Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Ford Motor Company President & CEO Mark Fields
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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)

  • You've got to be willing to work long hours at a hard job (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    Flexible, employee-oriented culture, with opportunities to move/advance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Control Engineer GSR 7 in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Control Engineer GSR 7 in Dearborn, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very competitive. Management is flexible to different working arrangements (flexible scheduling, telecommuting). One can see their work in action is real products.

    Cons

    One must be prepared to drop everything to resolve assembly plant issues. Working in a global team requires extra care and attention to details and timing.


  2. Vehicle Assembly Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Starting pay is high on average and benefits with free insurance and automatic deposits to retirement account.

    Cons

    With the union mentality the good workers are over shadowed by the under performers.

    Advice to Management

    Come down harder on the union workers and fire the ones that don't pull their own weight.


  3. Control Systems Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Control Systems Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Control Systems 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 environment. Good and really helpful seniors

    Cons

    Infrastructure is not that good. They need to step up a bit to make sure its an interesting place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Make the working environment more fun.


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  5. Great company

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very large stable company, paid over time, good benefits, great group of people to work with/for.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement, raises were few and far between, the automotive industry is long past the old glory days

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to hold union employees accountable and leverage their talents and experience to strengthen the company...stop letting them hold you hostage...


  6. Mgr Global

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

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

    Pros

    Great Future with lots of opportunties to help out. Bring your best external and innovative thinking and have fun transforming an entire industry

    Cons

    Some people still locked in the past. Saying the right things but need to change behaviors

    Advice to Management

    Examine all aspects of business and ensure processes, policies and culture characteristics (individual, team and organizational behaviors) align with future state.


  7. Overtime policy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

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

    Pros

    Great Medical/Dental Coverage. Chance to work on great new / innovative vehicles.

    Cons

    Overtime policy, you must work more than 10 hrs before you receive any overtime pay.

    Advice to Management

    Take Work-life balance seriously and fix Overtime policy. Employees need to be compensated for time away from family is expected everyday.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Building a Better Car

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

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

    Pros

    I love Ford. I came here feeling lukewarm about my decision, but two years later I can only say that I'm home. The ONE FORD culture really shows around the office - coworkers care, and go out of their to help with whatever it is you're facing. Management has got your back. Even HR has never let me down. Over the years I've cut my teeth on quality car design, and even though I realize I'm just a small cog in a huge machine, I feel like I matter. Plus, anytime I see a vehicle rolling down the road that I had a hand in, I well with pride. Ford makes cars for the every-man, and I think that is something to be commended. GO FORD WOOT WOOT WOOT

    Cons

    Run-down stereotypical cubical farm buildings, occasionally cumbersome bureaucracy, churn due to system updates and changing culture.


  9. Site STA Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

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

    Pros

    As long as you do your job, make no waves, do as you are told, you will have a job for life. If you are a hard worker, management knows and gives you a lot of lee-way to get you job done.

    Cons

    Sometimes I was given unrealistic expectations to complete. If it was under my control, fine. Sometimes, new "Projects" appear and Mgt does not realize the impact to work load.

    Advice to Management

    Generally, everyone that I worked for was competent. They should bring back the Senior Level STA position with a lease car,


  10. Manufacturing Test Engineer

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

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    the ability to work for a historic company like Ford!, very well structured onboarding process for new hires, lots of training, secure positions generally, working on/with cutting edge automotive technology and products, benefits and pay competitive,

    Cons

    depending on where you work it can be a drab environment - I worked in LIvonia which was a cubicle mill. overburdened managers: engineering managers at Ford have upwards of 15 engineers working for them.

    Advice to Management

    not much. great company. keep up the good work. try to work more on innovating for next gen technologies.


  11. Ford

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    It is a diversified company and humanized.

    Cons

    It is big and sometimes bureau-tic



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