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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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  • Lots of programs to support work / life balance but expect to work hard (in 60 reviews)

  • long hours and dealing with the union (in 96 reviews)

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  1. "x"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented culture, work-life balance

    Cons

    bureaucratic, very large, some old school ways

    Advice to Management

    x


  2. "Sales Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting and working some very great people.

    Cons

    Working weekend can be very strenuous on personal life.

    Advice to Management

    It all starts with your employees.


  3. "Good worklife, Managment very average, Hard to move around in company, No sunlight in most workplaces"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance- management is very understanding of family situation and hours. The best in the industry in terms of that. Compensation is competitive and inventions are highly encouraged

    Cons

    1 great supervisor/manager per every 9 below average/average supervisors/managers. There seems to be slight fear with management->upper management interaction. Lack of "leadership" traits exist sometimes and recognition can be poor. Sometimes tedious assignments are dished out to the new and young rather than to those who can evenly own a task. Assignments created without input from a manager's own team and sometimes can be of no value to the project or company. If you get hired into a department EXPECT to stay within that department for life! During an interview Ford sells all the different departments you can work in, but in reality departments do a terrible job of making it possible for new hires-vets to switch a department if they find a new skillset they are interested in.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN MORE. Just LISTEN and hear what the people that do these tasks have to say or suggest. Don't be afraid of upper managers (get rid of the hierarchy style culture). Make decisions quicker. Sometimes decisions needed drag on for a year because a manager is afraid to tell his manager that something needs to happen. Help align targets and deliverables between departments. Sometimes we feel like we are fighting with our own company inter-department. Lastly, help those that want to experience new skills within Ford, achieve their goals to do so. People feel like if they voice interest in another ford commodity that their department will undermine them


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  5. "Started off bad, became worse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you want to just get by.

    Cons

    It was just a job

    Advice to Management

    Create an atmosphere where employees love their job. Don't be so chintzy with salary/merit increases. With some exceptions, department heads need to realize they need to share information with everyone.


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    "Deputy Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working place and there is lots of scope to implement ideas and good practices. Reporting manager was very understanding and supportive. I had worked in Supply chain, Inventory and projects. Awesome place to work

    Cons

    All large organization have process which require management approval. That would take time and pain when you want to get the work done fast.


  7. "Sales Zone Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Zone Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Zone Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance & relocation opportunities

    Cons

    Overnights during the week depending on zone.


  8. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, decent benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Hourly employees make more bonus than the majority of salary.


  9. "Family environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers and solidarity in the plant

    Cons

    No growth in company


  10. "Product Development Engineer Position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plentiful opportunities to pursue all aspects of the product line.

    Cons

    Difficult to get visibility, positive or negative, due to sheer size of the work environment.


  11. "Control System Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Meet several good people who can become life-long friends

    Cons

    Too long working hours, constantly work over time and work over weekend. The overtime situation was not told during interview. Job was not what was described during interview. Hard to transfer within Ford.

    Advice to Management

    I am sure managers know these issue. But they chose to pretend there is no problems and to lie to employee.



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