Ford Motor Company

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Current Employee - Human Resources in Dearborn, MI
Current Employee - Human Resources in Dearborn, MI

I have been working at Ford Motor Company

Pros

Outstanding senior leadership
Opportunity to contribute to the overall business success
Opportunity to move laterally within a function
Opportunity to interface with senior leadership

Cons

Business tied to closely to the nations economy
Due to current business conditions there is limited opportunity for advancement today

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to work with weaker performers to eithe improve job performance or transition from the company.
Continue to drive the business with new products and technologies

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    Ford's people are its greatest asset

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Wonderful people. I developed trusting relationships with those in my department and others within my first few months of working here. Most people at all levels truly care about one another's success. Ford Motor Company leads the rebound of the automotive industry, and it's exciting to have a role in the turn-around.

    Cons

    Recent economic pressure has led some employees to fear for their jobs. When people are driven by fear, political jockeying and sharp elbows prevail. Some lower and mid level managers have adapted to having smaller teams by digging in and working alongside those who report to them, while others still feel it is only their job to "manage" and babysit, not to contribute in any meaningful way. Ford is still quite management heavy, leaving little opportunity for promotions or growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify and promote high performers. Test competencies of very long term employees whose skills may have dwindled. Have cross-functional teams rate other global members of the team, using evaluations such as, "on a scale of 1 to 5, would you want to work on a team with this person again" and "this person put team goals ahead of personal project interests."

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    Ford Motor --- Worker Beware

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    10 days off at Christmas time.
    Employee discount when buying a vehicle.

    Cons

    Workload increases as more and more people eliminated.
    Extreme pressure.
    Dog eat dog, everyone looking over their shoulder at who is watching them.
    Benefits steadily eaten away.
    No defined pension, no 401K match, no merit increases, no salary increases, increased health care costs (while benefits are reduced)
    Work life balance preached but rarely practiced.
    Who you know more important than what you know.
    Downsizing and job elimination based on cost savings not on expertice, experience and ability to help the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In your attempt to right the years of your predecessors neglecting the business in order to get their bonuses and then golden parachute out of the corporation, deferring the gradual downsizing to match the continued loss of market share and the unwillingness to stand up to the governments efforts to open our markets to those who do not open theirs to our vehicles and the elimination of middle class to the benefit of those in foreign countries to improve their economic position, please review your method for selecting whose job will be "eliminated".
    Instead of making the decision based on cost, take into consideration the persons experience both within and outside the company, for they may be able to be moved into an area where "elimination" has taken place and produce to expectation.

    Doesn't Recommend
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