I wish more companies would follow this philosophy. I am right in the middle of my “working career” — enough to have experienced different work cultures — however I feel like I am starting to get jaded. The closer a company follows all your guidelines, the more independently-owned they are and the less the salary (and often, the more risky their future). If you go to a company with a big name and a history, they always seem to just be about the bottom line and don’t genuinely care about providing a good work environment for their employees. I tend to like big companies for a variety of reasons. Am I going to find this kind of flexible, caring, and nurturing environment from a company that answers to stakeholders?