Ford Motor Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
881 Reviews
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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 83 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are competitive (in 22 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Freedom responsibility accountability ability to grow in the job

    Cons

    Second guessing slow professional growth

  2.  

    Good Company, Solid Leadership and Great Opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive managers who are interested in your career development
    Great place to grow your skill sets
    Opportunity for career growth, must be willing to "go get it"
    Abilility to go back to school and gain further knowledge

    Cons

    There are still some pockets of pre-One Ford ways that can make it difficult to accomplish tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to have open dialogue with your employees - the skip-level opportunities are the best!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A very well structured that could stand to loosen up a bit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time

    Pros

    Ford is a global company which can allow for a great variance in experience there. Management is generally well-guided and moves with purpose, and the lower management staff are very well trained in supporting their direct reports.

    Compensation is fair, although promotions can be tough to acquire if you're not good at being memorable and likeable. Benefits are pretty good, but not outstanding.

    While there's a great push for work/life balance (relaxed dress code, alternate work schedules, very few supervisors "watch the clock" for your coming and going, etc), it's clear that the higher you go up the food chain, the more you're expected to give up.

    Cons

    While each department runs like a well-oiled machine in most regards, cross-department interaction can be tenuous. Everyone is very disciplined in their skill-set, but the various processes and structures don't mesh well in other areas. This creates confusion, gaps in timing and understanding, and animosity among some players. It doesn't help that upper management, at least from an IT perspective, doesn't seem to be willing to push too hard to help remedy these problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pre-Mulally Ford was very cut-throat. Everything was about appearances, there was little to no teamwork across groups, and office politics reigned supreme.

    After Mulally's One Ford initiative and his stint at Ford, things feel very different, but I wouldn't say the wounds have completely closed. Mulally leaving makes this feel even more tenuous. Fields has so far done nothing to SHOW employees that he's committed to continuing Alan's work. And already I can see some of the old trends start to re-emerge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the few you can plan your career with

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

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, excellent guidance, stable career development and competitive salary for the area.

    Cons

    Old company / risk adverse. Things move slow, people who push the speed up get recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ONE Ford plan has been great and from an accountability stand point its impeccable. Moving forward we are in a different market and need to adjust the plan accordingly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Exciting and innovative company that cares about employee satisfaction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Management is very considerate of employee satisfaction, as well as career development. Great executive leadership team. Environment is very accommodating of work/life balance. Company is committed to innovation, risk taking, and beating the competition. Very exciting products to work on and challenging solutions to discover.

    Cons

    This is an older company with old and outdated facilities. Would be nice to see the company spend some many to improve the work environment and increase perks for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider providing more perks to maintain and recruit top talent. Find a solution to the problem of lower salaries for loyal employees who stay with the same company compared to salary boosts for employees who jump from company to company.

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

    New Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Product Development Intern. Good Place to get experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Ford Motor Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Ford has a really good college graduate program where you can rotate between departments for 32 months

    Cons

    Ford is located in Michigan which really is not the ideal location for me to work. I was hoping for somewhere located a bit farther south.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    good pay and benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Manufacturing manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Dynamic business environment, autonomy, pay and benefits, motivated co workers, management communication of state of businesses and objectives, year end Xmas holiday time off, approx 2 weeks in addition to vacation time

    Cons

    Salaried staffing levels perpetually tasked while workload increases, old-school motivation tactics, long hours, office facilities are dated and in many cases unpleasant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pułl back on pace of new model introduction to achive better quality, work-life balance

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