Ford Motor Company Reviews
77% would recommend to a friend
(8998 total reviews)
77% approve of CEO
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2 years ago
Ford Motor Company
@big 4 the word “partnership” is actually such a trigger word for me after Ford Motor Company publicly “partnered” with Google. Then when I asked in a group chat with 400 ford employees working on Google cloud projects if ford employees would be compensated the same as our partners at Google— I was told “no we’re not actually in a partnership with them it’s a strategic engagement”. this tik tok triggered this memory for me. Execs at ford said I was exhausting and then they fired me lol
2 years ago
Ford Motor Company
Had recruiters submit me to hiring managers today for **remote** iOS dev roles this week for: * Charles Schwab $50/hr * Navy Federal Credit Union , $50/hr * Prudential Financial $60/hr * McDonald’s $50/hr * Walmart $50/hr And I’ve rejected the following roles in the last two weeks bc they want me on site: * 10+ times this week; Citi bank wanting me in Irving TX * once, JPMorgan Chase wants me in Chicago * 5+times Wells Fargo, SF * 3+ times Ford Motor Company, low pay * Adobe wanted me in Cali
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- "flexible and good work life balance" (in 867 reviews)
- "Good pay and the overtime pay is also good" (in 605 reviews)
- "Good benefits and 401k" (in 578 reviews)
- "The job is great for people who want to be left alone by management (for the most part) this is a union job." (in 533 reviews)
- "Good Culture and Values" (in 282 reviews)
- "Poor management and hard to move up" (in 280 reviews)
- "long hours worked and the physical and mental strain on the human body is well stretched." (in 212 reviews)
- "Bad managers aren't punished when they purposely break the contract between Ford and the union." (in 110 reviews)
- "Disconnect between Upper Management and actual employees" (in 74 reviews)
- "Budget pressures and long hours" (in 63 reviews)
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Updated Nov 28, 2023
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- 4.0FEATURED REVIEWOct 15, 2023Senior Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Good company Product based Good culture
No cons as of nowFord Motor Company Response2mo
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- 5.0Nov 28, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsCary, NC
Company holidays and PTO are very generous, consistent raises/bonuses, and everyone in the office is easy to work with
It's a big company, so there's a lot of bureaucracy to deal with sometimes, and it can be hard to hold other teams accountable
- 4.0Nov 28, 2023Engineering ManagerFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsDearborn, MI
Good pay, vacation, and benefits. Numerous opportunities to move around the Company and learn new areas within your expertise. Can be very satisfying. International operations available. Good people!
Tough culture at times and demanding working environment -- across the industry.
- 4.0Nov 1, 2023Product Efficiency EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsDearborn, MI
Fulfilling work for engineers Somewhat flexible (pandemic time) Lots of in-vehicle testing Analysis and trend prediction skills
No job stability if you have under 5 years of experience with them Ford Roth IRA is a scam (you lose it if left job before 3 years of service) Teams in engineering heaven and others in hell on earth Job location matter The manager could be less knowledgeable than you (connection-based promotions) CEOs can be from a non-automotive background which makes misfire in the whole company's productivity (Sports ring a bell)
- 4.0Nov 28, 2023Production SupervisorCurrent EmployeeLouisville, KY
Pay and Benefits Reputable Product to Build Challenging but Rewarding
Long Hours Constant Pressure Workload
- 2.0Nov 27, 2023Staff Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsDearborn, MI
I'm part of what used to be called "Connected Vehicle Cloud" - but the name changes regularly. We work on services deployed in Google Cloud Platform which broker messages between in-service vehicles and the FordPass mobile app. The domain is exciting and there's a ton of room for learning. Lots of good tooling has been built to help kickstart development. Many options for tech stack, at least on the cloud front. Benefits are among the best I've ever seen (401k matching, time off policy, vehicle plan, etc.). If you get a good boss, who understands your level of contribution, you're golden.
Management structure is opaque, and not well understood by the higher-ups. Your team will have a supervisor (a.k.a. People Leader), but you *really* work for the PM on your team - your "People Leader" will likely be stretched far too thin to make any real impact on your day-to-day, and they will most likely be unable to provide you any feedback on what you should be focusing/improving on. The team's PM is god - and depending on the PM, your life can be heaven, or it can be hell. Most individuals in management (both supervisors and PMs) have not built software in years. On the technical front, there is no real design/architecture role. As a result, there are a myriad of conflicting opinions on how applications and systems should be built. There is no common understanding of what quality software development looks like. Do not be surprised by the lack of automation in testing, devops, static analysis, performance testing, SRE, etc. There are many options hosted by Ford to accomplish these kinds of things, but very few teams pursue them with any level of effectiveness. Culturally speaking, at least within the department I'm part of, Engineering is seen as a means to an end, and there is a heavy bias toward "getting things done" vs. "getting things done RIGHT." This has resulted in an absolutely overwhelming amount of technical debt, which will likely never be paid off.
- 4.0Nov 26, 2023design thinking coachFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSeattle, WA
Great brand, innovative thinking, leadership is competitive
Many folks have been there for a while and change can be threatening
- 3.0Aug 2, 2023Product DesignerFormer Employee
+ Software leadership really care about UX + Pay was alright for an OEM + Had a lot of opportunities to grow my skillset + Certain areas really care about Human Centered Design
- Layoffs seemingly at least 1-3x a year - Said layoffs are leading to toxic culture where people hold things close to themselves - No communication from management on layoffs until days before so you're in a constant state of fear - So many layers of management it makes you dizzy, seems to be more managers than actual individual contributors - Reorgs seemingly multiple times a year, or any time a new leader comes in22
- 4.0Nov 13, 2023Program Management AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsDearborn, MI
Ford has been my home, I have been fortunate to have a job for as long as I have especially with the amount of layoffs we have been through the last 15 years. I have grown as a person and as a professional Alot of great professionals work here Pay is fair nothing compared to the Tech world
Working around the clock depending on the job and milestone (It's expected with no additional pay or comp time) Very hard to get a TA No pension Consistent layoffs
- 4.0Nov 15, 2023SupervisorCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
you can work on whatever interests you and fits your skillset. ability to relocate globally provides unique experiences. pay is commensurate with contribution level -- do great work, get paid well. Extremely talented engineering staff with top tier capabilities.
constant leadership changes, unstable financial outlook, big company that is easy to get lost in / overlooked. Some old remnants of the boys club mentality remains (includes men and women in management).
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Ford Motor Company has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 13,605 reviews left anonymously by employees. 77% of employees would recommend working at Ford Motor Company to a friend and 61% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.
77% of Ford Motor Company employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Ford Motor Company 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.