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.
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.”
Employees at AT&T are given an immense amount of opportunities to jumpstart their careers. AT&T offers staff the chance to rotate through various aspects of the company, from engineering to marketing.
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.”
HP aims to create engineering experiences that not only amaze, but inspire people around the world to interact and invent in ways that ultimately improve lives.
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.
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.
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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