Mostly individual working environment, with stints of group work.
Intelligence/Radar Analyst, Electronics Engineer (Former Employee) – Wright-Patterson AFB, OH – October 23, 2012
A typical day at work would start off with me arriving to my desk and checking my email, and replying to any co-worker's or customer's questions/comments/concerns. After that was finished, I would continue in to working on one of my current projects. This would continue for the remainder of the day unless something else pressing came up. And of course there were mandatory meetings and commander's calls from time to time that required our attendance.
I learned how to work through problems on my own, and learn my own way of doing things. It was rare for me to find a senior person available to help me, because they were so busy and backed up with their own work, but they did the best they could to assist me.
The management structure was satisfactory, however the turnover was high because it is a military institution, so military commanders and fligh chiefs do not stay for more than 2 or 3 years.
The hardest part of the job was running in to problems that I had never encountered before, and having to work through them on my own. This was my first "real" job out of college, so I had to learn fast.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the satisfaction of completing a project and seeing it be published, or sent to the customer and hearing their praise, along with the praise of your co-workers.