Ford Motor Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
876 Reviews
3.8
876 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 82 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are competitive (in 31 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Awesome company to work for

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    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
  3.  

    Great people to work with

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    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
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    Great Company to Work With!

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    Current Employee - Product Development Co-op in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Co-op in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging Environment
    Large Company that Feels Small

    Cons

    Feels Understaffed. Ford cut many engineering positions during the bankruptcy years and thus there's a lot of engineers who have more on their plate than they can chew

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great ideas can come from many different places. Let's continue breaking down silos and work together. OneFord really does work!
    We're all here for the betterment of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
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    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
  9.  

    great place to work

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    Current Employee - Business Manager
    Current Employee - Business Manager

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

    Pros

    everyone I interacted with was not only smart and knowledgeable, but also nice. It seems like the One Ford, One Team mantra is making a difference in the way everyone behaves

    Cons

    too many meetings; plan to be able to manage 2 jobs: what is on your job description and then attending meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, great culture, great pay!

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, great culture, great pay!

    Cons

    Long hours during certain times of the year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Innovative Product Development

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    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Outstanding management team to lead the company into the future. Ford understands what it take to be competitive without a government bailout. The company is strong and the product development line is getting stronger. Many opportunities for a new hire to grow in the a rewarding career. The focus of the company is global in nature. You will get many opportunities to work with many people around the world.

    Cons

    Competitive industry where every day you will need to find something extra-ordinary to help keep Ford on the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great opportunities for someone early in their career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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