The staff employed by AFI were some of the best people I've ever had the pleasure to work with every day. It was a laid back atmosphere with little to no drama. Most people were not easily offended, joked a bit, and went about their business. The people were the shining light of the company. That accounts for both workers and management.
Very lean. This job is definitely best for someone who is great at working independently, or with peers, with little supervision. That worked great for me as I was empowered to make many different types of decisions.
Too much work, too little people. Management was lean, but so was the workforce. Crazy amounts of work was expected of the workforce as well as the mid-level managers. Executives were very out of touch with both mid-level managers as well as the workforce so it really brought us and management together in opposition of the executives. All this is not to say the execs were bad people; they weren't. They just were so busy running the business that they were out of touch with what was actually happening.
Overall, it was a good, enriching experience for me working there.
freedom to take breaks/lunch whenever you want. No time clock.
benefits were lacking, too much work not enough people