Ford Motor Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
842 Reviews

3.8
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Ford Motor President & CEO Mark Fields
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Manager
    Current Employee - Business Manager

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    everyone I interacted with was not only smart and knowledgeable, but also nice. It seems like the One Ford, One Team mantra is making a difference in the way everyone behaves

    Cons

    too many meetings; plan to be able to manage 2 jobs: what is on your job description and then attending meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, great culture, great pay!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company, great culture, great pay!

    Cons

    Long hours during certain times of the year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company in a tough business

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good opportunities for competent people. Great product line-up. Nice pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Big time CYA attitude among middle managers. Very reluctant to take chances or make decisions that might rock the boat. Lots of effort to tell the bosses what they want to hear. A few incompetent senior managers, but most are solid. Make just a small effort to provide work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for mid-level employees to tell the truth. Learn from the GM recall fiasco.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Innovative Product Development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Outstanding management team to lead the company into the future. Ford understands what it take to be competitive without a government bailout. The company is strong and the product development line is getting stronger. Many opportunities for a new hire to grow in the a rewarding career. The focus of the company is global in nature. You will get many opportunities to work with many people around the world.

    Cons

    Competitive industry where every day you will need to find something extra-ordinary to help keep Ford on the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great opportunities for someone early in their career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Been here for a year and can see the vast amount of opportunity!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation, leadership, training - Ford pays well for those that want to put forth the effort. The training is in depth and the leadership is helpful and willing to coach.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, long hours - There are several launches going on and during the launch it feels like you basically live at the company and vacation at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put together a launch plan for all plants to follow. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc in order to be better aligned. It seems as though we start to focus more on the product than the people needed to build the product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good culture, work environment. Need to learn how to hang on to young talent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Although, need to continue to improve upon flex hour availability
    Family culture, friendly office environment with fun people

    Cons

    -Feel I could have been shown more about business processes as an intern
    -Having a difficult time hanging on to young talent (recent grads). Most likely due to old fashioned styles of running the business, and lack of appeal for the automotive industry as a whole

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really work on making Ford an attractive business to work for to young people. I can see you are trying but it still needs improvement.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Finance Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Finance in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great experience to work at a large corporation that provides the perfect work/fun balance during your internship. The structure of the internship is by the best I witnessed.

    Cons

    None to think of they made it a great experience no complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing the intern program is A++++

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company to work for.

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    • 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 full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  10.  

    Good company but sometimes relaxing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Simulation Engineer  in  Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Simulation Engineer in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice supervisor, good working environment and culture.Good growth opportunities except for foreigners
    Very comfortable working, no high pressure.
    Great personnel.

    Cons

    Big company problem, slow reaction, low efficient meeting. Engineers only master the very narrow fields' knowledge. If you want to get answers to your questions, you need to ask at least 3 people.
    Bad communication. Sometimes If you don't cc the engineers' boss when you ask a question by email, you'll never get reply.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director  in  Dearborn Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Dearborn Heights, MI

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and career advancement

    Cons

    Heavy competition amongst the peers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the open communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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