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"Very challenging and good people"

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Former Employee - Engineering Technical Specialist in Dearborn, MI
Former Employee - Engineering Technical Specialist in Dearborn, MI
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Product development and challenging issues.

Cons

Politics is used for promotions and transfers.

Advice to Management

Listen to people.

Other Employee Reviews for Ford Motor Company

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good place to work for an engineer"

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    Former Employee - Automotive Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Automotive Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Making a great product. Good tools to work with. They have a pretty consistent way of doing business with established rules, patterns and written guidelines. You can take personal pride/ ownership in the product you are building.

    Cons

    You've got to be willing to work long hours at a hard job. Production runs 24x7 and so does it's support. Requires lots of flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    There is no organized long term plan for employees.. no job progression, no special education required for advancement. You have a job, if you get lucky you get another job. Not a great way to think about the long term future of the company.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Needs culture change"

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and great people for the most part. Very challenging industry. All employees are very committed to embracing the Ford family and their vision for the company. A great corporate citizen.

    Cons

    Constantly requiring relocation if you want to advance and be promoted. On average I have had to relocate every 18 to 24 months. The relocation package is not competitive and employees have to bear a lot of the expense. Promotions seem to be based on managing up and not based on merit. Pretty boys and girls seem to get ahead even when they don't do their jobs well. It's all about the politics. You definitely need a "sponsor" to advanced. The company is not really interested in what you want to do or not do in relation to your career and family life.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to dramatically change the culture if they want the younger generation to be interested in a career here. Move some operations out of Michigan as it puts the company at a disadvantage because people don't want to live in metro Detroit unless you are from there. This is a major hurdle in attracting top tier new talent.

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