I loved working here. Both my boss and my boss's boss (and come to think of it, even her boss) were friendly and fun and hands-on and really good at their jobs. Work is done in waves based on the production schedules of multiple overlapping projects, so occasionally I'd be swamped and work late to meet deadlines. But that's par for most jobs. There were many opportunities to learn about the traditional elements of the job (typography, design standards, etc.) and what other designers were doing (comps to the NY Book Awards show), as well as the latest technologies (Adobe would come give presentations of their new suites annually), and you would learn about the next season's book releases via quarterly editorial presentations. And the free shelves -- racks of books that anyone could take -- were awesome too.