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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated August 16, 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. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Great culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Zone Manager
    Current Employee - Zone Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance in regional offices. Ability to work as an entrepreneur style consultant to dealer groups.

    Cons

    Raises are very formulaic and do not take much merit into account.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer at Ford Research and Innovation Center (Palo Alto, CA)"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Research Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Research Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work environment with great people
    - Not a whole lot of red tape (Palo Alto office only, HQ can be full of red tape)
    - Many opportunities to work on cool projects (feels almost too flexible at times). If you like people giving you directions and telling you what to do, this is not the place for you
    - Take out almost any current Ford / Lincoln vehicle for free test drives (including overnight and weekends)
    - Lots of free snacks and fruits
    - Car purchase discounts (additional $2K in addition to company discounts at Palo Alto office)
    - High visibility with executives since our research lab is pioneering how Ford will do things in the future
    - Free Caltrain and VTA passes
    - Pension plan

    Cons

    - No stock compensation (unless if you are management)
    - Palo Alto commute can be brutal depending on where you live
    - Pay is lower than most Silicon Valley companies
    - Dealing with HQ can be tough due to large company process
    - Many projects can be too research oriented and not even closely related to actual products
    - Vision can be lacking (can feel like company is lacking direction)

    Advice to Management

    - Management should provide more long-term vision for the work at the R&D lab
    - Match Silicon Valley company benefits, otherwise it'll be really tough to attract great talent
    - Give stock incentives to individual contributors, not just management. Value your engineers
    - Provide more commute options or flexible work hour options for employees who need it (i.e. 9/80 program)
    - Bring more meaningful work in-house rather than paying outside / recently acquired companies to do it for you. It's the only way to grow talent from within and secure company's future in this high-tech market


  4. "Toolmaker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TOOLMAKER in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - TOOLMAKER in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome pay and awesome benefits

    Cons

    There is nothing bad about this job

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going


  5. "Auto Detailor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auto Detailer in Coatesville, PA
    Current Employee - Auto Detailer in Coatesville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work outside but not in the direct weather in a garage shop

    Cons

    Everyone expects you to be able to fix anything and everything that's wrong with the way the car looks. Most salesmen treat you like the dirt on the bottom of their shoe


  6. "IT Manager, Strategy, Delivery, and Organizational Change Managment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, flexible, solid company

    Cons

    Uncertainty with changing automotive environment


  7. "Better than nothing I guess"

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

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

    Pros

    Great health, vision, and dental benefits. Pay is better than most places. At least your working. Things could always be better tho

    Cons

    Hours are terrible. Almost like they want to live there. You get vacation time but can't use it if you want to get paid when the company decides to go on shut down. Union isn't all that great. Foreman are terrible. They can make you work mandatory overtime. Which they do inconveniently. And some of the jobs make you think the company must have OSHA in their pocket. But it's better than nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop setting the rules to have everyone against each other. Might provide a better work environment

  8. "Great Experience So Far"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Innovative Projects, Enthusiastic Workforce, Relaxed Work Environment

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Takes forever to get things done, Some colleagues skate by without working, Part of the workforce is resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    Stick to one vision, be more strategic with your investments


  9. "Program Buyer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Buyer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Program Buyer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge American industry company.
    Good cross-functional experience.

    Cons

    Fixed salary, it might be taken several years to get any promotion.


  10. "Global Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership, provided ample room to learn and grown in the organization.

    Cons

    Lack of development resources in the FordPass team


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