Production Associate (Current Employee) – Dearborn, MI – December 15, 2017
When I started at FMC, I knew I was going to be a TPT (temporary part time). Well, 2 years later & there's no end in sight for when I'm going to get hired in. So no benefits, no time off, no bonuses. I work a horrible schedule that medically doesn't work for me & I was let go because they won't abide by my doctor's restrictions for me.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 15, 2017
Ford is a great place to work for an individual who seeks to make a career in the automotive industry. Unfortunately, as an hourly based employee, there are not many opportunities for my career aspirations of management or administration. Ford has a great employee benefit package, and their hourly pay of a two-tier system is progressive. The working culture is production driven, which can often induce a little more stress than a normal working environment. Ultimately, I believe Ford motor Co. is a great place to work.
Great company provided technical training and college!
Industrial Electrician & Engineering Technician (Former Employee) – Monroe, MI, Dearborn, MI – December 13, 2017
Ford was always generous with technical training in areas such as robotics, PLCs, weld controllers, lean manufacturing, etc. My greatest satisfaction came from my year & a half assignment to the HEV (hybrid electrical vehicle) project.
great pay & benefits, advanced technology
I occasionally ws required to work off shifts at a time when I was raising sever young children
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Dearborn, MI 48126 – December 12, 2017
The management was very easy to work for. They respected quality work and dedication. I learned a lot about the auto industry. Everyone was very friendly. The job(s) were not hard at all. I enjoyed going to work every day.
Vehicle Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Orange County, CA – December 12, 2017
Average day includes visiting two dealerships. I review and make recommendation based on current sales, marketing actions, customer satisfaction and employee training. I assist dealers in satisfying customer needs, supplying Ford Engineers and or cash as needed. Also, help in locating potential employees.
Getting dealers into the 21st Century in terms of marketing, special events and sales.
Too much freeway time. Even when sales are good, like now, the auto industry is subject to recession with any change in the economy.
Fun, fast place to work. The other employees were very helpful in getting the new assemblers up to speed.
Assembler (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – December 12, 2017
Once you are able to kee up with the line, the job is very enjoyable. The floor managers are college graduates that have never worked a blue collar assembly line before. They need to be trained on the line before they can manage the workers on the assembly line.
Great benefits, usually Saturday and Sunday off. All major Hollidays and two paid weeks off in the summer.
Assembly line moves very fast. Management on the floor does not empathize with the line workers.
Assembly Line Operator & Robotic Technician (Former Employee) – Flat Rock, MI – December 9, 2017
Best job I ever had, I just wish the long hours such as 14-16 hour shifts didn't start happening cause of the demand on the Mustangs at Flat Rock, MI assembly plant were so high. although as an 18 year old, it was good pay, sometimes it was slow paced, other jobs are fast paced, and some jobs were difficult but easy to catch on, sometimes you deal with people with bad attitude and sometimes you get the best people to look out for you. over all, its a great company to work for, looking forward to working for the big three in general.
pay, fun, new experience, always something different, best benefits, advancement
Assembler/Production (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – December 8, 2017
Very fast pace strenuous physically demanding and mentally exhausting work load but well worth it for those that can maintain. Good relations with co-workers and tight nit brotherhood with excellent benefit and bonus package.
General IT/Checker (Current Employee) – Livonia, MI – December 7, 2017
TL;DR: I worked as an hourly employ at Ford. It's an over payed fork lift job with no education required. Perfect for people that are uneducated by paper and enjoy labor work/going to work and coming home.
In my opinion, any of the major car companies such as Ford offer two types of jobs. Obviously it's hourly and salary, but I categorize it as: High school education and college education. If you are unable to complete college for whatever reason, Ford is a very secure job and you can definitely live off the hourly income. Ford provides annual raises, benefits, stocks, and a very strong/scary Union. As an hourly, you go to work and you go home. That's it.
Salary on the other hand is super stressful because of deadlines, goals, and higher management setting expectations/guidelines. Also salary does not have the Union to back them up. And here in Michigan, salary can be fired at the drop of a dime, no questions asked.
Job security, unlimited breaks, good pay, benefits, discounts, and union
Good/bad day is up to your supervisor, seniority based, meaningless job as hourly
Highly challenging, I had great employees that made work more satisfying.
Material Handling Foreman (Rouge Complex) (Former Employee) – Dearborn, MI 48120 – December 6, 2017
I enjoyed the challenges and felt a sense of pride in the fact that, at that time, Plant 'A' in the complex was the only plant in the country that was producing the Mustang and Cougar automobiles. The assembly line turned out 1300 cars per day on 3 shifts.
Good, smooth running section with terrific employees.
Fairly political corporate structure which at times intensified the atmosphere.