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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated July 25, 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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    • 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. "Spannend, mit viel Bürokratie"

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    Current Employee - Ingenieur in Cologne (Germany)
    Current Employee - Ingenieur in Cologne (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Firma im Umbruch
    - Viele Möglichkeiten
    - Hohes Gehalt

    Cons

    - Verkrustete Mangementstrukturen
    - Führung in USA zu wenig auf europäischen Markt fokussiert
    - Hohe Bürokratie, langjährige Mitarbeiter benehmen sich wie Beamte

    Advice to Management

    Risikofreudige Entwicklungen fördern, mehr in Mitarbeiterentwicklung investieren

  3. "Ford india"

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    Current Employee - MIS Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - MIS Analyst in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary and good work life balance

    Cons

    old technology used and mind set of people(age difference)


  4. "technician specialist, or inspector/validation technician"

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    Current Employee - Technician In Various Job Positions in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Technician In Various Job Positions in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits are good, and be able to go to work knowing they care for my safety.

    Cons

    A small portion of management are rude and stuck up, other then that, there's nothing else

    Advice to Management

    Treat you're employees with respect and show gratitude because that goes a long way for an employee!


  5. "A large company with pockets of family atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Senior Purchasing Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Purchasing Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are the best part. After being there for 20+ years, you tend to run into people you know at all locations through the world

    Cons

    The politics that go with a big company. Sometimes policies and procedures seem a bit much and can be a bit inhibiting

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused


  6. "Robot operator, validation, mechanic and electrian"

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    Current Employee - Robot Operator, Validation, Mechanic and Electrian, and Much More in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Robot Operator, Validation, Mechanic and Electrian, and Much More in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always can progress, learn more, great pay and benefits, job Oppurtinitys, safety, and quality

    Cons

    Small portion of management are horrible and have no respect, that's about it.

    Advice to Management

    Respect you're employees, show appreciation, and let them know that there doing a great job, the better you treat them, the better you're line runs and easily get you're build number also you'd be loved by you're employees and would be willing to help you when in need


  7. "Not Recommended - CAE position only"

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    Current Employee - CAE Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - CAE Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    To get paycheck to pay the bill.

    Cons

    Way too much BS, bureaucracy, politics. Nothing gets implemented after the team was established 4-5 years ago. Does the team have the meaning/value to even exit? Again, this is the review for the specific position/team.

    Advice to Management

    Direct supervisor lacks the skills to motivate/reward people, resulting in little motivation among colleagues.

  8. "Awesome Company - but it is a BIG company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Excellent work-life balance
    Location is good - lots to do
    Lots of holidays

    Cons

    Sometimes feel replaceable - with so many people in the company, it is hard to stand out
    VERY old software and programs
    Hard to push against custom when trying to innovate - the "old way of doing things" often wins

    Advice to Management

    Take the advice of the new guys - fresh eyes are a powerful innovation tool


  9. "Good Work life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Best place for people who want to settle in life
    - Good Ambience
    - Nice Managers
    - Par salary and perks

    Cons

    - Less challenging work for ambitious candidate
    - Not a place for techie

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career development of individual


  10. "Awful management. Not a place for innovative motivated employees"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Allen Park Post Office, MI
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Allen Park Post Office, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you have no motivation and want to have life time employment then Ford is perfect for you. Just drive a Ford, don't make waves and be pleasant and you are set.
    There are a few pockets of sanity in IT

    Cons

    Bureaucracy prevents work. Leadership routinely backstab each other. Leadership promotes and encourages BossHole behavior while simultaneously trying to tell low level employees to change the Ford Culture from bottom up. Managers refuse to allow talented employees to switch jobs, instead they burn em up and then throw em out. Most talented employees quit, leaving the dregs.
    Much of IT is offshored to India. Poor pay. Once you are hired your annual raises will never keep up with inflation.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the BossHoles. Recognize that the jerks always running their mouths contribute little.


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