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American Axle & Manufacturing Reviews

Updated Oct 13, 2019

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American Axle & Manufacturing CEO David C. Dauch
David C. Dauch
96 Ratings
  1. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    lots of overtime pay is ok

    Cons

    terrible benefits not very many

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-03-14
  2. Helpful (7)

    "Unsuccessful toxic organization with terrible leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security to stay busy fixing repeat issues daily from poor upper management decisions and unqualified workers.

    Cons

    Everything you can image when it comes to the idea of what it would be like to work at terrible hostile company that isn't successful. Long hours are expected. Highly aggressive & micromanaged leadership style. Corporate profits numbers in the stock market is the only thing this company cares about, and at the expense of employee benefits and compensation. Benefits are a joke, unusable and very costly. You are... required to use your personal PTO day during shutdown weeks leaving you almost no remaining time during the rest of the year. Leadership is very threatening to you if you don't follow their micromanagement and limited timelines. Upper management justs asks a bunch of questions about production issues and demands results quickly while not providing any support. The list goes on but you should have the idea.

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    Advice to Management

    Just start over. This company has no future if things continue as is.

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-03-26
  3. Helpful (1)

    "AAM Review"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Axle & Manufacturing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary is pretty fair. Flexibility to work remotely.

    Cons

    Long hours High pressure Micromanagement Very top heavy

    Advice to Management

    Adding more high level managers without adding working resources does not improve a crisis situation.

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-02-24
  4. Helpful (1)

    "not a good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Bolingbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, in my case it's close to home

    Cons

    The management at my Bolingbrook location is horrible. The person in charge here is a micromanager. The management is expecting you to work long hours and if you are salary there is no overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Let the qualified people do their job. If you hire someone that means you trust them, let them do their job and not micromanage

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-02-26
  5. "Was a decent job. Lot of overtime."

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    Former Employee - Press Operator in Columbus, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Dirty, Dirty, Dirty. You come out of there black. You cough up black stuff. You blow black stuff out of your nose.

    Advice to Management

    Get air purification filters. That way the employees dont get black lung at an early age.

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-02-26
  6. "Great people, terrible company"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great, pay was decent, shop management was good

    Cons

    The company itself is a heartless machine that only cares about money

    Advice to Management

    None, good management

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-02-20
  7. "No Room to Advance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nothing except desperation to search opportunities I never would have considered unless I was so miserable.

    Cons

    No room to advance, no reward for going above and beyond the call of duty, condescending environment where you do not know what you are talking about unless you have 20 years of experience.

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-03-01
  8. "Human Resources Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, growth and education supported by management team; competitive salaries.

    Cons

    Continuing to work towards less overtime required by associates.

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-01-14
  9. Helpful (1)

    "AAM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salaries are Competitive in the market.

    Cons

    Lacking streamline communication and accountability

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-01-23
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Shady"

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     in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cannot think of one good thing.

    Cons

    Shady and lack of ethical practices.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and never come back.

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-02-05
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