Systems Engineer - Interior Cockpit & Trim (Former Employee) – Dearborn, MI – July 22, 2016
Plenty of training offered. I liked my coworkers who were always available to help in solving a problem. A good work/life balance is promoted. Hardest part of the job was staying busy. There were some great managers and some not very helpful.
engineer (Former Employee) – Livonia, MI – March 24, 2016
Job is not what was described in the posting. Was hired for engineering work (designing, test development, manufacturing issue resolution). Upon hiring, was asked to do data entry and clerical work. Disappointed.
Service Advisor (Former Employee) – Savannah, GA – March 22, 2016
I did not care for the Parkmans and the way they ran Chic Fi la. However the business itself was great to work for and you couldn't help to enjoy the customers and the people that you worked with overall just a well rounded company.
Caustic and hateful workplace full of empty promises and broken dreams
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – March 19, 2016
I was hired on to be an engineer. When I arrived I was told that I would actually be a production supervisor. I wish my situation were isolated but it seems that about half of the latest crop of supervisors were all lured in under the same false pretenses. When you interview, they'll tell you a few other things: that you'll only work a 4day 10hr schedule (during the day), that you have vacation and personal days which you can take anytime, that you'll get paid overtime for every minute you work over 40hrs, and that you'll only occasionally supervise a small number of skilled tradesmen. All of these promises are at the very least misleading. I've been on the night shift for over a year now. We work long days (routinely over 12hrs often more), most of the weekends (going on 3/4 this month) and rarely receive the aforementioned compensation. You are allowed to request vacation, but it's always going to be denied. Instead they tell you (often when it's not convenient) when you will take your vacation. You can forget your personal and sick days, you'll be lucky to use one per year.
The worst part is the people: you're put in charge of some forty union-backed troglodytes over whom you seem to have no real authority (because you can't actually discipline them in any way). Upper management is always pressuring you to "hold them accountable" but they never come to back you up when the union representatives push back. Any time you do try to hold anyone accountable, all you succeed in doing is losing the fight, giving the guy a nice fat grievance check, and getting all of your peoplemore... stirred up against you. Because nobody can control their own people, supervisors take it out on each other - yelling, cursing, waving their arms - everyone trying to pin the blame on everyone else because whoever gets left holding the bag gets a punishment so hateful, so unprofessional, that they never want to experience it again. It's almost comical when it's not personal. And it seems that every time we get things all smoothed out and cruising along well, upper management decides to stir the pot and get everyone back at each other's throats. This truly is a horrible place to work. Don't let them lure you in because you'll have almost no free time to look for another job.less
Occupational Health Nurse (Former Employee) – Claycomo, MO – March 18, 2016
If you have a job you currently love or even like, do not come to Ford. My 1st 87 days working at Ford we had 1 nurse quit, 1 nurse terminated after only being at Ford for 2 weeks & I was terminated the next day citing I wasn't learning or working fast enough. Makes it difficult when there is no structured orientation program, no one wants acts like they want to help you & everyone just out for themselves.
Salary & benefits
No structured unit orientation program. Job security is poor within your 90 day probation
Car Salesman (Current Employee) – Mission, KS – March 18, 2016
very hectic environment. sometimes perceived as condescending. very bias. bad payscale. low interested traffic of buyers within the market for the dealership/manufacturer. which resorted in the manufacturer to request all vehicles sold at invoice to increase traffic
catered lunch on saturdays. which is cheap meals but its better than nothing
bias work enviroment. straight shot and condescending management
Sales Porter (Current Employee) – West Covina, CA – March 15, 2016
Work is a cycle its usually the same. Learned lots of skills every day. Co-Workers were always the best part of work. Hardest part is when parking cars in really tight spots. Most enjoyable part is when i have to go do dealer trades.j
Vehicle Integration Engineer (Former Employee) – Dearborn, MI – March 8, 2016
Working at this company is a very nice experience. When I joined as a new bee, my supervisor helped me a lot to pick up, and I learned a lot enough, to become a professional all the way from a student with all theoretical experience.
Fun, Cooperative Environment
Work Pressure is not constant, Issues may come up anytime
Service Advisor (Former Employee) – Cleveland, GA – March 7, 2016
Ford motor company is the best company I have ever worked for at this point in my life. I can't say enough about how much of a team we were. Overall now I know why Ford is such a great company as they created a great working environment for my co-workers and myself.
My career was a Ford Motor Company and I LOVED working.
Secretary - Build Coordinator - Spec Analyst (Former Employee) – Dearborn, MI – February 26, 2016
I was hired as a file clerk, promoted to Secretary to Supervisor to Manager and then was promoted as a Build Coordinator. My experience at Ford was so extensive. From the typewriter to computers; classes from writing, comprehensive reading, computer programs, hazarded waste and anything that was required on the position. As a Build Coordinator I developed the sign-off program for engineers to approve before a Durability test and later for the Crash Program. When I had the position in crash I was responsible for a vehicle to prep and follow through to the crash. I would also strip the vehicle after a crash. After that I worked Germany to spec vehicles for required testing. I retired after that. I cannot put in words how much I learned at Ford, only my experience in all the departments I worked in lead to what I learned. Management varied as I changed positions, I had wonderful management to questionable management. The hardest part of any of my jobs wasn't. I absolutely loved working all my years at Ford.
SERVICE ADVISOR WINNER FORD HYUNDIA OF DOVER (Former Employee) – Dover, DE – February 25, 2016
Monday thur Friday 7:30 am - 6 pm, One Saturday a month. I learned how to work with warranty companies, and factory warranties, Some in Management showed their preference for some employees and gave them special treatment. Co workers were easy to work with. I did not find the job difficult. Working with the customers.