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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated July 19, 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. Featured Review

    "Ford Motor Company is a Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diverse, Educational, Developmental, Forward Thinking, Great Communications across the Enterprise,Good Salary and Benefits, Work Life Balance.
    The Company is moving in the right direction, at the right time, for automotive manufacturing in the United States and globally. Great people to work with, engaging and a friendly culture

    Cons

    Size can negatively impact quick successes, can be a cyclical business

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to have the right people in the right leadership roles to ensure employee satisfaction and engagement.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ford, not a bad place to start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Zone Manager in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Zone Manager in Mahwah, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a reasonably high level of job security, and if you desire to live in Detroit then it's the best place to be. Internal information systems are good for performing your actual job. It's not a bad place to start a career.

    Cons

    Current state of the economy and of US Automotive in general ensures that there will forever be "head count" reductions and cost reductions...translation small bonuses and an ever decreasing pool of management positions. There is still a very strong "old boys" club which makes it difficult to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Create a plan to develop and reward talent versus tenure. Try to dissipate the "old boys" club.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "When will things improve?"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Car discount, buyouts offered, ability to hide from work (although not easy anymore), advanced degree tuition support, over 5 healthcare program choices

    Cons

    Continuous shrinking, lack of foresight of global energy needs

    Advice to Management

    Look ahead to the future beyond the upcoming quarterly financial report, not every car/truck needs fender vents


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Ford is dying"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a family-oriented company, meaning that it values work-life balance and allows you to spend plenty of time with your family. Other than that, I do not believe there are any good reasons to work at Ford.

    Cons

    Ford is a dying company. It has been downsizing since 2001. It is looking to cut costs everywhere, which means it hasn't given a pay raise to anyone in over 2.5 years and it has slashed benefits. When I joined the company out of college, they recruited me on the following platform: "Come work for Ford and we'll pay for your MBA at an evening program in the area, such as U of M." Well, I started the program earlier this year, and Ford suddenly discontinued their tuition assistance program, telling us we could just drop out of school if we couldn't afford to keep going. I was promised a promotion back in April, and then it got delayed until July, and then until this upcoming October, but now it might simply be canceled altogether.

    Ford used to be a great company. Unfortunately, it is a very unprofitable, poorly managed company that will betray its employees in order to save a buck.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your commitments to your employees.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Ford needs to listen."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Developer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Developer in Dearborn, MI
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Car Discounts and learning opportunities

    Cons

    Corp. culture. Change is not easy. Duplication of work and effort. No clear direction

    Advice to Management

    Work closely with employees and listen to customers.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "failure of Ford management"

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    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Design Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is no good reason to work for Ford Motor.

    Cons

    Almost every every manager lies about what is going on to his/her superiors. What the top management receives is a rosy picture that is totally out of touch with reality.

    Advice to Management

    Fire most of current managers and start it over. That is the only way to turn this old company around.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Ford Stock is not the only bad thing about Ford"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, pay is good

    Cons

    Growth, communications and integrity are all absent

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who do the work.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Be careful in choosing ford motor company as a place to work"

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    Former Employee - Assembler and Production Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Assembler and Production Supervisor in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's an opportunity if you need a job

    Cons

    environment , corporate culture, lack of innovative car designs

    Advice to Management

    Change the negative culture and come up with some appealing car deisgns


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Avoid Ford."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - The pay is good compared to similar jobs in the Detroit area.
    - The company has global reach, so you will be able to interact with a large number of people from other countries and cultures. Since it's a global company, you also have the opportunity of finding jobs out side the United States.
    - You have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of jobs within your field.

    Cons

    - Poor job security - layoffs are happening every six months lately.
    - Automotive is a Really Bad Industry right now, and for the next several years.
    - The company is in really bad shape, financially.

    Advice to Management

    Show some respect.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Going downhill"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer GR 8 in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer GR 8 in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High tech tools to learn.

    Cons

    Low morale. No career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Align performance with reward


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