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American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. Employer Reviews

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Upset Operator/Logistics Analyst/Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Detroit, MIOctober 23, 2013
Pros: nice coworkers, good benefits and pay
Cons: closed down due to lack of work.
Get report from previous shift. Do a quality check and make necessary adjustments if needed. Bring materials to machine via hi/lo. Performed job changes for new production. Replace any worn out or broken tools. Report any quality issues to shift manager. Stock machine for incoming shift.
Loaded and unloaded tracker/trailers. Stage incoming loads in – more... staging area. Load the trucker/trailer with outbound material. Input load information in computer for tracking via SAP1. Kept production area stocked with needed materials. Staged finished products for outbound delivery. – less
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Great pay and benefits
Quality Operator (Former Employee), Detroit, MIOctober 22, 2013
Pros: pay, benefits
Cons: sometime mandatory overtime
Love the hours, pay and benefits. Great group of people to work with.
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Good Benefits, No Work/Life Balance
Corporate Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee), Detroit, MiSeptember 14, 2013
Pros: compensation, benefits
Cons: no work/life balance, management
I enjoyed working at this company for many years. They offer great opportunities for travel. But the long hours (10-14hr days) and not being able to take time off (weekends were mostly required) were too much. Management is not what it used to be. They used to be able to see the big picture and hold the RIGHT people accountable. Now it appears they – more... don't know what they are doing and just doing things they Think they should do. They hold the wrong people accountable which do nothing to solve the root cause of problems. – less
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Was originally a great place to work.
Mfg. Tech / Mfg. System Representative (Former Employee), Three Rivers, MISeptember 10, 2013
Pros: i got to travel alot.
Cons: need company support to succeed.
Running a team training class was the part I liked the most. I could interact with good people that wanted to participate and learn.
My co-workers were hourly and supervisor level management.

The best part was being able to work with and talk with all of the associates in the plant, hourly and salary.

