BigCo: constant criticism and "evaluation" of your performance. Emphasis on meeting whatever deadline was decided internally. Lots of people on your project who you don't know what they do.
The most important defense against this is your manager, who can keep your team away from projects with nonsense deadlines and goals. That's why, when you take any job, you need a good manager and hopefully your manager's manager is good as well. Otherwise all the foolishness from above will roll down to you.
If the entire division is full of these kind of nonsense projects, chances are the good managers will leave. Don't work at these places unless you have no choice.