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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 full-time for more than 3 years

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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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Chaotic, mind-numbing, tyrannical culture where gut-feelings & blind obedience are revered more than data & free-thinkin

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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 full-time

    Pros

    You get a paycheck at least.

    Cons

    They work you like a dog but do not pay you overtime. You have to work 12 hours to get paid for 10. The schedule dictates that you work those hours, but they won't pay you for all of your time. If you work 11 hours, you get no overtime. Telecommuting is viewed as a negative, if it is even permitted at all. You are held hostage in your current position. The only way to be allowed to try something new is if you basically burn your bridges. They have this thing called the "One Ford Behaviors" (available online if you search it) that would be great if they were followed and interpreted correctly. Data is not used to make decisions. Standard processes are not followed. Being a team player is one of the behaviors, but if you follow most of the other expected behaviors, you are labeled as not being a team player. If you stand up for what is right, you are judged as not working well with others. Status quo is preferred over continuous improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate layers of management. The organization is too top-heavy and people at the bottom are overworked and not compensated for their time. Promote the change-makers, not the "yes men." Current managers do not have vision. They are reactive. Establish a hiring process that gets more people into manufacturing but also gives them hope to get out at some point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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