Lots of fires, chasing business, and meetings were daily activities. Really wears on a person. Constant change, moving the chess pieces around (us), and wondering if the axe would drop were also concerns.
Things I enjoyed - company outings, get-togethers, the feeling of accomplishment when you actually could accomplish something and "enjoy" the outcome (most days you didn't even have time to think about what you were actually doing), and quiet time when management was traveling.
Lots of alcohol at company outings, if that is your thing / growth for "management's" favorites / bonus program
Company runs lean, REALLY lean - never enough people to do the work needed, especially in a less than desirable economic state, public/obvious favoritism, lack of imagination in the office decor