Ford Motor
3.6 of 5 736 reviews
www.ford.com Dearborn, MI 5000+ Employees

Ford Motor Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.6 736 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Ford Motor President, CEO, and Director Alan R. Mulally

Alan R. Mulally

(561 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Ford promotes maintaining a very good work life balance"
    in 68 reviews
  • "Great pay and benefits including a new car every year"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "Sometimes women are given a hard time when they take maternity leave, or try to utilize the work-life balance policy"
    in 19 reviews
  • "You might end up working long hours without recognition"
    in 30 reviews
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Ford in Australia has closed down

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosno longer bad cars, mismanagement and low quality

ConsI am not sad about it

Advice to Senior ManagementBest car: Design in Italy, build in Germany

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Solid, uninspiring place to work.

Project Engineer (Current Employee)
Melbourne

I have been working at Ford Motor as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsJob 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.

ConsBureaucracy. 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 Senior ManagementStreamline 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...

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

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Project Engineer (Current Employee)
Geelong

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

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

ConsWorst 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 Senior ManagementSee cons.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Studio Engineer (Current Employee)
Melbourne

I have been working at Ford Motor as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGood and friendly environment at the office.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more clear and honest about future programs

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

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Great products, great colleagues, tangled structures and processes

Vehicle Engineering Supervisor (Current Employee)
Melbourne

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

ProsExcellent engineering processes
Colleagues are passionate about the products they design and engineer (most are, anyway)
Global company, job variety, cultural diversity
Great engineering facilities
Strong focus on quality improvement

ConsSo many different engineering processes to track or follow takes up a lot of the engineering time.
US-centric development processes and targets can miss the mark in other regions
You have to love the job because hours are long and pay is low w.r.t. other engineering jobs
Low quality work environment
Chaotic approach to cost reduction

Advice to Senior ManagementShow passion and enthusiasm for the work your teams do. Encourage cooperation between departments. Seek to simplify processes and communication channels.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Professionally fulfilling

Project Engineer (Current Employee)
Melbourne

I have been working at Ford Motor

ProsDiversity of people, respect for others

ConsRecognition for performance & contribution

Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus / recognition for employee performance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ford Motor

ProsLove the innovation they are putting in their vehicles now

ConsToo much blue tape in all process

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of blue tape , support small suppliers

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Commodity Buyer (Current Employee)
Dearborn, MI (US)

I have been working at Ford Motor full-time for less than a year

Prosgreat opportunities to move around

Consvery few young employees around

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

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Most valuable professional automotive experience of any kind any where!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ford Motor full-time

ProsDealing with highly professional, motivated, and talented individuals anywhere on the planet.

ConsSome individual talents are not fully recognized and nurtured.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should spend 20% of their daily duties in human resource development and ask their subordinated to spend at least 5% of their time doing the same plus at least another 1 week/year of training.

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

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Great culture great people great brand

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Dearborn, MI (US)

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

ProsWorking around a single plan, smart leaders, smart employees

ConsToo much work given the employees available

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people

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

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