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American Axle & Manufacturing Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  • Work/life balance could be better (in 6 reviews)

  • 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 (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for college students

    Cons

    Intense environment to work in


  2. "Manufacturing support- Materials and shipping"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on the shift and building it can be relatively straight forward without any issues.

    Cons

    Management dumps on materials often. Some expect them to reorganize areas, clean up various things around complex and do special projects while taking care of dock activities and manage inventory.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to get more and more from just a few & be willing to pay more than you think for what is expected and coming up with new operations.

  3. "Production Operator"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate
    Former Employee - Production Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Understanding, willingness to work with their employees, very strict when it comes to safety. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    7 day work week, not a climate controlled environment, refrigerators could be seen as health hazard.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on eliminating seven day work weeks so employees can get proper rest other than that, management is pretty awesome.


  4. "Working there was a unique experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This job gave me tougher skin

    Cons

    The schedule was really demanding.


  5. "Tool Room Technician"

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    Current Employee - Tool Maker
    Current Employee - Tool Maker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and cleanliness

    Cons

    Excessive overtime gets a person burned out

    Advice to Management

    Rotate workers and jobs from burn out


  6. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time

    Pros

    Company has a lot of great people working for it.

    Cons

    Short handed in multiple areas from production to IT support. Poor communication from management with no clear direction or stated goals.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees in specifics, not broad generalities that sound like they were written by a marketing firm.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The experience an employee will have with this company depends greatly on who is the department manager"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Three Rivers, MI
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Three Rivers, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    UAW pay and benefits for all non-management employees. This mean good pay and a generous benefits.
    The majority of the teams working there are well rounded and productive.

    Cons

    The biggest con is the "us verses them mentality" that exists between the employees and management. Most of the managers can rise above this mentality but those that can't will make your life miserable and in some cases put you in harms way.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with respect and dignity. An remember to keep your employees safe and healthy.

  8. "Forge White Light"

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    Current Employee - Forge, White Light in Ridgway, PA
    Current Employee - Forge, White Light in Ridgway, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, once you get through the 2 year pay ladder, and decent benefits v

    Cons

    If you work at the Ridgway, PA plant, you will have NO life at all!!! The overtime dumped on all employees is totally unreal!!! The plant runs 6-7 days a week, and will even mandate a 12 hour shift on the weekend, not to mention weekday!!!

    Advice to Management

    Restructuring needs to be done ASAP.


  9. "Good, compared to some other employers."

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Attendant in Saint Marys, PA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Attendant in Saint Marys, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Usually there is much overtime available. If you are willing to put in the time, you can make a good amount of money, relative to the cost of living in the area. Do your job, and they'll treat you pretty well. Doubletime on Sundays.(when available) 401k, with 50% company match up to six percent of your base pay. Steel toed shoes allowance. Prescription safety glasses paid for by the company. Flex time allowed for qualifying life events. Vacation can be taken in one hour increments. Company paid short-term disability and life insurance.(one year's salary) Long term disability available. For every 1040 hours you work(without missing any work), you earn a perfect attendance award, which is a day off without pay, to be taken any time you want. Unionized.(UAW) Dues are the equivalent of 2.5 hours of your pay. The company generally treats its employees pretty well.

    Cons

    Depending on your job classification, you may get mandated to work overtime. Employees are sometimes mandated to work 12 hour days and/or weekends. It can get very hot inside the plant. Depending on the job, you may get very dirty. The union spends some of your dues money on politicians.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if they could avoid mandating overtime, but they can't. I recommend that they do more spot checks of people's work.


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Market competitive with regard to salaries and benefits. Associate appreciation events, volunteer opportunities and meetings to communicate company status are appreciated.

    Cons

    Recent acquisition of another company and resulting periodic reductions in force make employees unsure of their future with the company.


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