Pros: wide variety of job tasks
Cons: not enough information given to new hires
I worked for 11 and a 1/2 yrs at Showtime Networks as Executive Assistant to an EVP who later was promoted to General Manager of Smithsonian Channel, a small start-up venture co-owned by Showtime Networks.
A typical day involved a variety of duties--arranging extensive travel arrangements; organizing my boss' calendar; writing & editing letters, captions and summaries on the channel's website, working with caterers and office supply vendors, managing my boss' work with nonprofit groups in the industry, managing intern recruitment & supervision for the dept., and so much more.
I learned a lot about negotiating contracts with cable TV service providers, researching audiences for new TV shows and ideas for new channels, office management and the business of starting up a new venture.