Answering email, getting work done
At the start I learned a great deal about working under pressure, getting the job done no matter what, being VERY creative in the field. Towards the end I learned very little.
Management for the most part adequate, if a little mundane thinking. Sprinkled with generous portions of completely incompitent.
90% Co workers in the local office were absolutely brilliant and a pure joy to work with. 90% of the people in the head office were adequate, refusing to go beyond their very limited job description.
Hardest part of my job was dealing with peoples unwillingness to go beyond their job description and ineffective bureaucracy. Bureaucracy that has a purpose and a reason that actually helps in the end. bureaucracy that serves no purpose is counter productive.
Working with brilliant people and being exposed to new ideas and new technology
flexible work hours, work from home days, great benefits, good travel policy