American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.

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no real benifits and no free anything
Final Assembly (Former Employee) –  Three Rivers, MINovember 28, 2017
managment played favorites and i gave the company 15yrs and its like they could have cared less.The company was out for one thin and that was too get rid of as many high paid people and hire people at the lowest wage they could pay.So they can make huge profits,and put money back in the big mans pockey
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The work was very repetitive
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MINovember 20, 2017
Working the assembly line making part after part, after part, for eight hours. Sometimes the count could be in the hundreds or the thousands depending on the line I was working on. Majority of the time it was eight hours but sometimes we had mandatory overtime and we would do 12 hours.
Pros
The pay was great!
Cons
On your feet all day, short breaks
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Strict but good place to work
Machine Operator/Assembler (Current Employee) –  Three Rivers, MINovember 15, 2017
Very strict on attendance. Supervisors and coworkers are nice. Easy work for good pay. Caffeteria for lunch. And you can listen to music while working
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Good place to work
Supplier Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Auburn Hills, MINovember 9, 2017
It is a great company however, they have had three different lay-offs since January. No job security. jlkjlkjlkjljk;ljkl;j;j;j;jl;jljljl;jl;jl;jl;
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Great Benefits, lacks work/life balance.
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Three Rivers, MINovember 6, 2017
The lack of life/work balance is key here. If you are looking for a good benefits company, there are not very many that match up. But if you are looking to make money but able to spend it with your family, best of luck here.
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Excellent place to start designing. Can get hectic, but you're in great company.
CAD College Co-Op (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MINovember 6, 2017
Design at American Axle is a great place to work with just about any co-worker or manager eager to work with you. However, this being a rapidly expanding Tier One supplier, expect your workload to fluctuate over the course of a week. It's not unusual for certain tasks to come up suddenly, but if you can stay focused and well-organized, and communicate with managers and project teammates effectively, these can be managed effectively.

The management staff is extremely knowledgeable about their respective programs, and are very easy to work with, as they communicate their intentions clearly and are willing to work with you. They are the definition of good leaders. They will also gladly help guide you towards furthering your knowledge and potential.

The design team is also friendly, highly talented with the ins-and-out of design, and are more than eager to share their knowledge with you.

The workday on the design floor starts at 7am and ends at 3:30pm, yet can be highly accommodating to academic and personal needs. Typically, you will work on part designs for one or two programs, communicating design and drawing changes with the engineers and checkers. Sometimes, you will need to modify and transfer data in PLM, create spreadsheets to study and keep track of various aspects of a product's development, or perform special request work as requested by a manager.

Interning at American Axle was a huge eye-opener for me as a college student. Expect to learn a lot more than you can even imagine in class. You will be introduced to a lot of nuance and various aspects of the design
  more... industry that will never be covered in a purely academic setting. If you can keep up with the pace here, you can make it anywhere. This is an excellent place to introduce yourself to design.  less
Pros
Excellent on-site cafeteria, good pay for college students, supportive management and staff, priceless industry experience, attractive and well-maintained campus
Cons
30-minute lunches, some projects face aggressive deadlines
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Was my Job
Job setter (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MINovember 2, 2017
The company left out of the country...I miss working here although can't change the Greed of People trying to cut cost and not looking out for the people that looked out for them....
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American Axle is a good place to get on your feet if need be.
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Oxford, MIOctober 25, 2017
There is no union to protect you from the things you may encounter. You are more than underpaid because of the strenuous work limits they put you through. Favoritism plays a huge role in this facility.
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okay place to work
CNC Machinist (Current Employee) –  Charleston, SCOctober 21, 2017
Responsible for the manufacturing of transmission gears. beginning of shift, have a turn over with last shift. Do maintenance checks on coolant and lube levels. Run first part then check with control plan tolerances. After that check the part on CMM. Utilize precision measuring devices. Make tool compensations and tool changes. Change parts in and out of machine in a careful expedient manner. Log down production amount of parts hourly. at the end of shift do a turn over with next oncoming shift. This is the typical work day.
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Aam closed
Quality Inspector (Former Employee) –  HAMTRAMCK MIOctober 19, 2017
American Axle Manufacturing was brought out no longer exist but was bomb while was there ill never forget it period... American axle manufacturing AAM
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Working hours are terrible
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Bessemer, ALOctober 17, 2017
My particular location seems to never want to hire more people or buy new equipment. They just work 6-7 days a week to make up production shortcomings. Other locations may be different.
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Not a Great place to work
Forklift Driver (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIOctober 6, 2017
The Money was very good during my time working there,If not for the Money I would have left before I started.Management was awful due to many changes with different Manager's every other Month.
Pros
Great Medical Benifits
Cons
Management was constintley Changing.
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Horrible
Press tech (Former Employee) –  Oxford, MIOctober 5, 2017
The only place i know of that fires you for being in the hospital for a week and having paperwork to back it up. They dont care about the employee, its all about the $. Management is a complete joke its real cut throat.
Pros
No pros
Cons
Management
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Good job while i was there
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIOctober 2, 2017
The work at AAM was very good. The people as a team worked hard to get the job done. First time trying to build and develop the team as one group. Quick pace on a daily basis
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great benefits
Quality Inspector, Cycle counter (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MISeptember 27, 2017
I really enjoyed working for American axle and manufacturing company excellent paid great and knowlegable union benefits were excellent for associates and family members
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Its okay
Shared Servies (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIAugust 28, 2017
Company is a growing and stable, good jobs with market completive rates. However, they have ranges for rolls and will compensate one person more than another if they want to. Over all I'd give AAM a letter grade of B. Solid company but room for improvement.
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Management Team Promotes Jerks
Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  Three Rivers, MIAugust 15, 2017
Typical dictatorship style lower management is often elevated and praised. This is usually unprofessional and involves yelling and public humiliation. Employees are viewed as numbers and you are considered on-call at all times regardless of your personal life. Compensation and benefits are fair for the area. Union workers and representatives are often at odds with management and favoritism flourishes on both sides.
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Productive fast paced work place
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIAugust 11, 2017
A fast paced non hostile work environment with satisfactory management. A typical work day would consist of mild lifting no more than 30 pounds and marking car parts.
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Good Place to Work
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIAugust 10, 2017
Overall AAM is a good place to work. Very results oriented and demanding, long hours are expected not appreciated. If you work hard you will see growth but managers don't live in reality sometimes.
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fast paced fun work but hot
Furnace Operator (Former Employee) –  New Castle, INAugust 7, 2017
I really enjoyed working at the New Castle, Indiana Plant. This was a fun place to work. We was very busy and we made it competitive with other departments and each other to pass the long hot days quicker. I worked a lot of 12 hour days voluntarily. The pay was alright but should have been more. Everyone there is very safety conscious and strive for better safety. They need to add some type of bonus program for safety and production quotas to give back to the employees. The employees strive for perfection in these areas.
Pros
decent pay and benefits.
Cons
hot and dirty work with tons of overtime.
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