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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
952 Reviews
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Ford Motor Company President & CEO Mark Fields
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    Bureaucratic but thorough and rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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
  3.  

    Program STA Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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    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
  6.  

    I was intern at project management office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    good work life balance

    Cons

    no increase in pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training

    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.  

    Production Process Coach

    • 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

    Experience in the automotive industry
    Fast paced working
    Always challenges each day

    Cons

    Stressful throughout each day
    Work-Life Balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall great experience.

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    • 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.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great salary and bonuses here.

    Cons

    Competitive work environment, long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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