Ford Motor Company

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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
896 Reviews
3.8
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Ford Motor Company President & CEO Mark Fields
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Pros
  • a lot of flexibility in the field (they like to call it "work-life balance") (in 83 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are competitive (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Make just a small effort to provide work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • You've got to be willing to work long hours at a hard job (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Program Management Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Program Management Analyst in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was treated like a normal employee and was given projects that would influence the company. Ford was very invested in showing what the company is about. We met the CEO, visited the Henry Ford Museum and test drove 10 different Ford vehicles. It was a great summer.

    Cons

    Overall the company was great. I have nothing bad to say about Ford. The only issue is Michigan. It is doable but just remember that it is there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing Company!

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    Current Employee - Presenter | Product Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Presenter | Product Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for. Great work environment. Great colleagues. Very old school feel to this company.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    So Far, so good!

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    - There are great people here to work with
    - They try to provide a good work life balance
    - Provide ways to keep you mentally and physically strong
    - Keeps the corporate message in front of you

    Cons

    - Too much corporate bureaucracy within company
    - Keeps the corporate message in front of you
    - Sometimes takes forever to get things done based upon the corporate model

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    The team here is the best and motivated to delivering on a single vision as a company. Rotation program for new hires is strong and provides a good breadth of experience.

    Cons

    The auto industry is cyclical so there are inherent challenges working within that construct. Business plans can change quickly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    an insult

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    Former Employee - Operator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is very powerful -- and historic

    Cons

    treated to an extreme sort of injustice in thinking and practice that has not been resolved yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management should communicate better with people that have by an injustice become victims to the practices of Ford Motor Companies more powerful employees (unfortunate that they are employees of Ford -- the company really should better represent advancement of US and World culture and society -- instead of acting as a somewhat frightening proponent and supporter of growing bad trends

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    IT is easy but pay is low

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    No pressure, things take long time. Most everyone goes home at 5 pm. People very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    low pay, things take long time. not efficient central services. no laptops to contractors. Itek is a dump. Needs new carpets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contractors should be treated like employees. Give them laptops already set up on first day. New account creation should not take a week. Central service should be more efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    All the benefits are inferior to GM

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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)

    Pros

    If you are lucky, you can survive doing very little work. It is a huge company.

    Cons

    Salaried employees' benefits are always inferior to GM's. Higher health insurance premium. Lower college tuition support. 1-week less vacation days than GM. Less than half the profit sharing money at GM. The list is long...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How come they treat UAW workers much better than salaried employees?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Summer Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    More experienced co-workers were friendly, knowledgable and were almost always available to help if I had questions. Also was able to experience a broad variety of work environments (manufacturing, development, testing environment, etc.) and learned a great deal about the automotive industry. Pay was good.

    Cons

    I really liked my manager and, from the little that I talked to him, he seemed like an awesome guy. However, he was so busy and over-worked that he didn't have much time to guide my internship.

  10.  

    Great company to work for at non-managerial level

    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Working level experience fun and rewarding.

    Cons

    Extremely political in compensation and career advancement, especially at managerial/director levels.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Internship in IT

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    Former Employee - IT in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - IT in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment. I'm not sure exactly what most people are doing on a daily basis but I can tell you it's not much...

    Cons

    Many people work there that don't have a real purpose and are only collecting a paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut some of the pork and hire more innovators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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