Ford Motor Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
838 Reviews
3.8
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Ford Motor President & CEO Mark Fields
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33 Ratings

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.  

    Excellent Marketing program

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    • Senior Management
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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
  2.  

    Stable

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great people, fun learning environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ford Van Dyke

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Sterling Heights, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Made a lot of money. A lot of overtime at this plant. Learned a lot while working there.

    Cons

    Last assignment was plagued with equipment safety issues which management did not want spend money on to resolve. I told them someone was going to get hurt, which they did. I was made the fall guy and fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk. Safety is supposed to be everyone's first priority all the time, not just when it doesn't cost too much to ensure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Sales Zone Manager  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Zone Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, fun and competitive culture.

    Cons

    long hours during some weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more open office environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good company to retire from.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Very Diverse, zero tolerance sexual harassment. great pay and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Not for the lazy. Hard work but great pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FMS works...listen to your employees.

  10. 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ford

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Great pay, free schooling and dependant scholorships.

    Cons

    Too many lay offs more interested in quantity than quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better planing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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