Ford Motor Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
873 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 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.  

    Been here for a year and can see the vast amount of opportunity!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Compensation, leadership, training - Ford pays well for those that want to put forth the effort. The training is in depth and the leadership is helpful and willing to coach.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, long hours - There are several launches going on and during the launch it feels like you basically live at the company and vacation at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put together a launch plan for all plants to follow. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc in order to be better aligned. It seems as though we start to focus more on the product than the people needed to build the product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good culture, work environment. Need to learn how to hang on to young talent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Although, need to continue to improve upon flex hour availability
    Family culture, friendly office environment with fun people

    Cons

    -Feel I could have been shown more about business processes as an intern
    -Having a difficult time hanging on to young talent (recent grads). Most likely due to old fashioned styles of running the business, and lack of appeal for the automotive industry as a whole

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really work on making Ford an attractive business to work for to young people. I can see you are trying but it still needs improvement.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, relaxed work environement. Good management. Better overall performance than competiters

    Cons

    use of some antiquated softwares slows downt he work and makes things frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good company but sometimes relaxing

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    Current Employee - Simulation Engineer in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Simulation Engineer in Livonia, MI

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

    Pros

    Nice supervisor, good working environment and culture.Good growth opportunities except for foreigners
    Very comfortable working, no high pressure.
    Great personnel.

    Cons

    Big company problem, slow reaction, low efficient meeting. Engineers only master the very narrow fields' knowledge. If you want to get answers to your questions, you need to ask at least 3 people.
    Bad communication. Sometimes If you don't cc the engineers' boss when you ask a question by email, you'll never get reply.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Finance Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Finance in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience to work at a large corporation that provides the perfect work/fun balance during your internship. The structure of the internship is by the best I witnessed.

    Cons

    None to think of they made it a great experience no complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing the intern program is A++++

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Dearborn Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Dearborn Heights, MI

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and career advancement

    Cons

    Heavy competition amongst the peers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the open communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ford Motor Company - Industrial Electrician

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    Former Employee - Industrial Electrician in Romeo, MI
    Former Employee - Industrial Electrician in Romeo, MI

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ford as with the other "Big 3" auto manufacters have great benefits and large amount of vacation time. Pay isn't bad either, higher than most "outside" skilled trades positions.

    Cons

    Very little or no room for advancement. Even though the economy is showing some improvement it's hard not to have a precarious, uneasy feeling about the future of your career in the automotive industry, do inpart because of the economic climate here in the greater Detroit area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 (more than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you enjoy being harassed by upper management this is the company for you!

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    Former Employee - Process Coach
    Former Employee - Process Coach

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time

    Pros

    Salary Good for the pressure you have to put up with.

    Cons

    Management micro manages everything. They question your every move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say zero tolerance in harassment, mean it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Chaotic, mind-numbing, tyrannical culture where gut-feelings & blind obedience are revered more than data & free-thinkin

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time

    Pros

    You get a paycheck at least.

    Cons

    They work you like a dog but do not pay you overtime. You have to work 12 hours to get paid for 10. The schedule dictates that you work those hours, but they won't pay you for all of your time. If you work 11 hours, you get no overtime. Telecommuting is viewed as a negative, if it is even permitted at all. You are held hostage in your current position. The only way to be allowed to try something new is if you basically burn your bridges. They have this thing called the "One Ford Behaviors" (available online if you search it) that would be great if they were followed and interpreted correctly. Data is not used to make decisions. Standard processes are not followed. Being a team player is one of the behaviors, but if you follow most of the other expected behaviors, you are labeled as not being a team player. If you stand up for what is right, you are judged as not working well with others. Status quo is preferred over continuous improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate layers of management. The organization is too top-heavy and people at the bottom are overworked and not compensated for their time. Promote the change-makers, not the "yes men." Current managers do not have vision. They are reactive. Establish a hiring process that gets more people into manufacturing but also gives them hope to get out at some point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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