The atmosphere was formal, busy, and strict. Turnarounds were short, and tempers flared easily.
I did a great deal of negotiations with the Middle East, and learned a lot about their culture and how they do business that only enhanced my future positions. However, sometimes decisions were made on my projects and other's projects by executives - more ... without consulting you and just telling you to change it without explanation. It was very hard to stay in touch with your own projects.
They also required keeping a journal of everything done on each project for review. It wasn't very profess ... - less