Ford Motor Reviews in Detroit, MI

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
876 Reviews
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Pros
  • a lot of flexibility in the field (they like to call it "work-life balance") (in 82 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are competitive (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Make just a small effort to provide work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • You've got to be willing to work long hours at a hard job (in 37 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    good pay and benefits

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Buyer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    pay and benefits are good, bonus and raise each hour. hours are flexible, you can come in and leave pretty much whenever you want as long as work is completed at least thats how it is in purchasing.

    Cons

    rotunda center building is a disaster. needs to be torn down. water leaks, mold, floors flood whenever big rains hit. lots of paper work in purchasing sometimes hard to focus on my strategic projects due to red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find a new building for purchasing asap

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Product Development Intern. Good Place to get experience

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

    I worked at Ford Motor as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Work Hours
    Challenging Work
    Good people to work with
    Great Experience with lots of technology
    Great Networking opportunities
    Not hard to perform above expectations

    Cons

    Must be self motivated
    May not be immediately recognized for successes
    Full of people who don't know or don't care about cars
    Office space is dark and dingy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Values, work-life balance, leadership, ingenuity. Working here is great! They treat their employees nice. Good pay. Gret benefits. Supportive management. Flexable hours. Salary. I highly reccomend you work for Ford if you get the chance. They're a great company to work for.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to list. I enjoyed my time and highly reccomend you work there if you can. It can be very competitive to get in but well worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    New Engineer

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

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ford has good opportunities for a new engineer out of college. Product Development is binge hiring right now it seems. After being here for an internship and full-time a 1.5 years, I went from a very timid student to a confident engineer. I've learned so much more real-life problem solving skills that school cannot teach. Ford is large company - many opportunities to move laterally and up! Ford is very good with work-life balance and respects it. They encourage further education and offer training.

    Cons

    Lots of management layers can be frustrating and can hinder productivity. Buildings and facilities are outdated (furniture, layout), however getting better with updating technology. Ford stuck in old processes - not very professional atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    You have to manage your own career path

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    Current Employee - Service Manager in Allen Park, MI
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Allen Park, MI

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

    Pros

    Ford is a great place to work. Very flexible hours. You have the ability to be creative and work totally independent on the job.

    Cons

    There is no career path here. I would call my career here more like a job. No promotion in almost 16 years. Only one top performer rating in 22 years. I do get tarnished on my annual performance review even though I meet all my yearly objectives. The performance review process is totally broken here. Bonus payout amounts are totally based on performance results provided by managers whom some don't have a clue who you are or what you have accomplished for the past year. And why does management ask for our final objectives in mid October. Raises have been about average for the industry.

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    Upper management here reminds me of a good ol' boy network. Kind of cliquish! A whole level of management could be eliminated. Reduce it to five levels from six. Why do you need either a team lead or supervisor reporting to a manager then to another manager then to another and finally a director.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Growing company

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

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    lots of new work and new growth in an old company

    Cons

    it's an old company and people are less likely to change their ways

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more communications

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Program Management Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Program Management Analyst in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was treated like a normal employee and was given projects that would influence the company. Ford was very invested in showing what the company is about. We met the CEO, visited the Henry Ford Museum and test drove 10 different Ford vehicles. It was a great summer.

    Cons

    Overall the company was great. I have nothing bad to say about Ford. The only issue is Michigan. It is doable but just remember that it is there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    So Far, so good!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - There are great people here to work with
    - They try to provide a good work life balance
    - Provide ways to keep you mentally and physically strong
    - Keeps the corporate message in front of you

    Cons

    - Too much corporate bureaucracy within company
    - Keeps the corporate message in front of you
    - Sometimes takes forever to get things done based upon the corporate model

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    IT is easy but pay is low

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    No pressure, things take long time. Most everyone goes home at 5 pm. People very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    low pay, things take long time. not efficient central services. no laptops to contractors. Itek is a dump. Needs new carpets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contractors should be treated like employees. Give them laptops already set up on first day. New account creation should not take a week. Central service should be more efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Summer Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    More experienced co-workers were friendly, knowledgable and were almost always available to help if I had questions. Also was able to experience a broad variety of work environments (manufacturing, development, testing environment, etc.) and learned a great deal about the automotive industry. Pay was good.

    Cons

    I really liked my manager and, from the little that I talked to him, he seemed like an awesome guy. However, he was so busy and over-worked that he didn't have much time to guide my internship.

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