Could you sum up the core values of the company you work for in three or four words? It’s not easy—but if you can do it, that’s a sign your company has successfully defined its culture and guiding principles.

For example, Apple’s values can be boiled down to “ownership,” “simplicity,” “courage,” and “collaboration.”

As Steve Jobs said, “It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges, and to come up with elegant soluions.”

Check out the core values of the top seven tech firms by reading the infographic below, then start thinking about your current company’s core values, how they line up with yours, and if that overlap (or lack thereof) is affecting how you feel about your job.



Infograhic courtesy of MidAmerica Nazarene University. Photo courtesy of Lester Balajadia / Shutterstock.