On a typical work day, I edit and maintain databases at Gracenote for local television programming. It is my job to edit and proof schedules that are sent in from stations, enter them into the system, then send them back so that the stations can air their listings.
This job is mentally draining - and overwhelming at times. You need to be able to focus, and remain positive and professional, while striving to meet and go beyond the deadline-driven environment that keeps Gracenote ahead of its competitors.
Because the majority of the job is sedentary - you're pretty much at your desk all day - it can grow dull and redundant after awhile. Between various reports you must fill out on a daily basis and schedules flying in, either in bundles or scarcely, it's easy to make a mistake and pay for it later with discrepancies.
Besides the hard work, Gracenote is not only focused around its customers. They offer outstanding benefits and incentive programs, and throughout the year will have parties and events that aim to bring the company together as a whole. Also, they offer in-job career advancement, which puts their employees first before the public.
The HR Department is always helpful, positive and motivates you to be your best. Other management in the company seem neutral at best, apathetic at worst.
Two 15-minute breaks, great benefits
Some managerial issues, lack of training/too much training, employees seem to remain uninformed about news/decisions in the company