Ford Motor Company

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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
1,018 Reviews
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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)

  • Long Hours, rotating shift, no compensation for interns unless you are a trainee (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    2 people found this helpful  

    Working at Ford has been a great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Windnoise Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Windnoise Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Great group of people who are passionate about designing a better vehicle for the customer.
    The group that I work in are very very good at what they do, and are always willing to help out if you are struggling something.
    Its also great to be part of a great company at ford, the corporate culture encourages employees of different departments to work together, I won't deny there has been friction with working in other departments but compared to working at other automotive companies this place is better.
    The benefits are also great as well.
    ford is investing not only in new facilities, but they are also hiring new engineers.
    I also like a casual working environment, Ford is fine with you wearing jeans and a polo to work, they suggest if you are meeting with suppliers. Also Ford encourages its employees to telecommute once a week typically Friday, but it isn't required.

    Cons

    Unless you live in Dearborn, the commute to work is pretty bad, traffic on Southfield (M39) or 94 is pretty bad. I wish there were better cafeteria options for Food, usually you have to go out to eat if you don't pack, but one of the best Thai restaurants in the Metro Detroit area is 10 min from Ford's campus. Parking can be an issue if you work at EVB

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep yup the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    "Industrial Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent challenges as Ford has recovered from the last downturn. Many new hires and new assignments. Decent pay and benefits. You get to focus on a few vehicles and the plants building them. New CEO is great, and the company is striving to keep abreast of all the latest technologies. General atmosphere is optimistic.

    Cons

    Sometimes long travel time working out at plant sites during new product launches. Work life balance can get tricky. Most growth is overseas, not in the US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify some of your products so they are less complex to build. Sometimes too much choice is not worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment, lots of diversity

    Cons

    No warm-weather locations, parking is scarce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep letting us know information

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work! Many opportunities to learn and contribute

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Work life balance, Global opportunities, many interesting challenges

    Cons

    Large company environment and mindset makes moving fast on key changes

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, team based system but the salary could have

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lot Attendant in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Lot Attendant in Gilbert, AZ

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    flexible work hours with your school or work or other job schedules

    Cons

    the wages should have been increased, as other Ford delearships offered more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to how you are running each area better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loved Interning Here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Marketing Sales and Service in Irvine, CA
    Former Intern - Marketing Sales and Service in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    They give you a lot of freedom to complete your tasks, nobody is babysitting you. Great people to work with, all very down to earth. Summer mentor really enjoys having one on one time to teach interns about Ford culture. Work-life balance is great, everyone understands what Friday means.

    Cons

    If you start in marketing in the field there will be a lot of moving around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ford is a fair and equal place to work.

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    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work/life flexibility options and fair pay.

    Cons

    Buildings need updates and repairs. Building environment is not the best. I don't work in the headquarters building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take out some of the red tape and get things done faster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    ok not bad

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    ok to work for have no complaints

    Cons

    some requirements aren't reasonable sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none at all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Project Management within Ford

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    As a contractor you are only allowed to work 40 hours, excellent work/life balance! Leadership in my area's was outstanding. Recognition was highly encouraged

    Cons

    Lots and Lots of terminology. Relatively new PMO within organization - caused disconnects. Monthly financials was a time consuming activity that should have been done via accounting, but it was PM responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Financials are something that should be an accounting function. As a PM you should not have to go in and process the accounting side of the business, only report on it once computed and make necessary adjustments.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trying to help make things better but too many roadblocks.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Process Coach in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Process Coach in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Steady work, not really worried about a work shortage.

    Cons

    Most of the management and UAW employees aren't the best to deal with, difficult. It seems that everyone has an agenda which do not correspond with each other. Training of new employees (salary and union) and communication needs to improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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