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Ford Motor Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.6 803 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Ford Motor President & CEO Mark Fields

Mark Fields

(9 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Ford in Australia has closed down

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Surviving before thriving

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWithin 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.

    ConsAs 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid, uninspiring place to work.

    Project Engineer (Current Employee) Melbourne

    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 / Design and Release Engineer

    Project Engineer (Current Employee) Geelong

    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

    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

    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

    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 experience

    Quality Engineer (Former Employee) Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico)

    ProsExcelent place to learn automotive business for entry levels.
    Career opportunity and challenges.

    ConsCareer so dependent on relationships and no strongly linked to objectives. Management not open to feedback and productive discussion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease promote discussion it is healthy, sometimes give to another guys credit.
     Don't be selfish, OMG most time we spend is only to comply with no value added wishes...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    4 years as Software Analyst

    Software Analyst (Current Employee) Chennai (India)

    ProsWork Life balance
    Friendly and Cultured Environment

    ConsLocal Politics
    Local Manager influence

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce Local Managers population

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou are your Master. That's the best policy at Ford. Independence to think in your lines, and bring the best to the table. There is room for improvement at all times in all areas.

    ConsYou need to be a self starter. Got to have the speed in learning. No room, if you are repeating the same mistakes again and again

    Advice to Senior ManagementTeam meetings to get the best out of the empolyees must be frequent. Exchange of perspective will gives a broader picture

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

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