Ford Motor Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
848 Reviews
3.8
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Ford Motor President & CEO Mark Fields
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Pros
  • a lot of flexibility in the field (they like to call it "work-life balance") (in 77 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are competitive (in 28 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 36 reviews)

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  1.  

    Help I'm Stuck in a Sea of Squares

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

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

    Pros

    People were inviting, willing to teach

    Cons

    They charge per cup of coffee you drink

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase moral by making coffee free to workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A huge family business

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

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

    Pros

    The overall feel is very much family like. This is especially unique when you consider how many people work there.

    Cons

    There is a lot of old blood there and this can make it difficult for new people to find their way into the system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty good place to work for an engineer

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    Former Employee - Automotive Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Automotive Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Making a great product. Good tools to work with. They have a pretty consistent way of doing business with established rules, patterns and written guidelines. You can take personal pride/ ownership in the product you are building.

    Cons

    You've got to be willing to work long hours at a hard job. Production runs 24x7 and so does it's support. Requires lots of flexibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no organized long term plan for employees.. no job progression, no special education required for advancement. You have a job, if you get lucky you get another job. Not a great way to think about the long term future of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Retired after 14 years in production

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    Former Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician, Launch Team Trainer  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician, Launch Team Trainer in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Ford Motor Company has a good salary structure, excellent health plan, a strong union, a challenging work environment, wonderful retirement benefits, plus opportunities for additional education. The team concept is always promoting quality control in order to produce the highest level of product possible.

    Cons

    Because of the changing work environment, a two-tiered pay structure was implemented a few years ago. Having a significant portion of the work force doing similar jobs for less pay holds the potential for morale problems. In addition, the pressure to produce target numbers can cause management to sometimes make what appear to be unreasonable demands on their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit more input from the line workers. They are the first line of defense for the company to guard against producing an inferior product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Excellent Marketing program

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    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11. 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

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