Team Leader/Set-up Technician (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OH – June 17, 2014
Pros: benefits, compensation
Cons: union politics, mandatory overtime
Build parts for transmissions in busy manufacturing environment and assembly line production. This was a Union position and I learned a great deal about the pros/cons of Unions as well as the history of Unions in the U.S. Mandatory overtime and working many hours, though well-compensated, was the hardest part of the job. I enjoyed the structure and – more... having production goals, being a team leader, and working to solve problems with the engineering teams. – less
Body Integration Engineer, Product Development (Current Employee), Dearborn, MI – June 16, 2014
Launching a product on a different continent from the lead engineering office can be difficult. With only 3 hours of workday available for correspondence, communication relying heavily on CAD and voice communication, and long lead times for prototype and tool shipments, the position of a 'single point of contact' on-site integration engineer has its – more... challenges. But having knowledgeable colleagues who together in a healthy, cross-functional manner, and the feeling of seeing the first unit of a new model rolling off End-of-Line makes it all worth it. – less
Assembly, Quality Control and Utility Trainer (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MN – June 3, 2014
Pros: great people
A great place to learn many different skill sets. With a myriad of opportunities, Ford offered a structured organization in which to thrive and grow. Management was constantly growing and learning from the past, and strived for excellence. Co-workers were mostly good hearted, hard working people who loved their families and their job. Hardest part for – more... me was working conditions at night, I had to bring a can of OFF to fight the mosquitoes. Best part was the opportunities for advancement and the benefits!!! – less
This company could change the culture for the better.
Inspector (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – May 16, 2014
Pros: close to where i live
Cons: long days, some jobs make the body overworked
I come in for work and the culture is typical. There should be some improvements but the feedback employees give to the company are ignored. Management is not consistent with quality and safety for employees. I wish for changes and tried to make a difference but the culture and the attitude of managers are content. Work station analysis should be addressed – more... to allow assembly workers to be more productive. – less
Summer Intern (Current Employee), Dearborn, MI – May 14, 2014
Huge company and they treat their employees very well. Some employees work in cubes while others work mainly in conference rooms (depending on team/individual assignment). Communication is key here since the company is so large and has a huge base of employees.