Ford Motor Company

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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
1,010 Reviews
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Pros
  • a lot of flexibility in the field (they like to call it "work-life balance") (in 87 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Make just a small effort to provide work-life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Long Hours, rotating shift, no compensation for interns unless you are a trainee (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    2 people found this helpful  

    Working at Ford has been a great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Windnoise Engineer in Dearborn, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Windnoise Engineer in Dearborn, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Great group of people who are passionate about designing a better vehicle for the customer.
    The group that I work in are very very good at what they do, and are always willing to help out if you are struggling something.
    Its also great to be part of a great company at ford, the corporate culture encourages employees of different departments to work together, I won't deny there has been friction with working in other departments but compared to working at other automotive companies this place is better.
    The benefits are also great as well.
    ford is investing not only in new facilities, but they are also hiring new engineers.
    I also like a casual working environment, Ford is fine with you wearing jeans and a polo to work, they suggest if you are meeting with suppliers. Also Ford encourages its employees to telecommute once a week typically Friday, but it isn't required.

    Cons

    Unless you live in Dearborn, the commute to work is pretty bad, traffic on Southfield (M39) or 94 is pretty bad. I wish there were better cafeteria options for Food, usually you have to go out to eat if you don't pack, but one of the best Thai restaurants in the Metro Detroit area is 10 min from Ford's campus. Parking can be an issue if you work at EVB

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep yup the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Love my job!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Dagenham, England
    Current Intern - Manufacturing Engineer in Dagenham, England

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The office culture is pretty nice. Everyone generally seems to be cheerful and good with top notch banter! I like the fact that it can be busy but also has periods when there is not much to do. Also, you do feel like a part of something bigger - well at least in my case!

    Cons

    Does get boring sometimes due to lack of work, or the work may get repetitive sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience in a big corporation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, England

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Great work life balance - productive without pressure to be at your desk 24/7
    Lots of opportunity if you want to progress
    Strong ethics and values
    People are committed to the product they're producing

    Cons

    Big corporate culture creates a very slow moving pace of development
    Pension scheme/salary obviously much worse for new hires than long time employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your lower-level employees/managers to make decisions, trivial issues are brought up to senior levels while much bigger decisions are made by normal employees as they have technical knowledge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A good place to work offering opportunities for both length and breadth of experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brentwood, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brentwood, England

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Good pension scheme for staff.

    Cons

    Like most large corporations can be slow to embrace change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most employees will like a more flexible organisation, willing to adopt change fairly easily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great culture and office environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Laindon, England
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Laindon, England

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexitime available and adhered to
    great work life balance
    Included employees in announcements and events

    Cons

    limited personal growth and progression, lots of people wanting promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Work as a design engineer. Contracted through an agency .

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Design Engineer in Dagenham, England
    Current Contractor - Design Engineer in Dagenham, England

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, Work life balance, People

    Cons

    Large company - little opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Mechanical Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    bad experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  11.  

    Great engineering experience with a multinational

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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