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"Long hours, but a great company to work for."

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Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Diego, CA
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Positive Outlook

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

Pros

Good earning potential and room for advancement. They are good at training employees and encourage personal development.

Cons

Very long hours and a lack of time to eat.

Advice to Management

Provide consistent break times and the ability for employees to eat at regular times, especially, when you have employees working a bell-to-bell schedule.

Other Employee Reviews for Ford Motor Company

  1. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good prospect near future term

    Cons

    not much of opportunities for promotion

    Advice to Management

    be fair


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of opportunity, for some"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most people are good to work with, and are interested in doing a good job. Assignments are varied. The company is large, so most people can find a place where they fit.

    Cons

    Politics are rampant, and there are plenty of self-serving "bad apples" that hinder real progress. Some mid-level managers focus more on their own success (based on metrics with narrow scope) than the success of the company as a whole.
    Hiring tends to be done in binges, which means that there are a lot of talented mid-career people who are all competing for the same promotional opportunities. There are not enough newer employees to back-fill those who want to make developmental moves, and there is little patience for training new employees. When positions open up, there tends to be a desire to hire experienced people, which means a cycle of automotive companies poaching from each other which is not very sustainable since it promotes the practice of job hopping for the highest salary without producing any real benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize corporate goals over department goals to encourage the right behavior. The system of "dynamic tension" that is relied upon today produces winners and losers, and in an environment where managers are pitted against each other the company rarely wins.

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