Ford Motor Reviews

Updated 16 September, 2014
Updated 16 September, 2014
839 Reviews
3.8
839 Reviews
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Ford Motor President & CEO Mark Fields
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33 Ratings

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.  

    Good and very demanding job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time

    Pros

    It's a good place to work, good pay, good way of treating emplloyees, good place to learn

    Cons

    Automotive industry is risky, has a lot of ups and downs, it could be a stressfull job, very demanding and the schedules and timing are very tight

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good people, too much red tape!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good place to "park it"

    Cons

    Not so good for contractors...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor

    Pros

    Love the innovation they are putting in their vehicles now

    Cons

    Too much blue tape in all process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of blue tape , support small suppliers

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  5.  

    It was really good. Lots of work but it was good.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture is quite diverse and filled with friendly people.

    Cons

    Lots of work for the amount of pay that one gets.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Windsor, ON
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Windsor, ON

    I have been working at Ford Motor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, an excellent leadership team, and flexibility to achieve a great work life balance.

    Cons

    A difficult work environment in the manufacturing plant, with a very strong union which often leads to unpleasant confrontations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    awesome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    the best company to work for

    Cons

    can be difficult in plant closure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up doing awesome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Alan Mulally's mindset has not filtered down to the shop floor.

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    Former Employee - Process Coach-Maintenance  in  Oakville, ON
    Former Employee - Process Coach-Maintenance in Oakville, ON

    I worked at Ford Motor as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The new CEO is a non automotive guy and that's a positive. Hopefully he can break the mold and the mindset that infects the automotive industry.

    Cons

    The old guard are still set in their ways. I guess they never received Mulally's memo about changing the way they operate on the floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Skilled Trade at the Ford Motor Company

    Former Employee - Skilled Trade  in  Windsor, ON
    Former Employee - Skilled Trade in Windsor, ON

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They are like a family there, everyone says hi in the morning and have a good night when you leave at the end of the day.

    Cons

    I did have to spend some time in the foundry, which was the dirtiest place at Ford.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people on the floor, they have good ideas that can help the company. I know that a lot of management want to protect their jobs but they can add some positive input.

  10.  

    Ford Motor Company of Canada Review

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    Current Employee - Finance Analyst  in  Oakville, ON
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Oakville, ON

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

    Pros

    Well structured business procedures and highly experienced management team. Overall a very buttoned-down organization with great IT group and facilities. Location in Oakville, ON is also a plus.

    Cons

    Decision making power lies in the US, all support services are out-sourced to the US or india. Skeleton workforce is maintained to keep business running in Canada. As a result few employees are excited about their work and work-life balance is a constant difficulty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Room for improvement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint John, NB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint John, NB

    I worked at Ford Motor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers were the best part of the job. They made the job tolerable. Benefit of being able to perform maintenance on your own vehicle.

    Cons

    There's a lack of respect from the management staff towards the employees who are responsible for hard work that makes the company money. Unfair pay for having to purchase your own, expensive, equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more respect to your employees and help them grow instead of putting them down.

    Doesn't Recommend

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