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Ford Motor Company Senior Engineer Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Pros
  • brilliant work life balance; lots of opportunities to grow (in 306 reviews)

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

Cons
  • less work/life balance, less career opportunities (in 69 reviews)

  • long hours and dealing with the union (in 105 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Process 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

    Great people that are top performers in their fields.

    Cons

    Constrained by conservatism which slows innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Push harder.


  2. "It's great to work at Ford"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The culture is very professional, respectful and rewarding.

    Cons

    as in any big company, things move through the system slowly.

  3. "Great Company, amazing culture!"

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Security & Systems Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Senior IT Security & Systems Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, lots of room for growth!

    Cons

    Traditional work place, limited work from home opportunity.


  4. "Ford Blue!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior D&R Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Contractor - Senior D&R Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability, diverse work environment, challenging, close to home.

    Cons

    Corporate bureaucracy, cubicles, lack of window, lack of parking.

    Advice to Management

    Open communication is always a great idea.


  5. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company is stable and with a strong product portfolio.

    Cons

    HR is there to protect the company and not help employees, managers, or directors. Unless you have VP in your title you do not want to engage HR. Know that when they say all email and internet activity is monitored they mean it!

    Advice to Management

    Show more value to you senior employees


  6. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefit. You will learn manufacturing business from top to bottom every aspect of it quickly. Working with talented workforce, off course there will be few bad apples in a bunch

    Cons

    Lack of promotional opportunity. Promotion is only for select few. No clear advancement plan with clear objective to achieve. Rating is set, almost everyone will get achiever with only ~10% for top achiever. On another hand, work load is not equally distributed, some people will have heavy workload causing stress and problem with work life balance. Hence, you can deliver a lot but compensated equally the same with other who deliver less. Travel is heavy, can stay away up to 24 months.

    Advice to Management

    For manufacturing mgr : be fair to your employee, give them an equal chance to advance.


  7. "Senior Systems Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company is open to experiment and to learn from mistakes

    Cons

    Once you are part of a functional team is difficult to move

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very large stable company, paid over time, good benefits, great group of people to work with/for.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement, raises were few and far between, the automotive industry is long past the old glory days

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to hold union employees accountable and leverage their talents and experience to strengthen the company...stop letting them hold you hostage...


  9. "FMCO"

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pays very well and good benefits

    Cons

    Expect long hours for the good pay, Very high pressure in assembly plant manager positions

    Advice to Management

    Learn to balance work and personal life


  10. "Good Company, great to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to learn, lot's of things to do, increase responsibility with experience

    Cons

    salary does not increase as much as you gain experience.