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The Team Culture at MicroPact is Evident in All We Do

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By: Holly Palmer

May 9, 2013 | Company NewsInside MicroPact

I ran cross country and track in high school and college, so I’ve always been part of a team. On any team, each individual does their job to ensure the success of the whole. Why is that important when it comes to the corporate culture at MicroPact? Because our team-oriented and collaborative culture is what makes us one of the best places to work. And don’t just take my word for it, check out the Washington Business Journal’s 2013 list of Best Places to Work in Greater Washington.

The team culture at MicroPact is evident in all we do. From the foosball table in our break room and our Quarterly MVP awards to the frequent team-building sessions and to our Free Breakfast Thursdays, our goal is a collaborative place to work.

Just like most successful teams, we each pull our weight. This means that sometimes we work through lunch (OK and sometimes dinner, too) but it all evens out in the end and we know that everyone is working hard to achieve our goals.

There are no pretenses here. I can laugh and joke with a Senior VP (and even the CEO) just as easily as I can laugh and joke with my peers. Because there is a sense that we are all in this together and together we will succeed.

I’m lucky. As a Corporate Recruiter, I’m one of the people who get to pick the team. What do I look for? I look for someone who is energetic, outgoing, with a “can-do” attitude that has great communication skills and a team-oriented mindset. Of course, technical skills are vitally important as well. We want the strongest players on our team. But even the individuals with the strongest technical skills won’t make it at MicroPact if they aren’t willing to work (and play) well with others.

Do you think you would make the team? Check out our Careers page to try out!

About the Author

Holly Palmer is a full-time Human Resources Manager and mother of two young boys. She will celebrate four years’ service with MicroPact in October 2016.