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Updated Dec 5, 2019

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Ford Motor Company CEO Jim Hackett
Jim Hackett
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  1. "Ford Motor Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Encouraged to move between different departments to gain wide knowledge, lots of people to learn from, large variety in work available, great work-life balance, good salary, friendly environment

    Cons

    Lots of departments to work in, but often segregated from each other which can be frustrating. Hierarchical company although plans in progress to improve this.

    Ford Motor Company2019-05-04
  2. "Work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, good work life balance

    Cons

    No progression, no direction, very uncertain

    Ford Motor Company2019-11-01
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work Life Balance - Lack of Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally people are very friendly and relaxed. Good opportunities to learn skills from experienced people on the job. Extremely good work life balance. Company currently undergoing a restructure (may eliminate some of the below cons)

    Cons

    Many people skate by doing next to nothing and being deliberately awkward. Very resistant to change and extremely risk averse. No opportunities for promotion. Very slow to react, laden down by bureaucracy and politics.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change Reward people who work hard and do a good job, Do not accept laziness and refusal to take responsibility. Create opportunities for progression

    Ford Motor Company2019-10-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very Laid Back"

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    Current Employee - Finance 

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and work-life balance

    Cons

    Very little career opportunities - not ideal for a driven individual

    Ford Motor Company2019-09-04
  5. "Excellent company to work for"

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    Current Contractor - Brake Controls Project Engineer in Basildon, South East England, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great place to develop your career and learn on a global company; Very good work/life balance and well paid; Independence to accomplish your job but as well a lot of responsibility; Management is easy to approach and very supportive;

    Cons

    Due to the size is sometimes very bureaucratic and things take very long to get rolling; Direction/Strategy and future of the company not very well defined;

    Ford Motor Company2019-07-21
  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Little Warley, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, development and people

    Cons

    Pay for performance, lack of progression

    Advice to Management

    None

    Ford Motor Company2019-06-29
  7. "Strategy analyst"

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    Current Employee - Strategy Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and great work/life balance Good compensation package Talented colleagues.

    Cons

    Very limited and slow growth opportunities.

    Ford Motor Company2019-05-13
  8. "Calibrator engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Salary and work life balance

    Cons

    Current business situation is difficult

    Ford Motor Company2019-05-11
  9. "IT at Ford"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company full-time

    Pros

    Really good Work-Life-Balance and beginner's salary.

    Cons

    Most important decisions are made in the US, not in Germany.

    Ford Motor Company2019-04-12
  10. "In general great company to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basildon, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ford Motor Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    • fair salary • good work/life balance (except in some departments in peak time) • internal mobility

    Cons

    • in some departments it's difficult to progress • roles limited in scope • no plans for international mobility (except for managers if the company offers a position overseas)

    Ford Motor Company2019-03-27
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