ilead is fast paced and busy workplace, everyone is expected to work hard and work lean. The first 3 years that i was there I was moved to 3 different bosses, 3 reorganization and 1 layoff. It's consistently changing and you need to be able to keep up. It gets really stressful when FDA is there which is true for other company that goes to the same process. As far as my department is concern, I like that even the lower level person can speak with higher management and they listen as they are open to ideas. You learn a lot and you can advance if you are eager and willing to follow the company culture, can play politics and go above and beyond your role, there is no balance in your work/life. When I wake up I find email sent late at night, way early in the morning, weekends and sometimes text messages even while on vacation asking me about work which can be communicated in work hours or when I get back, sometimes be given task with very little time to work on or late in the afternoon expected to be done on that day given no option but to stay late, when again this can wait until the next work day. If you are ready for this kind of work process then this place is for you.