First I would like to say that I loved my Union Employees. They were amazing to work with and to help them grow as workers. They were the sole reason I stayed with the company for so long as the Supervisor General.
The middle management (Superintendent & Plant Manager) were not pleasant to work under. You can never make them happy with your results. You get forced to work up to 16 hour shifts fairly often (Monday-Friday). Plus fairly often you'll be forced to work an 8 hour Saturday with minimal notice. Meaning Friday late evening you're informed that you're working Saturday (8AM-5PM). Training is pathetic. After you make enough mistakes they will finally get qualified trainers to train you for a few days, if you're lucky 5 days straight. But only for roughly 4 hours of your shift. After the trainer leaves, your expected to operate the SAP system, create endless new resorts and manage everything and everyone prefectly. If you don't, you'll get drilled.
Need a day or more off work? Better be an expert begger! Yet watch the Superintendent take almost every Friday off for "Family Fun Days." Don't worry if you're lucky you'll get two days with your family a week. That's more than enough right?
Don't expect the Superintendent to help you with much of anything but the minor, easy tasks. Never the in-depth, harder tasks. You'll learn the que, "I've got (report, call, etc) then I'll be right back out to help you out!" Then just calls or texts you from his climate controlled offic
ProsSalary (if they ever actually hire you on from the Temp Agency. It may take 5 years, literally).
ConsZero lunch breaks, pathetic training, 2-6 years before getting directly hired, immoral/unethical management, extremely long workweeks (12-16 hour shifts, 5 days a week), rarely ever get complimented from management, endless responsibilities, many more to list....
Ford: A great place to make a good living and have a fulfilling career
After working more than 20 years at Ford, I can say with certainty it is a great place to work and can recommend it highly to anyone.
The workplace culture is definitely one of diversity and inclusion. Although that goal is never perfectly achieved in any company, Ford fosters that from the top, making it clear those are the values, and most live by it. It’s a very large international organization, so in many jobs you will interact with people from around the world, both in person and virtually. The vibe is casual, yet professional, with more than a little fun mixed in.
The hardest part of the job is having to learn new things almost constantly, but then again you’re gaining new skills all the time, which keeps things interesting. Continuous improvement is a mantra at Ford and it happens on a daily basis. Deadlines can be numerous and tight, depending on the position. Early in my career I often worked more than eight hours a day, sometimes by necessity, others times by choice. In recent years there has been more emphasis on work-life balance, and long days are now a rarity.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the chance to work on interesting projects with a lot of talented, smart people with a wide range of skills, interests and backgrounds. Although it depends on your manager, most give you a lot of flexibility on how you do your job and encourage you to work on learning new skills. For many years I was given 4 hours a week to study anything of my choice I felt I co
ProsGood salary, great benefits, good work culture, ample training resources, endless opportunities to follow a single or multiple career paths.
ConsCan be stressful at times, shifting priorities, continuous learning necessary
Ford is Spinning in Circles, Gutting/Ignoring their talented engineering team to invest in new stuff
Ford cares less about how it operates as an engineering car manufacturing company and how it utilizes their employees and resources effectively to meet that goal. Instead they focus predominantly on building new buildings/campuses, new lines of business such as scooters, Autonomous, AI, etc. and more on the art and style of the car than on the actual engineering of the vehicle.
The "Art Department" known as Studio is pretty much given control of the company with free reign to do whatever it wants with vehicle design, program timeframes, and company security policies ignored regularly. Everyone outside the studio group has to make-up for this divisions failures, of which there are many! The biggest of which is their in ability to even use the company CAD software system with engineering or it's own design process! They do make nice looking vehicles though!
Despite cuts in bureaucracy, be prepared to sit around a lot waiting for MBA upper level managers & studio to run around in circles causing problems and delays that the rest of the company pays for dearly via wasted time, wasted resources/effort, minimal car design, constant delays, and team member shifts from one group/division to the next covering team member loses/new extra work/new processes & changes that create busy work/etc.
