Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated March 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)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    A rewarding career that offered a rich mix of functional and global experience.

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    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Global company that puts many employees into daily interaction with other employees around the world. As a family controlled company, there is a very strong sense of community/family around the world.

    Cons

    Working global is harder due to time zones and differing cultural norms. In general, high expectations for commitment and effort are not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to push hard on "One Ford" as this is a key strategy. The other key strategy is Innovation, which is essential for success in the next century of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    They offer good pay ect.

    Cons

    To quick to fire a person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Second chances are good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. I am a Computer Aided Engineer (CAE) at Ford Motor company. I am working in Dearborn office in Michigan USA.

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    Current Employee - CAE Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - CAE Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great Training. Great colleague. They try to keep the work stress as minimum as possible. Good work-life balance. Good chance of growth for people with good communication skills.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for growth for technical people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating more technical positions like technical leader positions to keep technical people in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great American company, cares about employees.

    Cons

    To much mid to upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to direct reports.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Good on boarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Good training available for new employees

    Cons

    Your experience at the company depends heavily on the supervisor and team you end up with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Quality Engineer at Ford

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    This employer offers great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Vertical and top heavy reporting structure.

  8. IT Seinor developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    location, salary, co-workers, pay, benifits

    Cons

    politics, overtime pay, bonus, overtime hours, vacation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Great company, great work environment

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    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    promotions, leadership, responsibility, training, good management

    Cons

    No cons come to my mind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    The hours were good. And some of the folks were awesome to work with.

    Cons

    Too micro managed and the pay was terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to all employees not just to the ones that have family there which pulled them in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. A very good place to work if your local mgmt is visionary and hard-working

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Very family-friendly employer... mgmt understands if you have to pick up sick child from school, etc, as long as you get your work done and are motivated. I work in product development on advanced powertrain designs, and the middle management is very hard-working, relatively visionary, and sensible. It's a very collaborative and helpful work environment. There are many experts whose friendly demeanor makes it easy to learn and grow. There is a strong "can-do" attitude where I work. Mgmt in my organization is open-minded to feedback and suggestions on how to improve procedures, designs, etc.

    Cons

    Cost drives every decision and many times seems to be the only factor when selecting components/designs. Product strategists can often be obtuse about advanced technology/ideas and squelch creativity, despite the executive management's stated commitments to innovation... it seems they want to be the first company to offer exciting new features (e.g., SYNC, aluminum F150, etc), but internally it seems many of strategists consider features only after the competition offers them... which resembles a "follower" attitude, not that of a leader.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mgmt needs to welcome and foster innovation at all levels of the company, not simply in a specific organization. Good ideas can come from anywhere in a company. And before killing new feature development based on cost, understand that the customer may be willing to pay more for desirable features... so more customer clinics and data should be gathered first.

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