Ford Motor Company

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Ford Motor Company Reviews

Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
1,020 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

    3 people found this helpful  

    Working at Ford has been a great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Melbourne

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Friendly people. Hard work well recognised. Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    Sometimes, the contractor who works hard and smart cannot be converted to permanent role because of company policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please change some policies to recognise contractors equal to employees as both of them are first customers of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    - work life balance
    - Diversity
    - Good working culture

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive due to economic down turn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Job not stable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Product Designer in Melbourne
    Current Contractor - Product Designer in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, relatively easy job, friendly colleague relation

    Cons

    A lot Overtime in peak project timeline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transfer contractors to employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    not good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company

    Pros

    Money, and that is ll

    Cons

    Too many bad people work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go away

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Surviving before thriving

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

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

    Pros

    Within Ford Australia, many technical areas have a collaborative team culture. There are some good learning and development opportunities on complex projects, even for relatively new employees. Pay and conditions are competitive for those qualified, including lease cars. Hours are generally standard, though some may be required to support meetings across US, Europe and Asia Pacific timezones.

    Cons

    As Ford Australia and the local automotive sector continues to face structural challenges and external competition, developmental opportunities have sharply declined. Many employees are anxious for their futures with redundancy programs announced. Survival and risk-adverse and bureaucratic culture has taken hold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Ford in Australia has closed down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    no longer bad cars, mismanagement and low quality

    Cons

    I am not sad about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best car: Design in Italy, build in Germany

  9.  

    Solid, uninspiring place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Project Engineer in Melbourne
    Current Contractor - Project Engineer in Melbourne

    I have been working at Ford Motor Company as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security, the engineering team is friendly and committed, most people there want to do a good job, plenty of travel opportunities, a good understanding of work/life balance, ability to live in Melbourne.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. The company is large which necessitates systems and processes to ensure that goals are met but the time spent attending to metrics and working with unwieldy, poorly designed systems is too great. Focus on cost which often overrides every other consideration becomes frustrating. Poorly designed offices with minimal natural light, outer suburb location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the reporting out process, allow more time to do actual design and engineering and trust that the team is dedicated to engineering a great product. Inflationary pay increases are a bare-minimum and people get highly demotivated when salaries decrease in real terms. Performance related bonuses would help motivation. Where's your passion for exciting cars gone? Let's not become another Toyota...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Project Engineer / Design and Release Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Geelong
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Geelong

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

    Pros

    Interesting to see and feel your work after 3-4 years.

    Cons

    Worst culture, all work is hughly under manned (hence workload is un manageable), no innovation at all is allowed. The processes prevent you from achieving meaningful results, even if you are driven to get things done, managers miss the point of why the engineers are there. Only way to be a manager of a small team is to stay for 10-12 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work at in a nice and friendly environment,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Studio Engineer in Melbourne
    Current Contractor - Studio Engineer in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Good and friendly environment at the office.

    Cons

    Weak management so no clear future plans for new projects...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear and honest about future programs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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