In a typical day I worked on building a cost analysis tool in access.
I learned a good deal about MS Access, Excel, how analysis is used in a business setting, and many many things about manufacturing and distributing steel fasteners.
Management will NOT have time to help you. Plan on fending for yourself.
The co-workers I interacted with were very – more... knowledgeable about their own area of specialization. People tend to be very divided about the way things should be done though.
The hardest part of the job is to get everyone to agree on the scope of projects. Management tends to bite off more than they can chew with the available resources. Thus there usually an expectation to work long hours.
The best part of the job is the opportunity to learn new skills and use those to make significant business accomplishments. – less