Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Making Employees Depressed

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    The company makes lots of money recently even surpassing its crosstown rivals sometimes.

    Cons

    Unfortunately profit sharing is not evenly distributed inside the company. Ford gave 20 million last year even to the former CEO and 18.6 million to the current CEO. And there are also ridiculous amounts were doled out to directors and vice presidents. But, rank-and-file salaried employees and engineers are completely excluded and treated with paltry bonuses compared to GM's counterparts. That makes employees very depressed. Some employees are leaving the company. I wouldn't recommend this company to my family or friends. No way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Uncompetitive Compensation and Benefit

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Some opportunities to work abroad and interact with different people.

    Cons

    Benefit and compensation are uncompetitive. Compared to other auto makers in the area, the worst. One week less vacation on the 2nd year after hire (i.e. Ford 2 weeks vs. GM 3 weeks). Annual bonuses are also very low, but not to CEO and VPs who got an enormous amount of bonuses compared to GM.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Hard to Find New Engineers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    World wide locations. Many vehicle programs to work on.

    Cons

    College graduates apply to GM first. Benefit is not competitive. Pay is not competitive. Wouldn't recommend to my family or even friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    Working at Ford has been a great experience

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

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

    Pros

    Great group of people who are passionate about designing a better vehicle for the customer.
    The group that I work in are very very good at what they do, and are always willing to help out if you are struggling something.
    Its also great to be part of a great company at ford, the corporate culture encourages employees of different departments to work together, I won't deny there has been friction with working in other departments but compared to working at other automotive companies this place is better.
    The benefits are also great as well.
    ford is investing not only in new facilities, but they are also hiring new engineers.
    I also like a casual working environment, Ford is fine with you wearing jeans and a polo to work, they suggest if you are meeting with suppliers. Also Ford encourages its employees to telecommute once a week typically Friday, but it isn't required.

    Cons

    Unless you live in Dearborn, the commute to work is pretty bad, traffic on Southfield (M39) or 94 is pretty bad. I wish there were better cafeteria options for Food, usually you have to go out to eat if you don't pack, but one of the best Thai restaurants in the Metro Detroit area is 10 min from Ford's campus. Parking can be an issue if you work at EVB

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep yup the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Generous to UAW and Shareholders, but Stingy to Salaried Employees

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is reasonable, which is good for female salaried employees.

    Cons

    The company is very generous to shareholders and UAW assembly workers, but very stingy to salaried employees with a-drop-in-a-bucket annual bonuses and poor benefits like very costly health insurance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Loved Interning Here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Marketing Sales and Service in Irvine, CA
    Former Intern - Marketing Sales and Service in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    They give you a lot of freedom to complete your tasks, nobody is babysitting you. Great people to work with, all very down to earth. Summer mentor really enjoys having one on one time to teach interns about Ford culture. Work-life balance is great, everyone understands what Friday means.

    Cons

    If you start in marketing in the field there will be a lot of moving around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Worst Buildings among Big 3 Automakers

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of training is available to employees.

    Cons

    The product development center buildings in Dearborn are absolutely horrible. Stinky. You can tell how the company treats the engineers by looking at the buildings easily. It is a tip of icebergs. Benefit, health insurance, annual bonus are industry worst, too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. So So Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Supervisor in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Supervisor in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It could be a good company if you want to stay temporarily since at least the company provides pretty much all the benefit and compensation packages to employees.

    Cons

    Wage growth is extremely slow. Annual bonuses are not competitive. I see many new hires leave for GM or FCA. Health insurance is getting worse with higher premiums and deductibles. The leadership seems indifferent to employee benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. No Communication between General Salaried Employees and Upper Managements

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

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

    Pros

    There are lots of surveys like Pulse Survey to gauge employees' satisfaction where employees can express their opinions.

    Cons

    The company doesn't listen to employees' opinions at all. Benefit and compensation especially annual bonuses are getting worse relative to other automakers like GM or FCA. Some salaried employees elect to leave the company, but usually the company doesn't do much about that leaving other employees so swamped with work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Match annual bonuses with GM's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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