Unlike previous downsizing based on HR rules and employee performance this event has an ugly undertone. Take a breath be honest and look at who's being let go. Class action anyone?
Topics regarding layoffs at Ford
If so, which groups? Concerned for former colleagues (glad I recently departed in retrospect).
LL5. LL6 and GSR level layoffs will begin first week of April, and will happen organization by organization as reorgs are finalized. As Ford switches to electric and hybrid powertrains, some engine programs will see heavier cuts than others. People... read more
Since I’m seeing a lot of salaries thrown around feel free to see how you compare to your peers. Glassdoor is all over the palce, so this may help. It is illegal to prevent sharing of salaries so no worries there. You can round numbers so things... read more
The fake "Recovery" fueled by loose credit and the lowest interest rates in recorded history has finally run out of steam. People are financing cars over 7-8 years now, even with rock bottom interest rates. What does that tell you? Well, most Ford... read more
A family member is an engineer in engine components working on future models. I as many others out here are worried about our friends and family employed by Ford. Any chance this group might be ok or expect smaller cuts? Prayers to all going thru... read more
Ford wants to appear as a kind benevolent SE Michigan USA company. Bill wants to have the appearance of the good guy. Hackett wouldn’t be doing anything that the Ford family didn’t sanction. The leadership at the company is very poor and continues to... read more
Did the layoffs continue today? I was afraid of Monday but there were no layoffs at my location today. In fact, it was a bit too quiet, if you ask me. If they didn’t happen today, when can we expect the layoffs to continue?
Did the company offer anyone to relocate as an alternative to being cut? Other companies tend to do that but I haven’t seen that in my surroundings. I single, without kids, no mortgage, so having to relocate for me is not a big problem, even more, a... read more
Just curious, I heard mixed news regarding the contract Employees in PD Engineering working on the future programs. Any information in regards to this? Thank you in advance
Why did they needed to do this in this way. I feel for the european colleagues but why did they need to imply that the layoffs are gonna be done overseas, which makes American workers more or less safe. Hate to say this but it turns out that it would... read more
Start looking now and Be careful of where you blast your resume to. Tailor your resume specifically to each position you apply to. Use the exact same spelling and phrasing as in the job posting requirements as autobots filter resumes. Only apply to... read more
It is only for show. There are 323 external Ford job postings at present, many newly posted. The stock price has not moved. The analysts all know it is bluster and BS. When the round of layoffs is over Hatchet will send an email rallying the troops... read more
Yes, changing from selling cars to not selling cars. Changing from giving you a job to giving you the boot out the door. The fear of admitting the industry and economy as a whole is tanking is palpable. It's called a Recession, whether your nightly... read more
This is rich. I got the boot on Wednesday and I just got woke up by a call from Ex coworker asking for help fixing a production problem. This tool has called me to fix his problems for years all the while tossing me under the bus for every problem he... read more
If you are over 40 and/or 20 years or more with Ford you are expensive and expendable. Watch and see. There will be age discrimination litigation for decades after this. Mr. Hackett and Little Bill may win the battle but this is going to cost Ford a... read more
1) Put Profits First. 2) Do the Right Thing: Cover Your A--. 3) Be Cheap. 4) Create Turmoil. 5) Bill Ford: Tsar. 6) Play to the Media. 7) One Ford? Not Anymore!
I'm a green badge and I'm very worried that they might do a sweep like GM did.
Henry Ford was an innovator and the disruptor. He didn't use consultants. There was no large group of intelligentsia that forsawe the internet, mobile phones, social media. We know have a large group of prognosticators prognosticating that the... read more
Since H1 is designed to get talents that aren't available in US. why don't they layoff those people first before US citizens(with same skill level as H1s) ? Nothing against H1 holders, Just common sense
The market for workers at automotive workers is horrible as far as I can see. GM is laying off, Ford is laying off, seems that Fiat-Chrysler is just about to…. The fact is that the industry is changing and therefore will be in demand for a very... read more
Anything rumored specifically for this week? I know now that the layoffs are in progres anything is possible but has anyone heard anything about what’s gonna unfold in the next week? I would feel a little calmer if I at least knew what to expect. .
The person waited patiently while Jack Nasser ruined the company, and knew the company would eventually see what he was doing and get rid of him. Then continued to work over 50 hours a week. ( as I know so many at Ford do) as Ford turned around and... read more
Have a friend that work at GM. About a moth a go (In time when the GM layoffs were in play) we had a discussion and he was praising Ford for avoiding their “core workers” in the US with layoffs and cutting the workforce overseas instead, unlike GM... read more
The sad part is the people responsible for this will all still be there, Bill jr and family.
He has no engineering, science, or technical background. Zero. Nada. Zilch. The most complicated part he ever dealt with at Steelcase was a desk drawer slide. And now he's the President of Ford. Uncle Henry is turning in his grave. Little... read more
What would Alan Mulally do?
It's so nice having a Friday night beer with a fellow GSR who is now among the ranks of the recently "smartly redesigned". The cherry on this delicious self-driving, smart city cake is being a GSR myself and hearing that this sh-- show may stretch... read more
Will newly hired FCG be affected? Based on what you see in the past 10 20 30 yrs experience ?
Job worries made me look and just accepted new job that seems even better. Hopefully saves spot for another when I am gone in a few weeks. Dust off resume and be proactive.
Not that it would have said anything pertinent anyways.....but still....
As there is no more doubt that these people are being cut, I wonder who will be next in line to get cut? Any word on this?
https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2019/03/15/ceo-salary-released-ford-shows-jim-hackett-gets-pay-raise/3156096002/ Kind of sad considering his salary is going to keep increase in the expense of the regular employees.
This was one of the most stressful weeks at Ford since I started working here, and I started working more than a decade ago. It's not just the layoffs, we've had those before. It's the not knowing what's going on, getting no real info from... read more