Ford Motor
3.6 of 5 734 reviews
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Ford Motor Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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3.6 734 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

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

Alan R. Mulally

(560 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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Great Company to work for

Production Supervisor (Current Employee)
Windsor, ON

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

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

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

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

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe culture is quite diverse and filled with friendly people.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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awesome

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Prosthe best company to work for

Conscan be difficult in plant closure

Advice to Senior Managementkeep it up doing awesome

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

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

Process Coach-Maintenance (Former Employee)
Oakville, ON

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

ProsThe 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.

ConsThe 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Skilled Trade (Former Employee)
Windsor, ON

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

ProsThey 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementListen 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.

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Ford Motor Company of Canada Review

Finance Analyst (Current Employee)
Oakville, ON

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

ProsWell 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.

ConsDecision 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Saint John, NB

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

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

ConsThere'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 Senior ManagementShow more respect to your employees and help them grow instead of putting them down.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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In the sales community in Victoria, BC suburban motors is often referred to as sub-human motors

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Victoria, BC

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

ProsA great way to break into the sales world. Pay plan is better than average.

ConsAverage new hire last less than one month. Very stressful and demanding work environment. Employeer will require you to "volunteer" to work overtime with no compensation.

Advice to Senior ManagementRelax. Also, evolve into a modern company. The "good ol' days" of the slimy sales man have come and gone.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Cold in the service drive through

Cashier (Former Employee)
Edmonton, AB

I worked at Ford Motor

ProsBrainless work, okay money for a student.

Conssmall raises, little room to move up

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company, Poorly Managed

Manufacturing Planning Specialist (Former Employee)
Windsor, ON

I worked at Ford Motor

ProsVehicle discounts, good benefits, decent compensation package, challenging work environment, opportunities for advancement exist for those willing to play the game

ConsNo respect for work/life balance, although overtime is paid for some salaried employees, it is typical to put in for 20 hours of overtime during a pay period and have an area manager arbitrarily decide you will be paid for less than half of them. The company owns you. I have known people whose vacations to Europe were cancelled at the last second because they were suddenly needed to fill in for a manager's pet employee. My area manager used to throw his two-way radio at people and berate supervisors in front their employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your salaried employees with more respect and consider promoting individuals based on their skills and value to the business rather than on their inability to perform their existing job. Peter's Principle is alive and well at Ford, and shouldn't be.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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