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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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Pros
  • brilliant work life balance; lots of opportunities to grow (in 320 reviews)

  • good pay and benefits laid back (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • less work/life balance, less career opportunities (in 70 reviews)

  • long hours and dealing with the union (in 109 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Ford Motor Company is a Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse, Educational, Developmental, Forward Thinking, Great Communications across the Enterprise,Good Salary and Benefits, Work Life Balance.
    The Company is moving in the right direction, at the right time, for automotive manufacturing in the United States and globally. Great people to work with, engaging and a friendly culture

    Cons

    Size can negatively impact quick successes, can be a cyclical business

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to have the right people in the right leadership roles to ensure employee satisfaction and engagement.


  2. "Family-Oriented Company with Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is more than a phrase at Ford. The management truly supports the whole individual and recognizes that life events can be more important than work. When I had to take time off to care for my ill husband, they were especially supportive and understanding. Then they worked with me when he went on hospice so that I could work from home 4 days a week and take advantage of intermittent FMLA.

    Cons

    Management can be overly involved in the details of day-to-day work, sometimes depriving workers from achieving their potential and contributing more.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the knowledge over hierarchy and allow GSRs to make decisions where appropriate and support them. Sometimes we will make mistakes, but it happens more often that management draws the wrong conclusions because they are not intimately involved in day-to-day operations. Additionally, this will lighten the load of management.

  3. "Lots of Opportunities - Not All Great"

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    Current Employee - IT FCG in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - IT FCG in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lot's of diverse environments to work in. Encouraged that you move around and try other opportunities, especially in the FCG (Ford College Graduate) program. Great compensation (very nice benefits). People are great to work with and there's great respect for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Some positions are bogged down in bureaucracy and the old way of doing things (eg Waterfall instead of Agile). Processes for various things (such as requesting use of FOSS software) can waste a lot of time. There's still a lot of hierarchy. It's hard to get fired, so you end up with a few slackers/underperformers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on the Cons I mentioned, but don't forget about how important the Pros are.


  4. "Depends on your department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    global company with a variety of opportunities

    Cons

    departments still create "silo" evironment that minimizes sharing


  5. "Senior Engineering Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great automotive company with great products and culture

    Cons

    When a new leader comes along, everything changes....

    Advice to Management

    Get a vision, stick to it.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Great team, opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    Promotions take quite some time.


  7. "Intern, Product Development"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Internship in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Lots of different teams to work with, intern events to meet people, structure for intern evaluation

    Cons

    They don't give you a lot to do. Bad compensation for people who have graduated undergrad and are entering graduate school (they still pay you like an undergrad)

  8. "Summer Intern-Product Development"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Dearborn, MI
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good intern program; a lot of opportunities in engineering; good managers; good compensation

    Cons

    Size and structure of the company can sometimes feel intimidating

    Advice to Management

    Could try to increase the connectivity between different groups within company


  9. "Auto Worker(Assembly)"

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    Current Employee - Automotive Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Automotive Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a nice company to expand and has lots of opportunity to move through out the company. With great benefits.

    Cons

    There a lot of unexpected down time due to the fact that the company is driven off sales.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to think of evolving and innovative features, to keep the company going.


  10. "Classic Large-Scale Engineering Firm"

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    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Design Release Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn and quickly be given real responsibilities

    Cons

    Weak management structure makes programs subject to change


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