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Ford Motor Company Reviews in Dearborn, MI

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
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Pros
  • a lot of flexibility in the field (they like to call it "work-life balance") (in 87 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are competitive (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Make just a small effort to provide work-life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Long Hours, rotating shift, no compensation for interns unless you are a trainee (in 38 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    New Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Ford has good opportunities for a new engineer out of college. Product Development is binge hiring right now it seems. After being here for an internship and full-time a 1.5 years, I went from a very timid student to a confident engineer. I've learned so much more real-life problem solving skills that school cannot teach. Ford is large company - many opportunities to move laterally and up! Ford is very good with work-life balance and respects it. They encourage further education and offer training.

    Cons

    Lots of management layers can be frustrating and can hinder productivity. Buildings and facilities are outdated (furniture, layout), however getting better with updating technology. Ford stuck in old processes - not very professional atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Product Development Intern. Good Place to get experience

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    Former Employee - Product Development in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Product Development in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Work Hours
    Challenging Work
    Good people to work with
    Great Experience with lots of technology
    Great Networking opportunities
    Not hard to perform above expectations

    Cons

    Must be self motivated
    May not be immediately recognized for successes
    Full of people who don't know or don't care about cars
    Office space is dark and dingy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    good pay and benefits

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Buyer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    pay and benefits are good, bonus and raise each hour. hours are flexible, you can come in and leave pretty much whenever you want as long as work is completed at least thats how it is in purchasing.

    Cons

    rotunda center building is a disaster. needs to be torn down. water leaks, mold, floors flood whenever big rains hit. lots of paper work in purchasing sometimes hard to focus on my strategic projects due to red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find a new building for purchasing asap

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Growing company

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    lots of new work and new growth in an old company

    Cons

    it's an old company and people are less likely to change their ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more communications

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Program Management Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Program Management Analyst in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I was treated like a normal employee and was given projects that would influence the company. Ford was very invested in showing what the company is about. We met the CEO, visited the Henry Ford Museum and test drove 10 different Ford vehicles. It was a great summer.

    Cons

    Overall the company was great. I have nothing bad to say about Ford. The only issue is Michigan. It is doable but just remember that it is there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    So Far, so good!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    - There are great people here to work with
    - They try to provide a good work life balance
    - Provide ways to keep you mentally and physically strong
    - Keeps the corporate message in front of you

    Cons

    - Too much corporate bureaucracy within company
    - Keeps the corporate message in front of you
    - Sometimes takes forever to get things done based upon the corporate model

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT is easy but pay is low

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    No pressure, things take long time. Most everyone goes home at 5 pm. People very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    low pay, things take long time. not efficient central services. no laptops to contractors. Itek is a dump. Needs new carpets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contractors should be treated like employees. Give them laptops already set up on first day. New account creation should not take a week. Central service should be more efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for at non-managerial level

    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Working level experience fun and rewarding.

    Cons

    Extremely political in compensation and career advancement, especially at managerial/director levels.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Summer Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    More experienced co-workers were friendly, knowledgable and were almost always available to help if I had questions. Also was able to experience a broad variety of work environments (manufacturing, development, testing environment, etc.) and learned a great deal about the automotive industry. Pay was good.

    Cons

    I really liked my manager and, from the little that I talked to him, he seemed like an awesome guy. However, he was so busy and over-worked that he didn't have much time to guide my internship.

  11.  

    Internship in IT

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    Former Employee - IT in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - IT in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back work environment. I'm not sure exactly what most people are doing on a daily basis but I can tell you it's not much...

    Cons

    Many people work there that don't have a real purpose and are only collecting a paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut some of the pork and hire more innovators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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