Ford Motor
3.6 of 5 793 reviews
www.ford.com Dearborn, MI 5000+ Employees

Ford Motor Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.6 793 reviews

                             

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Ford Motor President & CEO Mark Fields

Mark Fields

(2 ratings)

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Pros:
  • "a lot of flexibility in the field (they like to call it "work-life balance")"
    in 70 reviews
  • "The pay and benefits are competitive"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "Sometimes women are given a hard time when they take maternity leave, or try to utilize the work-life balance policy"
    in 20 reviews
  • "You might end up working long hours without recognition"
    in 31 reviews
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    Eh...blah

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat learning experience, there are a lot of people with a lot of knowledge in the industry

    ConsNo value for contract employees- people have literally spent their entire careers still in contract. The workload is stifling, no room to breathe.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great manufacturing experience, but little technical engineering experience.

    Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee)
    Dearborn, MI

    Pros1. Received opportunities to travel
    2. Travel expenses were all paid for (including hotels, meals, car, gas, business phone expenses, etc.)
    3. Was able to work and contribute to a team-environment

    Cons1. Amount of travel was a bit much
    2. Did not receive much technical engineering experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementI worked under a great manager that gave me great advice that lead to a successful and rewarding internship experience. I do not have much advice to give at this time due to my short period of time working at this company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Most valuable professional automotive experience of any kind any where!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDealing with highly professional, motivated, and talented individuals anywhere on the planet.

    ConsSome individual talents are not fully recognized and nurtured.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should spend 20% of their daily duties in human resource development and ask their subordinated to spend at least 5% of their time doing the same plus at least another 1 week/year of training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fair, well compensated

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Dearborn, MI

    ProsAbove average benefits - bonus - compensation
    Lots of opportunities
    Good Management

    ConsOlder outdated working conditions / offices
    Older (than average) workforce

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a lot of opportunity at Ford. I do think the workforce needs to continue to be updated and energized. Projects and decisions do move slower than need be, and direction can be a bit vague. Keep advancing the people who put the company first, value the opportunity they have, and do not have a sense of entitlement! (ahem.. ms. woman don't move up and are replaced with men... Not the one's who are managers, they expected more of themselves, and there's quite a few)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Place to Work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsColleagues are helpful and friendly. Contact counterparts all over the world on a daily basis so you really have a global exposure.

    ConsCorporate structure is complicated. Too many meetings.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture great people great brand

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Dearborn, MI

    ProsWorking around a single plan, smart leaders, smart employees

    ConsToo much work given the employees available

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for... if your parent works there too!

    Zone Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Pros- a lot of flexibility in the field (they like to call it "work-life balance")
    - some positions have a company car

    Cons- discouraging field-vs-corporate mentality
    - severe disconnect between performance and pay
    - culture of nepotism
    - gossip, gossip, gossip

    Advice to Senior Management- look beyond middle management for 'rising stars'

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Product Engineering

    Product Engineer (Current Employee)
    Livonia, MI

    ProsThe Ford culture and the people you work with.

    ConsMultitude of processes. Major learning curve.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce complexity of systems

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Go Further Go Forward!

    CFD Analysis Engineer (Current Employee)
    Dearborn, MI

    ProsGreat place to work. The learning never stops. It's like one big family. The focus is to have a uniform work/personal life balance.

    ConsI have none so far

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Product Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Dearborn, MI

    ProsExcellent place to work, good benefits

    Conscan get lost just like any big company

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep Al

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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