Pros: Team work, job safety, benefits, flexible hours, international cooperation
Cons: No real breaks due to the nature of the job : research
The most enjoyable part of the work as a faculty in U.C Berkeley was supervising Grad students with their dissertation: Helping them with data collection and analysis, writing and publishing, as well as with the theoretical aspects. Being a full time researcher and part of a friendly team is quite enjoyable.
As a lab manager, the hardest part of the job was dealing with the administration and grants.
The job in the auditory laboratory lab was quite diverse in all respects and included frequent meetings, seminars, conferences, and travels.
The most striking feature was the international nature of the work itself.