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I worked as a Support technician for a Refresh project involving Dell Equipment.

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Former Contractor - Desktop Support Technician in Allen Park, MI
Former Contractor - Desktop Support Technician in Allen Park, MI

I worked at Ford Motor Company as a contractor (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent work environment. Considerable travel time to various Ford facilities to help clients.

Cons

Scheduling conflicts can occur based on absent clients and locations.

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  1. Ford Motor Company - Industrial Electrician

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    Former Employee - Industrial Electrician in Romeo, MI
    Former Employee - Industrial Electrician in Romeo, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ford as with the other "Big 3" auto manufacters have great benefits and large amount of vacation time. Pay isn't bad either, higher than most "outside" skilled trades positions.

    Cons

    Very little or no room for advancement. Even though the economy is showing some improvement it's hard not to have a precarious, uneasy feeling about the future of your career in the automotive industry, do inpart because of the economic climate here in the greater Detroit area.

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    Hope for the future if politics are in check

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    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There's plenty of room to push yourself and find opportunities to grow with corporate jobs @ FMC. Within HQ, people are often moved around... one can continue to advance knowledge and skills. Some senior leaders - like Joe Hinrichs, Kumar Galhotra, and even new CEO Mark Fields - are sometimes willing to take smart risks to drive the company forward as the world continues to change. People are paid well for their work. Benefits are solid. Working for a Fortune 10 company is always good on a resume.

    Cons

    The politics, especially on the communications team, are unbelievable. Half of your time will be spent walking on eggshells as not to upset anyone and to stay on the good side of a few management team members so you can actually accomplish anything. The company claims to have a creative mindset where ideas are welcome, but that only applies to those "in" with senior leaders, who may turn on you quickly. People here learn to be experts on what leadership wants, not experts on social media or PR, which means there is a lack of creative, groundbreaking work. Teamwork is not encouraged or celebrated. Mentoring is actually discouraged. Turnover rate on this team was extraordinarily high while I was there - 1-2 people/month on average for the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Ford's history is cyclical. Encourage teamwork and transparency at all levels and be careful not to get complacent again. The progress made can quickly and easily slip away...you have to fight for relevance to new customers and younger audiences everyday.

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