Political and unpleasant.
I had the misfortune to be engaged at the OUP on a fixed term contract in their IT department. Caught in a political battle which, to be fair, I misjudged the politics of, I was eventually forced out before my contract had finished. Senior IT management are not trained IT professionals (mine was originally a salesperson), contractors are allowed to dictate how large projects are run with no oversight and are engaged at a senior level due to personal relationships, project planning is non existent and communication is appalling. Everyone in IT had at least one, if not more hidden agenda all seemingly for no actual purpose.
On the plus side, the non IT staff seemed lovely and the pay, while it lasted, wasn't bad. But it doesn't compensate for the adverse impact the OUP IT management caused to my reputation and self confidence. Avoid.
really, really unpleasant people.