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.
Created in 1996 during the digital revolution, eMarketer sets high standards as a unique and reliable source of marketing research—keeping pace with the fast-growing digital world. eMarketer collects and digs through data to provide credible, sharp, and objective points of view about wide-ranging consumer trends, marketing technology, and strategy—leading competitive marketers and helping businesses thrive worldwide.
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.”
Founded in 2014, Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. By seeking out and supporting top software developers across Africa, Andela not only creates career opportunities in an untapped market, but also helps companies compile high-performing engineering teams for the future. With a slight twist on traditional employee acquisition initiatives, Andela is able to simultaneously stimulate tech industry ecosystems and solve the growing global tech talent shortage.
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.
Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969 with a simple idea—to make it easier to find a pair of jeans and a commitment to do more. Over the last 46 years, the company has grown from a single store to a global fashion business with five brands—Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix. Gap's clothes are available in 90 countries worldwide through 3,300 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites and is still growing.
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 is an e-commerce retailer with roots in holiday and home décor. The company's bread and butter—or rather milk and cookies—are stunningly realistic, handcrafted, artificial Christmas trees. To further enhance homes for the holidays, Balsam Brands also designs and sells high-quality Christmas decorations, and it's always looking for new ways to create a festive and beautiful atmosphere for all types of celebrations.
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 is a leading global collaboration platform that’s transforming the way people and teams work together. With more than 500 million registered users across 180 countries, Dropbox is on a mission to unleash the world’s creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and has 12 offices around the world.
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 place for collaboration, creativity and fast-paced change. As the Un-carrier, and America's most loved wireless company, their 50,000 plus customer-obsessed team members are united in their mission to build the future of technology and change wireless for good.
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.
InfoCision is a leading telemarketing enterprise with over 30 call centers spanning several states, including Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Its dedicated team of more than 3,000 employees work tirelessly 24/7 to provide extensive customer service, sales, and non-profit fundraising efforts to the world’s most notable brands and institutions, such as St. Jude and Verizon.
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
Founded in 2003 with just eight people, DMC Atlanta has grown to over 700 employees in 50 offices around the country through a results-driven philosophy and a commitment to bringing its clients life-long customers. In the next few years, DMC hopes to expand to hundreds of new offices around the country—and then, the world.
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.
Since 1969, MBI Inc. has been bringing consumers around the world collectible books, jewelry, coins, and Danbury Mint products through tried-and-true direct response marketing techniques. The company specializes in keeping up with—and setting—industry trends and demands by offering an ever-changing line of merchandise through print, digital, and social media.
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.”
AT&T is excited to announce the expansion of its entertainment and content services. The company is the largest provider of pay TV in the United States and is among the largest in the world. The company utilizes its broad media footprint and high-speed services to reach over 60 million locations to deliver primetime shows, sporting events, and movies to customers around the globe.
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 technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. By engineering experiences that amaze, HP has a legacy of pushing the boundaries of technology to deliver life-enriching, world-changing innovations at every turn. The company believes that the ultimate driver of its success has been and will always be the power of its people—HP considers its diverse, inclusive global community of employees to be one of its greatest strengths and what truly differentiates it in the marketplace.
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.
Founded in 2004, Kasasa is a financial technology and marketing services company, positioning community financial organizations for success. A powerful source for progressive finance solutions and support, Kasasa delivers comprehensive consultation, expert marketing, customized resources, and award-winning technology. With its extensive product suite, Kasasa builds bright futures and foundations for community banks and credit unions, helping them withstand hardships in the competitive financial landscape.
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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