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Ford Motor Company Vehicle Assembly Technician Reviews

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Pros
  • brilliant work life balance; lots of opportunities to grow (in 280 reviews)

  • Good environment fast pase work great pay and benefits union (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • less work/life balance, less career opportunities (in 66 reviews)

  • long hours and dealing with the union (in 101 reviews)

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  1. "Retired after 14 years in production"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician, Launch Team Trainer in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician, Launch Team Trainer in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ford Motor Company has a good salary structure, excellent health plan, a strong union, a challenging work environment, wonderful retirement benefits, plus opportunities for additional education. The team concept is always promoting quality control in order to produce the highest level of product possible.

    Cons

    Because of the changing work environment, a two-tiered pay structure was implemented a few years ago. Having a significant portion of the work force doing similar jobs for less pay holds the potential for morale problems. In addition, the pressure to produce target numbers can cause management to sometimes make what appear to be unreasonable demands on their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Solicit more input from the line workers. They are the first line of defense for the company to guard against producing an inferior product.


  2. "Mandatory Overtime Can Cause Burnout"

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    Current Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best medical insurance I have ever experienced.

    Cons

    The balance is work, no life.

  3. "Hourly Tier 2"

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    Current Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best health insurance benefits of any employer I've ever worked for...bar none.

    Cons

    All about getting the numbers for production, workers are only tools to be used as hard and as long as possible then find a replacement. The company has no HEART. Communication is pathetic. The Union is unified only in name; no one in the leadership knows how to rally the rank and file.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more humane approach to the line workers. Stop looking to blame and start looking for cooperative solutions. I know it's difficult and it takes two, but you're the ones with the power to initiate the change.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Consumable Human Labor"

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    Former Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Ford is the pay rate and the health benefits. Another plus would be that you never take your job home with you.

    Cons

    You are nothing but a consumable asset to the company, a means to an end with no value beyond that. You are selling your body and they will use it up until it is gone.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the quantity focus and put the people first. The people are the most important asset. Treat them with the dignity and respect that you would want and deserve.


  5. "Earn every penny you make."

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    Current Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician
    Current Employee - Vehicle Assembly Technician
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, retirement, and benefits.

    Cons

    hard work, long hours, hot working conditions

    Advice to Management

    motivation