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American Axle & Manufacturing Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2019

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3.3
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57%
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67%
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American Axle & Manufacturing CEO David C. Dauch
David C. Dauch
95 Ratings
Pros
  • "This mean good pay and a generous benefits(in 19 reviews)

  • "Buenas prestaciones, seguridad para el personal dentro de planta con una buena pol(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "The management is expecting you to work long hours and if you are salary there is no overtime(in 17 reviews)

  • "En lo que son las prestaciones quedan a deber por lo grande que es la empresa se espera algo mejor pero m(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Electrician in Biscoe, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay, and a very hands on job.

    Cons

    Dirty work environment and micro managing.

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-03-22
  2. "Middle of the road employer"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be fairly compensated

    Cons

    Going above and beyond is not applauded, rather, mediocrity is praised.

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-09-03
  3. "A Complete Mess"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time

    Pros

    Compensation was good. Marketing team does a great job with the AAM brand image.

    Cons

    Awful experience in product engineering. There are limited processes that nobody seems to follow. Unless you're on the mechanical side where the parts are known and formulaic, there are nearly no design guidelines or tools with which to develop a design. Terrible infighting between teams because of a disorganized and unclear org structure. A "System Team" who thinks their role is to track math and drawing releases... for component engineers. Most technical gaps are met with "well, let's just hire a contractor for 6 months to show us how to do it" with no plan to develop the capability. Zero understanding of systems engineering. Micromanaging, overbearing leadership. Timelines and deadlines instituted on a whim from senior management with no actual practical bearing. Just a complete mess.

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    Advice to Management

    I think David just doesn't know how much of a mess Product Engineering is. You need to establish clear processes, sign offs, gates, and invest in the right tools if you want to have a chance to compete with the big fish in this space (Magna, Borg, etc).

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-09-04
  4. "Rough if you do not want forced OT"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Oxford, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong Union, Pay is OK, Great Health Care

    Cons

    Dirty, Forced OT(could be 4 early or 4 over no say or you will point out), Seven Days, I had a bi polar manager!!

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-09-17
  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly 

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

    Pros

    Quick with getting the hiring process rolling Helpful hr Smart managers

    Cons

    Deadlines come up fast and the managers expect results every time

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-08-01
  6. "SQE - WHQ"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As my time as SQE - The buyers were very helpful with PPAPs. Shoutout to Nick Konja and Janie.

    Cons

    Too expensive for salads in the cafe.

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-07-18
  7. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are only okay,

    Cons

    Management is a mess, poor communication, no tuition reimbursement

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to stick together

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-07-31
  8. "Challenging, Engaging, and Rewarding!"

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Management team is wonderful. They listen to all of their Associate's concerns. This is definitely a company that is proactive instead of reactive. The continuous stride for World Class recognition and manufacturing is astounding.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. Having a Lean manufacturing process is great. Having a Lean team is asking for disaster. Too few people, too many hats.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage Associate Empowerment. Make your processes and plants Lean not your people support.

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-07-14
  9. "Good company to learn"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment and opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Somtime job need more working hours

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-06-30
  10. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time

    Pros

    Very good overall compensation package and talented engineering workforce.

    Cons

    Still maintain much of the culture from the GM days.

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-06-13
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