AM General

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AM General Reviews

Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
36 Reviews

3.3
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company with dedicated people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company traces its roots to the late 1800's. Originally making bicycles, conestoga wagons, Willy's Jeeps, HMMWVs and now the JLTVs. People tend to stay for many years once they join the company due to the comradery and excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    Salaries are not as high as other places in the country, but the medical benefits are excellent. With lack of turnover, there are fewer promotional opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep employees informed of the business situation so everyone is marching to the same sheet of music.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I used to love coming to work!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great co- workers, benefits, vacation time, holidays off, profit sharing when they were making money, and rewarding work.

    Cons

    It was the "OLD BOYS" network that threw this company into the gutter. They ended up with fat pensions and left the company DRY. They had people in charge that didn't have a clue. Massive layoffs since there was no vision for new products. What a SHAME!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes...It isn't by mistake that this company is failing. Bad management, no qualified leadership, and no vision for new products leave me shaking my head.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Risk Adverse

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company has a long history and although not a household name nearly everyone sees one of the products AM General has manufactured at least daily (Humvees, Hummers H1-H2).

    Cons

    Seriously risk adverse to adding any new or alternative product lines or services. Almost solely focused on 30 year old product line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up more discussions and follow through on potential partnering to alleviate possible risks and to offer a more extended product line that customers are looking for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Toxic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    My teammates were nice people. Aside from that the only positive thing I can think of to say is they had a nice cafeteria.

    Cons

    Everything about AM General was challenging. They treat their salaried professionals like hourly union workers. There was little to no communication from management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Decent Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Generally provides good support and benifits for employees

    Cons

    Currently in a downswing with the rest of the defense industry. Layoffs are very common

  7.  

    Behind the times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None to offer at this time.

    Cons

    Company likes to sell it's family friendly values to new in coming employees, but this is far from the truth. People constantly throw each other in the path of harms in order to save themselves.

    HR - Does not value employees or their views. Plays games, does not support the average worker when reporting abuse or nonprofessional behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take off the blinders, and take a look at what is really going on. Stop protecting each other and your buddies, and take a step into the 21st century.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mishawaka, IN

    Pros

    Profit sharing, free health and dental insurance, a lot of paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and 401k with some company match. Union workers have a great deal. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Company is experiencing a down period but working hard to get new business. You sometimes feel the supervisors have a lackadaisical attitude. Sometimes the work is not evenly distributed. Some employees get away with a lot and don't work too hard, especially the hourly workers. Annual evaluations are a joke - they mean nothing. Hard to advance. It is sometimes who you know, not what you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get management personnel that have a backbone. Get your money's worth out of the hourly workers, cutting down on their down time and stopping work an hour early. Get the right people in the job not just because you want to keep them. Show appreciation to the people who work hard and get the job done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Product Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer  in  Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Livonia, MI

    Pros

    great holidays and benefits, close group, relaxed and flexible, some really great people while others are just there to get paid, some are willing to help new employees

    Cons

    some of the management is older and set in their ways, maybe they need to bring in some younger faces or different experience, moving to different positions within the company does not seem easy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Rewarding company and union employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pipe Fitter  in  Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - Pipe Fitter in Mishawaka, IN

    Pros

    union representation . profit sharing . full benefits

    Cons

    lower level management were often the least qualified to make the day to day decisions most affecting the rank and file employees which were often more qualified to make the very same decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your employees are your greatest assets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Assembly line worker

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Worker  in  Mishawaka, IN
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Mishawaka, IN

    Pros

    working in groups. working knowing hours ahead of time plus. benefits pay and healthcare is a plus to working there.

    Cons

    movement is linted without training reeducation in pay is downer to working motivation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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