Prior to the Japanese trainers leaving in 1998, it was a WOW place to work. After the reins were turned over to the US managers, we started a steady decline away from the principles that we were taught by our trainers from Japan.
When I left in 2001 it had become very much like working in any other US plant. PC culture, favoritism, HR reps. were professional liars, and higher percentages of temporary workers.
Great place to start a career
The Japanese left the Americans in charge.