The role was quite academic and required two things: (i) being able to elucidate the right questions and (ii) figure them out. Getting paid to do maths was great! Additionally, the problems we were able to discover and solve had a significant impact on the business. The feeling of being able to add value is fantastic.
No free snacks.
My direct manager and his manager were both easily accessible, very knowledgeable, and great people to work with.