on process and documentation can be overdone


  2. IT Contest and Incentives - Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, Global name, Global operations.

    Cons

    There is not diversity, old people old culture.

    Advice to Management

    Start changing the demografics


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