Ford upper level business managers have given up on training anyone to save money and because it's GPDS(Design Process) process is such a disaster that it no longer knows what to do with it b
No day is the same. Yes, we’re working an assembly line, but each day brings new challenges, mostly good. It feels great to overcome obstacles to build a quality American made UAW vehicle and you have a sense of pride to see that vehicle being driven by a family on the open road. As long as you stay positive, the people around you are uplifting, informative and entertaining. You really get to know your coworkers and management in such an intense environment. Even the plant manager will come to the floor to be hands on in an effort to solve an ongoing problem. We’re all on the same team. Unfortunately it seems to be company policy to keep the attrition rate high, and there’s no uniformity in how discipline is meted out. It’s best to never be late and never be absent without reason. As long as you show up and put forth a good faith effort, you’re mostly secure in your job. The union works with the company, so sometimes it seems like they have your back and sometimes they clearly side with the company wishes and turn a blind eye to our grievances. You will lose weight on this job! And you will gain muscle! When the line is running well, you’re literally on your feet working for hours at a time. Most days we work 10+ hours plus about 80 minutes worth of breaks. The breaks pass very quickly. We listen to music, talk to our coworkers for seconds between cars, and try to keep eachother uplifted. No question about it, this is a very physically demanding job. It pays well, and we get
ProsBenefits, pay, pride in work
ConsVery physically demanding, your body will be very sore, your body will be swollen, you may get injured, you will be dirty everyday no matter what job you have, you will need extra sleep to repair your body, you will have no life on your working days but you can become addicted to working everyday, probably not good if you have very young children but many make it work
Caustic and hateful workplace full of empty promises and broken dreams
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
Outstanding place to work always provided the tools necessary to get the job done
After 20 years it's difficult to define a typical day at work, but here's a quick glimpse. I might spend part of a day in a cross functional team meeting to determine which parts will meet timing for durability or corrosion tests and the rest of the day making sure that it happens. Some days were spent trying to find a durability vehicle that may have been down for one reason or another and to find out if we could install a part before the vehicle ran again. Another day might be spent meeting with the homologation engineer trying to understand how a Korean performance test procedure applies to a high performance American vehicle which Ford planned to export. Several days were spent in a high performance driving class with a Roush Mustang, Mercedes Benz, Ford Focus with electric steering, etc. Other days were spent going through the design and release procedure for wheels and wheel ornamentation. Often I'd spend days reviewing warranty information or meeting with the part supplier to determine fault. I've spent days scheduling vehicles and parts for MCR (material cost reduction) trials. The list of a typical day could go on and on.
I learned about many facets of engineering especially the planning, and as an automotive hobbyist I was like a kid in a candy store throughout my whole career at Ford.
Management was always supportive, I'd get an assignment and told to be done by this date, come back if you have any problems. Particularly in the last 10 years or so, supervisors wo
Prosa motorhead at ford motor company, it doesn't get better than that
• Involved in requirements gathering, data modeling and designed Technical, Functional & ETL Design documents.
• Wrote and implemented generic UNIX and FTP Scripts for various purposes like running workflows, archiving files, to execute SQL commands and procedures, move inbound/outbound files.
• Implemented BTEQ scripts to extract the data from various sources Oracle, XML files and load into oracle and Teradata using Teradata utilities like Mload, Tpump, and Fast Export.
• Designed and implemented slowly changing dimension mappings to maintain history.
• Used Teradata utility Fast Load for bulk loading and Tpump & Mload utilities for loading less and larger volumes of data.
• Implemented ETL Balancing Process to compare and balance data directly from source and warehouse tables for reconciliation purposes.
• Designed and developed Staging and Error tables to identify and isolate duplicates and unusable data from source systems.
• Designed and executed test scripts to validate end-to-end business scenarios.
• Used session partitions, dynamic cache memory, and index cache to improve the performance of ETL jobs.
• Resolved complex technical and functional issues/bugs identified during implementation, testing and post production phases.
• Identified & documented data integration issues and other data quality issues like duplicate data, non-conformed data, and unclean data.
• Assisted team members in functional and Integration testing.
• Automated and scheduled Workfl
Job security: Rest assured, once you're in, if you are a basic smart person, you can stay there forever. Never work for FMCC, where there's pair programming. It's a horror story, where people put you under the bus to do their work for you.
If you are a smart person, need a paycheck, without much struggle, pack your bags to here. This is the place for you.
They have a hackerrank as pre-screening, and my technical interview was the dumbest one I had in my career. Myself having financial services experience, I felt like I'm teaching them how to do things in the interview. :-)
Even when re-org's happen, my manager went above and beyond to help everyone stay in the job. Management treats your job-security very seriously and that's the reason Ford felt very personal to me.
Lot's of politics. The organization is filled with lots of fat, which needs trimming. People with 15 years of experience, who knew less than what a college grad would. On top of that they never let you steer the work in right direction, and never share the domain knowledge with you. It's very hostile, and you can sense that.
