American Axle Manufacturing Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. (AAM), headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, is a manufacturer of automobile driveline and drivetrain components and systems.

One of the former employees said,"Unrewarding place to work, people are not friendly and make it very hard to fit in or even like what you do. In training you try your best to learn and supervisors nit pick which in turn makes you leave, you go in usually in groups of 10 out of that 1 person will stay, the rest quit or get fired within the first 5 days."


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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"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."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"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."


"Shady and lack of ethical practices."

Current Employee - IT Support says

"poor insurance, lack of guidance from management, they nickel and dime you on all your benefits, easier to hire temp employees from other countries then keep long term employees."

Current Employee - Production says

"This company is a joke. No room for growth unless you’re part of an inner circle. Many open positions that we are forced to cover in long overtime hours as they continue to lay people off. People that have worked here for 20yrs+ are leaving to go to better jobs. As a whole management has no clue what they are doing. The rare event that we do get someone new to train usually ends up with them leaving within weeks because training is a literal train wreck. Wages are NOT competitive. We might as well not have health insurance through this company because out of pocket costs are ridiculous and the insurance covers basically nothing. They make up rules as they go to suit the need at the time. The junk we send out (per engineering approval) to customers should have this place shut right down. More worried about saving some pennies before putting their customers first. Just overall save yourself and your family the stress this is not a good place to work."

Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer says

"Very bad management for my team. My manager bullied me daily and finally I got laid off. As you can image that they prefer layoff on January just because they don't want to pay you penny for any compensation and annual bonus after my full year service there. my paycheck just account for my last day there. What they really toast for lay off person due to unacceptable of ''mediocre". Indeed, you can hard to image you can become expert within a year, my manager is a very bad guy. Horrible person ruin company reputation."

Former Employee - Plant Superintendent says

"Don't care about their employees"

Buyer says

"Senior leadership is lame and this company is lame Do yourself a solid and don't even entertain the idea of working here"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"if u r sick and call in u get fired .they r racist against african Americans..and to start u have a 6 month probationary period with no benefits"

Current Employee - Engineer says

"Insurance has a $7500 out of pocket deductible, $10,000 max, same cost as most 80/20 plans with max out of pocket of $3000"

Clean After Dip (Former Employee) says

"Pay & benefitsMy pay and benefits at American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. are bad.Job security and advancementIn terms of job security at American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc., I think don't hold your breath. They will lay you off without a notice.OverallMy experience working at American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. was stressful."

Operator (Current Employee) says

"● Work-life balanceIt feels like jail. We feel like slaves. They change our jobs and cut our pay but let diesetter hold of the railings and give us attitude for needing adjustments. They cant even cover our lunch break and have people come back from break with plates all over the floor and alarms going off. Again. Nice example."

Anonymous (Former Employee) says

"Most of the workers are nasty white trash. They are a bunch of racists. They are very disrespectful towards the cleaning crew. They allow white employees do whatever they want and falsely accuse blacks if breaking policies."

Melting Supervisor (Former Employee) says

"They made promises to me that were never kept. Management does not filter information down and there was no environmental changes for the better. All talk and no action. They have systemic racism throughout the company and are not held accountable.The insurance.No support because of personal relationships."

End Cover Assembly (Former Employee) says

"Unrewarding place to work, people are not friendly and make it very hard to fit in or even like what you do. In training you try your best to learn and supervisors nit pick which in turn makes you leave, you go in usually in groups of 10 out of that 1 person will stay, the rest quit or get fired within the first 5 don't take breaks with your department, they're alone and never at the same time if you get one at all."

Finisher/Laborer (Current Employee) says

"The job is not what it seems, work environment is awful, and people in charge seem to only care about the product being made and not the people they have employeed"

Pattern clerk (Former Employee) says

"They take no accountability for things that happen in there plant as an employee if your injured your gone,and they blame you and try too snake out of paying an injured employee"

Press Operator/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) says

"This company is a sad excuse for a company absolutely no flexibility whatsoever working 12 hours a week paid is not good no time off no vacation just all-around a horrible job and a horrible company"

Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) says

"No job security, no flexibility, not a very understanding group of folks, especially upper management, operational management & HR. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME HERE !"

Engineer (Former Employee) says

"AAM’s Leadership is not trustworthy / The company values are only on paper / The good olds boys club will prevail / No technology / Toxic work environment"

CNC Machinist (Current Employee) says

"From tool and die perspective, it is poor pay, the atmosphere is no longer nice to work in, we were told we would have a skilled trades increase in pay. The profit sharing is pathetic, HR depends on the associates to take care of there job as well."

Operator (Former Employee) says

"The union is not working for the employees just taking their money and throwing them to the Companies HR wolves. Low Wages, Hard Heavy Work, Work Every Single Day of your life like a machine. RIDICULOUS"

Machine Operator (Former Employee) says

"American axle is a complete joke 1) the Human Resources Do Not do their job at all. Instead a outside company that gives you the run around does 2) the hours are only good if you have no life 19 days straight and 2 days off if you're lucky. 3) management does not know how to do their job like scheduling"

Engineering (Former Employee) says

"Corporate level is the headquarter of unqualified, irresponsible, phony BULLIES. Company suffers from poor productivity, lack motivation , morale, poor communication and the creation/spread of gossip. AAM is filled with Engineers who are completely void of extensive skill or knowledge in any Engineering discipline."

Heavy Assembler /Job setter (Former Employee) says

"After 3.5 years here they ruined my life. They put me in long hours. Treated me poorly. Then fired me when I had a break down cause my mind couldn't handle it any more."

Quality Inspector (Former Employee) says

"This company gives you almost no days off. They do not respect their employees. They do not give resources to let the operators do their job, correctly. They also do not care if your pay is incorrect. All they are worried about is bodies."

Operator (Former Employee) says

"Management doesn't care about it's workers what-so-ever. Be prepared to run a 2 person job by yourself for days, weeks, months, maybe years, at a time without a single thanks from management. For your first year you will have 0 vacation days. Non-safe work environments are encouraged whenever production is behind. If you call in too much even if you have a doctor's note eventually they'll fire you even if the reason you missed was because you died. I knew a woman they tried to fire for missing work to take care of her son who had a seizure. -50 degree weather? No excuse. The union is absolutely useless and takes bribes from upper management. There are no promotions at all besides, Jobsetter (a $1) raise. Don't worry though, they'll give you an extra $.10 per year! It all comes at the low price of selling your soul and never seeing loved ones again. This job would be okay if they didn't exclusively hire psychopathic incompetent fools for management. Would NEVER recommend."

Hot Side Quality (Current Employee) says

"The best way to word it is “everyone is here for a reason”. Once you pass the hair test they don’t do random drug tests or they’d lose 90% of the employees. Both shifts are an open opportunity for both dope heads & illegal MexicansNonePoor Management, poor pay, poor benefits"

Factory Worker (Former Employee) says

"It was a decent experience i just wished I had more time to work there. But overall I had a nice time and I enjoyed the employees that I worked with and everyone was nice"

LABORER (Current Employee) says

"Aweful place to work. Horrible benefits. Pay depends on who you are and who you are friends with. Advancement is also on who youre friends with and not your qualifications. They do whatever they want to secure the buddy system. Allow some to be lazy and do nothing but expect others to kill themselves daily from start to finish. Pay does not go by your job performance or your knowledge. Anyone still here is trying to get out!! Do yourself a favor and dont get yourself trapped here!! People dont leave after 20 some years for nothing!!!!They might give you free cake or a shirtEverything about this place is aweful"

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