Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. They have a good structured down to earth interview format

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. in 20 years I have moved 3 departments, Have done an Apprenticeship, always meeting new people and making new friends.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical and Electrical Engineer in Dagenham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Mechanical and Electrical Engineer in Dagenham, England (UK)

    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    The company struggles to standardise procedures across all plants and departments and in some cases has a very outdated work ethic and still has far to much paperwork that could be done on a computer instead of printing it all out.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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Love my job!

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    Current Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Dagenham, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Dagenham, England (UK)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great culture and office environment

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Laindon, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Laindon, England (UK)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great experience in a big corporation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, England (UK)

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great work life balance - productive without pressure to be at your desk 24/7
    Lots of opportunity if you want to progress
    Strong ethics and values
    People are committed to the product they're producing

    Cons

    Big corporate culture creates a very slow moving pace of development
    Pension scheme/salary obviously much worse for new hires than long time employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your lower-level employees/managers to make decisions, trivial issues are brought up to senior levels while much bigger decisions are made by normal employees as they have technical knowledge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. A good place to work offering opportunities for both length and breadth of experience.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brentwood, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brentwood, England (UK)

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Good pension scheme for staff.

    Cons

    Like most large corporations can be slow to embrace change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most employees will like a more flexible organisation, willing to adopt change fairly easily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Work as a design engineer. Contracted through an agency .

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    Current Contractor - Design Engineer in Dagenham, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Design Engineer in Dagenham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Salary, Work life balance, People

    Cons

    Large company - little opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Mechanical Engineer

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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

    As long as the company is profitable, they look after you.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency about organisation changes and how they affect you.

  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    You are your Master. That's the best policy at Ford. Independence to think in your lines, and bring the best to the table. There is room for improvement at all times in all areas.

    Cons

    You need to be a self starter. Got to have the speed in learning. No room, if you are repeating the same mistakes again and again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team meetings to get the best out of the empolyees must be frequent. Exchange of perspective will gives a broader picture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful

    bad experience

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    none there is nothing good i could think of

    Cons

    salary and work hours very bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should resign

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