Listed in order of my current preference.
1. Apple, three pos. itunes, apple.com, and/or .mac
Good: good location/commute, great company, have worked for them before, free iPhone, discounted Mac stuff.
Bad: nothing bad, far as I know.
2. Linden Labs, makers of Second Life
Good: good location (mv), OK commute, interesting product, interesting culture.
Bad: Game companies tend to pay less. Startup mode.
Good: good people, working with friends, lots of servers, good challenge/career path, subsidiary of Amazon
Bad: Located in Scotts Valley, startup mode, working with friends :)
Good: Spam-related, great commute (237)
Bad: Startup mode, doing tech support (3rd or 4th tier “Enterprise” team, but still techsupport), pay may be lower than I’m getting now.
5. K-company in Emeryville
Good: lots of servers, appropriate challenge/career path, highly compatible with my current position
Bad: Very similar to my current company and position. And, emeryville? only if I’m desperate. Commute would be worse than I have now. Pay would almost certainly be less.
Demoted because they didn’t get back to me for 3+ weeks. Contacted for 2 positions. Maybe they’ll contact me again? Who knows.
Demoted because they didn’t get back to me for 3+ weeks. Also there’s a rumor that someone I know might end up working there (which would count as a strike against them in this case)