Ford Motor Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
881 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 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Internship in IT

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    Former Employee - IT in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - IT in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back work environment. I'm not sure exactly what most people are doing on a daily basis but I can tell you it's not much...

    Cons

    Many people work there that don't have a real purpose and are only collecting a paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut some of the pork and hire more innovators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Perfect if you are looking for a good paycheck job/career.....not a place for innovation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, resources, training, big company

    Cons

    Big company, innovation, red tape, technical incompetence

  7.  

    Good Salary/Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Hardware and software tools excellent.

    Cons

    "Old Boy" network alive with young boys. First job of anyone promoted is to pull along their friends. Makes for poor management and continues to perpetuate poor leadership--regardless of what senior management says. Also, don't expect a 45 hour work week for salaried--more like 55-60. Factor that into an hourly salary when they make you an offer and planning work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to professionally evaluate management candidates and look for the right people when promoting. Too many candidates just want the lease car at any cost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Wonderful!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Intern in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Purchasing Intern in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    I interned at Ford this past summer, and it was a great experience! I had their purchasing internship, so I was located in their Rotunda Building, Dearborn, MI. My department was interior- seating, and my commodity was leather. I must say this was probably the coolest commodity I could of asked for. Totally beat out plastics or chasis. The Pro's are as follows

    -Learn A LOT
    -Able to network extinsively
    -Pay is grat mine was somwhere around 18.36/hr
    -Ford is very family oreinted, tons of department outings, corporate events. Really breaks up the day I must say!
    -interns can attend company trainings, which is very benificial, and a killer resume builder
    -Offer free housing, for those over 70 mi (away or something like that) they also reumburse you for any car rentals you may need

    Cons

    -Rotunda Building is crap, falling apart, roof leaks, however they are trying to fix it up, made some improvements while I was there
    -Filling out time card was confusing at first
    -If you have issues with your paycheck, HR is impossible to get a hold of. They do not have a direct number, and communcation is soley through email

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Management Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Program Management Analyst in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, home office, work-life balance

    Cons

    Need to improve the opportunities for development.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Unexpected

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    Current Employee - Sales in Cerritos, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Cerritos, CA

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

    Pros

    I've gained valuable skills that will follow me for the rest of my life. Learning how to deal with a variety of different personalities and also how to earn and keep trust in customers. I was thoroughly impressed and surprised by how far FMC has come and the company's rapid progression in technologies and bringing more modernized products into the industry.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there are those that hold a certain view of Ford's product based primarily on prior reputation and not current progress. As a sales consultant there is very little I can do in those situations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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