Ford Motor Company

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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
915 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    MFE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are very professional and pleasant to work with

    Cons

    Everyone is overloaded with work. Cant get the work done in 45-50 hour week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider making some strategic hires and adding more Ford employees versus contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Pretty Amazing Place

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    Current Employee - Ford College Graduate in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Ford College Graduate in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Ford is awesome. Every day I am surrounded by engineers who put in a lot of work and effort to make sure the best they can do is going into their work. Work hours are very flexible, lots of autonomy, there is no micromanaging at all. Managers/ supervisors are so approachable and willing to help its ridiculous ( I am a new hire and know a few higher level managers and can email them or instant message them anytime and they always respond and are very helpful). Pay is competitive, benefits are good. It's a very big company, so work/life balance fluctuates depending where you go, but for the most part I'd say its pretty good. Plenty of opportunities to travel all over the world, I was almost sent to Spain for 2 weeks within my first 4 months of working. Ford gives you from a little before Christmas to a couple days after new years off as part of just holiday time off, not part of your vacation. So this is an additional like 2 weeks of paid vacation, on top of your vacation days (HUGE pro). Its an awesome place to work, I have been very pleased.

    Cons

    Michigan is gorgeous in the summer, but is a very gloomy cold place in the winter. If you don't like the cold or are not used to it, this is a big con. Detroit isn't as bad as most people think, but there are some sketchy areas (some incredible ones too). In some departments (crash and safety engineering for instance) work/life balance is not good. For most people, during 4th of July you are forced to use 4 vacation days.. this sucks because you only get 10 your fist couple of years. Facilities where you work are very dated and ugly. Makes for kind of a gloomy environment. There are a lot of cons that you will get just because Ford is so huge, like dealing with IT, that will be the same pretty much any time you work for a big company though, lots of communication hold-ups and delays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let me work during 4th of July!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Endless Opportunities and great people

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to completely change positions every year and a half if you desire. Flexible work schedule. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Like and big company, internal politics can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work together, and please make decisions faster. Too often progress is delayed of derailed because of a couple squeaky wheels. Please be bold, and ignore the whiners.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good Company cares about employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Management needs to be more open

  6.  

    Purchasing Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Flexible. Great people and management

    Cons

    Training could be better. Would love to see improved technology and facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget your values - One Ford. Encourage managers to mentor general salaried employee ls

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great environment

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great environment, 8 hour work days, Many team activities

    Cons

    To many non-value added policies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company to Work For, Best in Business

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer
    Current Employee - Research Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and atmosphere. I appreciate the strong need for innovation and how open management is to transparency. There is a wide variety of things to contribute to as long as you initiate and make it happen!

    Cons

    Decision making can be slow and getting special software onto your computer can take days to get approved. Sometimes the work can become stagnant at time. Management can sometimes be bureaucratic but definitely less in comparison to other workplaces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be open to ideas & creativity from younger engineers. They have a lot to contribute in helping the company grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Endless opportunities

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    There are endless opportunities due to their size. Despite the common perception that the company is old school, they truly are a modern company in many ways (e.g. HR policies, flexible work schedules, and tuition assistance). I work with a diverse group of people and it really feels like I'm part of a family.

    Cons

    With a company so large network within the company is critical. Employees need to recognize this is a challenge and be proactive about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Quality Products, Best in the buisness labor and salary.

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    Current Employee - Fire Protection Specialist in Batavia, OH
    Current Employee - Fire Protection Specialist in Batavia, OH

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Know we were producing a world class product everyday.

    Cons

    Do to being market driven downsizing is always a possibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the labor force they are the key to your sucess

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and wonderful atmosphere

    Cons

    None-the place is great and I loved it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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