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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)

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    -Depending on the job, you are given a good amount of responsibility early on. This is rewarding, but can also be stressful (especially for a new hire out of college)
    -The tuition assistance program is a great deal
    -There's a lot of great people
    -You work with products that are important to people/families/the economy...there's a certain degree of pride in that...we're "Opening the highways to all mankind"...not many other Companies can tout a mission like that.
    -It's a great place to develop early on
    -Work/life balance, company holidays, and vacation time are definitely good
    -Outstanding CEO; even if you've never met him, you can still learn a lot from watching and learning how he manages such a huge, complex organization

    Cons

    -Upward mobility can be slow (politics!)
    -Direct supervisors control most of your destiny. If your supervisor is a bit more shy than others, they may not "fight" for you in personnel discussions. I've gotten high ratings when i thought i didn't deserve it, and i've gotten average ones when I thought I deserved a lot better. This still baffles me-but that's big corporate for you
    -Some of our marketing stuff is embarrassing to watch...though maybe i'm not a creative or something and just don't "get it"...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Focus recruiting on the midwest; you'll have a better shot at hanging on to employees for the long term.
    -Supervisor jobs should be about people development; we have too many superstar analysts turned supervisors that have no idea how to help younger employees with career development. I've lucked out with my supervisors for the most part, but i've seen many suffer because of this

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Exciting to be a part of this transformation!

    Current Employee - STA in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - STA in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Management sticking to the plan. Hard work expected but there is a life balance. commitment to local communities.

    Cons

    Some pockets still resistant to change. Some processes need updating. Still need to catch up to competitors in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contnue to look for ways to eliminate redundancy in processes. Continue to update internal systems to become more current and fluid.

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