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"Varied but underwhelming"

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Former Intern - Reliability & Maintainability in Livonia, MI
Former Intern - Reliability & Maintainability in Livonia, MI
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Ford Motor Company as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

-The different plant locations in the area provide different work opportunities
-Proximity to the headquarters assures company/business updates are recent and relevant
-Although bad, the economic downturn allows for significant, available project work to be completed as they (hopefully) start rebuilding

Cons

-Determining project work/objectives was challenging through the bureaucracy
-On-boarding process was confusing, not straight-forward and poorly laid out
-Was hired under one manager, who was then transferred to Canada, and transition to new manager was stodgy
-Internally slow and lacking standard procedures for work, analysis, etc.

Advice to Management

The internship program should operate as a feeder into the full-time program, which was conferred to us but appears to be significantly lacking in operation. The project(s) were not fully laid out prior to my arrival, we scrambled my first week just trying to pull something together, and I was not given a proper exit interview/opportunity at the end of the summer. For a company that spoke of growing and expanding, that was less-than-evident in the facilities themselves.

Other Employee Reviews for Ford Motor Company

  1. "Finance Internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Dearborn, MI
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience. Ford treats the interns to many extra activities that are amazing once in a lifetime occurances.

    Cons

    No real cons in the 12 weeks I was there. I loved the global network I had access to. Everyone was so helpful in working meetings in for me etc...

    Advice to Management

    Provide some acclimation time for the intern. Even a week would be helpful to give them time to do some KFS training before dropping a major project in their lap.


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    "Busiest possible L3 Windows Admin environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always something to do, rarely ever bored. Huge environment, application infrastructures from small one-offs to large enterprise scale, global operations

    Cons

    Highly politicized environment. What is best for the company sometimes takes a back seat to internal politics, to the detriment of the IT trench soldier attempting to execute tasks. Heavy paperwork & process onus.

    Advice to Management

    Actively pursue communication with non-management personnel, both positive and negative, for mid-course corrections can only improve morale.

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