Ford Motor Company

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Great place to develop skills for a career elsewhere.

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Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Dearborn, MI
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Dearborn, MI

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

Pros

Great coworkers, opportunity for relocation, can work in a multitude of different positions and have varied experiences. Good company to have on your resume as a Fortune 10 company. Also good experience working with the 6-Sigma methodology

Cons

Politics, politics, politics. Since mass layoffs occurred in 2009 and again in 2011, opportunities have declined. We are operating at the same sales/receivable level with 2/3 of the former staff --- longer hours, more responsibility. Why a company that requires workers to work 60 hours a week to complete their job functions thinks they can cut staff by 2/3 and still remain sucessfull is beyond me. If you work hard and are a top performer, don't expect to get promoted --- that goes to the people who know the right managers. Seen plenty of people promoted to the top echelons just based on superficial attitudes and low quality work. This is not my personal complaint, this is discussed every day with coworkers from throughout the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Know what your employees are doing, look at their accomplishments and work quality. Listen and don't assume you know what is going on in your department.

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    It was ok for the position

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Salary, location, challenge, work environment, benefits

    Cons

    Very cut throat, too hostile, not a good place to start a career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of employees during good times and bad

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    The Company has changed.......

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The business has recovered and the environment is stable. Initial salaries are competitive and bonus and profit sharing is good.

    Cons

    Ford has refused to staff up to the levels needed to support the business. It is almost abusive the amount of work that is placed on employees at all levels of the organization. When a large number of the senior leadership team left during the downsizing in 2009, the culture of the Company did not transition to the new leaders. The leadership team is focused on the success of the business at the expense of the workforce. The Company is making large profits but employees are still purchasing their own stationary supplies due to the level of approval required to purchase pens and paper. Also, the compensation programs will force early career people to leave after only a few years if they hope to grow their salary. With only a 2.7% merit increase in most years, someone would have to leave the company to keep their salary growing in hopes of building enough personal wealth to retire someday. "Fire me I need the raise" can not be more true. Continues to be a very conservative company that manages by committee so that no one manager is accountable.....very difficult to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from the past.....and your new employees. Help the workforce engage and see a job at Ford Motor Company as a career, a commitment and their future vs. a job and a way to make money. The Company has a great history that is be tarnished by the new leadership behaviors taking over the Company. I cannot help but think of the Peter Principle...... I love this company and it hurts me to see the foundation of the culture torn apart. The workforce has proven they will do what ever is asked of them.....Please acknowledge that and treat them with the respect they deserve and base your business decision on more then just the financials......if not, you will continue to have difficulty recruiting the best and brightest talent....

    Doesn't Recommend
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