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"The Company has changed......."

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dearborn, MI
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dearborn, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The business has recovered and the environment is stable. Initial salaries are competitive and bonus and profit sharing is good.

Cons

Ford has refused to staff up to the levels needed to support the business. It is almost abusive the amount of work that is placed on employees at all levels of the organization. When a large number of the senior leadership team left during the downsizing in 2009, the culture of the Company did not transition to the new leaders. The leadership team is focused on the success of the business at the expense of the workforce. The Company is making large profits but employees are still purchasing their own stationary supplies due to the level of approval required to purchase pens and paper. Also, the compensation programs will force early career people to leave after only a few years if they hope to grow their salary. With only a 2.7% merit increase in most years, someone would have to leave the company to keep their salary growing in hopes of building enough personal wealth to retire someday. "Fire me I need the raise" can not be more true. Continues to be a very conservative company that manages by committee so that no one manager is accountable.....very difficult to get things done.

Advice to Management

Learn from the past.....and your new employees. Help the workforce engage and see a job at Ford Motor Company as a career, a commitment and their future vs. a job and a way to make money. The Company has a great history that is be tarnished by the new leadership behaviors taking over the Company. I cannot help but think of the Peter Principle...... I love this company and it hurts me to see the foundation of the culture torn apart. The workforce has proven they will do what ever is asked of them.....Please acknowledge that and treat them with the respect they deserve and base your business decision on more then just the financials......if not, you will continue to have difficulty recruiting the best and brightest talent....

Other Employee Reviews for Ford Motor Company

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with room for growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Culture of the company is very good on the whole plus the business outlook is very good in both the short and long term.

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in shuffle due to size of company; however, hard work and dedication are noticed and those who perform are given the opportunity to advance.


  2. "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot in ten years. Experiences in hazardous waste, OSHA training, Green belt training, and the pay and benefits were enough to keep you there (Smart thinking on there part).

    Cons

    Work/life balance was non-existent. Rotating shifts got old and the fewer and fewer trades to operate an older facility was becoming harder. The biggest con of all was the feeling like you were going to be beat up every time you go to work.

    Advice to Management

    Went to another american auto manufacturer and found that it isn't necessary to pound someone everyday to get production out of them. That supervisors and hourly workers can work together and be productive. No need to cause dissension among the troops it doesn't work anymore. Also upper management needs to take the blame once in awhile for the mistakes they make not blame everyone around them.


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