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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
961 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.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auto Assembly in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Auto Assembly in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    As a production operator and college student the pay is above average for me to provide for myself and other expenses. You get paid every week which is a major plus!

    Cons

    The hours are very long. If you are on afternoon shift get ready to sacrifice a lot of things because you will be at work majority of your evening/morning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the wages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty good first job

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

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

    Pros

    Looks great on a resume, work/life isn't too bad (unless you are in product development), learn a lot about the industry, get to rotate, tuition reimbursement (if you are ok with a 2 year committment), and opportunities to take control of projects if you are ambitious

    Cons

    The greater Detroit area is absolutely miserable (surprise) and the auto industry isn't exactly dynamic or exciting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more chances to take on responsibility for even the young people. Also, pay people more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for along with all my work associates

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Primary Designer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Primary Designer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for along with peers who are passionate about their work. Personal growth opportunities are always available to anyone with a passion for their career an the programs they are working on. Compensation is within the norm for the industry and in some cases above. Office culture is very supportive in all aspects of projects.

    Cons

    None to speak of except for some occasional office politics. I have experience more of that in other companies. That is something everyone has to deal with sooner or latter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    NVH Powertrain Engineering

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

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

    Pros

    A great group of people to work with and work environment very conducive to developing engineering skill set and experience in solving various NVH problems. Great fast pace environment with management recognizing hard work and results.

    Cons

    At times can be hectic and helps to be a social person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue trend of encouraging hard work and results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Bureaucratic but thorough and rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, people are very exciting to work with, great opportunities to be involved in a wide range of divisions such as media, marketing, product development, etc. Willing to let you travel for work or work from home. Products are exciting.

    Cons

    Pay isn't extremely compelling compared to others, often times different divisions silo tasks, way too many meetings, large lack of task accountability when it comes to next step so more meetings get created, because a lot of the engineering is supplier-based there is less hands-on engineering in product development BUT it is present in research and launch duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the lower managers to take more direct responsibility for tasks so as to lessen the amount of meetings required to complete a task. Don't involve as many lower level engineers in meetings they don't need to be in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I was intern at project management office

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Experience to work in a dynamic company.

    Cons

    Work with different people and in different situations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place for Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great mentors to help you succeed and to help you grow so that you can maximize your potential

    Cons

    Too stringent on certain matters such as legal and HR. I hope they stop being too stringent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being a hardass

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Program STA Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program STA Engineer in Allen Park, MI
    Current Employee - Program STA Engineer in Allen Park, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Automotive giant, lot of career development opportunities in PD group, travel opportunities, good work life balance depends on your mgr., salary is ok.

    Cons

    some micro managing., medical plan is not that great unless you have comprehensive medical which costs huge money per pay check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't micro manage, trust your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall great experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and rotational program; so many different jobs to choose from.

    Cons

    Very specific work; not a broad view of overall business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give larger bonuses or promote quicker since top tier employees will get stuck at one point and will not wait to be promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    All things considered it is a good place to work

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

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Happy workforce, good work life balance, cool cars that actually sell. As one of the major companies in the Detroit area it is nice to be at one that is so well respected by everyone.

    Cons

    Promotions are few and far between. Meetings are required to schedule meetings. Old boys club is starting to retire but they are already grooming the not so old old boys club to fill their place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire outside managers to avoid the group think.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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