Ford Motor Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
874 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 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.  

    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 Buildings and facilities are outdated (furniture, layout), however getting better with updating technology.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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great Place to Work

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    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Great Place to work at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor part-time

    Pros

    I enjoy working there because of the great culture.

    Cons

    I did not see cons at working at Ford

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    Great company to work for at non-managerial level

    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Working level experience fun and rewarding.

    Cons

    Extremely political in compensation and career advancement, especially at managerial/director levels.

    Approves of CEO

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