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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
952 Reviews
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952 Reviews
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Ford Motor Company President & CEO Mark Fields
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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.  

    Great environment

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

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great environment, 8 hour work days, Many team activities

    Cons

    To many non-value added policies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Quality Products, Best in the buisness labor and salary.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fire Protection Specialist in Batavia, OH
    Current Employee - Fire Protection Specialist in Batavia, OH

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Know we were producing a world class product everyday.

    Cons

    Do to being market driven downsizing is always a possibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the labor force they are the key to your sucess

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too Many Layers of Managements

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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
  6. 2 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Poor Management

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of any. It is just a terrible company to work for. No reasonable compensation is provided even after a huge profit every year.

    Cons

    No future in this company by looking at how they treat regular salaried employees with benefits and bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please cut down the number of upper management managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Line Assembler perspective

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Assembler in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Line Assembler in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    great pay plus benefits. Great way to meet new people increased chances of career oppurtunities

    Cons

    Harsh working environment. Management can be full of bullies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to trust your workers. Not all are bad or incompetent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and wonderful atmosphere

    Cons

    None-the place is great and I loved it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best automotive company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Performance & Vehicle Simulation Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Performance & Vehicle Simulation Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    good company with a great managers who lead this huge automotive company.
    Great salaries.

    Cons

    they always want more from you

    Recommends

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