Large innovative company which helps many others. Fortune 500, publicly traded.
Pros: great company and people.
On a typical work day at Actuate I would test various software functionality, to make sure they correlated with the course book associated with the software. Test as manager teaching employees how to use new software. Test as employee. I outlined mistakes, and made sure they were corrected. I learned how to conduct myself in a corporate environment, as well as some enlightenment to writing script, BIRT, and publishing a book from my well renowned boss.
The hardest part of my job was also something I like as it is a tedious job, but I do pay close attention to detail in general and am very focused so it actually just helped hone my skills and patience.
The most enjoyable part of my job was seeing those final copies of software and books all laminated and being boxed up and being shipped to people who need them the most.