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Updated July 10, 2017
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  • less work/life balance, less career opportunities (in 66 reviews)

  • long hours and dealing with the union (in 103 reviews)

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  1. "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Buyer in Basildon, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance
    Competitive salary
    Friendly co-workers and relaxed management team
    Stable career prospects

    Cons

    Slow career progression
    Very bureaucratic! Organisation can be bogged down by processes and slow to react to change
    Few benefits incentives beyond basic salary/pension/holiday package

    Advice to Management

    Focus on removing red-tape
    Reward high achievers appropriately
    Improve benefits beyond basic salary/pension package to make employees feel valued


  2. "Ford Motor Company"

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    Current Contractor - Strategic Business Analyst in Basildon, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Strategic Business Analyst in Basildon, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are always stiving to move the business forward

    Cons

    The legacy processes make activities and progress much harder than it need to be

    Advice to Management

    You dont know it all!

  3. "Area Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Leader in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Leader in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good salary, good conditions excellent facilities family spirit

    Cons

    latest "fad orientated" , unwilling to change , very very process orientated with little room for flex. not good at recognising initiative. not dextrous . Very top down and autocratic.

    Advice to Management

    Need to allow more initiative to lower level staff and engineers


  4. "Laid back and hard to get fired"

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    Current Contractor - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    relaxed culture and easy going people. The work is fairly standard and divided up quite a lot. Pay is quite good relative to the rest of the country. Good stepping stone into the automotive sector if you wish it.

    Cons

    Ageing workforce, outdated management structure, no room for promotion unless someone dies or quits basically. Very negative approach to problem solving too.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out your ageing workforce. Too many old guys holding on to positions they don't really care about nor want to do. They are just hanging on for hte pension and nothing else now.


  5. "Graduate Scheme"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Finance Analyst in Brentwood, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Finance Analyst in Brentwood, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very well paid
    challenging environment
    A lot to learn

    Cons

    Hierarchy structure
    rotations are too fast


  6. "Vice president"

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    Former Intern - Vice President Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Vice President Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ford Motor Company as an intern

    Pros

    one ford, employess work together and happy

    Cons

    huge cost on management, should optimize management department

    Advice to Management

    listen to workers when there are skills problem


  7. "Excellent Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Saleman in Guiseley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Saleman in Guiseley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Company to work foe. Lots of big company benefits

    Cons

    None - Great Company to work for

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Interesting work if you're willing to search"

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good work life balance
    Good starting salary
    Chances to do real engineering
    Reasonable contact with supervisors

    Cons

    Slow salary progression that doesn't reflect ability
    Cascaded objectives are unhelpful and burocratic

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to listen to new starters more, as they are currently ignored by the company.


  9. "Product Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Ford, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Ford, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Is the best Company who can give us more than a good future.

    Cons

    I work in Ford Romania


  10. "Excellent company"

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    Former Contractor - Contract in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Contract in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent management, training, good communication, systems that work, lovely people to work with. Very professional, would recommend to others as a highly valued employer.

    Cons

    Non - very professional, would recommend to others as a highly valued employer - I have only good things to say about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - it works. Excellent cars too - very good value for money.


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