Ford Motor Company (UK) Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2021

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4.0
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Ford Motor Company (UK) Chairman and Managing Director Roelant de Waard (no image)
Roelant de Waard
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work/life balance and culture(in 16 reviews)

  • "Great work environment and good people(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "VERY limited career progression opportunities in Manufacturing department, other department seem better at this(in 4 reviews)

  • "Growth opportunities are slow at this time(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Feature Engineer

      Jun 24, 2021 - Feature Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Good job security and management that cares about it's people. Good training and personal development opportunities and opportunities for lateral moves.

      Cons

      Pay could be higher. Limited options for career advancement in technical role rather than management.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Well paid and treated but career progression is slow

      Jul 7, 2021 - Strategist in Basildon, East of England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - A culture of caring for each other - Diverse workforce where differences are respected - Flexible working and respecting work/life balance - Large company so departmental moves can be expected (sometimes functional moves also) - Some access to company funded further education (depends on role) - Job security - Perks like free on site gyms and exercise classes, access to physio and well-being treatments (massages, reflexology, etc), subsidised Costa coffee and canteen

      Cons

      - Career progression is slow - There are a lot of underperforming employees who aren’t really dealt with - Location of the offices mean you need to drive - International assignments are now very limited

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great conditions and wages

      Apr 21, 2021 - Production Operator in Bridgend, Wales, Wales
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      Pros

      Wage, opportunities, pension, some colleagues

      Cons

      Gloom and doom constantly, some colleagues

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Stability

      Apr 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Excellent work life balance and global team

      Cons

      Can be bureaucratic at time being a large global company

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great pay, benefits & atmosphere, career prospects lacking

      Jan 29, 2021 - Senior Finance Analyst in Basildon, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      Pay for the hours and location is exceptional, especially for those hired before 2012. Management are generally receptive to flexible working arrangements and work/life balance Apprenticeship/trainee schemes are great, the company provides support, funding and time off

      Cons

      Little prospect for progression within Finance, and restructures/job cuts mean there are far fewer opportunities to rotate around the business than there used to be. Performance related pay is in name only, and appraisal processes fail to address underperforming employees or meaningfully reward high performers

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great job, sorry to leave due to redundancy.

      Aug 3, 2020 - Mechanical Maintenance Craftsman in Bridgend, Wales, Wales
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      Pros

      Salary was excellent, £46,500 on day rate, £52,155 on double days, £56,594 on three shifts (Mon-Fri) and £66,359 on four shifts) Final Salary Pension with 1/52 of day rate for every years service. 36 days Holidays which goes up to 38 after 10 years service. Excellent sick scheme which pays two full years sick pay.

      Cons

      They are closing the plant. People got away with far too much, management didn’t hold themselves or the workforce accountable which aided in making the plant very inefficient and unviable. If more people actually wanted to work there rather than skive and and milk the company the plant would have been in a far better position to fight to stay open.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      bureaucratic company to work for

      Mar 2, 2021 - IT Business Analyst in Laindon, England, England
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      Pros

      Easy to get by doing no work for ages as its a big company

      Cons

      too many levels of management take ages to get signed off. No diversity in management, Mundane work environment

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good employment conditions, well organised, big company

      Dec 8, 2020 - Manager in Basildon, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      Wide variety of jobs, good employment conditions, salary and pension, opportunity to learn a lot

      Cons

      Slow career development, hierarchical management chain

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Like walking through treacle

      Feb 22, 2021 - Product Design Engineer in Basildon, East of England, England, England
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      Pros

      Good pay and pension. Some really great team players.

      Cons

      Still very much old boys network

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Backward looking company

      Jan 22, 2021 - Shift Supervisor in Dagenham, England, England
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      Pros

      Great people to work with.

      Cons

      Good people not appreciated if they don’t have a degree

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