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.  

    It has been great to be a part of changes over the years

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    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I have gained Education and training valuable for personal and work life. The benefits for a family are excellent. I have received training that I would not have elsewhere.

    Cons

    Our current work schedule is a bit different, it has worked well for me but not as well for some. I am ok with longer hours per day to gain more days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some projects should receive more planning so they can be executed more efficiently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NVH Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - NVH Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Not too much technical question

    Cons

    No clear assignment for the future work. The job would change after get in hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think company environment is good, but sometimes feel too relaxed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Germain Ford

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    Current Employee - Car Sales in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Car Sales in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time

    Pros

    A great place to work with a family enviroment

    Cons

    A turbulent industry to be in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work with training and positive reinforcement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere and the talent is boundless. Not to mention Ford is company that will encourage your growth

    Cons

    The snow! If you can get around the weather of Michigan then it's no problem

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Optical Quality Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Optical Quality Engineer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The vast majority of people here are conscientious, cooperative, friendly, and smart. The work is challenging, while (for most of us) not so much as to to be a stress burden.

    Cons

    Because Ford no longer makes all of its components, obtaining consistent quality between suppliers can be a time- consuming effort. Lab space for evaluating quality of production parts can be difficult, requiring over-reliance on supplier evaluations. Purchasing small items for measuring component quality is difficult and sometimes impossible due to company procedures and requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a way to make small purchases quickly, such as a corporate credit card. Provide more support for quality evaluations at Ford facilities, in terms of both space and funding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits. A lot depends on where within the company you work. Research Labs is a great place -- friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Big company, bureaucracy, politics. Company tends to breed program managers as they rely on Suppliers to do the technical work. But still pockets of excellence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more technology oriented.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    No respect for outside hires

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    The shorter drive is the best thing about working at Ford. The pay is adequate, but only comparable to other OEMS.

    Cons

    Long term employees are not open to outside perspective. If it wasn't created by Ford, it doesn't matter how great the idea is... it has no merit. Benefit cost lags other OEMS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to encourage innovative ideas and solutions, especially from new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Love the money, but you won't have a social life if you work in the plant.

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    Current Employee - Zone Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Zone Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Money, Benefits, advancement, good people, learn a lot

    Cons

    You will live at your job, management is HORRIBLE, communication sucks,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do as much research as possible before you take a job here, especially if you work in the plant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start and learn fundamentals of engineering

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    Former Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Livonia, MI

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

    Pros

    Global, opportunities on 4 continents.
    Cars, SUV's, Trucks.

    Cons

    Diversity is being pushed to the detriment of more qualified individuals.
    Advancement of women and minorities is reverse discrimination to qualified employees.
    Company has lost its soul and is being run like it is going out of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating senior level employees poorly.
    Looking for minor code of conduct nits and releasing employees who have devoted their life affects Fords reputation.
    People are your greatest asset and you are treating those with over 20 years of experience poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company in a tough business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for competent people. Great product line-up. Nice pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Big time CYA attitude among middle managers. Very reluctant to take chances or make decisions that might rock the boat. Lots of effort to tell the bosses what they want to hear. A few incompetent senior managers, but most are solid. Make just a small effort to provide work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for mid-level employees to tell the truth. Learn from the GM recall fiasco.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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