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Ford Motor Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
830 Reviews

3.8
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Ford Motor President & CEO Mark Fields
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Ford in Australia has closed down

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

  2.  

    Surviving before thriving

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  3.  

    Solid, uninspiring place to work.

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

    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
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  5.  

    Project Engineer / Design and Release Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Geelong
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Geelong

    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
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Studio Engineer  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Studio Engineer in Melbourne

    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
  7.  

    Great products, great colleagues, tangled structures and processes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vehicle Engineering Supervisor  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Vehicle Engineering Supervisor in Melbourne

    Pros

    Excellent 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

    Cons

    So 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Professionally fulfilling

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Melbourne

    Pros

    Diversity of people, respect for others

    Cons

    Recognition for performance & contribution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus / recognition for employee performance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good culture, work environment. Need to learn how to hang on to young talent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Although, need to continue to improve upon flex hour availability
    Family culture, friendly office environment with fun people

    Cons

    -Feel I could have been shown more about business processes as an intern
    -Having a difficult time hanging on to young talent (recent grads). Most likely due to old fashioned styles of running the business, and lack of appeal for the automotive industry as a whole

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really work on making Ford an attractive business to work for to young people. I can see you are trying but it still needs improvement.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company but sometimes relaxing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Simulation Engineer  in  Livonia, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Simulation Engineer in Livonia, MI (US)

    Pros

    Nice supervisor, good working environment and culture.Good growth opportunities except for foreigners
    Very comfortable working, no high pressure.
    Great personnel.

    Cons

    Big company problem, slow reaction, low efficient meeting. Engineers only master the very narrow fields' knowledge. If you want to get answers to your questions, you need to ask at least 3 people.
    Bad communication. Sometimes If you don't cc the engineers' boss when you ask a question by email, you'll never get reply.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Finance Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance  in  Detroit, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Finance in Detroit, MI (US)

    Pros

    Great experience to work at a large corporation that provides the perfect work/fun balance during your internship. The structure of the internship is by the best I witnessed.

    Cons

    None to think of they made it a great experience no complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing the intern program is A++++

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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