AM General

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AM General Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    I loved working here!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Tech in Mishawaka, IN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Tech in Mishawaka, IN

    I worked at AM General full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, people. Overall, I enjoyed working at AM. No job is perfect, but this one came pretty darn close. At least for me, as everyone has their own experience, and opinion.

    Cons

    being laid off is the only con...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Coworkers were top notch, upper management not so much.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AM General

    Pros

    You gain experience to build a career on.

    Cons

    Ridiculousl as far as the amount of employees there vs. actual WORKERS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your heads out of the holes they are stuck in.

  3.  

    Running a good company down the drain

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI

    I worked at AM General full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They had good medical benefits and profit sharing.

    Cons

    Management is running the company into the ground. It's a shame really. They have lost a lot of good employees and potential by making poor decisions and keeping the wrong people in the wrong management roles.
    Compensation was less than like companies.
    Worst HR dept I have ever dealt with.
    Extreme nepotism and good 'ol boy club
    Behind the times when it came to work/life balance and technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those that work hard and get rid of those that don't. Good 'ol boy club will only get you so far.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyed working here. Especially when we profit sharing several years ago.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AM General full-time

    Pros

    The people and benefits and profit sharing in the past.

    Cons

    Promotions are all who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I used to love coming to work!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AM General full-time (more than 8 years)

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk Adverse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AM General full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toxic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AM General as a contractor (less than an year)

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with dedicated people

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

    I have been working at AM General full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AM General

    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

  11.  

    Behind the times

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AM General full-time (more than 5 years)

    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

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