No privileges given for being a woman.
Pros: Knowledge that you gain is worthwhile. Makes you very independent and changes the way you solve problems technically as you are made to do everything from scratch.
Cons: work timings may extend as in if the company specifies work from 9 to 6:30 then you may have to be there beyond that time unless you insist on leaving on time from the start. Also maybe asked to work on holidays and weekends.