When I was downsized in 1995, I was ready to leave the company.
Pros: the people i worked with
Cons: long hours and weekends.
A typical day consisted of supporting Amdahl, Honeywell and HP-UX systems. I learned HP-UX and Honeywell software and features.
Management was more of a react now, rather than planning. I worked with a group of very competent co-workers.
When a problem Occurred management would panic and it had to be done now.
I enjoyed working with my co-workers.