American Axle & Manufacturing

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American Axle & Manufacturing Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
60 Reviews
3.3
60 Reviews
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American Axle & Manufacturing Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of the Board Richard E. Dauch
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38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay,got along with everybody (in 4 reviews)

  • Really good area, there are a lot of good restaurants, shopping places, nice and safe (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours are sometimes encouraged, if not expected (in 3 reviews)

  • Lacking communication from upper Management (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company to work for but not hte greatest. Career paths are not necessarily determined by performance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Three Rivers, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering in Three Rivers, MI

    I have been working at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is always challenging environment in the manufacturing facility. There is never a boring day in the plant.

    Cons

    You need to have a thick skin to work on the shopfloor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to walk the talk of lean manufacturing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Axle & Manufacturing

    Pros

    Alot of responsibility. They actually want to to learn the industry and get you experience. Great people to work with as well.

    Cons

    None at this time right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on helping interns and employees move up. Also give them more responsibility. Don't be afraid to take a chance by putting an employee in an uncomfortable position.

  3.  

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits were great, people were great

    Cons

    must have thick skin to work here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership training is needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great introduction to learn business environment and introduce yourself to accounting/finance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Detroit, MI
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at American Axle & Manufacturing as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The WHQ building in Detroit is stunning and top notch.
    The people here and teams you work with are excellent.
    Learning the basic etiquette of business.

    Cons

    Not nearly enough to do while working as an intern
    Their is no job security for after graduation. You just have to hope there is an available position that interests you, which is very risky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on updating the culture. This isn't the year 2000 anymore!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    I was overworked for less money

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Axle & Manufacturing

    Pros

    The best thing about working here was the insurance benefits which were grandfathered in by General Motors. If I hadn't worked previously for GM I would not have had such good benefits.

    Cons

    Management didn't know what they were doing.in summer we worked in extreme heat. In winter it was very cold in plant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people the way you want to be treated!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits slightly above average.

    Cons

    Takes awhile to move up or around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fear of personal failure/ladder climbers now jeopardize a successful legacy of excellence in Manufacturing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervision in Three Rivers, MI
    Former Employee - Supervision in Three Rivers, MI

    I worked at American Axle & Manufacturing

    Pros

    Passionate exec leadership and many hardworking determined individuals. Good pay/benefits in exchange for forfeiting any work-life balance, despite employees personal lives being stressed by top level leadership as a key aspect in maintaining strong experienced workforce

    Cons

    Total disconnect between Exec leadership/corporate ideals (the "vision/plans") and plant level leadership (The reality).

    At all levels of management there seems to be a fear of what may happen/looking bad if they were to actually speak or report the truth to their superiors -resulting in a fantasy vs real life scenariowhich ultimately impacts the ability to ACTUALLY make progress for the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great as an absolute last resort

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Machine Technician in Three Rivers, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Machine Technician in Three Rivers, MI

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

    Pros

    Overtime available, free insurance, 2 weeks of vacation after a year of seniority.

    Cons

    Near minimum wage income, overly rude management, union makes it nearly impossible to have resolution to many problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate and compensate your employees fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not Very American

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Axle & Manufacturing

    Pros

    Was a great paying job that supported a family with great benefits.

    Cons

    All work is being outsourced to other countries. How they can call themselves "American Axle" still defies logic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNC Tech in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - CNC Tech in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Good environment, good benefits, clean, nice people

    Cons

    none that I can think of.,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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