Ford Motor Company

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Needs culture change

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Dearborn, MI
Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Dearborn, MI

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

Pros

Good pay, benefits and great people for the most part. Very challenging industry. All employees are very committed to embracing the Ford family and their vision for the company. A great corporate citizen.

Cons

Constantly requiring relocation if you want to advance and be promoted. On average I have had to relocate every 18 to 24 months. The relocation package is not competitive and employees have to bear a lot of the expense. Promotions seem to be based on managing up and not based on merit. Pretty boys and girls seem to get ahead even when they don't do their jobs well. It's all about the politics. You definitely need a "sponsor" to advanced. The company is not really interested in what you want to do or not do in relation to your career and family life.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management needs to dramatically change the culture if they want the younger generation to be interested in a career here. Move some operations out of Michigan as it puts the company at a disadvantage because people don't want to live in metro Detroit unless you are from there. This is a major hurdle in attracting top tier new talent.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    auto industry woes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good people that want to do the right thing, for the most part

    Cons

    outdated systems, processes, very political, difficult to get the job done as you have so many pre-reviews before actually sharing anything with leadership, outdated model of assessing and developing talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    most into the 21st century and update systems, process, and employee development programs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Senior Leadership...Poor First Line Leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Senior Leadership is some of the best there is.

    Cons

    First line leaders seems to have a collective chip on their shoulder. Interaction at the first level is all across the board. The last one I worked with had the management skills of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Sadly her manager didn't have a clue how she treated people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all employees are treated with respect and dignity, by all managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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