In the end, upper management did an about face – more... as far as sticking with teams or lean manufacturing. They said implementation was taking too long even though they knew it was an ongoing process with no real end date. Many people were disappointed and very upset with their decision. – less
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Managing stamping supply base
Sr. Corporate Supplier Quality & Development Eng. (Former Employee), Detroit, MIAugust 25, 2013
Pros: working with a diverse supply base
Cons: extensive travel in india developing forging suppliers.
As senior supplier quality and development engineer I was responsible for developing and managing quality related aspects of components manufactured by 64 stamping and weld assembly suppliers both domestically and abroad.
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Productive clean work areas with approachable management to assist with employee concerns. Also provided "state of the art" fitness center.
Production/Hi-Lo Driver (Former Employee), Detroit, MIJuly 19, 2013
Pros: catered lunches whenever production goals were reached. upfront tuitionn assistance.
Cons: mandatory overtime
Arrived at work and on job location 30 minutes early everyday. This gave me an opportunity to unwind form the hustle and bustle of getting to work, make sure that everything was set in place and and that I was ready to start my job on time. Management was strict, yet open-minded and approachable. Co-workers were always ready and willing to band together – more... and help out to make sure the department reached its quota. The hardest part of my job was not being able to find a hi-lo truck when there was a shortage of trucks due to several trucks being broke down. This would sometimes cause me to fall behind in production. The most enjoyable part of my job is once I learned the area, I had the advantage of working ahead of myself and this allowed me to be able to take long breaks. – less
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Great company to work for.
Senior Manager Human Resources (Current Employee), Detroit, MIJuly 6, 2013
Pros: salary, benefits, the team, location
AAM is a great company to work for and has a dedicated team that works towards to common goals of the company. It's fast paced and demanding, but might not be an environment for everyone.
The last five years have been the most rewarding and satisfying - there is always something to learn and challenges to overcome.
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good place to work if u need job
CNC Machine Operator (Current Employee), Three Rivers, MIJuly 1, 2013
I go to work check the machines see if they need new cutter heads . check gauge part.s every hour. management tells what they want and need then leaves us alone unless we have problem we have a pretty close group that I work with all get along and work well together.
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Automotive Supplier
Quality Operator (Former Employee), Detroit, MIJune 19, 2013
Pros: i cherish the opportunity to have been employed at the company.
Cons: the plant closed
The company was large enough to provided many options for advancement. The atmosphere was productive, challenging, and casual all t the same time.
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Automotive
Industrial Engineering Co-op (Former Employee), Three Rivers, MIMay 31, 2013
AAM is a tier 1 supplier of axles to Automotive Manufacturers such as GM, Chrysler, and Ford. It was a good place to work, the people were very helpful and development oriented. If you are looking for a career in the auto industry, AAM would be a good place to be!
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Horrible enviroment,
assembler (Current Employee), Three Rivers MiMay 7, 2013
Pros: health benefits
Cons: short breaks, management, working enviroment, wages
The atmosphere at AAM is horrible. It is a high tension place and hard to get along with others. If you have a family they will take advantage of that. They expect you to work 7 day a week but only force you to work 6 days a week twice a month. Wages aren't the worst but also not the best. People at grocery stores make almost the same we do with less – more... drama. Management makes it hard to work there. They constantly instating new rules taking away your rights almost every other week. Workers there are always on the edge due to stress of the facility. The hardest part of the job is walking in knowing what all you have to deal with and keep a positive attitude. They mess up paychecks too often and have no concern of family issues. I would only recommend this place as a last resort. – less
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productive work place
Production Associate, Quality inspector (Former Employee), Detroit, MIApril 28, 2013
8 hr day shifts sometimes 12, 5 day work weeks some 6 .i learned phases of the production in forging axles.management was very knowledgeable.the hardest part was the production line,and seeing plant close.the best part was of being a part of the manufacturing quality parts and associates
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I could support my family
Job Setter (Former Employee), Detroit, MIApril 19, 2013
Pros: good pay and benifits
Cons: they got greedy and took our jobs away.
Manufactured ring and pinions for axles fro raw forgings. I learned how to operate, maintain, and repair machines machines. I learned different processes in quality and safety. The management did not care you, only numbers. The hardest part of the job was just walking through the door. The best part of the job was knowing I could support my family, – more... I had a reason to go to work until they took that away. – less
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High stress
Production Supervisor (Current Employee), Three Rivers, MIApril 17, 2013
Pros: compensation
Cons: hours of work
If you have thick skin and can work 7days a week for months on end it's a great place to work.
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Stressful and not family oriented
An hourly position (Current Employee), Three Rivers, MIApril 1, 2013
Pros: paid health insurance premiums
Cons: long hours, no days off, poor management and weak union
I have worked in automotive production for 14+ yrs. I have been at American Axle for almost 2 years and I am ready to quit. I work in a fast paced position where the work we do never seems enough to management. No one is held accountable for their jobs. Management is always wanting more and they expect you to work 6 and 7 days aweek, 10, 12 sometimes – more... 16 hour days. If your sick or kids are sick: you better have a plan and still come to work. – less
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Typical Manufacturing Plant
Jobsetter (Former Employee), Buffalo, NYFebruary 13, 2013
Pros: co-workers, benefits, pay, hours
Cons: safety, work environment (summertime)
I liked the job I did, I would go in at 6am and run my test pieces and do quality control. I would make sure that the machines were running right and the patterns were center favoring toe. I would the put the test pieces in the quality assurance board. As the day went on, I would do two other quality checks and make off sets for my parts to bring them – more... into spec. I would also run relief, canvass for overtime, call skilled trades for help and support. The hardest part was when a machine went down and I had to hand it over to skilled trades and there was nothing I could do. The most enjoyable paert of my job was the people that I worked with. Upper Management wasn't the best to work with but there were some lower management supervisors were very good to work with and for. – less
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Toxic workplace
Salaried (Former Employee), DetroitFebruary 5, 2013
Pros: mid to lower level jobs pay competitively
Cons: no recognition, terrible work/home life balance, terrible leadership
This is an absolutely horrible place to work. Management wants desperately to win recognition as a "best place to work," but it just isn't. Management is self-obsessed. The new CEO is concerned about himself - trying to build a legacy that he hasn't earned. The former CEO, his father, is just sitting around to protect his son and taking a king's ransom – more... for doing it. The CEO appoints his friends and others that he likes to key positions, and many have little or no experiene with them. Morale is low, there is no direction, no focus, no discipline, and no feeling of teamwork. Management treats employees like property, and discards when and how they wish. The only thing the company had been known for - manufacturing - has been abandoned and they have many launch problems and delays. And the only business they have that makes them any money is GM trucks, and that stop being profitable when GM forces price decreases on successor business. – less
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Excellent Opportunity to advance your career before company closed.
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Detroit, MIDecember 15, 2012
Excellent Opportunity to advance your career before company closed.
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a day at aam
Forklift Operator (Former Employee), three river's mich,October 23, 2012
Pros: short drive to work
Cons: uaw union
uaw union afiliation,i was not impressed with the union at hand,the workers were not represented for what was the worker's best interest!!
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Perfect attendance was acknowledged
Production Associate (Former Employee), Detroit, MIOctober 21, 2012
Pros: great pay
it was a very nice place to work until the factory here closed.

About American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.

American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) is GM's right-hand man for driveline systems and forged products. AAM manufactures axles, – Read more