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"Great company with great vehicles"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Production Checker in Saline, MI
Current Employee - Production Checker in Saline, MI
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

great job security, benefits are good, they are quality focused. They care about the customer and strive to do better.

Cons

Long hours are required, little advancement in this position. This is bottom level position that does not get much credit or respect.

Advice to Management

The company needs to involve lower level to get insight to prevent manufacturing problems. Treat people with respect that build the vehicles, we are all working for a common goal of building the best vehicles for the world.

Other Employee Reviews for Ford Motor Company

  1. "Not A Bad Place To Work, But It's Not For Everyone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In addition to offering competitive salary and benefits, Ford offers a professional experience unlike any other you will find. If you work in Vehicle Operations at any facility in the Ford system, you are exposed to a very fast-paced environment that maximizes your ability to multi-task and to make decisions on both inductive and deductive reasoning. Your leadership skills and fortitude will be constantly tested.

    Because the company annually ranks in Fortune's top 20 companies, Ford's size and scale makes your resume stand out to prospective employers.

    Cons

    The constant tension of dealing in a union environment can be debilitating. If you are a creative professional, you may find yourself consistently stifled by the framework of the labor agreement and the overall environment in which you work. In summary, Ford offers challenges that do not necessarily require a technical expertise or advanced degree in order to excel. Just thick skin and a willingness to endure an onslaught of repetitive, banal tasks.

    Also, because auto is a mature industry and Ford has been in business for over 100 years, growth is limited. Promotional opportunities are limited thanks to several years of salary staff reductions and those that remain are holding firm to their jobs in the tough economy. However, if you are afforded the opportunity to accept an assignment that takes you to Dearborn, you have to ask yourself if you really want to spend any portion of your career in Detroit.

    Advice to Management

    C-level leadership has done an outstanding job navigating the company through the economic downturn, but it remains to be seen if Ford can generate enough cash to pay back it's long term debt and the revolving credit line that allowed it not to have to borrow from the federal government.

    The 800 pound gorilla is the union. Restructuring the labor agreement to allow Ford to compete with the wards of the government is just the beginning of the reforms necessary in order to make the company competitive for the long haul. On the plant level, the union needs to stop fighting over issues just for the sake of fighting and let the small percentage of non-value-added members whither on the vine. These are two of the more significant actions that could lead to a secure future for the populous.


  2. "You can see what you make!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controller in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Controller in Dearborn, MI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can see what you make... and feel good about it.

    Cons

    Dying industry. Need to say flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employees.

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