I worked in the marketing department for 3 years, and my direct manager was always fair and understanding of all my concerns and needs. I was given a great deal of freedom and latitude to pursue projects that I felt were important.
Family/work balance were respected, and I always felt like my manager genuinely had my well being in mind.
Our department seemed to have a greater amount of freedom than other departments, but that's just the nature of our department. Other departments were more demanding in that regard due to dealing with patients or needing to take calls.
I left for greater career opportunities. I didn't feel that I had an opportunity to move up as I was the only one in the company in my role.
For the most part, everyone I interacted with was pleasant and fun to be around.
The organization does have some transparency/communication problems. The rumor mill could be pretty bad, and upper management could have solved much of that by communicating changes in a more timely manner.
My favorite aspects of the job were being able to build tools that directly impacted patients and internal stakeholders.
Oh yeah, the Christmas party is amazing.