Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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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

    Flexible, employee-oriented culture, with opportunities to move/advance

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    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. HR Manager

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Dearborn, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great products; Opportunity to contribute to the company's success; Career development;

    Cons

    I hired out of college and have had an amazing career at Ford!

  3. Helpful (1)

    Exciting Company w/ Great Work-Life Balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Research Engineer 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

    The products are exciting and most of the employees are passionate about the company and the automotive industry in general. The challenging work, strong benefits, flexible schedules, relaxed atmosphere, and friendly coworkers make Research & Advanced Engineering at Ford a great place to work.

    Cons

    The extremely large size of the company does lead to some amount of annoying bureaucracy; however, they seem to do a decent job with this in general. There is little turnover at the company (a positive that speaks to the quality of the organization); however, this also makes it difficult to move up quickly since there is always a large pool of talented people who have been with the company a long time.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see some more capital investment in our research facilities and office buildings as they have fallen behind and while functional are outdated and are not representative of the world class company that Ford is.

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  5. Process Coach

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    The job pressure to produce is high

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on the employees skill set

  6. Good place to work with potential to be a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Associate in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Associate 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

    Market average compensation (base, raises, bonuses, benefits, 401k matching, investment assistance)
    Tuition reimbursement
    Flexible work arrangements / telecommuting availability / fair work/life balance
    Training opportunities

    Cons

    Extremely outdated facilities and interior working structures (Dearborn)
    Difficulty pushing through bureaucracy / inefficient standard policies and norms
    Conservative, risk-averse culture with employees who have worked at Ford for many years and seem stuck in old ways

    Advice to Management

    Continue to guide culture toward acceptance of innovative ideas and away from bureaucracy. Update facilities (seriously!); the resources and structures employees are asked to work in/with are far from ideal.

  7. Certified Automotive Details

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    Former Employee - Car Detail in Cedartown, GA
    Former Employee - Car Detail in Cedartown, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It was less than five minutes from my home

    Cons

    In a small town not a lot of business

    Advice to Management

    Promoting online and on paper

  8. Helpful (1)

    IT Manager

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    Current Employee - IT Management in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - IT Management in Dearborn, MI

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

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

    Pros

    good and smart people. growth opportunities are available,

    Cons

    too much IT bureaucracy, bonus and salary no longer competitive

    Advice to Management

    bonuses in 1999/2000 twice as large with a third more employee. The profits we're making are as much now with a third less employees! Guidance for 2015 is a record year, I doubt we'll have record profit sharing though. Also, it is widely understood that GM and FCA are paying more.....

  9. Helpful (1)

    service advisor

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    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Norfolk, VA

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

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

    Pros

    good pay at times, also you receive discount on vehicle purchases. you also receive some time off paid for

    Cons

    lower management sometimes undermines entry level people. job can become very boring at times. work on most holidays

    Advice to Management

    1.Carry a schedule and record all your thoughts, conversations and activities for a week. This will help you understand how much you can get done during the course of a day and where your precious moments are going

  10. This changed my life!

    Former Employee - Test Driver
    Former Employee - Test Driver

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a very good company to work for except for one or two bad apples on management side.

    Cons

    If they are not following contract and you no contract they will find a reason to walk you out. So sad I have family and grandchildren, this devastated my family.

    Advice to Management

    Never take a hospital note and throw away, I have a family and that should of never happened. My title is This changed my life!

  11. Flexible work schedule and decent pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule
    Management accessible when needed
    Decent salary and benefits

    Cons

    A lot of work
    New workforce, inexperienced

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