Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Betraying Employees...

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    Former Employee - Body Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Body Engineer in Livonia, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The coworkers are very helpful and willing to lead the company to better directions.

    Cons

    The benefits and compensations are not competitive. I had to leave this month after I found out the company shortchanged general salaried employees even though the company made a huge profit. The funny thing is the company gave an enormous amount of salary and bonus to CEO, in fact, even more than GM CEO, but the company gave less than 50% of annual bonuses to regular employees compared to GM. This company, I think, is unethical. Very. The company calls for "ONE FORD", but that is only when they slave-drive engineers. When it comes to sharing company profits, the ONE FORD disappears completely. It was late for me to leave the company, but I am glad now that I am working for a company who treats even regular employees equally.

  2. Quality Engineer at Ford

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    This employer offers great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Vertical and top heavy reporting structure.

  3. IT Seinor developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    location, salary, co-workers, pay, benifits

    Cons

    politics, overtime pay, bonus, overtime hours, vacation

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  5. Great company, great work environment

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    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    promotions, leadership, responsibility, training, good management

    Cons

    No cons come to my mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  6. Helpful (1)

    Incident Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The hours were good. And some of the folks were awesome to work with.

    Cons

    Too micro managed and the pay was terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all employees not just to the ones that have family there which pulled them in.

  7. Worst Benefit Auto Company

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The industry is doing very good now, so there have been no layoffs for the last 5 years.

    Cons

    The benefit and compensation are below average. Very high medical insurance premiums to salaried employees. Annual bonus targets are set very low every year by the company, so no matter how much more profits are generated, annual bonuses to salaried employees are always industry worst. Ironically the CEO gets the industry best annual bonuses. Something does not make sense.

  8. Very Unfair Annual Bonus

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    Former Employee - Exterior Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Exterior Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is reasonable. Some supervisors are easy to work with and willing to help.

    Cons

    Annual bonuses from top to bottom for salaried employees are so much widely spread compared to GM I joined last year. I am getting more than 7,000 dollars more bonuses than when I used to get at Ford.
    The health insurance plane is also much better at GM. I am paying 3,000 dollars less premium and deductible than I used to pay at Ford.
    GM gives us a 1,000 dollars voucher every year to support car purchase or lease on top of employee pricing, which I never got at Ford.
    I am getting a similar salary now at GM, but after benefit and annual bonus, my takehome money is at least 10,000 dollars more here at GM than I did at Ford.

  9. A very good place to work if your local mgmt is visionary and hard-working

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    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 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very family-friendly employer... mgmt understands if you have to pick up sick child from school, etc, as long as you get your work done and are motivated. I work in product development on advanced powertrain designs, and the middle management is very hard-working, relatively visionary, and sensible. It's a very collaborative and helpful work environment. There are many experts whose friendly demeanor makes it easy to learn and grow. There is a strong "can-do" attitude where I work. Mgmt in my organization is open-minded to feedback and suggestions on how to improve procedures, designs, etc.

    Cons

    Cost drives every decision and many times seems to be the only factor when selecting components/designs. Product strategists can often be obtuse about advanced technology/ideas and squelch creativity, despite the executive management's stated commitments to innovation... it seems they want to be the first company to offer exciting new features (e.g., SYNC, aluminum F150, etc), but internally it seems many of strategists consider features only after the competition offers them... which resembles a "follower" attitude, not that of a leader.

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt needs to welcome and foster innovation at all levels of the company, not simply in a specific organization. Good ideas can come from anywhere in a company. And before killing new feature development based on cost, understand that the customer may be willing to pay more for desirable features... so more customer clinics and data should be gathered first.

  10. resume

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Detroit, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    felxible environment , low stress

    Cons

    very difficult to move up

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  11. Helpful (2)

    Benefits Need To be Improved from Health Insurance to Annual Bonus

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are pretty much all the benefits available although they are below average.

    Cons

    The benefits and annual bonuses are not competitive. Only the salary is on average, but after very high health insurance premiums and deductibles, you take much less money home compared to GM salaried employees.
    1. About 2,000 dollars more health insurance premiums than GM
    2. About 7,000 dollars less annual bonuses than GM for the equal level of engineers
    3. One week less vacation days than GM
    4. No car purchase voucher support like GM's 1,000 dollars voucher every year
    5. On and on...

    Advice to Management

    GM announced yesterday they are going to renovate their product development center in Warren. Funny. Their buildings are already much better than Ford PDC buildings. It is just a tip of an iceberg showing how the company thinks of its own engineers.

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