I have been working at Hitachi full-time
I worked for one of the divisions of Hitachi for 8 years. They were one of the best companies I have had the opportunity to work with. Very customer focused and very employee focused. They listen to their customers and try to develop products that will exceed their customers explications and Hitachi will develop a high quality product.
The only real problem I saw was that Hitachi was sometimes late to market with new products. This may be a result of two basic issues: 1.) Cultural differences. 2.) Desire to make sure the product was manufactured RIGHT the FIRST time.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you are doing, for the most part it works well!
Decent process for the interview. Prompt response. I felt I was treated positively throughout the process. Got the offer in 2 weeks and was ready to move soon. Good company to work for.