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"great product great people"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

As a third generation Ford employee I was proud to work for a company that had great benefits great pay and great people to work with and cared about making a great product.

Cons

The only thing I was disappointed with at Ford was the lack of respect and recognition of all my hard work

Advice to Management

Pay attention to the employees and reward those who really do the job.

Other Employee Reviews for Ford Motor Company

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    "Thoughts on the FCG Program"

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    Former Employee - FCG Program - Several Positions in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - FCG Program - Several Positions in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FCG (Ford College Graduate) Program allows you to get hired from college and get great insight into the company by trying out 3 yearly positions (rotations). You get to try out positions you pick. You may pick almost anything you want, but with some controls. i.e. not all Ford positions are available. Only those whose manager is open to having an FCG work for them. Also, if two or more people vie for one position, only one of those people gets it. The rest go with their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th choices.

    FCG Program gives you a way to evaluate Ford and for Ford to evaluate you. FCG Program allows this to happen much faster than if you were hired directly into Ford outside of the FCG program. The Program also gives you opportunities to move fields on a whim, where otherwise you would more likely stay in your general chosen area.

    Cons

    FCG program is there to try things at Ford, but one can potentially overshoot themselves and fail. i.e. it is possible to select a position you are not qualified for and currently there are no controls to avoid that situation. This is on purpose. You get to try things at Ford, you pick the positions, and it feels like you are in control.

    But you need to be mindful that while you are selecting and working your positions, Ford management and HR watch your performance levels and if they drop too low, may take action. HR trumps FCG Program.

    That means you cannot truly "try a position". You need to use care in selecting your rotations and you need to be able to do the job well, or else you may find yourself being released from the program and back into the wild. FCG advisors will guide you, but they will not always caution you on your selection, or be able to help you when things get really tough.

    Not all rotations end up being the way they were stated on paper. For example, a highly technical role may end up being doing research on a software package and putting together a software configuration document. Or a technical developer role where you expect to write code may end up being a usability analyst where you do research instead.

    A lot of roles are ambiguous, because Ford work is ambiguous. There is lots of overhead -meetings & paperwork, to figure out what to do, and things change, so it is natural that some positions end up not matching their written description by the time you get to them. Sometimes roles change as you are working them, and you may find your position description change quite a bit. In the same vein, being a large company, Ford management moves around. Sometimes you find that managers change or leave, as you get to your position, but that is more rare.

    Advice to Management

    Make it known to incoming FCGs that while they do have a choice of any rotation, they need to be mindful of their position choices to be able to hold their own during performance reviews.


  2. "Best Automotive Company Right Now"

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    Former Intern - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Intern - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ford has made an incredible turnaround in the past few years. The cars are top notch and the general mood of the employees is positive. The CEO is extremely popular and cares about the well being of the work force.

    Cons

    Job security is a real issue when ever the economy turns south. Automobile industry is cyclical and there will surely be more tough times at some point in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on gathering programming/computer talent. Technology in the car has been a disaster.


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