Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Salary Increase at a Snail Pace, but Health Insurance Premium Up Astronomically

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vehicle Integration Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Vehicle Integration Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Developing new cars is fun and rewarding feeling. Lots of opportunities to learn new technologies.

    Cons

    I didn't know I was paying so much health insurance premiums until I joined GM. I used to pay 2K dollars more in total every year at Ford. The benefit at Ford is also very uncompetitive compared to GM. I am getting paid more and also getting much more profit sharing bonus every Feb. I joined GM in July and got a prorated annual bonus the next year, which was more than I received at Ford the previous year even though I worked at Ford for a full year. That just shows how terribly the salaried employees are paid at Ford. Kind of feel sorry for them since lots of engineers and salaried employees at Ford don't know how inferior their benefits are.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your health insurance quality with lower burden to employees.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great working environment, lots of diversity

    Cons

    No warm-weather locations, parking is scarce

    Advice to Management

    Keep letting us know information

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Industrial Engineer"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent challenges as Ford has recovered from the last downturn. Many new hires and new assignments. Decent pay and benefits. You get to focus on a few vehicles and the plants building them. New CEO is great, and the company is striving to keep abreast of all the latest technologies. General atmosphere is optimistic.

    Cons

    Sometimes long travel time working out at plant sites during new product launches. Work life balance can get tricky. Most growth is overseas, not in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify some of your products so they are less complex to build. Sometimes too much choice is not worth it.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    Making Employees Depressed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company makes lots of money recently even surpassing its crosstown rivals sometimes.

    Cons

    Unfortunately profit sharing is not evenly distributed inside the company. Ford gave 20 million last year even to the former CEO and 18.6 million to the current CEO. And there are also ridiculous amounts were doled out to directors and vice presidents. But, rank-and-file salaried employees and engineers are completely excluded and treated with paltry bonuses compared to GM's counterparts. That makes employees very depressed. Some employees are leaving the company. I wouldn't recommend this company to my family or friends. No way.

  6. Helpful (4)

    Hard to Find New Engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    World wide locations. Many vehicle programs to work on.

    Cons

    College graduates apply to GM first. Benefit is not competitive. Pay is not competitive. Wouldn't recommend to my family or even friends.

  7. Helpful (4)

    Wouldn't Recommend to My Friends

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of job openings at this company.

    Cons

    Every year they increase health insurance premium by 10% while your salary grows 2%. So, sooner or later your net income dwindles much quicker than you would think.

  8. Helpful (4)

    Uncompetitive Compensation and Benefit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Package Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Package Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some opportunities to work abroad and interact with different people.

    Cons

    Benefit and compensation are uncompetitive. Compared to other auto makers in the area, the worst. One week less vacation on the 2nd year after hire (i.e. Ford 2 weeks vs. GM 3 weeks). Annual bonuses are also very low, but not to CEO and VPs who got an enormous amount of bonuses compared to GM.

  9. Helpful (4)

    Very Unethical

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are smart engineers around you who can support and help.

    Cons

    Ford CEO got 18.6 million while GM CEO got 14.4 million last year. So you guess Ford non-management level salaried employees got more profit sharing bonuses than GM? Wrong. Ford non-management level salaried employees got a half the annual bonuses GM non-management salaried employees got. And that is continuing for the last 6 years. and keeps going on.

    Advice to Management

    Why do you treat your non-management level salaried employees the way you treat Ford CEO?

  10. Helpful (3)

    Working at Ford has been a great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Windnoise Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Windnoise Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great group of people who are passionate about designing a better vehicle for the customer.
    The group that I work in are very very good at what they do, and are always willing to help out if you are struggling something.
    Its also great to be part of a great company at ford, the corporate culture encourages employees of different departments to work together, I won't deny there has been friction with working in other departments but compared to working at other automotive companies this place is better.
    The benefits are also great as well.
    ford is investing not only in new facilities, but they are also hiring new engineers.
    I also like a casual working environment, Ford is fine with you wearing jeans and a polo to work, they suggest if you are meeting with suppliers. Also Ford encourages its employees to telecommute once a week typically Friday, but it isn't required.

    Cons

    Unless you live in Dearborn, the commute to work is pretty bad, traffic on Southfield (M39) or 94 is pretty bad. I wish there were better cafeteria options for Food, usually you have to go out to eat if you don't pack, but one of the best Thai restaurants in the Metro Detroit area is 10 min from Ford's campus. Parking can be an issue if you work at EVB

    Advice to Management

    Keep yup the good work!!

  11. Helpful (5)

    Generous to UAW and Shareholders, but Stingy to Salaried Employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Basic Design in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Basic Design in Dearborn, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance is reasonable, which is good for female salaried employees.

    Cons

    The company is very generous to shareholders and UAW assembly workers, but very stingy to salaried employees with a-drop-in-a-bucket annual bonuses and poor benefits like very costly health insurance.

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