Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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352 Ratings
Pros
  • "Dynamic Work Environment, Intelligent people to work with(in 295 reviews)

  • "Good pay and benefits for your family(in 205 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Tough work environment, long hours at times but it is a competitive industry so need to put in the effort(in 196 reviews)

  • "Work Life Balance could be better(in 118 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years
      Featured Review

      Great Company to work for

      Mar 8, 2021 - Manufacturing Engineer in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great salary - Good Benefits - Cares about their employees

      Cons

      - Promotion scales are tricky to navigate - Can be locked into career path, little room to broaden

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company.

      May 10, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There is a lot of knowledge at Ford. You learn a lot, and work with all types of people.

      Cons

      I do not have many complaints.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Not for everyone

      Apr 28, 2021 - Zone Manager in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of autonomy since this role is not office based, with a lot of road travel. The role consults multiple businesses that generate millions in revenue, which allows you the opportunity to develop an incredible set of skills that are trasferrable. A vehicle is provided, which is a bonus that negates the personal financial impact of keeping and maintaining a vehicle.

      Cons

      Regional offices vary greatly based on the leadership team, some score lower in terms of DEI and have higher turnover. These offices can feel very isolated from HQ initiatives, programs, resources, and oversight. There is very little room for salary negotiation and employees are often compensated far below market value. You will be offered many opportunities with little finanical compensation. Management often does not consult employees before moving them geographically. Be wary.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing company, great job.

      May 7, 2021 - Technical Support Engineer in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very accommodating, able to work remotely, great benefits.

      Cons

      Other employees in my department do not always pull their weight and management doesn’t recognize those that meet their goals or address concerns with those who do not.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      An excellent company to work for work-life balance

      May 5, 2021 - Systems Architecture Manager in Dearborn, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Servant leadership, empowerment and opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology

      Cons

      Compensation could be better but top of the list on cons is bureaucracy and traditional OEM attitude in some parts of the company.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Stable, Diverse, but Stuck

      May 2, 2021 - S S E(Senior Software Engineer) in Dearborn, MI
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      Pros

      A good long and stable career with opportunity to switch projects every 2-3 years, but

      Cons

      Stuck somewhere between agile software development and being a factory-based manufacturer. Also, limited room for advancement unless you plan to leave software development for a management position. No culture of investing in workers... They

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Not a place to be a lifer

      Apr 26, 2021 - Analyst in Dearborn, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits - 401k + FRP Good career path for Engineers & IT savvy positions (Team Edison, GDIA, Ford Mobility, Autonomous) Some departments/people are helpful

      Cons

      Bureaucracy. Slow to change. Outdated tools in certain areas. Easy to get stuck in a department - managers will block you from leaving if your position is hard to backfill. Lots of positions being outsourced to India/Mexico. No work-life balance for understaffed departments (Product Development - Purchasing, Engineering Digital Tools, PLM)

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Lot of respect for Ford

      May 3, 2021 - Data Scientist in Dearborn, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance Competitive pay Good vacation Good benefits Cool industry Tuition assistance for grad school They put their employees first and did a lot for the country by building masks during pandemic

      Cons

      Work isn’t super demanding or rigorous

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      I miss this job

      May 6, 2021 - Durability Test Driver 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun/unique job testing the newest cars, good pay, great people

      Cons

      On call schedule, promotion opportunities are scarce

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Best if you are in good books of US managers

      May 6, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer/Architect 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work culture, Awesome learning opportunities.

      Cons

      Manager centric - once you have conflict with US managers, no one will help you, no one cares what you are undergoing. Hike 5% way too low for the inflation in India. Bonus mostly 50% of what is on paper.

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