Ford Motor Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
865 Reviews
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Ford Motor President & CEO Mark Fields
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Pros
  • a lot of flexibility in the field (they like to call it "work-life balance") (in 80 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are competitive (in 29 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 36 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    good pay and benefits

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3.  

    Supportive culture, tons of internal mobility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor

    Pros

    the culture at Ford was very collaborative and supportive. You are encouraged to network internally and take control of your career. The internal mobility is fantastic; some people switch jobs every 1-2 years to develop themselves professionally and help organizations where they can add more value.

    Cons

    The decision-making process is a bit cumbersome.... there are lots of teams that need to be notified so it takes awhile to take action. Also, Ford is still quite conservative so they may not be the most creative or innovative company to work for.

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor as an intern

    Pros

    Large company access to large network of professionals, good work life balance and company values, job specific training and industry leading mentality

    Cons

    Being that it is a large company you have to work hard to stand out and get noticed by senior management, people across different departments seem to have different levels of excitement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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.  

    Amazing Company!

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    Current Employee - Presenter | Product Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Presenter | Product Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for. Great work environment. Great colleagues. Very old school feel to this company.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor

    Pros

    The team here is the best and motivated to delivering on a single vision as a company. Rotation program for new hires is strong and provides a good breadth of experience.

    Cons

    The auto industry is cyclical so there are inherent challenges working within that construct. Business plans can change quickly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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