Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated June 30, 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 (10)

    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. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

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

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunities and benefits. Working on future products.

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy and processes.


  3. powertrain calibration engineer

    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

    Flexibility; Not stuck at a desk

    Cons

    A lot of domestic travel


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  5. emissions compliance 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 full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay,health insurance, matching 401K, profit sharing,

    Cons

    bureaucratic red tape to get anything done , promotions difficult to obtain and performance is not awarded in appropriate ways, lots of office politics

    Advice to Management

    retain expeirenced people, too many are being forced out the door to make room for new grad hires, working for less pay and much poorer benefits package


  6. Ford Motor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Canton, MI

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

    Pros

    a lot of learning opportunities and very goo organuzational culture

    Cons

    not so easy to move up the career ladder


  7. Final Area

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. Friendly coworkers. Great pay.

    Cons

    Long hours. Occasional mandatory weekend shifts.


  8. Writer/Corporate Advertising-Sales Promotion 1976-1979

    Former Employee - See Resume Attached in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - See Resume Attached in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

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

    Pros

    Professionalism and mobility within a group

    Cons

    Did not experience any at the time.

    Advice to Management

    Continued professionalism in the workplace.


  9. Ford Motor Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, world wide company very quality oriented processes. good environment. very good values.

    Cons

    long hours at work, no work life balance,


  10. Good company with diverse cultrue

    • 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
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a good company with diverse culture, lots of colleague passionate about the goal of the company and striving to deliver the result. Learned a lot from people around me and everyone is wiling to help

    Cons

    As a 100+ year old company, Ford seems not to be as agile as some new companies that adopting the changing world very quickly. Lots of process to make a thing a happen...

    Advice to Management

    Adapting to the new world of rule and the fast changing business environment, simplify the process and spend more time on execution, looking at the business more broadly...


  11. Network Engineer

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

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Well balance of work life and family life
    good health insurance with reasonable premium compared to other employers

    Cons

    Prospect of career promotions are limited
    Building facilities has limited fringe benefits
    Work location (Mich.) is cold weather



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