Ford Motor Company

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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
896 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 83 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Make just a small effort to provide work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • You've got to be willing to work long hours at a hard job (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience designing great products

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

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

    Pros

    Great products and an iconic history

    Cons

    Organizational structure having difficulty keeping pace with the company growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Product Development Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Strong Innovation and work life balance. Great place to build carrer

    Cons

    High Visibility. Demanding. Emloyee empowerment at times limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I had a great experience at Ford and learned a lot about working in a large company.

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere at Ford is very relaxing and laid back. There are fair work hours and a wide variety of projects and areas to work in if you do not enjoy your current one. My co-workers and supervisor were very kind and helpful.

    Cons

    Decision making is very slow and getting special software onto your computer can take days to get approved. It is also easy to feel like just a face in the crowd because the company is so large. It is also easy to find yourself with not much to do.

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  5.  

    Staffing Consultant

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    Current Employee - Staffing Consultant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Staffing Consultant in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Open to innovation and taking calculated risks. Strong family values and work life balance. Forward thinking.

    Cons

    It is a highly visible organization with strong product competition. That is a daily challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be open to ideas from younger engineers and product developers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company to work . It has diverse culture.

    Cons

    Just a typical company with opportunity for improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good and open minded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work, overall. But, lots of office politics.

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    Former Employee - Buyer
    Former Employee - Buyer

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

    Pros

    Ford is a good place to work. They treat their employees fairly and have a good salary and benefits system. I worked mostly in Purchasing while I was there, which is an interesting division.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get promoted unless you are one of management's favorites. It seems like decisions as to who gets promoted are somewhat arbitrary. Also, due to the size of the company, there is a lot of bureaucracy and it is difficult to get anything done quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money on the physical work environment. Most of the offices in Dearborn (except for World Headquarters and a select few other buildings) are old and dingy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A very well structured that could stand to loosen up a bit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Ford is a global company which can allow for a great variance in experience there. Management is generally well-guided and moves with purpose, and the lower management staff are very well trained in supporting their direct reports.

    Compensation is fair, although promotions can be tough to acquire if you're not good at being memorable and likeable. Benefits are pretty good, but not outstanding.

    While there's a great push for work/life balance (relaxed dress code, alternate work schedules, very few supervisors "watch the clock" for your coming and going, etc), it's clear that the higher you go up the food chain, the more you're expected to give up.

    Cons

    While each department runs like a well-oiled machine in most regards, cross-department interaction can be tenuous. Everyone is very disciplined in their skill-set, but the various processes and structures don't mesh well in other areas. This creates confusion, gaps in timing and understanding, and animosity among some players. It doesn't help that upper management, at least from an IT perspective, doesn't seem to be willing to push too hard to help remedy these problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pre-Mulally Ford was very cut-throat. Everything was about appearances, there was little to no teamwork across groups, and office politics reigned supreme.

    After Mulally's One Ford initiative and his stint at Ford, things feel very different, but I wouldn't say the wounds have completely closed. Mulally leaving makes this feel even more tenuous. Fields has so far done nothing to SHOW employees that he's committed to continuing Alan's work. And already I can see some of the old trends start to re-emerge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was an amazing experience that I would not change for the world. Definitely work here.

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    Current Employee - Intern in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Awesome company. Nice people. Good pay. There is amazing horizontal mobility. There is amazing vertical mobility. I would not work anywhere else but here.

    Cons

    I had no cons of this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ford is a great place to work, with good work life balance.

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    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, good upper management, many opportunities to advance to new roles within the company.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic environment makes it difficult to get things done at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome place to work

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer Gr 8 in King Queen Ch, VA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer Gr 8 in King Queen Ch, VA

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

    Pros

    I was working there. Great people. Salary is not bad. Realy, it is good place to start your own life.

    Cons

    I have lost this job. And you do not have this job. You will have only positive emotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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