I worked here as a temp (for 3 months, on the Carson project) so this may not be universal to a permanent employee's experience.
My manager was amazing. He trusted myself and our small team to be professionals and adults, and when I needed more work to fill my time he graciously gave me the product coordination reins for email campaigns. I always felt supported by him and the team.
The work/life balance was likewise incredible. Perhaps a bit too 'start up laid back' for me- I didn't feel the need to play console games, ping pong, or Rock Band at lunch, but the option was there. The occasional beer o'clock on a Friday and the free bagels on Tuesdays were also awesome.
In fact, the only negative I experienced (aside from a lack of advancement and what seemed like zero job security for the rest of the team) is that the managers get the green light to throw money at anything they think is a good idea, without any vetting, planning, or milestones to hit. The result is a slowly-sinking ship with some neat ideas.