Reasons for Resignation
I would work for Ford again, but only when I thought of retiring. Because it's always good to have a stress free paycheck :-). Because of the con's I mentioned above it got to a point within four months of my joining, that I cannot work there anymore even if they're paying me. I felt guilt in my own heart. So I've written some code and done some POC's on
Ford was a good paying job with employer paid benefits. I was able to get into the trades (18 years mechanic) before plant closed because of the economy. Some people think UAW autoworkers are overpaid, and I was one of them until I worked the line. Working 8 to 10 hours of doing the same thing for 500+ times can really be mind numbing. This type of work isn't for everyone and takes a certain mindset to do it. I became a utility so I could move around and break up the monotony some and had fun doing it. Plant closed within 1 year of announcement of closure. Didn't like the way Norfolk assembly told local news outlet before telling employees about the closing. I found out on the local newscast after working night shift. In my opinion that's low and that's Ford. Ford may have not taking any bailout money this time but they have taken money from the government in the past so don't be fooled. Ford gambled and it worked out for them. I didn't want to take a chance and go to Detroit with my family the way the economy was going and get stuck there so I took the buyout. My philosophy was we survived before Ford and we will survive after Ford. I feel sorry for all the people that get jobs with Ford now at 2nd tier wages. Doing the same job as a 1st tier worker but getting about half the pay and poor benefits is really bad. People do yourself a favor and get an in demand trade or education. Don't let Ford fool you it's basically quantity not quality in the long run. I've seen it first h
ProsGreat pay and benefits
ConsFord will work you body, mind and soul into the ground till there's nothing left.
Non-stop fire-fighting for the most-part is how your day starts and finishes. If you are not having issues with the quality of the build from your department you are having them from the other departments.There are many mechanical issues in the facility due to lack of time or manpower to properly maintain the equipment. The production floor is constantly in the state of change due to manpower reductions and operation changes having to constantly attempt to do more with less. Upper Plant Management philosophy is to delegate work down to lower managers for accountability. Advancement in the company on the plant level is determined as to who you are related too and not by how proficient you are at your position. Question a superior and you are classified as a problem. The "One Ford" philosophy of working together "team player" communicate candidly does not exist. Definite lines of demarcation exist between managers and supervisors and a double standard exists on how you are treated. Zone supervisors and department foreman are held accountable for every issue that arises. Supervisor conflicts with UAW membership are always the fault of the supervisor. The HR department does little to support the supervisor in issues of conflict with the UAW . Discipline the wrong union employee harassment charges against the supervisor are automatic as part of the grievance process. Recognition for doing a good job is almost non-existent from upper management.
Consextremely stressful, too much finger pointing, supervisors overburdened with redundant paperwork .
Good colleagues and lot of chances to improve yourself
As a powertrain calibration engineer, a typical day starts with office meetings or planning the job for short term. Since I have duties on organizing Emission testing and calibrating Vehicle functions, I usually spend the rest of day nearby the vehicles or inside the test facilities. These test facilities are generally chassis dynamometers with lot of emission measuring devices or it can be a wind tunnel conditioned to extreme temperatures. When you are working with vehicles, every day you learn something new about calibrating the system or solving an issue gives you more experience. Before starting this job I barely know about calibration and the modular structure inside the vehicle with all that communication lines. After couple of months I saw that working on engine and its subsystems brings lot of trade offs and decision making moments when calibrating it. From customer's point of view you want the end product to be a perfect in terms of performance and driveability, however it has to be robust and emissions compliant to be approved by the authorities. Therefore it is important to make sure you are giving all your signoffs before the products reach to customer. I am strongly aware that the vehicles I am testing and calibrating are going to be driven by people in the traffic, therefore I should be more careful when taking decisions. Because of that I am always noting lessons learnts from my experiences to avoid facing a problem after the product gets into market. All that
Would not recommend as a career, only as quick money.
Quit after becoming fulltime. Realized I didn't want to waste my life any further sometime after they forced me to start showing up at 5AM when I'd only agreed to the shift starting at 12:30PM. Management really does not care about you.
TPTs are super expendable and made to do the hard work while fulltimers stand around gossiping... but they'll never get fired for it because the place runs on nepotism. Unless you got referred by someone who already works there, your job is not safe. (I know this because I was referred for the position, and I saw all the other TPTs who hadn't been referred get fired en masse one day, while I alone got to stay.) Bosses mostly look down on those working under them. The pressure to hit daily quotas can be harsh if you're not used to it. Another thing to mention is that some coworkers here make the job a lot harder than it should be. If you're sensitive to sexism or racism, avoid warehouses... those are essentially a given part of the work environment. High likelihood of being physically injured by the repetitive nature of most of the jobs if you do them for any notable length of time. Oh, and as for work/life balance, not very good... since I was usually on the closing shift, overtime happened virtually every day... it's "optional" overtime but people will get upset if you routinely don't stay to help with it. Annoyingly, on some weeks the supervisor would give me only one shift for the whole week, and as a TPT there wasn't any way to kn
Minha formação profissional eu devo a Ford Motor Company, onde eu aprendi a ser tudo que sei hoje:
1- Entrei como Trainee - Taubaté-SP;
2- Fui promovido para Cost Analyst Junior/Pleno/Senior-Taubaté-SP;
3- Fui transferido para "Cost Analysis Staff", no Centro de Pesquisas S B Campo-SP, onde elaborávamos o sumário de todas Fábricas da Ford Brasil. Nós elaborávamos as análises e explicações para serem encaminhadas para os Estados Unidos, inclusive o " Annual Budget" com as "Explanations of variances".
