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"Intern in Purchasing"

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

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

Pros

Great Company to work for. Great People

Cons

No cons. It was a great place to work.

Other Employee Reviews for Ford Motor Company

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good, down to earth people with a political dark side. Work-hard, play hard company."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good chances for advancement, smart people, great industry and product, good compensation, down-to-earth culture. Work-from-home and flex time well-used within marketing

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, too many meetings and processes without useful outcomes, long-ish hours and very political.

    Advice to Management

    Try to unlock some of the bureaucracy and let your smart people make improvements. Ford employees spend far too much time trying to read the likes / dislikes of upper management and getting entrenched in factions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Varied but underwhelming"

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    Former Intern - Reliability & Maintainability in Livonia, MI
    Former Intern - Reliability & Maintainability in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    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.

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