Ford Motor Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
848 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 77 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are competitive (in 19 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I worked as a Support technician for a Refresh project involving Dell Equipment.

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support Technician  in  Allen Park, MI
    Former Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Allen Park, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Considerable travel time to various Ford facilities to help clients.

    Cons

    Scheduling conflicts can occur based on absent clients and locations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern with non-profit food pantry through Ford Motor Co.'s Blue Oval Scholar program. Awesome opportunity to do good!

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    Current Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Taylor, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Taylor, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Representing the Blue Oval is an honor! I drive a 2012 Ford Focus because it was built in Michigan, and I am proud that the company that makes such an awesome ride cares so much for its home.

    Cons

    I have to commute an hour each way. It is a big sacrifice especially with gas prices being as high as they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please share this scholarship opportunity further! It is such an honor to do great work for Michigan communities. Keep trusting Wayne State University students; we will amaze!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to work at

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, huge opportunity for learning and getting more experience. Great opportunity to prove yourself.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive specially when especially when compared to long hours. most buildings are not re-innovated

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    This is a fantastic place to start your career in OEMs.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company on the up, it's fun being a part of something with a lot of potential.

    Cons

    Work life can be challenging, depending on your specific job. Love dearborn, but still waiting on a Detroit rebound.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience working at Ford has been empowering and engaging.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor as an intern

    Pros

    The culture is extremely collaborative and friendly. Great environment to thrive in and learn new skills.

    Cons

    Auto industry goes through ups and downs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A good OEM to work for especially those who have a passion for Automobile manufacturing experience.

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    Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is competitive. Co-workers were very friendly and helpful. Good work ethics. Good training programs and vision by senior executives for people who are learning to handle the ropes and are looking for advancement. Enjoyable work environment.

    Cons

    I had a very strong desire to be associated with the company and grow but as a contract employee was unable to realize the dream. Some immediate supervisors do not seem to promote advancement of subordinates working for them. I feel that there is lacking in some supervisors and wish there was more openness between supervisor and employee when it comes to providing feedback of job duty accomplishments and identify the right fit for fellow employee and guide them to become successful. The supervisor may be an excellent person in his area of work individually but some are not cut out for the supervisor role which may hurt the company in losing good talent.

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    I wish there is a recognition for good deserving CONTRACT employees by way of providing job security for those who are genuinely interested in contributing to the growth of the company. More frequent and close interaction of the other team members (ie., including senior management personnel rather than just the supervisor feedback) with the employee may help in having a great coherent team which can be mutually beneficial to employee and the organization. Develop the LOYALITY factor between Corporate -Employee relation. FMC could take the lead in introducing this culture in our society.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ford is a great place to work and provides all the tools needed to be successful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Provide all the tools and support for success

    Cons

    Can get lost in a big comapny

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Help I'm Stuck in a Sea of Squares

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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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People were inviting, willing to teach

    Cons

    They charge per cup of coffee you drink

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase moral by making coffee free to workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Neutral.

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    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Hardwork valued. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Horrible Marketing and styling teams with no sense of time constraint killing Product. hard time retaining talent pool and/or passion of employee due to deep rooted nepotism and internal politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop climbing down the pyramid! Need new CEO to be more decisive and act like a Leader

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Fine

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time

    Pros

    Real good, real fun, a joy

    Cons

    Real Hard, real not fun, a joy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder, play harder, a joy

    Recommends
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