Ford Motor Company

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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated 18 November 2014
Updated 18 November 2014
894 Reviews
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894 Reviews
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Pros
  • a lot of flexibility in the field (they like to call it "work-life balance") (in 83 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are competitive (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Make just a small effort to provide work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • You've got to be willing to work long hours at a hard job (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    Mechanical Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    As long as the company is profitable, they look after you.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency about organisation changes and how they affect you.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    You are your Master. That's the best policy at Ford. Independence to think in your lines, and bring the best to the table. There is room for improvement at all times in all areas.

    Cons

    You need to be a self starter. Got to have the speed in learning. No room, if you are repeating the same mistakes again and again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team meetings to get the best out of the empolyees must be frequent. Exchange of perspective will gives a broader picture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    bad experience

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in London, England

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

    Pros

    none there is nothing good i could think of

    Cons

    salary and work hours very bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should resign

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  5.  

    Great engineering experience with a multinational

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    Former Employee - Powertrain Manufacturing in London, England
    Former Employee - Powertrain Manufacturing in London, England

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

    Pros

    Travel the world, cutting edge automotive technology

    Cons

    just a number within a huge organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Brilliant company to work for in terms of career progress and development

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    Former Employee - Finance in London, England
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Working life compared to other companies....Big Brand on your CV....Good Growth... Will give you many opportunities to develop....Many Social events that are great.

    Cons

    Low Wage as many other finance companies give better wage.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent employer but personal development is upto the personnel

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    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Basildon, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Industrial Engineer in Basildon, East of England, England

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent Salary in the industry
    Looks after you well
    Pension schemes available

    Cons

    Personal development is not strictly monitored and appraised

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    asst manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very nice company . take care of emloyeeess

    Cons

    bit slow in decision making. takes time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quick decision making and more awareness for competitive products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Alliance Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Alliance Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Truly global company which provides opportunities to engage with colleagues from all over the world and for career development through international postings.
    Dynamics and complexity of the global automotive industry provides a constant stream of new and interesting challenges.
    Competitive salaries and excellent benefits (30 days paid vacation, final salary pension, car schemes, private health cover, etc)

    Cons

    Huge organization with at times overwhelming bureaucracy.
    Highly cyclical industry, training and development spending often one of the first things to be cut in a downturn.
    Helps to be passionate about cars.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dunton!

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Brentwood, England
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Brentwood, England

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Size of company is very good, everybody knows "FORD" and it is a major employer on everyone's CV. If you happen to like the vehicles and products you are in favorable situation.

    Cons

    Most of the permanent employees here in Brentwood have spent all their lives at FORD, therefore they don't know other company cultures or any other products. Motivation is pretty much down, especially due to the unexpected downturn of some vehicle development programs due to the credit crisis.

    Having seen other vehicle OEM's I can say moral was the worst at FORD.

    Working in an office where almost everyone is a middle-aged male worker doesn't help improving office culture either, other manufactures have a more diverse workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is not acceptable that senior management has not received proper and recent training in people management and obviously management is not chosen by soft skills either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not going down

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Basildon, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Basildon, South East England, England

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Very good benefits, 2 non taxable low cost lease cars at Management Role level, Final Salary Scheme, healthcare. Great product portfolio in Europe and a structured action plan to recover position in US

    Cons

    Pay for performance structure does not make a big difference even when 'exceeds expectation'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at pay for performance package

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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