Now in 2020 the 2 health insurance plans offered are as follows: PPO 3600 +HSA You only/ You + family (spouse + children) $215/$430 and deductible for In-network (You only/You + family) $3,600/$7,200 Until the 7200 deductible is met NOTHING... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Ford
Ford Motor Company has a long-standing history (50+ years) of providing salaried retiree's equivalent if not identical health care benefits as per the full-time salaried employees. This practice was continued through several extremely difficult... — read more
If anyone has recently applied at Ford for a direct position, you may have noticed that they now REQUIRE entering your year of graduation from High School. Of the 25 companies that I have applied to, no one else asked anything about High School. My... — read more
I’m curious how people who are still there feel about the promotions.
https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2019/11/06/ford-fiesta-focus-transmission-lawsuit-dps-6/2506025001/ This continues to be a huge risk for Ford. Not just in the cost of settling the suits but in lost customers.
The people in this group have added zero to revenue or potential revenue, but spend a lot of time and money flying around the world and staying in expensive hotels while accomplishing NOTHING. When will the Board wake up and get rid of Hackett and... — read more
Anyone have info on Flat Rock? The electric vehicle promised in 2023 is going to Ohio.... Not sure how they can stay open.... They are already down to 1 shift. Obviously there will be more cuts to come!
Proposed closure of Romeo Engine Plant:... — read more
The Fairlane concept came out of discussions Richard Parry-Jones had with Ralph Lauren on American luxury. This took place in the Hamptons. Ralph Lauren said a remake of the Woody wagon would sell. A lot of effort was spent by marketing teams on... — read more
A Good Sign indeed. Everything is getting back to the "norm".
This group is a waste of money. Build quality vehicles that people can afford to buy.
any negative or adverse impact - any risks for it? thoughts?
You think what you are reading is bad, it is only getting started. Things are falling apart and the execs are flailing. They have no idea what they are doing other than drinking Jim's kool-aid. Then let's not forget we have throngs of kids walking... — read more
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2019/10/23/ford-profits-fall-third-quarter/4062587002/ TL;DR Ford Q3 profits fall 57%, guidance lowered for the year Ford Motor Co. lowered its guidance for the year after reporting... — read more
2020 insurance is the classic bait and switch. They conned many to take the PRP with the promise of low retiree medical. Now they are off the books and slammed with a rather hefty increase. All you can do is speak with your wallet and don't buy... — read more
Problem with non-direct employees is that they are always searching for the next best thing- often on company time. For the most part, they are transient employees. And because they have no skin in the game, aren’t about to go above and beyond... — read more
Allen Park wind tunnel workers are all Jacobs contract employees, why aren't they all Ford employees? All of the technicians and the majority of the people are not Ford. All Ford systems are used along with team center! Can any Ford folks... — read more
GM is better than Ford and that's saying allot.
It is still shameful that Ford salaried retirees are singled out to be tasked with higher costs. Retirees are on fixed incomes and did not expect this. Certainly they should not bear the burden alone. I hope the press catches wind of this .. — read more
For 2019, I had the PPO 2000 + HSA for $0 per month for family. This option is not available for 2020. Lowest cost plan for family is $430 per month. It is a double hit because the out of pocket maximums have almost doubled.
Ford is trying to keep afloat by screwing older employees in favor of younger cheaper employees (SRD) then doubling down and sticking it to retirees on health care costs this year. I've sold my Ford Stock, my 17 F250, and will never buy another... — read more
Just saw rates for next year - 2 new plans. I pay $0 now for me/family, next year it will be $430 per month for the same coverage with doubled out of pocket max numbers. I figured this would happen soon but not this large of an increase!! Still... — read more
I'm just curious. I know many people who say they've switched between Ford and GM or FCA over the years. Are non-compete agreements common in Michigan and if so, are they usually enforced? If so, I don't see how people have switched employers... — read more
I heard rumors that the Palo Alto office might be getting cut and/or closing? Has anyone heard anything??? Is the location safe?
Which means we'll be looking at more layoffs most likely sooner than we thought. Ford Motor Co’s (F.N) July-to-September vehicle sales in China fell 30%, as the U.S. automaker continued to lose ground in a prolonged sales decline in its second... — read more
An insider just sent me this. Explains a lot why Ford Motor is in the shape it is in today - Junior has been mucking around there for 40 years, and his daughter in on the Autonomous Car team. can't make this stuff up, folks!! "Executive Chairman... — read more
I was told the SRD was to prepare for a down turn in the economy. I have a trip planned to Hawaii over the holidays and am wondering if there is any truth to these rumors.
After all we have been through this year with SRD and "whatever is going on" lately I hope we get some decent bonuses.
https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/mark-phelan/2019/10/05/lincoln-aviator-cadillac-xt-6/3860781002/ For heaven’s sake. First the suit clad brain trust asserts that the reason Lincoln’s were not selling was because they did not have letters... — read more
Several projects have been mysteriously cancelled due "budgetary" reasons without explanation over the past week. In addition, I heard from a number of groups that their LL5 and LL6s have been transferred to new groups without any direct reports... — read more
Looks real bad for Lincoln https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2019/10/03/lincoln-aviator-suv-recall-chicago-explorer-police-interceptor/3830654002/
Explorer issues. Followed by promotions. Only applies for the chosen few. Inspiring. Well done explorer team
The FordX group is wasting huge amounts of capital, with no hope for future revenue. Stop throwing more money away on a failed experiment.
https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2019/09/30/ford-cuts-25-workers-on-mobility-team-that-develops-products-software-technology/3826197002/ via @freep @freepautos @UAW
Anyone have information on cuts that happened today in Mobility and whether it was any other organizations?