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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
961 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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    Benefits getting worse every year

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Some nice people that help me forget filthy bathrooms and horrible stinky smell of the bathrooms.

    Cons

    You work in horrible buildings with lots of smelly bathrooms. Insult to injury is you get the worst profit sharing bonuses every year compared to GM or FCA if you are salaried employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please renovate the Product Development Center bathrooms and HVAC systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not well compensating employees

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

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

    Pros

    Get discounts when you buy Ford cars although better negotiations can lead better prices even without employee discount.

    Cons

    Employees don't get annual lease program vouchers unlike competitors, so employee lease programs are not attractive at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please help employees with lease downpayments like GM.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No consistent directions from managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun to work on auto industry to learn a lot about cars and engines.

    Cons

    Directions keep changing from upper managements. Always try to copy GM benefits, but always worse than GM.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best if we are happy with average benefit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Supervisor in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots of senior engineers who are willing to help you

    Cons

    Probably the best company in auto industry only if benefits are competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade benefit and annual bonus! CEO gets 30 million dollars as bonus whereas salaried regular employees get 5 grands (2012). That is almost 1,000 times difference, which is embarrassing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst job ever flatrate tech and stated was making too much money and was put on an hourly rate

    Former Employee - General Service Technician
    Former Employee - General Service Technician

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

    Pros

    no overlook by management

    Cons

    drive and pay way to low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs new management went thru 17 techs in 2 months

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best compnay only for assembly line workers!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vacation days are better than other industries although still it is one week less than Industry best, GM.

    Cons

    Sometimes I am confused whether salaried employees are a part of this company or not. Stay away from this company if you are looking for a job as a salaried employee like engineers, buyers, marketings.
    Only those who are rejected by GM applies to Ford. The benefit and annual bonus are embarrassing compared to GM. Regular salaried employees make more money than supervisors at Ford.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take a look at benefits and annual bonuses GM is giving to their engineers and try to match at least 70% of theirs. Otherwise, only bottom half engineers will stay at your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Too Many Layers of Managements

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Buyer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    I enjoy diversified coworkers who came from all sorts of foreign countries like India, Japan, Italy, Greece, etc.

    Cons

    Basically there are too many managers, directors, vice presidents between me and CEO. Sometimes there are only two engineers under one supervisor. So much waste. No wonder our compensations and benefits are inferior to GM or Chrysler.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please cut down the number of management levels. Why do you need that many layers? It is just delaying decision makings and program developments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Terrible

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

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of any. It is just a terrible company to work for. No reasonable compensation is provided even after a huge profit every year.

    Cons

    No future in this company by looking at how they treat regular salaried employees with benefits and bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please cut down the number of upper management managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Very Poor Management

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

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

    Pros

    You get some discounts when you buy Ford cars, but some people buy Ford cars cheaper even without employee discounts.

    Cons

    The company think they provide competitive benefits to employees, but some employees know they are not because their spouses work for competitors. The company advertises like employees are very satisfied, but many of my coworkers don't agree. First, they highly regard line-workers (UAW) than competitors, but hard-working regular salaried employees are treated with a drop-in-a-bucket annual bonuses. Second, their employee discounts are laughable. My friend who is not a Ford employee can buy a Ford car for cheaper price. Third, employees' vacation days are one week less than the competitor in Warren, MI. If hired, you start with two weeks' vacation days, but the new hires at the competitor in Warren, MI start with three weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please share profits evenly with salaried employees. Improve Employee discounts for Ford car purchase. Renovate facilities especially smelly restrooms that nobody wants to stay more than one minute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    All Profits Go To Upper Management!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Enough parking space. You can come to work late as long as you finish your assignment.

    Cons

    They don't care much about general salaried roll employees. They act like the company makes profits only because of CEO. The Product Development Center is full of obnoxious smell. Employees feel like they work in a 20th century building. The benefit and health insurance are the industry-worst. After you pay high health insurance premiums and deductibles, your take-home money shrinks a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please share the profits with general salaried roll employees. Don't act like CEO did everything. And also please pay out competitive bonuses to GSR employees like GM or FCA. The company is losing lots of quality engineers to competitors due to below-industry bonuses, benefits. Health insurance is the worst. Management probably don't know because they make a lot of money, but GSR employees suffer terribly with ridiculous premiums and deductibles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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