I was a designer who was given as much license and projects that I wanted --- which I blame on luck and effort. Some were great learning opportunities otherwise were grunt work, but my immediate managers ensured I didn't have too much grunt work, which I felt was quite different than I expected as an intern.
As an anglophone, I did not feel particularly welcome by upper management. My staff orientation in Quebec was in French, which meant I did not understand anything. Most upper management meetings were only in French so I felt fairly unwelcome.
Interactions with other people were good. Most people were supportive and I did not feel going to work was a chore. No real conflicts except the normal ones from working at a company whose purse was tightening.
Good work, good staff, lots of freedom to grow
Management did not care about anglos, some business decisions were avoided even though it had a long term financial benefit