American Axle & Manufacturing - A Complete Mess | Glassdoor
  1. "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
  1. "Great Place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good opportunities for career advancement

    Cons

    - It's a big organization so there are many levels of approval. It can cause unnecessary delays.

    American Axle & Manufacturing2019-10-08
  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

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