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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
896 Reviews
3.8
896 Reviews
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Ford Motor Company President & CEO Mark Fields
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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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  1.  

    Good Company, Solid Leadership and Great Opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive managers who are interested in your career development
    Great place to grow your skill sets
    Opportunity for career growth, must be willing to "go get it"
    Abilility to go back to school and gain further knowledge

    Cons

    There are still some pockets of pre-One Ford ways that can make it difficult to accomplish tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to have open dialogue with your employees - the skip-level opportunities are the best!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    FoMoCo

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hour, nice person

    Cons

    promotion chance is not much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great product development and production

    Cons

    Poorly ran dealerships. No training provided.

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  5.  

    Great for experience development for Marketing people

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

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

    Pros

    Due to the company global scale, you have the opportunity to work in other countries and many different functions. Compensation is good.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is nonexistent. Even though the company promotes it as a core value. Benefits are not as good as in the past. If you move from a field position to an office position it's going to affect your previous benefits (E.g. car expenses).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though the changes made in many aspects of the company culture, it is still far behind the "coolness" an "easy going" approach of other companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok for now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clay Artist in Canton, MI
    Current Employee - Clay Artist in Canton, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Established process, Friendly people

    Cons

    Training necessary, work life balance is decent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good pay, painful work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Good pay that about it

    Cons

    Hard work, co workers, hot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No favoritism

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process Coach in machining. Required to coach UAW operators and trades to run production and repair equipment.

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

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

    Pros

    Wage, $80 - $100k, decent to good benefits.

    Some great managers and employees.

    Other positions / departments are more satisfying then this machining department. I am told by many it is one of the most difficult.

    Cons

    UAW protects employees who need it (do not do their jobs). Some of upper management can not or will not back the process coach in debate against the UAW. Most union operators and Trades are very unmotivated and if the Process Coach pushes them to work they will find a way to do less and then report the Process Coach to labor relation for offensive behavior. So for example if upper management sends the command that all operators must clean their operations then Process Coach goes to all Operators and says "please clean your area better before the end of shift" the operators get together and decide they will all go to labor relations at separate times and report offensive language or aggressive behavior on the process coach, who is then disciplined.

    The process coach training does not cover much of the actual difficulties of the position.

    If the operators want overtime they can and will find a way to stall production so weekend production is scheduled. Weekend production is only an issue because the Process Coach is only paid their base pay no 1 1/2 or double time for mandatory overtime. Managers are known to schedule meetings before or after start of shifts requiring employees to work unpaid over time every day.

    Salary are required to present projects they have never seen before because they are not involved in the projects. Due to the tremendous amount of work load they have they do not have time to work on projects, leadership knows this but it is easier to force an unfinished report so the presenter looks unprepared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Until the UAW employees are held fully accountable for job performance not much can improve. Holding one person accountable for the performance for 15 or more over protected employees is a difficult situation for all.

    Promoting the person that can take the most verbal assaults and be in plant the most is not a healthy evolution for a department or a company. I suggest bringing in LL management that will stand up to the UAW and stand up for the Coaches on the floor. LL that spends their time on the floor understanding who is achieving and who is not, who needs help and who does not. Promote respectable characters to LL positions, Leaders that display the One Ford Behaviors.

    Hold LL management accountable for healthy work / life balance metrics, far too many Ford salary have family /relationship issues. Excessive stress at work and extensive work hours demanded are not the cause however it is very likely a contributor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Freedom responsibility accountability ability to grow in the job

    Cons

    Second guessing slow professional growth

  10.  

    One of the few you can plan your career with

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

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, excellent guidance, stable career development and competitive salary for the area.

    Cons

    Old company / risk adverse. Things move slow, people who push the speed up get recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ONE Ford plan has been great and from an accountability stand point its impeccable. Moving forward we are in a different market and need to adjust the plan accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Exciting and innovative company that cares about employee satisfaction

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

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

    Pros

    Management is very considerate of employee satisfaction, as well as career development. Great executive leadership team. Environment is very accommodating of work/life balance. Company is committed to innovation, risk taking, and beating the competition. Very exciting products to work on and challenging solutions to discover.

    Cons

    This is an older company with old and outdated facilities. Would be nice to see the company spend some many to improve the work environment and increase perks for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider providing more perks to maintain and recruit top talent. Find a solution to the problem of lower salaries for loyal employees who stay with the same company compared to salary boosts for employees who jump from company to company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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