good learning experience with different parts of a vehicle
Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Memphis, TN – May 15, 2013
Ford was a fun place to work, respectful and kind people that cared about me as a person an not just a employee. Breaks were the best part of the day when we got to socialize with other employees. Management was cool they didn't bother us unless the job wasn't done properly. A typical day at work was to go in and get a stack of pick tickets an go to – more... work. – less
A Parts distribution Center which service the inter network of Ford dealers. I learned how to handle a union work environment with the UAW. I also gained the experience needed to manage inventory through cycle counts, inventory adjustment and root cause analysis techniques. Workers and management had a clear divide yet we worked through differences – more... getting the job done (24 hour operation). The hardest part of the day was the shift changes ever 5 months. The easiest part of the day was getting the job done. – less
Occupational Health Nurse (Former Employee), Chicago Heights, IL – May 8, 2013
There is no job security, can get terminated by surprise for no reason and no warning. Management not professional, only out to make self look better. Does not respect the workers. Hard work is not recongnized, appreciated or respected.
Ford Motor Credit Company: a company that right - sized
Customer Service Role Model (Former Employee), Greenville, SC – April 29, 2013
Pros: fmcc is a very well structured company.
FMCC is one of Detroit's big three automotive manufacturers. FMCC was the only one not to take advantage of the assistance handed out by government. Instead of accepting the government's bail out package, FMCC decides to right-size in order to make it through tough economic times. Although I was a product of the last major layoff in a string of lay-offs, – more... I feel privileged for the experiences and knowledge I've gained and hold under my belt at the expense of the company.
I learned how to read tax returns and financial statements. I learned how to resolve issues presented by collection customers.
Ford's culture of "Moving Forward" was not only a byproduct of its automobiles, but it is also a way of cultivating the work life of its employees to be "First in Class" in all that they do – less
Production Worker (Former Employee), Wayne, MI – April 29, 2013
You come to work and look at the schedule to see where you are working for the day. If you don't like the job your on you trade with someone else if you want. Working there you have to work has a team in order to get each job done. So getting to know your co-workers is very important.
Fun work place, where everyone seemed to get along.
Receiver / Checker (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MN – April 24, 2013
Pros: fun company to work for
Cons: plant closed
I unloaded semi trailers in receiving Dept. it can get stressful at times when semi's don't come in on time, due to weather, or traffic. That's when you have to work through breaks or stay a little longer after shift, I learned a lot from that job on how to work efficiently and safely. co-workers were always fun to be around, and we help each other – more... when needed. The most enjoyable part was working with my co-workers seemed like we had each others back, that's what I missed the most. And I miss driving forklift. – less
Sr. Manager for new Products (Former Employee), Chihuahua mex. – April 22, 2013
Pros: free lunch and breakfast
Cons: healthcare, 20 minutes for brakfast and 30 min. for lunch
At Honeywell: We had to transfer a big company (Honeywell, Aero Space Industry) from Phoenix to Chihuahua. There were 250 Machines to be relocated and people to be trained. 200 technicians and 70 staff personnel was hired to operate the company. Ten Engineers reported to me. I had to make sure that all project met the right budget and every project – more... was commited on time to meet customer demand.
At Ford(Visteon Company): I had to launched all new projects for new brands or redesigned vehicles as I had to make sure that any engineering change was accomplished on time. 6 Engineers reported to me. I managed all operations to make sure projects were implemented on time and with the right budget.
We certified the plan for TS16949, ISO9001, Q1 certification. – less
I loved working at the company. Great place to work, I learned so much, and I miss the place.
Utility Cleaner (Former Employee), Dearborn, MI – April 21, 2013
It was not far for the company to not call back the cleaners at Dearborn Tool and Die that was laid off in 09. They took the same steps to be there as line workers. It wasnt their fought they where chosen to be utility cleaners. Now anyone who took the test 07 and after will not be getting a call. Ok! Something is wrong with Dearborns cleaning company – more... they dont like some colors. – less
Automotive Technician (Current Employee), Englewood, NJ – April 19, 2013
Cons: benefits, steady work, old equipment, customer service
Having no work management not bad under the circumstances The most enjoyable being around the guys Aquired Steering and Suspension and Brakes Re-Cert. on my own Customer Service Terrible Bad Benifits Company Not so Great Good group of Guys Not enough work Learned a lot from the technicians
Assembly Operator (Former Employee), Claycomo, MO – April 18, 2013
Pros: being an autoworker.
Cons: no air conditioning in summer months, very hot environment.
Line startup at required time. Assembly process would begin we worked 10 hrs doing assembly line work. Management was good to work with. Co-workers were great. Hardest part of job was constant work line never stops. Most enjoyable was the people and great wages and benefits. Also the pride of building the best cars in the world.