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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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  • less work/life balance, less career opportunities (in 66 reviews)

  • long hours and dealing with the union (in 103 reviews)

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  1. "Job itself is fine but being contract isn't worth it."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dearborn, MI
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dearborn, MI
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    My manager here is great.
    Work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    Contractors are given busy work (on top of their other projects) that the direct hires do not want to do, then take it to management to take credit.
    Contractors are given all the responsibilities of direct hires without any of the security/benefits/pay.
    There is no career development path from Ford or my agency (essentially professional limbo).

    Advice to Management

    If you can't afford to hire an employee directly then you can't afford to hire an employee under contract.
    Don't discriminate against certain employees just because their badge has a different color stripe.


  2. "Better than nothing I guess"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health, vision, and dental benefits. Pay is better than most places. At least your working. Things could always be better tho

    Cons

    Hours are terrible. Almost like they want to live there. You get vacation time but can't use it if you want to get paid when the company decides to go on shut down. Union isn't all that great. Foreman are terrible. They can make you work mandatory overtime. Which they do inconveniently. And some of the jobs make you think the company must have OSHA in their pocket. But it's better than nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop setting the rules to have everyone against each other. Might provide a better work environment

  3. "Product Development Eng. - Contract"

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    Current Contractor - Designer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Contractor - Designer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    As contract, the company is able to pay extra hours. Work culture is great.

    Cons

    No direct hire available in the short term.


  4. "I like it here, but..."

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as a contractor

    Pros

    Great working environment. Colleagues are helpful.

    Cons

    Expectation of performing as much as (or above) direct hired counterparts with less resources, pay, and benefits.

    No opportunity for growth


  5. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    great but not too great

    Cons

    bad but not too terrible


  6. "Sufficient, but the ambitious will be left wanting more"

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    Current Employee - Visualization Specialist in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Visualization Specialist in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They will keep you around if they can, standard benefits/compensation
    You get the slightly-comforting feeling of being involved in something important

    Cons

    It is a large company with all the bureaucracy that comes along with that.
    Vehicle programs can be the epitome of chaos. Panic and frustration looms as if all parties involved have never done this sort of thing before - although they obviously have. You are often left feeling like you stumbled recklessly across the finish line rather than finishing gracefully and proud of what you have done.

    Advice to Management

    Do not continue this trend of re-shuffling, instead, re-organize from outside (the company needs new ideas). This applies both with regard to processes and the vehicles themselves.


  7. "Drivability technician"

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    Former Employee - ASE Certified Automotive Technician
    Former Employee - ASE Certified Automotive Technician

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You don't have to work on all makes and models. Just Fords

    Cons

    If you are a mechanic that can fix cars, you will get every nightmare problem child.
    There were 14 managers in the 10 years I worked there

  8. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    It's a very laid back atmosphere, not much micro management!

    Cons

    Disorganized!! Huge information sharing gap between management and engineers, this place is waste of your talent!!


  9. "Network Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Challenging projects Management cooperation.

    Cons

    Silo'd into specific work tasks. Does not invest into employees.


  10. "Good place to work, just don't count on getting your full bonus every year"

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer

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

    Pros

    -aging workforce means future opportunities for advancement for newcomers
    -decent benefits and pay
    -can take 2 days per year to do volunteer work at full pay
    -cool projects

    Cons

    -upper management obsessed with stock price to the point they lowered our bonus payout for 2016CY while at the same time deciding to give all shareholders an extra $0.05 per share for Q1 2017
    -quality of cars has been suffering in recent years


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