I worked at Nissan Forklift part-time (Less than a year)
The culture at Nissan was really great. The management team had several initiatives to make employees happy. Each summer they have a golf league. Employees play 18 each week for 8 weeks (during work hours). At the end of the league the players with the best score wins a cash prizes. That's just one example of how upper management make line employees feel valued.
The manufacturing jobs require a lot of skills that everyone can provide. The machines are dangerous so you have to be mindful at all times.
Advice to Management
Keep it up. I liked working there and felt respected.
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