4- Fui transferido para a Ford Jaboatão-PE, como Controller e lá fiquei por 10 (dez) anos fantásticos. A nossa Fábrica tinha 250 funcionários quando cheguei e depois de 10 (dez) anos passamos a ter 920 (novecentos e vinte). Montávamos Jeep, Rural e F75, os quais saíram de linha e como era um projeto SUDENE, foi elaborado um estudo de " Make or Buy" com as molas compradas da Fabrini e da Sueden e nesse estudo verificou-se que mesmo levando o aço de São Paulo a Jaboatão-PE, ainda assim tivemos uma redução no custo de US$ 16.00 (dezesseis) dólares por mola. Como a produção era de 125,000 JPY (jobs per Year) X 4 molas por veículo: 500,000 molas/ano X US$ 16.00, tivemos US$ 8,000,000.00 (oito milhões) de dólares de ganho anual. E o Investimento para se construir uma fábrica de molas era de US$ 6,000,000.00 (seis milhões) de dólares. Pelo descrito acima podemos notar que o empreendimento se pagaria em menos de 1 (um) ano. Foi construído a nova fábrica em nosso " Site "
ProsA nosso Fábrica trabalhava com energia e confiança.
ConsO que aparecia que podia ser contra, nós utilizávamos o "Brainstorming", para resolução de nossos problemas.
Material management/ Material Planning/ Inventory/ Material Handling/ SCM/Purchase
1. Enforce adherence of safety procedures and usage of PPE’s on line & Ensure Safe Behavior Index.
2. Facilitate start – up meetings & schedule as GFPS.
3. Encourage group to meeting responsibilities and ensure Continuous Improvements in GFPS.
4. Take up GB, NWG, and VSM Projects.
5. Attendance, Leave, and OT tracking and ensure meeting HR policies.
6. Manpower allocation based on availability and versatility.
7. Track the versatility matrix of Team members and improve it.
8. Analyze the Ergonomic issues and make plans for Improving
9. Train and Develop team members to raise and implement Kaizen, VSM, Cost saving & 5S Initiatives.
10. Tracking a Consumable cost and implement projects to reduce a cost.
11. Play pivotal role in Implementing GFPS & Lean Culture.
12. Support ISO / QS / TS16949
13. Maintained and following the FIFO concept for all materials.
14. Monitor and control receiving process with Zero reversal.
15. Ensured right material right time at right location is delivered to meet ZERO DOWN TIME.
16. Implement E Smart / Auto call / DPS.
17. Shortage report preparing import and local parts
18. Develop / improve methods for productivity improvement in the warehouse & line
19. Drive the team to ensure highest Ranking in the plant measurable.
20. Interact with customer [ Mfg. team] on daily basis to solve the day to day concerns
21. PMHV Maintenance tracking and follow-up with PE
22. Ensure MTC process and liaise with concerned section maintain Zero
Questions And Answers about Ford Motor Company
What is the best part of working at Ford Motor Company?
Asked Oct 8, 2019
Answered May 12, 2022
The people and Ford Motor it self
Answered May 11, 2022
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Ford Motor Company a better place to work?
Asked Nov 7, 2019
I would fully enforce the wearing of all PPE, disciplining anybody who failed to comply. I would also require bi-annual or quarterly drug testing for all employees. Lastly, stop taking applications via the unemployment office and only do interviews at job fairs IOT bring back the quality workers.
Answered Jan 7, 2022
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Answered Oct 20, 2021
What kind of drug test they do?
Asked Jul 16, 2016
Just hired last week. I took a standard panel urine test at a local LabCorp. Drugs tested were: marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines (e.g. meth, Adderall), barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methadone, PCP, oxycodone, and propoxyphene.
Answered Jun 19, 2019
Level 10 panel drug test
Answered Mar 31, 2019
What is the interview process like at Ford Motor Company?
Asked Jun 28, 2016
NO direct interview, hands on testing at an offsite facility then wait to get a call
Answered Mar 30, 2022
We are pleased to inform you your assessment results were in an acceptable range for possible employment
Answered Aug 5, 2020
How are the working hours at Ford Motor Company?
Asked Feb 25, 2016
Long hours, from 10.7 hours to 11.5. The 11.5 only happens when something breaks down and it take time to repair company will notify you to work a Mandatory 11.5 hours until they see fit that production is caught up and will return to 10.7 hours regular hours