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Ford Motor Reviews in Dearborn, MI

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
832 Reviews

3.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • a lot of flexibility in the field (they like to call it "work-life balance") (in 73 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've got to be willing to work long hours at a hard job (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, relaxed work environement. Good management. Better overall performance than competiters

    Cons

    use of some antiquated softwares slows downt he work and makes things frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    This is a fantastic place to start your career in OEMs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dearborn, MI

    Pros

    Company on the up, it's fun being a part of something with a lot of potential.

    Cons

    Work life can be challenging, depending on your specific job. Love dearborn, but still waiting on a Detroit rebound.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good OEM to work for especially those who have a passion for Automobile manufacturing experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    Pros

    Pay is competitive. Co-workers were very friendly and helpful. Good work ethics. Good training programs and vision by senior executives for people who are learning to handle the ropes and are looking for advancement. Enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    I had a very strong desire to be associated with the company and grow but as a contract employee was unable to realize the dream. Some immediate supervisors do not seem to promote advancement of subordinates working for them. I feel that there is lacking in some supervisors and wish there was more openness between supervisor and employee when it comes to providing feedback of job duty accomplishments and identify the right fit for fellow employee and guide them to become successful. The supervisor may be an excellent person in his area of work individually but some are not cut out for the supervisor role which may hurt the company in losing good talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish there is a recognition for good deserving CONTRACT employees by way of providing job security for those who are genuinely interested in contributing to the growth of the company. More frequent and close interaction of the other team members (ie., including senior management personnel rather than just the supervisor feedback) with the employee may help in having a great coherent team which can be mutually beneficial to employee and the organization. Develop the LOYALITY factor between Corporate -Employee relation. FMC could take the lead in introducing this culture in our society.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Help I'm Stuck in a Sea of Squares

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    Pros

    People were inviting, willing to teach

    Cons

    They charge per cup of coffee you drink

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase moral by making coffee free to workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A huge family business

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    Pros

    The overall feel is very much family like. This is especially unique when you consider how many people work there.

    Cons

    There is a lot of old blood there and this can make it difficult for new people to find their way into the system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Neutral.

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    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Hardwork valued. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Horrible Marketing and styling teams with no sense of time constraint killing Product. hard time retaining talent pool and/or passion of employee due to deep rooted nepotism and internal politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop climbing down the pyramid! Need new CEO to be more decisive and act like a Leader

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very challenging and good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Technical Specialist  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Engineering Technical Specialist in Dearborn, MI

    Pros

    Product development and challenging issues.

    Cons

    Politics is used for promotions and transfers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Finance Intern  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Dearborn, MI

    Pros

    Great people, challenging work environment, pay is very good for Detroit. Company has all kinds of events planned for the summer, and many meet and greets with upper managers and some C-suite level employees also.

    Cons

    Dearborn is a decent place, but lots of dangerous areas around. Need to be careful all the time, it gets annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job, keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Needs culture change

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Dearborn, MI

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and great people for the most part. Very challenging industry. All employees are very committed to embracing the Ford family and their vision for the company. A great corporate citizen.

    Cons

    Constantly requiring relocation if you want to advance and be promoted. On average I have had to relocate every 18 to 24 months. The relocation package is not competitive and employees have to bear a lot of the expense. Promotions seem to be based on managing up and not based on merit. Pretty boys and girls seem to get ahead even when they don't do their jobs well. It's all about the politics. You definitely need a "sponsor" to advanced. The company is not really interested in what you want to do or not do in relation to your career and family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to dramatically change the culture if they want the younger generation to be interested in a career here. Move some operations out of Michigan as it puts the company at a disadvantage because people don't want to live in metro Detroit unless you are from there. This is a major hurdle in attracting top tier new talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Senior Leadership...Poor First Line Leadership

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Dearborn, MI

    Pros

    Senior Leadership is some of the best there is.

    Cons

    First line leaders seems to have a collective chip on their shoulder. Interaction at the first level is all across the board. The last one I worked with had the management skills of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Sadly her manager didn't have a clue how she treated people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all employees are treated with respect and dignity, by all managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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