Ford Motor Co. of Canada

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Ford Motor Co. of Canada Reviews

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  1.  

    Ford of Canada is a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Co. of Canada

    Pros

    Forward looking company
    The people were great, the facility was top notch and there was lots of room for movement and learning.

    Cons

    Middle Management will have a hard time moving into upper management roles as it is saturated with long time ford veterans that still have 10 to 15 years before retirement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in mind that Canada is a much different market than the USA and structure the marketing, incentives and strategy accordingly

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Production employee

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ford Motor Co. of Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is great, benefits are ok, but not what they were before. I believe Ford is heading in the right direction to produce products the customer wants with great quality.

    Cons

    Went through a plant closure and layoff (now relocated) .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the hourly employees up to date...we would like to know whats going on instead of living with rumours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ford Motor Co. of Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Emphasis on work-life balance very good. Interesting and challenging assignments. Management is approachable and wants to do the right thing (mostly). Team-work environment is exceptionally strong and employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    Great ideas and plans are created, but execution sometimes comes up short.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constant rotation of senior executives from the U.S. or elsewhere results in too much short-term thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AR Analyst in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - AR Analyst in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ford Motor Co. of Canada as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Friendly environment. Good culture. Everyone communicates with each other well.
    - Frequent feedback on performance.
    - Flexible work hours

    Cons

    - Developing an huge reliance on temporary workers; number of interning employees have more than doubled in the past few years. It's great from an education viewpoint (I myself was an intern there), but it might create issues in the long run for positions to have frequent turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a pleasure working for the company.

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    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Warehouseman in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Ford Motor Co. of Canada as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - great people
    - excellent pay
    - above average benefits
    - suitable perks

    It was more about the people around me that made the job enjoyable. It really does matter who your work with.

    Cons

    - lack of proper training
    - too much "forced" overtime
    - understaffed most of the time

    Other than some people doing significantly more work than others, there aren't much cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the feedback given by employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very professional environment

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    Current Employee - PC Technician in Windsor, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - PC Technician in Windsor, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ford Motor Co. of Canada as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT, CLEAR VISION, WELL-DEFINED OBJECTIVES

    Cons

    There is None just no hiring opportunities at the moment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Long hours of monotonous labour. Employees are nothing but a number.

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ford Motor Co. of Canada full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Money was alright but nothing like what it was before the COLA.

    Cons

    - Line jobs are very unbalanced (i.e. some jobs are a breeze and have tons of down-time between vehicles while others are very intense and require non-stop work).

    - The management doesn't care about the health of their workers. I complained several times about a job that was hurting me but nobody seemed to care.

    - Shift work with a rotation every 2 weeks.

    - New pay structure means employees start at 60% of regular wage and earn full wage after 10 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with the lowest people on the totem pole to make this a better place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Ford Oakville Plant is not an ideal place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Co. of Canada

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefit. Nice brand name

    Cons

    A toxic work environment. Unprofessional and angry workers, especially the unions. Ford Canada as a company is a decent and respectful place to work but the Oakville plant is different from what the company. People are difficult to work with and a lot of discrimination, and unprofessional workers. I wont be surprise if they get involve in a major law suit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to employees moral. People are not happy and hate working in the oakville plant

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Culture is fantastic. Smart, inclusive, friendly group of people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ford Motor Co. of Canada as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Flex hours
    - Dress for the occasion
    - Complex industry
    - Employee Pricing
    - The culture is just inclusive and fantastic
    - Lots of rotation of positions

    Cons

    - large company, at the mercy of global HQ
    - long learning curve given complex industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Co. of Canada

    Pros

    Great people to work with, lots of opportunity to learn. Easy to obtain help when needed.

    Cons

    Im on a contract with no benefits or pension. It would be nice to know if the position I hold is going to become permanent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

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