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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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Pros
  • brilliant work life balance; lots of opportunities to grow (in 346 reviews)

  • good pay and benefits laid back (in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • No true work life balance when left in the hands of 2nd level department managers (in 72 reviews)

  • Stressful work environment, long hours (in 116 reviews)

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  1. "Team leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment and workers

    Cons

    Communication can sometimes be a problem


  2. "Chassis Systems Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Semi-flexible hours. Attentive management. Training and travel opportunities. Competitive benefits. Relaxed HR policies. Ability to use company devices for personal use.

    Cons

    Aged facilities. Poor cost-cutting choices. Antiquated engineering methodologies in certain groups. Overworked at times. Global integration results in difficulty with coordination.

    Advice to Management

    Vehicle engineering should be the most powerful group in the company.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great companies with opportunities—if you find them yourself"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities, benefits, flexible work arrangements (but that just means you will work more hours)

    Cons

    Mentoring is hard to find. Opportunities for advancement still comes down to “who you know” or your supervisor/manager knows and the amount of pull they may have

    Advice to Management

    Support your supervisors and managers by cleaning out useless and incompetent directors


  4. "Relaxing Job Flexible Time Easy Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Relaxing Job Flexible Time Easy Work

    Cons

    Pay not as high as other companies


  5. "Built Ford Tough"

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

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Incredible history. Passionate employees and loyal customer base. Global company. Midwestern values. High quality products. Working toward a leaner hierarchy and more progressive company culture. Unbeatable truck expertise- Ford truly understands this customer.

    Cons

    Experiencing a bit of an existential crisis with the advent of autonomy and increasing emphasis on vehicle connectivity. Limited by politics and an antiquated sales and service agreement with dealers (in Ford's defense, this is not limited to Ford.)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop and encourage drive culture. Encourage sense of team and not internal competition (this is an antiquated attempt at bettering individuals). Increase communication between the field, product development, and c-suite. Increase engineer knowledge of dealership experience. Improve Ford brand and take less conservative approach to advertising.


  6. "Ford Motor Company has been a great first full-time job after college"

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    Current Employee - Stamping Engineer FCG in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Stamping Engineer FCG in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance (management encourages 1 day/week work from home).
    Collaborative working environment.
    Self-motivated people can usually find additional projects outside of core work to exercize creative engineering skills.
    Tuition assistance usually offered for additional degrees (MBA or M.S.E).

    Cons

    Large company size and numerous employees can make you feel unnoticed
    Cyclical business and work loads, work loads can be intense at times


  7. "Working Hard, But Not There Yet"

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

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance is not just a policy, it's ingrained in the culture. Also, having the chance to work in a product team is an unforgettable, collaborative experience.

    Cons

    Ford is a large company with a rich history, which means that it takes a long time to change. The right steps are being taken to really conquer bureaucracy, and give more value to user experience design, but Ford isn't there quite yet.

    Advice to Management

    Really push the product teams wherever it makes sense. And don't let that be a top-down decision -- explain to the workers that have been around for decades *why* this change is taking place.

  8. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    good pay, with nice bonuses

    Cons

    long hours, and hard work


  9. "A good engineering experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is really good

    Cons

    Don't know as yet.seems like none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Research Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects everywhere, industry is experiencing an inflection point.

    Cons

    Location, office environment is more fitting for a third worlf call center, ancient amd dirty.

    Advice to Management

    Your retention rate would dramatically increse if you improve working environment for your GSR - ll6. Washing the carpet for the first time in 10 years is a good star.


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