Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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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)

  • You've got to be willing to work long hours at a hard job (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Brilliant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    I have found Ford to have a great culture. Everybody is friendly and always happy to help. You will be made to feel like part of the family from day one.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to commute to if you have to reply on public transport, though many employees still do this and just share taxis from the train station.

    Advice to Management

    In my own experience, I have had very little trouble with management at all. Sometimes some of the less important tasks could be delegated to the team rather than overfilling ones plate.


  2. Engineering

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Top class engineering activity, rich learning and development experience. The training offered is extense (more than you can possibly cope with), but the real learning is done by simply making things happen in the job. Teams are involved in delivering, even when things can get intense sometimes, as production allows little distraction.

    Cons

    Big company can make sometimes structure not flexible enough, which needs resilience and knowing how to manage frustration, but also gives an opportunity to learn how to circulate in such environments and find the right triggers.


  3. Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    salary, flexible working hours, rural location near london

    Cons

    uninspiring surroundings, lack of structured development opportunities

    Advice to Management

    encourage greater freedom in moving job roles


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  5. Good Employer slow promotion

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)

    Pros

    Excellent management perks Twp lease cars Great place for a petrol head Good career opportunities

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic Promotion can be slow


  6. Great work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Sometimes too much bureaucratic, long time needed to get things done


  7. Good Employer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Production Manager in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Industrial Production Manager in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee benefit plans Training and Development

    Cons

    UK Opportunities shrinking Transit won't live forever

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in U.K.


  8. They have a good structured down to earth interview format

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Take care of their own

    Cons

    I dont see any cons as the company is now evolving with a lot of new insentives in place

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. in 20 years I have moved 3 departments, Have done an Apprenticeship, always meeting new people and making new friends.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical and Electrical Engineer in Dagenham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Mechanical and Electrical Engineer in Dagenham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I started in September 1994 and although ford have closed departments down such as the parts assembly and the press shop, every effort has been made to accommodate anybody wishing to remain with the company, including training or re-skilling to ease the transition. Ford has never made compulsory redundancies, but makes redundancy/retirement packages far greater than legally required to do which means at the time you part the company you can expect to be able to live comfortable in your retirement. The factory has a friendly atmosphere and there are plenty of opportunities for growth in all departments. The rate of pay is far better than most companies within the area and there is overtime to make a little extra. Employee discount on cars and from local retailers and membership to a sports and social club with a monthly lottery to win a car or money.

    Cons

    The company struggles to standardise procedures across all plants and departments and in some cases has a very outdated work ethic and still has far to much paperwork that could be done on a computer instead of printing it all out. Lots of areas that used to be undertaken by ford have been tendered out to contractors.

    Advice to Management

    When important visitors come to the factory the place gets a face lift and is cleaned thoroughly, this should be the case all of the time. more should be done to recognise employees efforts, light levels within some parts of the factory could do with improvement. Key parts of the plant require more investment to bring them up to scratch, this would also improve efficiency in these areas. we still rely heavily on outdated software within the factory that has been adapted for use that still creates problems.


  10. Love my job!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Dagenham, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Dagenham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    The office culture is pretty nice. Everyone generally seems to be cheerful and good with top notch banter! I like the fact that it can be busy but also has periods when there is not much to do. Also, you do feel like a part of something bigger - well at least in my case!

    Cons

    Does get boring sometimes due to lack of work, or the work may get repetitive sometimes.


  11. Great culture and office environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Laindon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Laindon, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexitime available and adhered to great work life balance Included employees in announcements and events

    Cons

    limited personal growth and progression, lots of people wanting promotion



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