18 Companies Where You Can Grow Your Career for Years to Come
Have you ever heard that saying, “Sometimes the only way up is out”? Well, that’s not always true—especially not when you work for one of these companies.
In fact, land a job with one of these employers, and you’re in for an amazing career filled with tons of growth, endless learning experiences, and all sorts of professional development opportunities.
The only thing you have to do? Submit your application and then put on your sunglasses—because your future is bound to be bright.
Influenster is an online community where people discover new brands and access reviews of products like cosmetics, food, and household items to make informed purchases.
Warm, collaborative, and supportive are all words used to describe Influenster’s company culture. Employees are empowered to own their projects, grow quickly in their roles, and then mentor the next generation of strategists and executives.
“At Influenster, everyone’s given huge responsibilities early on in their careers,” shares Trish Turrin, Talent and Culture Specialist. “All members of the team get to see the impact of our contribution to Influenster in very tangible ways and that motivates us to make Influenster a better product and service every day.”
eMarketer is a digital research firm and trusted authority on marketing data, insights, and perspectives to the world’s top brands, agencies, and media companies.
When a company encourages constant learning as a key cultural element, you can only anticipate growth as an employee. And, that’s exactly what you’ll get with a job at eMarketer.
“Every door is open at eMarketer,” says Business Development Representative Andie Cohn. “Everyone here wants to see you grow—especially when you are starting off—and co-workers are so invested in helping you progress.”
Andela connects top talent with the top employers in the tech landscape, harnessing the resources of the best and brightest minds to help shape the global view.
As a comprehensive developer training program, Andela knows how hard it can be to find good talent—it takes energy, time, and money. And, that’s exactly why this company holds on tight to the talent it finds for itself by offering an encouraging environment and plenty of opportunities for advancement.
Ready to grow with a company that’s quite literally changing the world? Submit your application now!
4. Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. operates Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Intermix, and Athleta brands—offering quality clothing and accessories for men, women, and children on an international scale.
Employees say one of the best reasons to work for Gap is that you’re not pigeonholed to one role. With five global brands, there are so many places you can go within the company, and employees constantly challenge each other to learn and grow in their roles every day. Gap’s growth mindset focuses on career mobility, offering all employees equal opportunities to advance in the company.
“When Gap sees talent and passion, they will do everything to get you to the next step,” shares Director of Merchandising Dan Longsworth, who has grown his 19-year career within the company through multiple brands and across the world. “Gap fosters an environment to grow.”
Balsam Brands designs and sells home décor and consumer products directly to customers.
Since this company’s bread and butter (or milk and cookies, rather) is artificial Christmas trees, it should come as no surprise that it inspires employees to branch out and grow (pun intended).
“What I really love about this company is that they really take the time to figure out what you are looking for and try to match the arc of your career to those goals,” shares Carl Winter, Senior Manager of User Experience and Design.
Dropbox changes the way the world stores, shares, and collaborates with a clean hosting platform that offers individuals and enterprises a secure way to manage files and photos.
Dropbox employees benefit from a collaborative environment that offers plenty of opportunities to grow. An employee favorite is Hack Week, which allows team members to drop their regular work and pursue another professional or personal interest.
“Seeing the company grow has been awesome, but I’ve also seen myself grow since I’ve been here—whether by learning from other Dropboxers or expanding within my role,” explains Giancarlo Lionetti, Head of Digital Demand Generation.
T-Mobile is a national provider of wireless voice, messaging, and data services capable of reaching over 293 million Americans where they live, work, and play.
T-Mobile has ditched old-school performance reviews for a personalized approach to increasing employee engagement and growth, including help with job-related classes, developing leadership skills, and on-the-job training.
Ready to kiss those dreaded performance reviews goodbye in favor of a more tailored, engaging method? Well, you know what to do.
For over 30 years, InfoCision has stayed true to its family-friendly Midwestern roots. It was recently honored with its 22nd consecutive TMC MVP Quality Award, a feat in the telemarketing industry.
InfoCision’s Vice President of Client Services, Rebecca Barney, is living proof of the growth opportunities available with the company. She joined InfoCision immediately after graduation as an account representative. Fifteen years later, she has been promoted multiple times—and now oversees the client relationships and people behind the media division.
“Your career here at InfoCision is what you make of it,” she adds. “Work hard and you will succeed.”
9. DMC Atlanta
DMC Atlanta specializes in direct sales and marketing acquisitions for top cable and satellite, retail, and telecommunications companies across the country, focusing on a relationship-based approach.
Founded in 2003 with just eight people, DMC Atlanta has experienced enormous growth to over 700 employees in 50 offices around the country. But, the company isn’t just focused in growing itself—it believes equally in growth for employees.
