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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated September 24, 2018
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  1. "FordLabs - Great Place to Learn"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    - Great place to start a career
    - Learn a bunch about how to make products
    - Learn how to work as a software engineer
    - FANTASTIC people you work with

    Cons

    - They do a great job teaching employees valuable skills, but once they are good at what they do they are undercompensated
    - Only possible to get raise with counteroffer outside performance review. Then it is too late

    Advice to Management

    - Get FordLabs more valuable projects/products to work on.
    - If you are interested in attracting world class talent, pay accordingly. If you are interested in attracting regional talent, pay what you currently do


  2. "Comfortable and Safe"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for Ford is one of the most safe and comfortable jobs you can have - there is virtually no fear of losing your job unless you have severe performance issues or commit some kind of sexual harassment or unapproved commitment to a supplier or vendor.

    Cons

    Tons of bureaucracy and politics. Lots of 'boys club' leadership and hurdles that would never make sense or happen in other fast moving and efficient companies.

  3. "Good work, bad facilities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Excellent team, tremendous supervisor, interesting work

    Cons

    Amenities and facilities are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Improve facilities and bring amenities up to par with industry.


  4. "Starting new"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    I worked the summer before: pretty solid experience; learn a lot

    Cons

    field is dying, opportunity for growth is small


  5. "Product Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    work-life balance is great and great job security

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of


  6. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    worked in crash safety group
    high paced work environment
    got to leave desk a lot to watch/help set up crashes

    Cons

    design work and decisions are kept from interns/lower level ppl


  7. "Research Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, quality of life, and family oriented job

    Cons

    Difficult to move up without 15-20 years of time you put in at the company

  8. "pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    pays the bills and i like it.

    Cons

    i don't hate my job


  9. "Product Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - PD Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - PD Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work close to the end product. Great work life balance. Respectful and professional atmosphere. Good pay, low cost of living.

    Cons

    Slow to change, takes long to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    More clarity re AV and electrification strategy.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Zone Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Zone Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High job security.
    Most Management genuinely cares about its employees.
    New projects and jobs keep it fresh.
    Lots of different career paths.
    Ford is highly regarded as a place to train/gain experience. Many people get recruited for higher paying jobs after a few years.
    If you have a good boss you can put the work in and advance quickly.
    Very smart, hard-working coworkers.
    Pay is good (not great) but you get a lot of side benefits.
    Very flexible work environment.
    Savings & stock matching is generous.
    Products are cool and interesting - Ford will have the best overall vehicle lineup in 3 years.
    Lots of regional offices across the country.
    Dearborn is ok, the surrounding areas in Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Canton, Birmingham and downtown Detroit are actually very nice places to live and commute from.

    Cons

    Base pay is usually slightly lower than other OEMs.
    Health care is stupidly expensive (but that’s the case anywhere in the USA).
    If you have a bad boss they can stall your career.
    Management will often overpromise and underdeliver - ex: “tell us what you’d like your next position to be and we’ll support you.” 3 months later: “here’s a completely different job from the one you asked for, but we think you’ll like it too.”
    Company has a PR problem with explaining its plans.
    Will often add significantly more responsibility without adding compensation.
    Talented people get picked off by higher paying companies because Ford is tight with the purse strings.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your talent enough to keep them longer.
    Quit trying to please the stock market and just focus on building awesome products.
    Make it easier for people to move to a location they will love.


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