You have to take these things with a grain of salt though. People tend to only seek these things out to post negative experiences.
Glassdoor.com is focused more around full time employees, but their information is gathered from multiple sources so it could be another good indicator.
Also, it doesn't hurt to run a D&B check on the company in question. Experian has a business offering as well. You can get an idea of a company's cashflow, average payment terms, etc if payment turn-arounds are the primary concern. It's about $150 but worth it.
All of our machines (except render cows) have been windows 8 for over a year. For keyboard shortcut-loving people like us, its the best thing ever. Takes a hair to get used to, it does need configuring to get rid of tablet stuff, but otherwise its 200% awesome.
*The Windows 8.1 update would never work for any of our machines so we are all Windows 8.0. But I read the other day that 8.1 was killed, with no support.
Does anyone have any recommendation for VPN services?
I use Pro XPN, but all VPNs are kind of a pain in the ass.