Ford Motor Company

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  1.  

    Overall positive experience working at Ford.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Powertrain Engineering in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Powertrain Engineering in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    I enjoy the team work, technical challenges and fast paced environment at Ford. Additionally, it's nice to work at a company that fosters real engineering work instead of being bogged down with paperwork.

    Cons

    Corporate politics, job location in Dearborn, relatively flat management structure with little room for upward mobility beyond supervisor position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage/support employee development by allowing transfers to job opportunities outside of core department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Production Purchasing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Diverse workforce
    - Global exposure
    - High level of responsibility
    - Exciting products
    - Good people

    Cons

    - Extremely political
    - Antiquated systems & buildings
    - Good ole boys club still strong
    - Get in line for promotions
    - Workload not evenly distributed
    - Moving into a different organizations almost impossible (Manufacturing, MP&L)
    - Employee satisfaction surveys are rigged and employees are coached how to respond because Directors have this as an objective
    - Training is non-existant
    - You only have the ability to move to Production Purchasing, Program Purchasing or Non-Production Purchasing without really gaining a new skill set

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Allow employees the opportunity to move into different organizations early on in their careers
    - Update your facilities
    - Rank and rate each position on level of difficulty and importance to the business (peer and management based)
    - Be more transparent on open positions

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

    Great benefits and pay but not as easy as you think.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Technician in Sterling Heights, MI

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. We build some of the best and most advanced front wheel drive transmissions in the world. You work with a variety of technology including, Stamping presses, automated milling machinery, assembly equipment and modernized assembly lines. Almost all of the plant is climate controlled and has air quality levels above those in many production facilities.
    Ford provides great health and dental benefits as well as educational benefits for college and self improvement purposes. Use them to keep your mind sharp and life interesting.

    Cons

    Little room to climb in the company. Long hours due to a variety of modern scheduling programs. Every department has different scheduling systems which do not coincide. Creates animosity, absenteeism, and competition to get in to specific departments. Very little overtime due to scheduling. Due to Tier Two systems and plant closures high seniority from other locations have come, some paid, to this plant, forcing the majority of original Van Dyke employees to undesired shifts. Unless you have 20 years plus, you won't get to pick your shift. Under 15 years and you'll more than likely be stuck on afternoon shift until you retire. Due to UAW wording in contract you won't be able to transfer to other plants unless their is a permanent layoff or your plant becomes designated a Tier Two facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication and find a scheduling structure that works.

    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    PM Analyst - Contract

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - PM Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Current Contractor - PM Analyst in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Hourly pay rate. Can be good for contractors depending on your management.

    Cons

    Us/Them mentality with respect to contractors and direct hires. Contractors not TRULY appreciated...just the hired help. It's in the air and obvious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start acknowledging your contract emoloyees, especially when it's a terrible snow storm or -23 degrees outside and you send an email to your entire team saying they can work from home but the one contract employee is forced to come in or not get paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great People / Company---that is the only reason to stay around. The industry is very complex

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance-- expected to be on call 24 hours a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn when to stop pushing past the breaking point.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fun, setting different every day. Fast paced.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Automotive Sales Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Automotive Sales Advisor in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Have regular customers that you build and gain trust. Different people every day reccomended. Different cars and fun environment to work at.

    Cons

    Sometimes we have problems with customers because they don't have the right knowledge about vehicles so it's hard to get them to pay for something that don't want to spend.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Big company, many opportunities to move around if you are direct hire

    Cons

    Top management (LL5+) are very stubborn and hard to talk to.
    so much favoritism and preferences.
    So many people that would suck it up for the managers so they look good.
    many employees they "listen to ask, not to understand" .
    hard to move up the ladder as there are so many managers that keep refusing the leave and let new blood takes over. some of those managers been there for 25-30 and they still love the power they have and holding the company in a very back old mind set. just leave and let other people join and bring new ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    new mind set is needed.
    stop hiring people just to use the budget.
    be close to your employees and understand their needs and make them feel valuable.
    There should be an age limit for managers where they HAVE to leave the company and allow new blood

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 18 people found this helpful  

    Company who chases away good employees

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

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

    Pros

    There are lots of loopholes slackers can exploit like work from home, TWA, alternate work schdules.

    Cons

    If you are a good engineer, you better look around and move to competitors. So expensive health insurance, only 6k support for college education ( GM supports 8k ), 3k bonus in 2011 ( 11k for GM ), no ford car purchase voucher ( GM gives 1K voucher every year ), on and on and on....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst, MBA Graduate in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst, MBA Graduate in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great Company to work for!

    Cons

    work could be overwhelming at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make salaries more competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 10 people found this helpful  

    No promotion for 20 years

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    There are lots of old employees. College graduates have rotation in product development departments, but most of time, it is a waste of time killing hours because other engineers are so busy.

    Cons

    You can't expect any promotion unless you have a British accent. No matter how good performance you did, you will get only 2% raise at most every year. There are thousands of middle and upper managers, directors, vice presidents. I was shocked to see there are so many VPs in a company. No wonder engineers get very little profit sharing bonuses every year while VPs and directors are getting millions of bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you really need that many directors and VPs? If you remove just 10 directors and VPs who are just killing time, you can improve engineers' benefit tremendously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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