Ford Motor Company

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Comfortable Place, Outdated Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - FCG in Dearborn, MI
    Current Intern - FCG in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as an intern

    Pros

    Can have many "careers" at Ford by going to different areas, good pay and benefits, FCG program affords diverse entry-level experience

    Cons

    Facilities: cubicle farms, basement of Ford Credit Building looks like stereotypical office building from 80's movies, building hasn't been updated in decades, molds around vents, flies in bathroom, water stains on ceilings and walls

    Culture: 6 levels of management above general salary employees, many people don't even meet second level up, some managers are good, others have let it go to their heads, no free coffee or hot water, poor cafeteria food, doesn't retain young people very well. Most of the people I work with are 45+, it is a comfortable place to work while preparing for retirement.

    Very little innovation in the company (besides in closed rooms of product development). Too many business processes/approvals/governances/managers that hinder real change.

    Beware of flexible work schedules: it works with some teams, but allows a lot of workers and especially managers to start their day/emails/meetings at 6 or 6:30, so if you come in at 9, you may already be 3 hours behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change in culture and innovation needs to begin at the top. Give younger people opportunities to have more significant roles in the company to get fresh ideas. Invest in the work environments and employee appreciation.

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Pretty good first job

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

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Looks great on a resume, work/life isn't too bad (unless you are in product development), learn a lot about the industry, get to rotate, tuition reimbursement (if you are ok with a 2 year committment), and opportunities to take control of projects if you are ambitious

    Cons

    The greater Detroit area is absolutely miserable (surprise) and the auto industry isn't exactly dynamic or exciting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more chances to take on responsibility for even the young people. Also, pay people more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I was intern at project management office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Experience to work in a dynamic company.

    Cons

    Work with different people and in different situations

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

    All things considered it is a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Happy workforce, good work life balance, cool cars that actually sell. As one of the major companies in the Detroit area it is nice to be at one that is so well respected by everyone.

    Cons

    Promotions are few and far between. Meetings are required to schedule meetings. Old boys club is starting to retire but they are already grooming the not so old old boys club to fill their place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire outside managers to avoid the group think.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for along with all my work associates

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for along with peers who are passionate about their work. Personal growth opportunities are always available to anyone with a passion for their career an the programs they are working on. Compensation is within the norm for the industry and in some cases above. Office culture is very supportive in all aspects of projects.

    Cons

    None to speak of except for some occasional office politics. I have experience more of that in other companies. That is something everyone has to deal with sooner or latter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    NVH Powertrain Engineering

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Powertrain NVH Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Powertrain NVH Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    A great group of people to work with and work environment very conducive to developing engineering skill set and experience in solving various NVH problems. Great fast pace environment with management recognizing hard work and results.

    Cons

    At times can be hectic and helps to be a social person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue trend of encouraging hard work and results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, lot of opportunity, everyone wants in on automotive. But environment is horrible.

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

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great technology projects
    Great product to feel pride in the work

    Cons

    Work environment
    Poor office conditions
    Hard to obtain adequate resources

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not so great when you work there as a contractor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Lots of smart, very dedicated, people that are trying very hard to be innovative within a company that's over 125 years old. There's a lot of respect for top management within the organization.

    Cons

    I understand why Ford has the rules they have in place for contractors, but the end result is that the contractor is treated with suspicion - although it's better on some teams than others. Also, contractors are not paid any more than Ford employees even though they receive none of the benefits that Ford employees do even though they are doing the same job. It's nearly impossible to get a raise because Ford considers contractors as "hired guns" who are hired to do a single job. The reality is that no one there does only what they were hired to do. Management ignores the fact that contractors take on other roles, outside their original responsibility, and should be paid more for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It will take a push from upper management to make any significant changes in how contractors are treated, and I just don't see that happening anytime soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great salary and bonuses here.

    Cons

    Competitive work environment, long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dearborn, MI
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    good work life balance

    Cons

    no increase in pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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