A small asset management firm, where you do not want to work on contract. You will have no job security, and will be dumped once the project you're working on slows down.
Once you make VP (if permanent) you become bullet proof.
Not an exciting, innovative or highly successful firm. It's risk averse in investments and won't hire you if you are highly intelligent or too clever. You need to be a company man and go along with whatever management says, regardless of how bad the new product is...
Good location and friendly atmosphere
Mediocre management that can't innovate or make good returns on capital