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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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Pros
  • brilliant work life balance; lots of opportunities to grow (in 299 reviews)

  • good pay and benefits laid back (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • less work/life balance, less career opportunities (in 66 reviews)

  • long hours and dealing with the union (in 104 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Supervisors have good knowledge. Most do work, just don't delegate.

    Cons

    Not much area to move up after GRADE 8


  2. "Parts distribution Rob Johnson"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Dentist in Ulysses, KS
    Former Employee - General Dentist in Ulysses, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent magement, and safe place to work. Able to speak with many OTR drivers. Loaded pallets onto trailers. Licensed on 3 fork lifts.

    Cons

    Long hot hours in summer. But was adapted in first month.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees. Great company to work for with benefits and great pay.

  3. "Assembly line worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good money for easy jobs

    Cons

    Terrible hours, work environment, and toxic people

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "You get what you get as an hourly worker."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Wayne, MI
    Current Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Wayne, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard to get fired, lots of employee support legal, medical, etc. I struggled with addiction and the Employee Support Program got me the help I needed. There's a gym in the plant. The Employee Tuition Assistance Program is a plus for anyone looking to pursue schooling. There is also some sort of retirement match program. Lots of benefits for sure.

    Cons

    Hard labor, 'Seniority' mindset where people feel they deserve more not because they work the hardest and smartest but because they've been there longer. Lots of grown cry babies. Culture is non existent at the level of the average hourly laborer, though it seems like there might be some sort of culture existent at the salaried employee's level. Drab negative mindset is consistent throughout the plant. Not for everyone so if you get hired and don't like it, DON'T FORCE IT. It may not be for you so leave before you get too many years in and get caught in the trap that I see way too many hourly Ford employees get caught in!

    Advice to Management

    Hire from the line when appointing process coaches. Give people from the line something to shoot for and when they come from the line they'll actually understand the process of assembly better.


  5. "Ford iTek"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Large scale projects that have high level of involvement from each individual

    Cons

    Not very silicon valley modern


  6. "I.E."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Fairly stable work environment, that offers goodly and benefits. A good place to work if you are good with people and have the ability to multitask.

    Cons

    Career progression is pretty stagnant and leadership can be very poor at times. Leadership often gives differing goals based on what they hope to achieve, which is often at odds with what One ford calls for.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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