American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.

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Very productive, friendly place.
Job Setter (Former Employee) –  Three Rivers, MIOctober 7, 2015
I worked one of the assembly lines and the way the team worked together was unbeatable. Every day management gave us almost unreachable goals and no matter the moods and attitudes of the operators, as a group we always put forth our utmost effort. Although management never truly seemed to be satisfied, they had a way of showing their appreciation without letting operators let their guard down and slack off for even a few minutes.
Pros
Excellent insurance and benefits.
Cons
Unionized work, expensive catering service, very long weeks with hardly any time off. (one day a week)
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factory work
Operator/Laborer Technician (Former Employee) –  Three Rivers, MISeptember 30, 2015
This is not a good company to work for. You are treated as just another body in the facility only used to produce the specific parts of that department. The company does not care about you or your specific circumstances that occur in your work life and outside life. They only care about one thing and that is production which is related directly to money. Thats all they care about. Management is extremely unorganized and it shows throughout the plant. Pay related to work is unfair. For the work being done you should be paid more considering the amount of money the company makes off of their employees backs any way. They are an unappreciative, uncaring, and an overall bad business to work for.
Pros
Great co workers
Cons
short breaks, underpaid, horrible management, no life outside of work
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great
Job Setter (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIDecember 7, 2015
American axle was a wonderful experience and was a great paying job..The training ,education and ergonomics goals were achieved.American axle did a lot for the City of Detroit and Hamtramyck
Pros
good pay
Cons
left country
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A barbed fence to keep workers in.
Operator (Current Employee) –  Three Rivers, MIJuly 29, 2016
Being employed at this location has been a difficult struggle for the past two years. With a Union there that doesn't protect the good workers, and management that does not handle the poor workers, you find yourself working harder for no extra benefit.

A typical day for an employee who comes to work to work, and go home, you find out quickly that most management is ill informed on their departments, whether it's maintenance required on machinery, or mandatory/voluntary overtime until the last minute. Although most other Union Shop workers wish to work and go home, you will find stragglers who wish to make friends with management to avoid working.

Although the Physical Labor of this job isn't difficult, you will find the hardest part of the job being the mental stress it can give you. Mental stress can come from many things from working here. Examples of things that can cause mental stress include but are not limited to : Machines breaking down, being bumped from your shift or department, changing shift time, duration, and schedule, working mandatory seven days a week for months at a time, etc. etc.

