Yet another article outlining the potential cost of the faulty transmissions. The user comments reinforce the fact that this is a huge problem for Ford. Does anyone know if the upper level managers responsible for this were part of... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Ford
So the much ballyhooed Ford GoRide patient transportation system was developed, expanded to five cities, then shut down six months later. How many $millions would you guess were wasted on this?
Getting more bad press on transmissions failing around 75k miles. Looks like too much cost cutting and/or lack of solid engineering for our SUV's. Expect greater incentives necessary to move... — read more
I feel like the Mustang brand is diminished buy attaching it to something as pedestrian as a midsize cross over. This could have been an opportunity to introduce a new brand name that could serve as a Halo for future EV development. It looks like a... — read more
Do you predict that there will be Ford Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
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.
I survived the layoffs but I was demoted along with many others. I will retain my current salary for one year. After that, it will be lowered to be compatible in the new lower salary range. When I retire, my pension will be lower as a result being... — read more
any negative or adverse impact - any risks for it? thoughts?
Take a look at other automakers on this forum before you decide to apply anywhere. It's more than clear that too many are going through the same process as Ford. You might find yourself in even more trouble than here if you are not careful... — 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.
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
The latest F150 recall just reinforces how messed up the company really is.
https://www.edmunds.com/industry/press/gm-ford-sacrifice-loyal-buyers-by-abandoning-small-cars-edmunds-report-reveals.html Basically, people trading in their Ford sedans are choosing to stay with small cars and are simply going to a competitor... — read more
Hope Ford will be ready https://www.motor1.com/news/382384/gm-boss-sedans-popular-again/
For example, the Fusion looks pretty much the same as it did back in 2012, which was during Obama's first term in office by the way. What's going on? How can we be expected to compete with such dated looking vehicles? Thoughts?
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
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
I’m curious how people who are still there feel about the promotions.
Proposed closure of Romeo Engine Plant:... — 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!
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
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
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
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
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
A Good Sign indeed. Everything is getting back to the "norm".
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
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
This group is a waste of money. Build quality vehicles that people can afford to buy.
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.
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
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
After all we have been through this year with SRD and "whatever is going on" lately I hope we get some decent bonuses.