Something incredible happened today triggering the countdown to a historic moment in American industry.
The stock price for Apple (AAPL) closed today at $201.50 after the company revealed an adjusted share count. Investors hoped for a share price of $203.45, which would have set the record for market cap. Despite this “let down,” Apple is on pace (much to the dismay of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos) to become the first publicly traded company in the United States worth $1 trillion dollars.
Yes– a trillion dollars.
Apple’s success has made the company the nucleus of our zeitgeist, bringing us game-changing products like the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch decade over decade.
Another factor worth analyzing a little closer is Apple’s company culture. We took a look at our Good&Co. company profile of the tech titan to pinpoint just what it takes to create a trillion dollar company.
Apple is a Space Colony
So, what makes up a Space Colony? According to our psychometrics team, “a Space Colony is quirky and creatively chaotic. They’re all about change, freedom, variability, and blue-sky thinking.” Apple values pushing the envelope– testing, analyzing and building solutions. When successful, Space Colonies goes sky-high, paving the way towards innovation and change, while keeping their cool.
Their Employees Are Idealists
Just like companies, every team member has a unique Persona. Finding a particular company culture that meshes well with your personality can be challenging but ultimately rewarding. Analyzing Apple’s employees reveals the three most common personality types of people who work at Apple:
Idealist – curious, passionate, and driven by morals.
Advocate – empathetic with a strong sense of duty.
Go-Getter – energetic and dynamic.
Compared with the tech industry standard, Apple employees are likely to be more curious (+5%), appreciative of aesthetics (+6%), adventurous (+8%) and persuasive (+5%). If you fall into any these categories, you’re likely to be a prime candidate to hit the next trillion with this aspirational company!
Their Managers Are… A Bit Extra
Compared to their employees, managers are likely to be a significant amount more active, orderly and enthusiastic than their current employees.As Jay-Z would say, these individuals strive to “get the people goin!” So, if you get excited about rallying your troops, you might be well-suited to become Apple’s future manager.
Although Apple makes fantastic products and offers careers that come with great benefits, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be compatible with their company.
Using a proprietary psychometric algorithm, the Good&Co personality test measures your strengths and weaknesses, ideal career path, and which companies you are most compatible with. Find out if you should work at Apple or any other company, and take the free Good&Co personality test.
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