https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2020/08/06/bill-ford-interview-covid-ceo-change-jim-hackett-jim-farley/3300929001/ If Bill really believes what he said about people working 5am to 10pm and on weekends, he is even less intelligent than... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Ford
Hackett said. "To a fault. I feel a quiet sense of satisfaction that people hung in there with... — read more
There will be many posts here
Last Fusion moved through the assembly line in Mexico last Friday. It was a good product, just not profitable in a very competitive segment. Tough to displace really established competitors Accord and Camry.
Per Hackett yesterday. Agree? Data doesn't lie?
So I participated in this (go in, empty out your desk, take home personal belongings). Similar feeling back in 2008, but worse. I know they have to redistribute seating for Covid, but I feel a bunch will never come back (either WFH, or separated from... — read more
I had a dream last that Alan is back at Ford. I wish it was true. I still can cope up with the fact that the new Ceo appointed has a different LAST NAME and not different strategy to make things work. Huh!
I just signed up and I got a free Ford stock.
After the departure, how often will design thinking be mentioned at Ford? I’m guessing never?
Hammer always look for Nail. Hackett, The Furniture Guy, just talked about facilities, new furniture, conf room re-arrange, Huddling around white boards, campus transformation, etc. Was ridiculous to have half the people in conf room huddle... — read more
Hopefully this will help some other retirees figure out the auto reform impact. As I was checking on potential savings from the recent auto insurance reform l was informed by BCBSM that our PPO 4000 plan, which is already costing some retirees $600+... — read more
GDIA is growing organization. Not yet successful in providing meaningful insights. Ford hired (and still hiring) whole bunch of Data Geeks who do not have any domain knowledge (Auto). Result– Tons of graphs/ charts with no insights and wasting every... — read more
I just got an offer for a skill team called GDIA Tech. Heard of it? I'm wondering what the going rate is in this department? Any insights?
Earnings didn't sound too bad on the suface, however, the Argo accounting helped improve the story. How did Hackett spin the results? Are people feeling better given the decent cash reserve??
Any idea when we will start back working from the office? Or will it be optional.
Copied comments from previous posts. Is this the cultural issue at all large companies or just Ford ?? The blowhards continue to rise at Ford until a bigger blowhard deflates the blowhard above him with a well placed knife in the back... — read more
"Ford is in the final days of a scramble mode — paying one credit card with another credit card until the gig is up," said market analyst Jon Gabrielsen.
Does anyone think that new postings are created so that the successful applicant will be the first to go if there is another round of SRD? I am wondering if management would choose to protect current employees by hiring a new person for a position... — read more
Ford Motor Co is in discussions with its lenders to extend maturities on US$5.35bn in existing credit facilities, two sources familiar with the discussions said. The second-largest US automaker has reached out to lenders within its top 20 bank... — read more
Curious to any rumors
VOTE: Click Upvote if you are still employed OR Downvote if you depart the company Ford employee only :) Vote is valid on or after 0:00am Wednesday :) Good luck to everybody, it's a tough time but we will go through it! — read more
Yet F is still hiring.. and for non-essential positions
https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2020/07/29/ford-government-loan-department-energy-debt/5526413002/ Ford is in trouble, the reference to paying off one credit card with another is pretty grim.
Anybody work with warranty data? How is that realm of Ford? Good to work there? Good people? Relatively safe? Good management ?
How safe is life in GDIA? Thoughts of data science in GDIA?
Ford Motor Company is already struggling to survive. The decision to relaunch the Bronco shows why the company is on the path to bankruptcy. The company’s decision to enter a market dominated by the Jeep Wrangler for 70 years is baffling. While... — read more
Market capitalization July 15, 2020 26.57B. Ford had earlier drawn down over $15 billion from revolving credit lines on top of 35 billion used. So total debt is -154 billions on books. Ford go under water !Total debt per month go up -15 billions/... — read more
https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2020/07/16/ford-audit-racism/5442692002/ Maybe if we laid off all the people who spend their days participating in the 11 different support groups we wouldn't be losing $7 Billion so far in 2020.
Ford Motor Company is issuing three safety recalls in North America. Safety recall for select 2016-20 Lincoln MKX and Nautilus vehicles with 16-way power seats In affected vehicles, there may be insufficient clearance between the driver and/or... — read more
Not sure if "abundance of caution" is the underlying reason for the Work From Home or if there are other... — read more
Well, well. . . I guess the new F-150 came to give some boosting. Great truck, great thinking. Really impressive. That's what it is all about.
Bad management and poor strategy will cost jobs, impact of Ford’s performance. Exit the car business, alienate the police and their families, and bet the farm on Bronco (diluting Ford brands like F-150 and Explorer further). Watch how the corporate... — read more
What say thee?