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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "FCG Process Coach"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer FCG in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer FCG in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money, lots of experience, multiple situations in which to get new perspectives from

    Cons

    Huge time commitment, 65+ hours per week including most weekends, hard to make any changes, dealing with management and the union balance can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Don't set so many roadblocks to making change. Process coaches know more about the way their line works than you do, let them help you understand their line without any prejudice so that it can further the company


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Director in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits a available to all employees, including health plan, 401K, and vacation purchase. Dearborn location is convenient to freeways. International opportunities available, though declining.

    Cons

    Corporate culture is rigid and unfriendly to the non-dominant culture, i.e. women and minorities. Lack of any meaningful professional development opportunities. Employee resource groups are merely window dressing and have no ability to influence Company policy or behaviors. Culture still reflects a "We eat our young" approach to management.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt or die. Cultural change was not accomplished under Mulally. Typical Ford behaviors have returned and management should consider the changing fundamentals of work, including demographics, and adjust culture to attract and retain the best -- and diverse -- talent.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, MI"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for complex technical work
    Casual working environment
    Occasional work from home opportunities
    Decent competitive benefits package
    Ford management is generally aware that they are in competition with the big IT players and are making changes

    Cons

    The facilities are absolutely horrible
    No opportunities for advancement for experienced IT people
    Antiquated performance review process lacks incentive to outperform peers

    Advice to Management

    Investigate performance review process, seek to make it more competitive
    Accelerate work on improving facilities
    Remove bureaucratic roadblocks to completing work
    Have the guts to force retirement of antiquated systems


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    "Assembly Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Assembler in Louisville, KY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In the manufacturing setting, the starting pay is average compared to comparable employers. However, the profit sharing bonus (not guaranteed) and retention bonus (new contract every 4 years) make total compensation about $45k by the second year. Liberal time off. Paid vacation for 1 week shut down in July, and paid week shut down at Christmas. Outstanding medical, vision, and dental benefits package at ZERO cost for premium contribution by employee.

    Cons

    Strenuous work environment. Wear and tear on the body. Manufacturing facility which is very hot in warm months. Standing for 10 to 11 hours a day. Break procedures to use restroom need improvement. Some waits are excess of 20 minutes. Poor employee morale and attendance. Treat employees like slaves at times.

    Advice to Management

    Better contract with UAW and become involved in each employee offering some consideration for a job well executed. The numbers are important, but so are peoples lives.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Research Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    In research, you're surrounded by very talented peers. There's a strong management push for collaboration, so even if people on the ground aren't keen, you can always fall back on "One Ford" and find the right person to connect with. research engineers are also paid pretty well, and benefit options are good. Lots of lower managers are accommodating of new ideas, at least in research.

    Cons

    The biggest con is that most of us have no career prospects. No one ever gets promoted into management, period. There's been a flurry of activity the last few months, but it's all targeted at pet projects or the current hot area, and it's mostly upper management shuffles. No one from the general salaried ranks is getting promoted into even the lowest level of leadership. we're all fairly well-paid but depressed about how we're going nowhere. but we've got families to support, and benefits are good, so what are our options? it's a running joke between most employees, but no one is laughing.

    Ford likes to tout all the career resources it provides, like online training, assessments, etc, but at the end of the day, it doesn't matter if you have no actual career prospects. and i'd say 85% of employees have accepted that they will never be promoted out of General Salary, not even after 30 years of service.

    Also, purchasing is cumbersome. You can't buy anything without going through like 4 layers of management. Buyers will overrule your own order and re-source your request so you end up with a lesser or incompatible item. People buy inferior things or make shady repairs all the time because there's never any approved budget to buy the right tools.

    Advice to Management

    one day your aging management will all retire, and you'll be left with no one to run the company. fill your pipeline and develop your leaders by actually putting them in positions of leadership.


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    "Ford Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    The challenges of the automotive business remain significant and are stimulating and require creativity to address. You will rarely be bored working in this area.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is still not very good. The Company values employees who comitt themselves 120% and that level of comittment takes a toll on you over time.

    Advice to Management

    Management style took a huge positive leap forward with the arrival of Alan Mullally 10 years ago. Most of his changes have now become a part of the ongoing corporate culture but personally he is a real tough act to follow. Mark Fields is trying hard to keep the culture change going but it is not the same.


  8. "Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Long hours,. Manufacturing is cyclical in nature


  9. "Short Title for Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, car discount, that's it

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, slow pace, that's it

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment for better cooperation between groups


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ford Sales Zone Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Zone Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Zone Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment
    Access to some of the greatest entrepreneurs in the country
    Great resume builder

    Cons

    Long hours
    No commission for the vehicles you wholesale
    Very political depending on the region
    Management style does not fit well with millennials

    Advice to Management

    Definitely need to change the management style with the Field personnel. Contribute more than any other department to the company's bottom line but bear far too much pressure and adverse effects


  11. "Program Buyer and Capacity Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Rarely work nights or weekends
    Low stress
    Light workload

    Cons

    Responsibilities are repetitive and over time become boring
    Job is strictly tracking and reporting


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