Typical day at work entailed getting by with a heavy workload and very little direction.
I learned that it doesn't matter how much work or what kind of job you did, if you weren't part of the office clique you would go unnoticed, this also plays a big piece on advancement as well.
The management I worked for had very little direction, seemed to relied on work from staff and disappear. Would only hear from management if something big was happening or if you did wrong.
Most co-workers were great, some where hard to deal with, no different than any other office setting.
Hardest part was the overall stress, I noticed an overall change in my health after leaving, mostly driven by incompetent management and high work load, poor salary and zero hope of advancement.
Take this however you may, I think it is important to warn anybody thinking of working in the head office these facts.
Learn to cope in stressful environment