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Space Colony - Classic

Quirky and creatively chaotic, the Space Colony is all about change, freedom, variability, and blue-sky thinking. Though it provides its employees with a safe and nurturing family-like environment, you surely won’t feel bored or restricted at the Spae Colony— it will encourage you to think and act independently, question the status quo, and try your hand at many different projects. Initiative is highly valued in the Space Colony, but it doesn’t push its employees too hard and it certainly won’t trample over them to achieve its goals. Far up in the clouds and a bit spaced-out, the Space Colony is a harmonious place where collaboration is emphasized and employee growth and satisfaction are a topmost priority. When successful, the Space Colony goes sky-high, paving the way towards innovation and change, whilst remaining flexible and chilled out. On the opposite extreme, however, it might become a bit disorganized and absorbed by castles in the sky, compromising quality of work and losing sight of professional objectives.

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About the Company

Founded: 1975

Employees: 10001+

Come as you are. Do what you love. At Microsoft we help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential. We make this simple mission come to life every day through our passion to create technologies and develop product that touch just about every kind of customer. Working at Microsoft gives you the opportunity to do things that make a real difference in millions, even billions, of lives. To reach your full potential. So why not take a closer look at Microsoft? We think you’ll find that amazing things really do happen here.

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Microsoft Data Insights  

Gender Comparison

Men working at Microsoft are 9% more self-confident and 21% more competitive than women. Female employees, in turn, are 19% more engaged and dutiful than their male colleagues.

Sector Comparison

Microsoft employees are 9% more adventurous, 5% more socially bold, and 4% more achievement-striving than the sector average. They are also 10% less compliant and 7% less orderly than other tech employees.

Manager Comparison

Are you peace-seeking and composed? You might be well-suited to become Microsoft’s next manager! These are the traits that managers at Microsoft score higher on compared to other employees.

*Analysis based on Good&Co user data as of September 2016.

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Common Employee Personas at Microsoft

Idealist
Go getter
Strategist

Intellectually curious and driven by strong morals, Idealists are passionate about doing the right thing. Like the world's most flattering mirror, they always see the best in others.


A mogul in the making, Go-Getters live life at high velocity and can handle an intense workload, all while still looking good. Energetic and dynamic, they intend to leave their mark on the world.


To Strategists, life is a game of chess that they intend to win. Independent and creative with a calculated plan, they have high standards, a strong work ethic and a natural, laid-back authority.


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