The Henry Ford Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. THF ag WFB

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barn Staff Horse Groomer At Wfb in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Barn Staff Horse Groomer At Wfb in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at The Henry Ford part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great place to work fun active never boring

    Cons

    CANT THINK OF ANY


  2. Very employee focused company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Henry Ford

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Room for growth family oriented

    Cons

    Limited financial resources for salaries

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees ideas


  3. Its okay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Henry Ford part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The hours are great and the staff are okay. Its like a family here a good place to work. Free admission to the museum to work

    Cons

    Its very hard moving around in the company and sometimes people can be rude. We need better management

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying on your employees who are trying to move up. Its not fair and its simply ridiculous and horribly insulting.


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  5. Great work experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Henry Ford part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Works well with your schedule.

    Cons

    Not that great of pay.


  6. Salary was nicei was happy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Henry Ford

    Pros

    Goid pros loved the job

    Cons

    No cons i loved this job

    Advice to Management

    Perfect management never had problem


  7. Ideal place for working parents or older professionals... :(

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Henry Ford full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flex time - You have flexible start time in most salaried position. Most salaried employees arrive in the office between 9 - 9:30am. Dediction to Organization - Most person work here because

    Cons

    Pay - Most people just pay less than what they are worthy, unless you are an executive. They get paid the big bucks. Career Advancement - There aren't very many opportunities for advancement. Most moves within the organization are lateral (i.e. from one department from to another). Once you make it to middle management, there isn't anywhere you can go. The Senior Management Team is made up on employees that have worked for THF for as many as 15 years and don't have plans to leave anytime soon. There is very little diversity in Senior Management (i.e. one Indian director, no African-Americans). Culture - The morale at the company is pretty low at this time. Most salaried employees are unhappy. There has been a slow migration in the focus of the organization from the stated mission to making a dollar. Also, I hear that there was a negative shift in culture when the current President was hired.

    Advice to Management

    Management isn't really concerned about what the true issues are. I would suggest that they really need to address the issues (pay, career advancement, etc.) to recruit and maintain the best talent.


  8. Best part-time work out there.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Historical Presenter in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Historical Presenter in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at The Henry Ford part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere, the work, and the people are all reasons to work there. You really get the sense that the museum and village are run by a group a highly intelligent, caring people, who wish to preserve history and educate both the employees and the visitors.

    Cons

    Part-time historic presenters only make minimum wage. It is a great job for a student or retiree looking for a very enjoyable 3-4 day work week.

    Advice to Management

    I know you're running a non-profit, but the employees would certainly appreciate a raise in pay.


  9. Great place, needs to value employees much more

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Henry Ford

    Pros

    Rich and unique work environment

    Cons

    Management has no interest in investing in employees.


  10. Incredible resources, disconnected at the very top, not much room for growth.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Henry Ford

    Pros

    Some of the nation's greatest collection and cultural gems. A good place to develop resume for a few years due to brand name and resources. Exceptionally committed and dedicated staff. Financially very sound.

    Cons

    Directors and top management have been in their roles average 15 years. No room to move up and advance career. A marketing driven and focused organization. Staff complaints include lack of career development and training, no substantive salary adjustments in 6 years, disconnect of top management with mid management and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Open up review process of executives to mid name and staff. Develop real management and staff training program. Get serious on salary management and talent management. Balance strategic goals to not just be about marketing


  11. minimum pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seamstress/Designer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Seamstress/Designer in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at The Henry Ford part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    meet lots of friendly people

    Cons

    doesn't pay much , small or pay pay increase

    Advice to Management

    try to remember the little people keep the place running



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