Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Lots of Glass Ceilings

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Power Train Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Power Train Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can get most of benefits available to salaried employees although they are typically worse than UAW benefits.

    Cons

    Benefit and compensation are not competitive. You can't move up due to lots of glass ceilings. Every March, you will be notified with paltry annual bonus which will make you look so inferior to your friends at GM.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    My Last Day at This Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transmission Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Transmission Engineer in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working on a different vehicle programs is sometimes very exciting as long as the company provides decent benefits and compensations.

    Cons

    Benefit and compensation are not competitive. I was getting about 50% of annual bonuses compared to my college buddy at GM for the last 5 years. I was waiting and waiting for the company to match eventually GM's annual bonuses because Ford generates at least same profits or more than GM. Now based on the bonus I got this week, enough is enough. I am applying for a job opening at GM. Luckily there are lots of engineering jobs open at GM. I hope I can get a call from GM HR soon. Otherwise, I will be so gloomy for the rest of my life at Ford...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    PM Analyst - Contract

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - PM Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Current Contractor - PM Analyst in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Hourly pay rate. Can be good for contractors depending on your management.

    Cons

    Us/Them mentality with respect to contractors and direct hires. Contractors not TRULY appreciated...just the hired help. It's in the air and obvious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start acknowledging your contract emoloyees, especially when it's a terrible snow storm or -23 degrees outside and you send an email to your entire team saying they can work from home but the one contract employee is forced to come in or not get paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great Company

    • 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 People / Company---that is the only reason to stay around. The industry is very complex

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance-- expected to be on call 24 hours a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn when to stop pushing past the breaking point.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Worst Company I've Ever Worked At

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

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

    Pros

    - Nobody expects you to do any actual work
    - Getting paid for 8 hours a day sitting in meetings getting nothing accomplished
    - Everyone expects silence in meetings - nobody should raise their concerns or opinions or they will be lectured afterwards

    Cons

    - Building 5 is the most disgusting professional building I have ever stepped foot into
    - Raises and bonuses are based off of arbitrary bureaucratic nonsense, not merit or value to the company
    - Ford doesn't create ANYTHING. They outsource all the pieces and then outsource someone else to put all the pieces together. If you want to actually create something, might as well go to a Tier 1
    - Ford counts the arbitrary bonus as part of your "salary" even though it could change by thousands of dollars in a single year. They use the bonus as an excuse to offer lower salaries. A bonus is supposed to be a BONUS.
    - Ford is constantly brainwashing employees during their mandatory trainings, orientations and "all-hands" calls. It seriously felt like I was in a cult worshiping the great Lord Ford.
    - Ford tried to steal my bonus. They literally stole the money from my bank account after I left the company even though I was eligible for the bonus and worked extremely hard to earn it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start living up to the "One Ford" behaviors you claim to hold so dearly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful

    Worst Benefits

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good local people and engineers. Long history. . . . . . . .

    Cons

    Annual bonuses to salaried employees are absolutely horrible compared to other competitors. Benefits are not competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Project Management within Ford

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    As a contractor you are only allowed to work 40 hours, excellent work/life balance! Leadership in my area's was outstanding. Recognition was highly encouraged

    Cons

    Lots and Lots of terminology. Relatively new PMO within organization - caused disconnects. Monthly financials was a time consuming activity that should have been done via accounting, but it was PM responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Financials are something that should be an accounting function. As a PM you should not have to go in and process the accounting side of the business, only report on it once computed and make necessary adjustments.

    Recommends
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Horrible Annual Bonus

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Livonia, MI

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary. Stable jobs. Some good cars.

    Cons

    Annual bonus is industry worst even though profit margin is the best. Don't make sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Overall positive experience working at Ford.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Powertrain Engineering in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Powertrain Engineering in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    I enjoy the team work, technical challenges and fast paced environment at Ford. Additionally, it's nice to work at a company that fosters real engineering work instead of being bogged down with paperwork.

    Cons

    Corporate politics, job location in Dearborn, relatively flat management structure with little room for upward mobility beyond supervisor position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage/support employee development by allowing transfers to job opportunities outside of core department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst, MBA Graduate in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst, MBA Graduate in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great Company to work for!

    Cons

    work could be overwhelming at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make salaries more competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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