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Current Employee - Human Resources in Dearborn, MI (US)
Current Employee - Human Resources in Dearborn, MI (US)

I have been working at Ford Motor

Pros

Outstanding senior leadership
Opportunity to contribute to the overall business success
Opportunity to move laterally within a function
Opportunity to interface with senior leadership

Cons

Business tied to closely to the nations economy
Due to current business conditions there is limited opportunity for advancement today

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to work with weaker performers to eithe improve job performance or transition from the company.
Continue to drive the business with new products and technologies

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    Not bad for a big, old-line manufacturing company

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    Former Employee - IT Manager (LL6) in Dearborn, MI (US)
    Former Employee - IT Manager (LL6) in Dearborn, MI (US)

    I worked at Ford Motor

    Pros

    The size and scope of Ford ensures that you can get a broad experience in a number of areas. Ford strongly believes in rotations, so you will see many aspects of the business. They are also very strong believers in work-life balance.

    In IT, you will have the opportunity to work with just about every platform imaginable, on a scale found few other places. Ford still does almost all of its IT internally, so very little is outsourced. Information Security is an especially strong area of Ford IT.

    Cons

    As with most large companies, things move slowly. Because many employees have been there for decades, new ideas have real difficulty penetrating. Recent changes in management have dramatically improved this, and Alan Mulally is creating a culture of change, but this culture has not made it to IT, where old rules still apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep driving the acceleration of change and recognition of the importance of the customer. An increased focus should be placed on the improvement of IT to support the business needs. IT process efficiency must also be addressed to reduce operational overhead costs.

    Approves of CEO
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    Technical Expert, formerly called Senior Technical Specialist

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    Former Employee - Technical Expert in Dearborn, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Expert in Dearborn, MI (US)

    I worked at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Good benefits, vacation, holidays, salary.
    Good work environment.
    Most management fairly accessible.
    Wide variety of expertise in company is accessible to support your job.

    Cons

    Signicant bureauracracy to deal with.
    Objective setting and ranking is time consuming and does not always work well.
    Automotive sector is currently under great duress, creating stress in workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current job termination process results in a great loss of continuity for the position eliminated due to lack of opportunity for any communication about status of projects, etc. This is a guaranteed loss which should be more carefully weighted against whatever benefits are perceived for protecting the company. A better system could be worked out which still protects company assets, such as simple revocation of all direct (unsupervised) computer access.

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