American Axle & Manufacturing Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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American Axle & Manufacturing Chairman, President and CEO David C. Dauch
David C. Dauch
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Pros
  • Good pay,got along with everybody (in 4 reviews)

  • Team members; employee benefits; safe working environment and salary (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • There are way too many bosses in the plant and not enough worker bees (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineering in Three Rivers, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Engineering in Three Rivers, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For a global corporation, this is a very family oriented company. The senior management in the corporate office seem to be very aware of the everyday work details of the individual plants. Monthly walk throughs of the plants facilitate the intimacy from the corporate offices. Corporate support to the plant is easily obtained.

    Cons

    Training has become non existent. Lines separating departmental duties are blurry at best. Departments are not encouraged to cooperate amongst each other.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clearer directives to salaried associates. Encourage associates to utilize training, and make it easier to access training if it is available.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Production Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and pays well, along with having great people to work with. There is a lot of room to move up within the company.

    Cons

    Some downsides of working here are the long hours. It is tiresome to work every day and work very long shifts.


  3. Manufacturing Engineer Co-op

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Vicksburg, MI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Vicksburg, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Axle & Manufacturing (More than a year)

    Pros

    Adequate pay Flexible hours Opportunities for training and advancement

    Cons

    -Long hours: Engineering work week is normally 50 hours. At AAM engineers worked most Saturdays and two Sundays a month -Constant change in hierarchy. In the year I was at AAM I had 5 different supervisors. This made it extremely difficult to continue projects and receive further assignments. Most of the time I was left looking for projects that needed completion. This wasn't all bad however a lot of the time I would bring it up to a previous boss and get asked why I was pursuing this issue. Only to get reassigned and have to work on something else.

    Advice to Management

    Work on employee retention.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Frustrating!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SMT in Three Rivers, MI
    Current Employee - SMT in Three Rivers, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent people and supervisors to work with! If you like working overtime, you will like it here at American Axle.

    Cons

    NOT ENOUGH MONEY PAID TO HOURLY EMPLOYEES! I personally feel that having the union is a bad thing at American Axle. Unfortunately the lazy employees are paid the same as a hard working employee like me!

    Advice to Management

    Let employees do their jobs! Don't micro manage! It creates bad attitudes!


  6. Senior Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, lots of perks

    Cons

    Long hours, inflexible to change, lots of bureaucracy


  7. Not bad, not that great tho

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with and the union is pretty helpful

    Cons

    The management. They are all about numbers. They will screw you over pretty quick.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your operators and try to work with them


  8. Helpful (1)

    Uncertainty of company future

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great internship experience for an automotive/manufacturing career. Managers were all very knowledgeable and hard working. Structured internship program.

    Cons

    Company is still trying to rebound from 2008 strike by diversifying business with new companies. Future is uncertain

    Advice to Management

    More interaction between plants. Need more opportunities for overtime. Lack of business for some areas of the company are shocking. Increased emphasis on lean manufacturing.


  9. Rigid.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are friendly and the company has high ethical standards.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth.


  10. Demands too much of your life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Three Rivers, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Three Rivers, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime opportunity, if you don't mind it.

    Cons

    Overtime demands never let up. Lots of mandatory 6 and 7 days a week. Pay scale is not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Salary, with straight time pay for management that work Sunday's. 12 to 14 hour days on the management side.


  11. Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Management does work to help and advance employees but sometimes the union gets in the way of that. Union also tends to allow members to get away with more than they should.

    Cons

    Can tend to work long hours and will most likely work off shifts when you get started but that is no different than most companies that run 24 hours.



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