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"5 Years In"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Analyst
Current Employee - Financial Analyst
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

-Depending on the job, you are given a good amount of responsibility early on. This is rewarding, but can also be stressful (especially for a new hire out of college)
-The tuition assistance program is a great deal
-There's a lot of great people
-You work with products that are important to people/families/the economy...there's a certain degree of pride in that...we're "Opening the highways to all mankind"...not many other Companies can tout a mission like that.
-It's a great place to develop early on
-Work/life balance, company holidays, and vacation time are definitely good
-Outstanding CEO; even if you've never met him, you can still learn a lot from watching and learning how he manages such a huge, complex organization

Cons

-Upward mobility can be slow (politics!)
-Direct supervisors control most of your destiny. If your supervisor is a bit more shy than others, they may not "fight" for you in personnel discussions. I've gotten high ratings when i thought i didn't deserve it, and i've gotten average ones when I thought I deserved a lot better. This still baffles me-but that's big corporate for you
-Some of our marketing stuff is embarrassing to watch...though maybe i'm not a creative or something and just don't "get it"...

Advice to Management

-Focus recruiting on the midwest; you'll have a better shot at hanging on to employees for the long term.
-Supervisor jobs should be about people development; we have too many superstar analysts turned supervisors that have no idea how to help younger employees with career development. I've lucked out with my supervisors for the most part, but i've seen many suffer because of this

Other Employee Reviews for Ford Motor Company

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great work/life balance, organizational hierarchy slow to change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work/life balance
    Salary is fair
    Good benefits
    Nice to work without constant threat of workforce reduction

    Cons

    Lack of diversity of experience - many come into Ford and spend careers here, so diversity of thought and experience outside the company does not seem valued
    Culture does not embrace constructive criticism as I have experienced other places
    Career progression (heavy layer of middle managers) and pace of change are slow. Very risk averse, and change mainly occurs in increments.
    Management seems to value those with the ability to "hold their turf" vs being the best and the brightest
    Top down, hierarchical thinking is ingrained. Visionary, entrepreneurial attitude and the ability to make sound decisions independent of management approval does not seem valued.
    Resourcing seems to be an issue - focus on placing people in a role vs finding the best person for the job

    Advice to Management

    Shake off the hierarchical thinking and see your employees for the knowledge, skills and ideas they bring to the table vs dismissing their contributions because of where they sit on an org chart. Focus less on furthering your own career and more on developing those you lead.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Design and Release engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good product with great people, lack of management control

    Cons

    no hope of job advancement

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