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Ford Motor Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.6 800 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Ford Motor President & CEO Mark Fields

Mark Fields

(8 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • a lot of flexibility in the field (they like to call it "work-life balance")(in 73 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are competitive(in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes women are given a hard time when they take maternity leave, or try to utilize the work-life balance policy(in 20 reviews)

  • You've got to be willing to work long hours at a hard job(in 33 reviews)

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    Excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    bad experience

    Design Engineer (Current Employee) London, England

    Prosnone there is nothing good i could think of

    Conssalary and work hours very bad

    Advice to Senior Managementshould resign

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    Great engineering experience with a multinational

    Powertrain Manufacturing (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsTravel the world, cutting edge automotive technology

    Consjust a number within a huge organisation

    Advice to Senior Managementgreat job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Finance (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsLow Wage as many other finance companies give better wage.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent employer but personal development is upto the personnel

    Industrial Engineer (Current Employee) Basildon, East of England, England

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

    ConsPersonal development is not strictly monitored and appraised

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    asst manager

    Project Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    Prosvery nice company . take care of emloyeeess

    Consbit slow in decision making. takes time

    Advice to Senior Managementquick decision making and more awareness for competitive products

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of opportunity

    Alliance Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsTruly 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)

    ConsHuge 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dunton!

    Product Development Engineer (Current Employee) Brentwood, England

    ProsSize 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.

    ConsMost 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 Senior ManagementIt 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not going down

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Basildon, South East England, England

    ProsVery 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at pay for performance package

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good pay but no future?

    Line Operator (Current Employee) Dagenham, England

    ProsThe pay is very good and most of the workers are good people to work with
    the production line i work on now is very clean and also relatively quiet
    whilst limited there are various jobs that come along that could lead to career advancement
    good benefits, after a lot of time off this year the company where very supportive and its care and medical team are top notch(although i believe they are the focus of future cost cuts)

    Consabsolutely no communication from management as to our job security and how the downturn in production is going to affect plans for the plant in the long term.
    morale is getting lower from the workers like myself with low service who are increasingly worried about our jobs with no information from our union or the company
    i see no future working at a diesel engine plant
    although im not privy to all the work they do, i'm seeing management stand around all shift doing nothing that isn't already being done by a group leader/maintenance or even ourselves. if they have all shift to stand around looking at terminals and playing with there mobile phones i can't help but believe management is very bloated
    it feels like the union stands between us and the company, and both feel unapproachable and rarely have answers on key issues
    production lines across the site are run by different standards with newer guys put onto more difficult jobs whilst being on lesser pay and also being under scrutiny of management more often even if they are more productive than the guys with longer service
    the company does not recognise Repetative stress injury on jobs and enforce a policy of non-rotation between jobs on the grounds of quality, this leads to guys on harder jobs getting aches and pains that could be avoided by rotation of jobs. telling the workers to carry on until they are in pain then just goto medical is not a solution.

    Advice to Senior Managementrather than try to slim line an incredibly productive work force, perhaps management "trimming" should be looked at before morale begins to slow production/quality
    weekly team meeting's to be enforced across the plant to keep workers up todate, and to make them feel part of a team and able to contribute ideas
    run all 4 production line's equally instead of forcing the newer guys onto the new lines and expect them to work harder than the older guys despite being on less pay
    retire workers with long-term restrictions, they are unproductive

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