Ford Motor Company

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Excellent Internship Experience

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

I have been working at Ford Motor Company as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Great exposure to different finance teams and levels of management

Cons

Out of date facilities and buildings

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Regional Operations Manager

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    Former Employee - Regional Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Regional Operations Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Good opportunities for advancement. Through the company's ups and downs, they have been fair to employees.

    Compensation and benefits are good.

    Cons

    They move people too frequently as part of the development process which is hard on families This also leads to cases where people have been moved too frequently to become expert at their jobs and to be accountable for their work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure incentive compensation is better aligned with longer-term company performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Thoughts on the FCG Program

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    Former Employee - FCG Program - Several Positions in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - FCG Program - Several Positions in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    FCG (Ford College Graduate) Program allows you to get hired from college and get great insight into the company by trying out 3 yearly positions (rotations). You get to try out positions you pick. You may pick almost anything you want, but with some controls. i.e. not all Ford positions are available. Only those whose manager is open to having an FCG work for them. Also, if two or more people vie for one position, only one of those people gets it. The rest go with their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th choices.

    FCG Program gives you a way to evaluate Ford and for Ford to evaluate you. FCG Program allows this to happen much faster than if you were hired directly into Ford outside of the FCG program. The Program also gives you opportunities to move fields on a whim, where otherwise you would more likely stay in your general chosen area.

    Cons

    FCG program is there to try things at Ford, but one can potentially overshoot themselves and fail. i.e. it is possible to select a position you are not qualified for and currently there are no controls to avoid that situation. This is on purpose. You get to try things at Ford, you pick the positions, and it feels like you are in control.

    But you need to be mindful that while you are selecting and working your positions, Ford management and HR watch your performance levels and if they drop too low, may take action. HR trumps FCG Program.

    That means you cannot truly "try a position". You need to use care in selecting your rotations and you need to be able to do the job well, or else you may find yourself being released from the program and back into the wild. FCG advisors will guide you, but they will not always caution you on your selection, or be able to help you when things get really tough.

    Not all rotations end up being the way they were stated on paper. For example, a highly technical role may end up being doing research on a software package and putting together a software configuration document. Or a technical developer role where you expect to write code may end up being a usability analyst where you do research instead.

    A lot of roles are ambiguous, because Ford work is ambiguous. There is lots of overhead -meetings & paperwork, to figure out what to do, and things change, so it is natural that some positions end up not matching their written description by the time you get to them. Sometimes roles change as you are working them, and you may find your position description change quite a bit. In the same vein, being a large company, Ford management moves around. Sometimes you find that managers change or leave, as you get to your position, but that is more rare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it known to incoming FCGs that while they do have a choice of any rotation, they need to be mindful of their position choices to be able to hold their own during performance reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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