Although you can find it a struggle to work here, it is a job nonetheless, and when you receive the paycheck from working, you will come back the following week knowing that you will still have a job. That would be the best part about working at American Axle.
Pros
Paid Breaks
Cons
Poor Management
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Stressful place to work
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Three Rivers, MIAugust 14, 2015
Typical day is to run multiple machines to complete assembly of RDM's. Management is not very caring, as long as they get their numbers then they are happy. Management looks to write people up in order to control them. Co-workers are very friendly and hardworking for the most part. Hardest part of the job is being on your feet all day. Most enjoyable part of the job is being able to run multiple machines.
Pros
Free healthcare
Cons
politics. Management
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The pay is decent, but only if you work lots of overtime. Very good benefits. Management could care less about you or your safety. keep that in mind.
Job Setter (Former Employee) –  Three Rivers, MichiganSeptember 9, 2015
Typical manufacturing experience. The benefits are better than average thanks to the union. Management knows little about the work required on the floor which can be a headache so mind your gauges and make sure your paperwork is accurate.
Training when first joining the plant is horrible, so be prepared to stop the line in order to ask questions about the job. Don't feel bad about it, it's better than crashing a machine because your job wasn't explained properly.
Take your time, especially with heavier parts and just keep your head down for the first 60 days, after that you're in the union and have access to the full benefits.
Pros
great benefits, decent environment
Cons
relatively low pay for the work, management not very knowledgable about the work, poor initial training.
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Fast Pace
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Three Rivers, MichiganAugust 19, 2015
American Axle is a fast pace factory. For the most part it's not a bad job. There are difficulties but every job has problems.
I have learned alot through this factory. They have given me the experience that I have been looking for. If you like fast pace, its a good place to work; as long as you stand your ground when something happens that is not expected.
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the most enjoyable part of the job
CNC Operator (Current Employee) –  Oxford, MINovember 13, 2015
The co-workers are the best part about American Axle. Being union workers we stand as one when management or human resources treats an employee unfairly
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Job security but no advancement
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Three Rivers, MIOctober 20, 2015
There is good job security because of the company name. As far as company progression goes there is very little in ways of advancement.
Pros
Job security
Cons
Lack of advancement
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Provides a lot of jobs in an area that really needs them.
Senior Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee) –  Three Rivers, MIAugust 4, 2015
American Axle and Manufacturing, dominates your life. Management typically asks people to work 10 and 12 hours shifts as well as working weekends including double time on Sundays. A few times a year work slows down and layoffs are handed out on a seniority basis. Break areas are minimal and usually are located next to department machinery. The plant is union and the union causes as many problems as they prevent. They are always hiring because no one wants to stay. It takes 17 years to get to top pay and recent efforts by the company have attempted to take away the free health, vision, and dental insurance, which is the only good thing about working here.
Pros
Insurance is completely employer paid.
Cons
Dirty work environment, air is thick with suspended oils and coolant, management doesn't follow labor contract, no sick days, lack of safety
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Large company
rear axle assembly and Line Leader (Supervisor) (Former Employee) –  Buffalo, NYSeptember 14, 2015
This was a large company that took pride in the product that they produce. Quality control was # 1 to them above all. Teamwork was often stressed. The company took care of they're employees on major holidays.
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i would still be there
QUALITY OPERATOR/ASSEMBLER (Former Employee) –  Buffalo, NYJuly 1, 2015
Typical day at AAM is working the assembly line with the best group of people in the world. We worked as a team assembling rear axles. We worked hard and still had time for our families. If AAM had not closed I would have been there 21 years this year.
Pros
great pay, people, union, team work, life friends
Cons
closed up
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Excellent Company
Senior Human Resources Analyst (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIJuly 23, 2015
It is a fast-paced company with a rigid attention to details and quality.
Great compensation package and learning opportuities for those who want to advance. Jobs require a great deal of multitasking.
Pros
Great deal of learning opportunities
Cons
No life work balance
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productive and fun
Factory Line Worker (Current Employee) –  Three Rivers, MISeptember 12, 2015
its a fairly easy job with a great work environment and good working conditions management has good attitudes we assemble car parts everyday
Pros
free working equipment long breaks
Cons
low pay
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Easy work, free insurance.
Axle Technician (Former Employee) –  Three Rivers, MIOctober 10, 2015
The work is easy, and once you are hired in you get free insurance for you and your dependents. That is a GREAT benefit that you won't find anywhere else.
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Productive
Production Line Assembler (Former Employee) –  Three Rivers, MIOctober 9, 2015
Excellent place to work with great benefits and opportunity for growth.

Weekends off and opportunity to work 10 hour shifts with overtime every week.
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It's a good job to have while you look for the right carrier.
Press Operator (Current Employee) –  Three Rivers, MIJune 19, 2015
Easy work for most operation preformed fair management. Lots of good people to work with. Low pay is the biggest down fall but there is a lot of overtime available if you don't need or have a life outside of work.
Pros
Free Medical
Cons
short breaks and constant changing management
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Great place to work
Network Engineer (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIOctober 5, 2015
Excellent management team and career growth opportunities, compensation is above average for IT in the Detroit area, overall a nice place to work.
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fast pace productive
Axle Tech. (Current Employee) –  Three Rivers, MIAugust 10, 2015
Go in to work ,make numbers and go home. Management can't be trusted. They screw you every chance they get. The union is not as strong as it used to be and dues keep going up.
Pros
paid lunch
Cons
you have to ask to go to the bath room
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very steady and productive work place
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Three Rivers, MIJuly 23, 2015
The work place was a environment built on safety, quality and production. It allowed me to gain a lot of experience not only through work but also in my outside life.
Pros
great health insurance
Cons
short breaks
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