There are a bunch of features I'd like to have at my next employer, and several that are strong negatives. Many of these are not the obvious ones that recruiters like to showcase; and some of the things I want are definitely minority features.
I'd like to find a way to screen all the companies in my industry, and find the handful that are likely to meet my desires. Or any other way to select companies I'm likely to enjoy, based on these traits - perhaps ones that meet some criteria tend to advertise in particular places.
If you need specifics, traits involve ethics, respect for engineering staff, limited interruption work environments, equal opportunity, good tools, and management practices I like.
The industry is software development, particularly systems software.
I'm aware of the Joel test, and it looks like a good filter for some of my desires, so I'm posting this on the way to do some searches on the Stack Exchange jobs site, hoping to accumulate a list of good companies for future reference.
But I'd like to find good sources for other data, since many employers have never heard of the Joel test, and I'd like to learn about companies whether or not they currently have positions available.