First off, the CEO is a very awesome person; He's definitely one of the nicest and smartest guys I've ever met. Upper management, for the most part, is pretty spectacular. Unfortunately, there was one particular individual who my team reported to at the time who was exceptionally difficult to report to, thus most of my motivation to move on.
The office culture is spectacular, awesome holiday events, corn hole tournaments, free coffee and everyone here is pretty smart and laid back.
The benefits that the company offers (such as 401k match up to the FEDERAL LIMIT) has never been beaten in any other company I've gone to work for. The base pay was very competitive at the time, but my experience simply outgrew the salary band. This is a huge compliment to Southland, who really allows/pushes you to grow your skills- thus marketability. Has I not been so aggressive on growing my career, I could have easily carved out enough growth to stay at the company for life.
Free Coffee, awesome holiday events, cool atmosphere, cool people
Salary band issues for some