*Note, I'm reviewing solely from part-time perspective.
For us, a typical day at work consists of clocking in and sitting at our desk moving rapidly from proofing job to proofing job. They keep track of our speed and accuracy and have set target numbers to follow our ability to process word per hour. We are expected to work quickly and more or less silently. All talking is to be related to work. Most of the time, the office is grave silent.
I guess the hardest part of the job would be that they do not allow our computers to do simple web searches to check whether or not odd place name spellings are correct or not. We have to ask a supervisor to do those checks for us. I guess they don't trust part-time workers with Internet access or don't view allowing us web access to be a necessary tool.
The most enjoyable part of the job is that we are mostly trusted to do our jobs with little outside interference, and we also get to share a chuckle over some of the more humorous customer errors. Also, the company does try to bring in some occasional perks to vary the routine for its employees like an ice cream truck that came several times last summer. Also, our immediate supervisor has a pretty good sense of humor and keeps the overall mood light.
I guess I'm painting a grim picture, but it's the tone set by the owners and upper management. They are very work oriented and nose-to-the-grindstone types and expect their employees to follow suit. However, they are also family men and do try to maintain a family atmosphere within the company. As a part-time employee, I don't share that aspect like the full-time employees do, so I see and feel the grimmer aspects more. However, I am aware that they have a low turnover, so there must be compensation to be had.