There is no typical day at PIXIA because one day a person could be setting up virtual servers and the next day could be working with Full Motion Video software or Wide Area Motion Imagery software to help the government track POI's or AOI's.
I walked into the company not knowing anything about geospatial, but I can say that I've learned about a lot of useful government tools that track down people or places to keep our nation safe and secure. I've also learned a lot about technologies I haven't used throughout my career on a daily basis that coincide with what we use with our company software.
As far as management, I would say that there was a lot of change from when I first started at PIXIA, but it was for the better. It has more organization now than it ever has and have put the right people in the correct places. The only downside about the company is that there is no room for advancement really. I say that because unless someone in management were to leave or you have deep connections, don't plan on moving up through the ranks. Upper management as of the last two years have done a poor job of bringing in contracts, and have laid off a number of people and the trend isn't getting any better. I feel poor decisions have been made or not enough has been done to try and retain outside government work.
As far as the people who work at PIXIA, there's nothing more that I can say in that this is the best place to have co-workers. Everyone is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable who are willing to help you out when you don't understand anything. We have regular pot lucks and activities to boost moral which is a bonus.
The hardest part about the job is having to learn on the go since geospatial software is something of a steep learning curve. I think with the people that work there, they help you out as much as they can and lead you in the right direction.