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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
966 Reviews
3.7
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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.  

    Don't get stuck

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Labor Relations Representative in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Labor Relations Representative in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Helps professionals build a solid skills set in labor relations and human resources especially for those in the FCG program. Able to experience supporting salary and hourly employees in both manufacturing and staff roles.

    Cons

    Not in charge of your own development based on interests if you are in the FCG program. You will be molded to what they think you should be. Your career will get stuck unless you get both HR staff roles as well as a labor relations role. Finally, don't expect payment or comp time when you work overtime. On a 4 day a week schedule but often log 2 additional days overtime without pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more structured training. Allow for self-guided career development instead of forcing out people that try to think for themselves. Pay for the time the people put into the job.

    Get rid of the business culture of "stay in your own lane"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company to work for

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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

    Good benefits and initial salary. Middle management cares for its employees. Diverse employees and has HR team that cares about making workplace friendly and positive to be at. Also, company provides great job security.

    Cons

    Takes long time to move up or into another better positions due to size of company. Also, difficult to network with employees outside your team as it is so large and spread throughout Detroit area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Ford

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

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    - engineering driven
    - manufacturing orientated company
    - International atmosphere

    Cons

    - most of the innovations are bought in from suppliers
    - too many tracking systems
    - little time left over for real engineering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - create an innovation culture in the company
    - reduce poor processes & tracking systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Product Development Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Too Many Layers of Managements

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    • 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
  8. 8 people found this helpful  

    All Profits Go To Upper Management!

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    • 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
  9. 8 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
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away If You Are an Engineer!

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    • 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

    Relaxed environment for female employees who use work-at-home policy. OK work-life balance. Reasonable training gives employees learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Engineer compensation is always worse than GM. The company treats UAW workers better than engineers. Stinky restrooms (the worst restrooms in the auto industry). Health insurance is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ford generates more profits with less employees compared to competitors, but the upper management takes lots of bonus money first and then gives out paltry bonuses to engineers. If you are truly a world-class company, please treat engineers with the same attitude as you treat UAW workers at least. Compensation is always better for UAW workers.
    I have lots of coworkers who leave for GM because GM's compensation for engineers is much better than Ford. For example, at GM, regular General Salaried employees (Grade 7) get more profit sharing bonuses for the last 5 years than the supervisors at Ford. Pretty depressing situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people 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

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