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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
956 Reviews
3.8
956 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.  

    Don't get stuck

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    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.  

    Ford

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    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
  3.  

    My experience was overall beneficial.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Novi, MI

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

    Pros

    Great Co-workers
    Good salary
    Great interpersonal experience

    Cons

    I do not have any cons for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Mechanical engineer for brakes

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great company to work for, very large company where growth is nearly unlimited. You make the most of your opportunity.

    Cons

    Very competitive atmosphere. Have to be self driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. I have enjoyed my employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    System Engineer Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Intern in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Intern in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Big company, u can learn a lot

    Cons

    pay is low, no benefit, no overtiem

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    MFE

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are very professional and pleasant to work with

    Cons

    Everyone is overloaded with work. Cant get the work done in 45-50 hour week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider making some strategic hires and adding more Ford employees versus contractors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good Company cares about employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Management needs to be more open

  9.  

    Purchasing Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Buyer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Purchasing Buyer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Flexible. Great people and management

    Cons

    Training could be better. Would love to see improved technology and facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget your values - One Ford. Encourage managers to mentor general salaried employee ls

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pretty Amazing Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ford College Graduate in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Ford College Graduate in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Ford is awesome. Every day I am surrounded by engineers who put in a lot of work and effort to make sure the best they can do is going into their work. Work hours are very flexible, lots of autonomy, there is no micromanaging at all. Managers/ supervisors are so approachable and willing to help its ridiculous ( I am a new hire and know a few higher level managers and can email them or instant message them anytime and they always respond and are very helpful). Pay is competitive, benefits are good. It's a very big company, so work/life balance fluctuates depending where you go, but for the most part I'd say its pretty good. Plenty of opportunities to travel all over the world, I was almost sent to Spain for 2 weeks within my first 4 months of working. Ford gives you from a little before Christmas to a couple days after new years off as part of just holiday time off, not part of your vacation. So this is an additional like 2 weeks of paid vacation, on top of your vacation days (HUGE pro). Its an awesome place to work, I have been very pleased.

    Cons

    Michigan is gorgeous in the summer, but is a very gloomy cold place in the winter. If you don't like the cold or are not used to it, this is a big con. Detroit isn't as bad as most people think, but there are some sketchy areas (some incredible ones too). In some departments (crash and safety engineering for instance) work/life balance is not good. For most people, during 4th of July you are forced to use 4 vacation days.. this sucks because you only get 10 your fist couple of years. Facilities where you work are very dated and ugly. Makes for kind of a gloomy environment. There are a lot of cons that you will get just because Ford is so huge, like dealing with IT, that will be the same pretty much any time you work for a big company though, lots of communication hold-ups and delays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let me work during 4th of July!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Endless Opportunities and great people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Ability to completely change positions every year and a half if you desire. Flexible work schedule. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Like and big company, internal politics can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work together, and please make decisions faster. Too often progress is delayed of derailed because of a couple squeaky wheels. Please be bold, and ignore the whiners.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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