Ford Motor Company

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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
967 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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  1.  

    Overall great experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and rotational program; so many different jobs to choose from.

    Cons

    Very specific work; not a broad view of overall business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give larger bonuses or promote quicker since top tier employees will get stuck at one point and will not wait to be promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Program STA Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program STA Engineer in Allen Park, MI
    Current Employee - Program STA Engineer in Allen Park, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Automotive giant, lot of career development opportunities in PD group, travel opportunities, good work life balance depends on your mgr., salary is ok.

    Cons

    some micro managing., medical plan is not that great unless you have comprehensive medical which costs huge money per pay check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't micro manage, trust your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great company to work for

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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 as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    good work life balance

    Cons

    no increase in pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great salary and bonuses here.

    Cons

    Competitive work environment, long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Product Development Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Intern
    Former Employee - Product Development Intern

    I worked at Ford Motor Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Open atmosphere
    Independent work structure
    Flexible Hours
    Decent Wages

    Cons

    Work performance valued much higher than personal life
    Redundant timelines produce mediocre products.
    Not much actual engineering, more project management oriented position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, lot of opportunity, everyone wants in on automotive. But environment is horrible.

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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 technology projects
    Great product to feel pride in the work

    Cons

    Work environment
    Poor office conditions
    Hard to obtain adequate resources

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Comfortable Place, Outdated Culture

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

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as an intern

    Pros

    Can have many "careers" at Ford by going to different areas, good pay and benefits, FCG program affords diverse entry-level experience

    Cons

    Facilities: cubicle farms, basement of Ford Credit Building looks like stereotypical office building from 80's movies, building hasn't been updated in decades, molds around vents, flies in bathroom, water stains on ceilings and walls

    Culture: 6 levels of management above general salary employees, many people don't even meet second level up, some managers are good, others have let it go to their heads, no free coffee or hot water, poor cafeteria food, doesn't retain young people very well. Most of the people I work with are 45+, it is a comfortable place to work while preparing for retirement.

    Very little innovation in the company (besides in closed rooms of product development). Too many business processes/approvals/governances/managers that hinder real change.

    Beware of flexible work schedules: it works with some teams, but allows a lot of workers and especially managers to start their day/emails/meetings at 6 or 6:30, so if you come in at 9, you may already be 3 hours behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change in culture and innovation needs to begin at the top. Give younger people opportunities to have more significant roles in the company to get fresh ideas. Invest in the work environments and employee appreciation.

    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to work for 9 - 5 PM

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pro's:

    Flexible work schedule, good work life balance, lot of training opportunities, very helpful colleagues, caring supervisors.
    This is a place where you find many employees working since 30+ years.

    Cons

    -too much responsibilities given to new graduates (Ford College Graduates). They are given powers to decide on short listing suppliers (with all my respects to FCG's) I think it is too much responsibility for a new out of school grad.
    - non competitive salary n bonus compared to GM & Chrysler
    - Health premiums used be low 2 years back, sky rocketed now
    - some managers come predetermined to meetings, Lot of bending over attitude in front of managers which is not good for the company
    - Travel through company if you are a GSR level Engineer is pain in A##
    - Promotions for GSR will be a dream come true even though you work hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Improve salaries to match the competition
    - treat you experienced employees better
    - stop hiring just to fill the free building space

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    My dream company

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

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Excellent working environment
    Good collegues
    Good benefit package

    Cons

    No job growth
    Not let be an iniator

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Assembly line worker

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

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    for 10k benefits nice environment to work salary was very goodno good place for growth and advancement in the company

    Cons

    the distance is far some of the people were not friendly a lot of favoritism within the union

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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