Managers work alongside the team to provide each employee the opportunity to learn how to lead—and to become great managers in their own right when the time comes. “I think the thing that excites me the most is the thought of growing the office and getting some of our current account managers promoted into ownership positions,” says Recruiting Manager Marissa Shaw.
MBI Inc. is a leading consumer products marketing company that offers an ever-changing merchandise line, nimbly developed in response to industry trends, demands, and headline sensations.
MBI knows that its employees are the future, and the company is always keeping its eyes peeled for the next generation of leadership.
And, that sentiment starts right with MBI’s CEO, who says, “I’m spending a lot of my time now thinking about who’s the next generation to run MBI and how do we stretch the young people so that we develop them into the best managers that they can be.”
11. Work Market
Work Market is changing how businesses and freelancers connect, with software tools that automatically match independent professionals with companies by skill set.
If a high level of trust and a hands-off management style is what you’re looking for, you’ll feel right at home at Work Market.
In addition to stand-up and scrum meetings, management holds bi-weekly one-on-ones to discuss issues and goals—and assists employees in creating long-term professional growth plans.
The AT&T Foundry is comprised of innovation centers, delivering business telecommunications technology applications and services to connect millions of AT&T customers more quickly than ever before.
Regardless of your position at AT&T, you’re encouraged to think big, voice your opinions, and share your ideas—meaning you have the opportunity to grow both your own career and the company itself.
“We are empowered by senior leaders to be leaders ourselves on the floor,” says Associate Business Manager Annie Luong. “Regardless of tenure or experience, we are encouraged to go for it.”
For over 76 years, HP has been creating top-notch technologies, aiming to engineer not only equipment but also experiences that make a better world for every person in every place.
Fostering a work environment that’s simultaneously supportive and autonomous can be tough, but HP pulls it off flawlessly.
At least twice a year, every employee will meet with a manager for personal performance discussions. They talk about what they’d like to see accomplished, and how to continue developing a successful career path. Then, together, they work out how those goals align with the company’s mission to create collective growth.
Verisk provides insurers with data and analytics to make informed decisions about risk. Businesses in many industries rely on Verisk’s risk assessment expertise to better serve their customers.
Verisk doesn’t just present the opportunity for growth—the company encourages it. Managers provide coaching and feedback and foster an environment that empowers employees to achieve their fullest potential and feel part of the team.
“What appealed to me most when I started—and still applies now—is that the company is very up front about opportunities to learn and to develop your career,” says Richard Morales, Manager of Analytical Data Management.
Kasasa is a financial technology and marketing services company—empowering community banking with innovative and rewarding finance resources and products.
Kasasa builds bright futures for community banks and credit unions, but it also does the very same thing for its employees.
Micromanagement and dictatorship are totally foreign concepts in this company’s office. Kasasa’s awesome management style is self-empowering, straightforward, and super supportive. Employees and managers alike welcome feedback to continuously innovate and grow in their careers.
16. Lighthouse Labs
Lighthouse Labs is a community driven mobile and web developer bootcamp, focused on providing students with full-stack capabilities and job placement after eight weeks of immersive training.
Considering this company is dedicated to helping people build careers they love as app or web developers, it seems only natural that Lighthouse Labs would be just as plugged in to its own employees’ career growth and success.
Ready for a rewarding job with a company where you can grow for years to come? Lighthouse Labs is eagerly awaiting your application.
17. Cox Enterprises
For over 100 years, Cox Enterprises has pushed the envelope in digital, print, commercial telecommunications—and now as a key partner with Techstars in Atlanta’s startup ecosystem.
Cox Enterprises supports employees, both inside and outside the office. And, with a job at Cox, don’t anticipate ever stagnating in your career.
Cox’s focus on development through new and different experiences encourages employees to travel down more than one career path within the family of companies.
18. Owens Corning
Owens Corning is an industry-leading global manufacturer and marketer of commercial and residential insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite building materials.
At Owens Corning, employees are trusted and have the freedom to make big decisions independently. When they get stuck? The company’s open-door culture ensures that people can always discuss difficulties with leadership openly and respectfully.
The best part? Owens Corning prides itself on the fact that all employees are positively challenged to take charge of their own careers.
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Kat is a Midwest-based freelance writer, covering topics related to careers, self-development, and the freelance life. In addition to writing for The Muse, she's also the Career Editor for The Everygirl, a columnist for Inc., and a contributor all over the web. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she's usually babying her rescued terrier mutt or continuing her search for the perfect taco. Say hi on Twitter @kat_boogaard or check out her website.More from this Author