Ford Motor Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
879 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.  

    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

  2.  

    Supportive culture, tons of internal mobility

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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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  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.  

    All the benefits are inferior to GM

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are lucky, you can survive doing very little work. It is a huge company.

    Cons

    Salaried employees' benefits are always inferior to GM's. Higher health insurance premium. Lower college tuition support. 1-week less vacation days than GM. Less than half the profit sharing money at GM. The list is long...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How come they treat UAW workers much better than salaried employees?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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