Ford Motor Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
841 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 73 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are competitive (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes women are given a hard time when they take maternity leave, or try to utilize the work-life balance policy (in 20 reviews)

  • You've got to be willing to work long hours at a hard job (in 33 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very challenging and good people

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technical Specialist  in  Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Engineering Technical Specialist in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Product development and challenging issues.

    Cons

    Politics is used for promotions and transfers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Marketing program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Worldwide Marketing Leadership Intern  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Worldwide Marketing Leadership Intern in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As an intern in Ford's marketing program between my first and second years of business school, I found my role to be challenging and educational. The program was very well run and access to senior level management was excellent. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to pursue a career in marketing.

    Cons

    The company is very large, so things tend to move at a "big company" pace, but I did find the level of politics to be better (meaning much less) than other large corporations I have worked for.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Stable

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    Current Employee - Assembler  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Assembler in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leading automotive production company blue chip

    Cons

    The industry is cyclical in nature

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Full speed ahead !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Finance Intern  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Great people, challenging work environment, pay is very good for Detroit. Company has all kinds of events planned for the summer, and many meet and greets with upper managers and some C-suite level employees also.

    Cons

    Dearborn is a decent place, but lots of dangerous areas around. Need to be careful all the time, it gets annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job, keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Proud that I was part of Ford

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Employee Friendly, Great Work life balance

    Cons

    More Process Oriented, Upgrading to latest technologies will take more time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, fun learning environment

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer

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

    Pros

    People are knowledgeable and are willing to help you with anything you might need. Great place to be if you like cars or manufacturing. There is a ton a job growth within this company and ways to move up into positions.

    Cons

    In the summertime the assembly plants get really hot, and its like walking around in a sauna at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Needs culture change

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and great people for the most part. Very challenging industry. All employees are very committed to embracing the Ford family and their vision for the company. A great corporate citizen.

    Cons

    Constantly requiring relocation if you want to advance and be promoted. On average I have had to relocate every 18 to 24 months. The relocation package is not competitive and employees have to bear a lot of the expense. Promotions seem to be based on managing up and not based on merit. Pretty boys and girls seem to get ahead even when they don't do their jobs well. It's all about the politics. You definitely need a "sponsor" to advanced. The company is not really interested in what you want to do or not do in relation to your career and family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to dramatically change the culture if they want the younger generation to be interested in a career here. Move some operations out of Michigan as it puts the company at a disadvantage because people don't want to live in metro Detroit unless you are from there. This is a major hurdle in attracting top tier new talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    auto industry woes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good people that want to do the right thing, for the most part

    Cons

    outdated systems, processes, very political, difficult to get the job done as you have so many pre-reviews before actually sharing anything with leadership, outdated model of assessing and developing talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    most into the 21st century and update systems, process, and employee development programs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Senior Leadership...Poor First Line Leadership

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

    I worked at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Senior Leadership is some of the best there is.

    Cons

    First line leaders seems to have a collective chip on their shoulder. Interaction at the first level is all across the board. The last one I worked with had the management skills of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. Sadly her manager didn't have a clue how she treated people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all employees are treated with respect and dignity, by all managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assembly line work

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing bonus is good -

    Cons

    Workers are treated extremely poorly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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