Paint and Scuff Technician (Former Employee), Louisville, KY – November 26, 2013
Pros: good pay
Cons: heat conditions
A typical day at work would be fast paced. I learned a lot about the production process and management was fare and reasonable. I got along with most co-workers and the hardest part about the job was working in the extreme heat. The most enjoyable part of the job was just being on the job and watching the process and knowing your doing a job well done.
Just a huge auto Company but a great training program.
Director of Purchasing (Former Employee), New Holland, PA – September 20, 2013
Started in a Management training program which accepted 6 people annually.Trainees worked in foundry, on assembly lines, drove fork lift trucks, tour guides inventory counters etc. Great training but few opportunities of choice at end of training period. Inasmuch as Purchasing was deemed as no-mans land for the faint hearted, I was in my element and – more... was able to climb quickly up the ranks. – less
Great Company to develop technical skills into automotive industry
Plastic Bumpers Design and Release Lead Engineer (Current Employee), Dearborn, MI – September 18, 2013
Ford Motor Company is the strongest company in automotive industry in North America. The ambiance during a regular work day is great, makes you feel like a part of one real team. The difficult part is the uneven workload in different areas.
Quality Control Technician (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – September 9, 2013
Pros: plenty of overtime
Cons: laid off
I was able to learn a lot while there, I learned how to read blue prints and to follow sop's. I was able to bid on a machine operating position using grinder punch press machine and received bid so it allowed me to learn how to be a good machine operator. They had annual reviews where you can receive raises which was nice.
Line Assembler (Former Employee), Louisville, KY – September 5, 2013
Pros: pay and benefits were awesome
Cons: being on night shift
I assembled the Ford Explorer and at the time, Sport Trac. I placed the speakers in the doors. I worked about 10-10 1/2 hours a night which I didn't like. I ended up taking the buyout because I knew I would never make it to dayshift. The pay was very good but it takes a toll on your body. I never had a problem with any supervisor or co-worker there. – more... The hardest part of the job was being on night shift. I hardly ever saw my family, which is a huge part of me. – less
Prototype/Procurement Buyer and Analyst (Former Employee), Chesterfield, MI – September 4, 2013
Pros: job opportunities
I joined Ford as a FCG - Ford College Graduate program. This allowed me to work within corporate and plant facilities for over 3 years. The most enjoyable part of working with Ford was opportunities for different jobs within a large company.
Great people to work with and fun at the same time.
Service Engineer (Current Employee), Dearborn, MI – August 31, 2013
Pros: every three weeks we take a vehicle home for a week for testing with free gas.
Cons: alot of hours along with 15 hours of drive time to and from work every week
A typical day at work is helping tech across the U.S diagnose ford trucks via email and the telephone that they cannot complete on their own. If we cannot help them a FSE will go to the dealer and assist them. If the FSE cannot assist them the vehicle is bought back from Ford Motor Company.
Ford Specialist Technician (Former Employee), Monticello, IL – August 28, 2013
Pros: having a car lift
Cons: poor management
Working for Rick Ridings ford dealership was hard work that was under appreciated. Management didn't do a good job of making sure the work load was equally distributed to all the technicians in the shop. My co-workers of equal ranking to me is what helped me get through my days working there. Some days I would work several good jobs and other days I – more... would have nothing to work on. I was not paid as an hourly employee, I was paid commission based on the job. So even when I was working 40 plus hours a week sometimes I would only get paid for 28 of them. When I gave my two weeks notice the boss would not even shake my hand on the last day of work. He didn't care about his employees. – less