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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
894 Reviews
3.8
894 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good Salary/Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Hardware and software tools excellent.

    Cons

    "Old Boy" network alive with young boys. First job of anyone promoted is to pull along their friends. Makes for poor management and continues to perpetuate poor leadership--regardless of what senior management says. Also, don't expect a 45 hour work week for salaried--more like 55-60. Factor that into an hourly salary when they make you an offer and planning work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to professionally evaluate management candidates and look for the right people when promoting. Too many candidates just want the lease car at any cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits. A lot depends on where within the company you work. Research Labs is a great place -- friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Big company, bureaucracy, politics. Company tends to breed program managers as they rely on Suppliers to do the technical work. But still pockets of excellence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more technology oriented.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No respect for outside hires

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    The shorter drive is the best thing about working at Ford. The pay is adequate, but only comparable to other OEMS.

    Cons

    Long term employees are not open to outside perspective. If it wasn't created by Ford, it doesn't matter how great the idea is... it has no merit. Benefit cost lags other OEMS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to encourage innovative ideas and solutions, especially from new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful!!

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

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

    Pros

    I interned at Ford this past summer, and it was a great experience! I had their purchasing internship, so I was located in their Rotunda Building, Dearborn, MI. My department was interior- seating, and my commodity was leather. I must say this was probably the coolest commodity I could of asked for. Totally beat out plastics or chasis. The Pro's are as follows

    -Learn A LOT
    -Able to network extinsively
    -Pay is grat mine was somwhere around 18.36/hr
    -Ford is very family oreinted, tons of department outings, corporate events. Really breaks up the day I must say!
    -interns can attend company trainings, which is very benificial, and a killer resume builder
    -Offer free housing, for those over 70 mi (away or something like that) they also reumburse you for any car rentals you may need

    Cons

    -Rotunda Building is crap, falling apart, roof leaks, however they are trying to fix it up, made some improvements while I was there
    -Filling out time card was confusing at first
    -If you have issues with your paycheck, HR is impossible to get a hold of. They do not have a direct number, and communcation is soley through email

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Management Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Program Management Analyst in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, home office, work-life balance

    Cons

    Need to improve the opportunities for development.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Unexpected

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Cerritos, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Cerritos, CA

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

    Pros

    I've gained valuable skills that will follow me for the rest of my life. Learning how to deal with a variety of different personalities and also how to earn and keep trust in customers. I was thoroughly impressed and surprised by how far FMC has come and the company's rapid progression in technologies and bringing more modernized products into the industry.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there are those that hold a certain view of Ford's product based primarily on prior reputation and not current progress. As a sales consultant there is very little I can do in those situations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It has been great to be a part of changes over the years

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    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I have gained Education and training valuable for personal and work life. The benefits for a family are excellent. I have received training that I would not have elsewhere.

    Cons

    Our current work schedule is a bit different, it has worked well for me but not as well for some. I am ok with longer hours per day to gain more days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some projects should receive more planning so they can be executed more efficiently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NVH Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - NVH Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Not too much technical question

    Cons

    No clear assignment for the future work. The job would change after get in hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think company environment is good, but sometimes feel too relaxed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Germain Ford

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    Current Employee - Car Sales in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Car Sales in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    A great place to work with a family enviroment

    Cons

    A turbulent industry to be in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work with training and positive reinforcement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome company to work for

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere and the talent is boundless. Not to mention Ford is company that will encourage your growth

    Cons

    The snow! If you can get around the weather of Michigan then it's no problem

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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