If there’s one thing you don’t want to feel in your career, it’s trapped.
Even if you love your job, it’s always nice to know that there’s some flexibility to move around, try new things, and work your way up the ladder.
With these 20 companies, you’re in luck. Not only do they have awesome cultures and great perks, but they also offer all of the wiggle room you could want. With plenty of internal mobility and an emphasis on promoting from within, you can feel supported in your career—instead of stuck.
1. Caesars Entertainment
Caesars Entertainment runs some of the world’s finest casino resort companies, operating the Harrah’s, Caesars, Horseshoe, and Caesars UK brands, as well as the World Series of Poker.
Working for an organization as large as Caesars, employees have the capability and flexibility to move around and work in all sorts of different industries within the broader casino entertainment industry. Plus, team members have ample opportunity to grow in their careers, without having to even think about leaving the company. “Caesars is a meritocracy. I’ve been with this company just over five years, and I’ve had three promotions in that time," says Josh Margolis, Vice President of Customer Journey.
eMoney Advisor creates wealth planning technology that financial advisors and firms employ to increase their productivity and success. Cutting-edge products, including an award-winning client portal and powerful financial planning tools, offer superior transparency, accessibility, security, and organizational solutions that enable advisors to focus on their clients instead of tedious tasks, ultimately increasing client retention and growing financial futures.
“There’s so much room to grow at eMoney,” explains Nathanial, a Software Engineer. He knows firsthand about the paths to advancement within the company. He began his career with eMoney as a customer service representative. When he eventually expressed an interest in software development, his manager arranged for him to have a trial in the position. He demonstrated his skill set and was soon moved to the Engineering Team full-time.
4. Success Academy Charter Schools
Success Academy is redefining what’s possible in public education. Their mission is to build exceptional world-class schools that prove children from all backgrounds can succeed in college and in life. Success Academy schools are dedicated to academic excellence, character development, and extracurricular achievement with college graduation as an end goal.
At Success Academy, everyone works together to make the school a better place for the entire community—employees, scholars, and families. The culture is forward-thinking and collaborative, but that doesn't mean that individual hard work goes unnoticed or unrewarded—often in the form of a promotion. “We work with people who are so driven and constantly trying to be better than they were the day before,” shares Maddy Levine, Education Manager.
Their two-year teacher residency program exemplifies that drive. It is designed to help those who are interested in teaching quickly learn the tools and skills needed to become an exceptional teacher. And participants in the program often find themselves with lead teacher roles as a result.
Slack is a layer of the business technology stack that brings together people, data, and applications – a single place where people can effectively work together, find important information, and access hundreds of thousands of critical applications and services to do their best work. From global Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, businesses and teams of all kinds use Slack to bring the right people together with all the right information.
The culture of Slack is truly collaborative, which means employees never feel like they’re required to stay in their lane. Everyone understands that their work affects and influences their co-worker's tasks. Engineers welcome implementation ideas from designers, designers appreciate product insights from engineers, and everyone heeds feedback from customer experience in order to keep clients happy.
7. Democracy Prep Public Schools
Founded in 2005, Democracy Prep is on a mission to educate responsible citizen-scholars for a life of active citizenship. Built on a culture of high-expectations, Democracy Prep's network of schools servces 7,200 scholars who prove year after year that demographics do not determine destiny, and that low-income students can be successful in the college of their choice.
Democracy Prep is big on making sure that employees know they have the freedom and wiggle room to grow with the organization. “I think our Talent and HR Teams are great at moving people when they see a skill set and an available opening that matches. They’re great at making sure Democracy Prep is respecting everyone’s personal career goals,” says Amanda Torres, Operations Manager.
8. Pulte Mortgage
Pulte Mortgage’s company culture is centered around a core value system which includes Do the Right Thing, Work as a Unified Team, and Smile Daily—just to name a few. Since 1972, they've enjoyed building relationships with well over half a million families, helping each of them find the right mortgage for their needs. This also means that they recruit and hire employees who are dedicated to making a difference to be part of their Pulte family. To learn more about our parent company take a look at our PulteGroup page.
Pulte has great employee tenure, and it’s no secret why. When individuals are valued, have room to grow, and are supported in that growth, they’ll stick around and develop with the company. Pulte employees have countless learning resources at their disposal, from vast internal opportunities to external conferences, memberships, and tuition assistance—all with ever-approachable colleagues and managers ready to show the way.
9. Index Exchange
Index Exchange is one of the world’s premier ad tech companies, providing a transparent exchange for digital media publishers and suppliers to sell their ad impressions programmatically and in real-time. Headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, London, Toronto, Montreal, Kitchener, Sydney, Paris, Milan, and Düsseldorf, Index Exchange is defining the evolution of online technology today with the brightest minds in ad tech.
While Index Exchange obviously wants to grow as a company, it’s equally as dedicated to ensuring that employees experience growth as well. “The goal for every employee when they start is to build out a growth plan, depending on where they want to go. There’s a heck of a lot of opportunity here—growing every day,” explains Andrew Green, Director, Emerging Media.
Signify, the new company name of Philips Lighting, is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers, and the Internet of Things. Signify isn’t just a lighting company; they help you navigate stores, use office space more efficiently and develop actionable insights to improve energy usage through their IoT services. Sustainability is at their core, which is why they’re one of the top 10 greenest companies in the world! They’re committed to the continuous development of their employees, using learning to shape the future of light. Signify ensures their 29,000 employees across 100 countries have endless opportunities through continued innovation. Join Signify and be part of a diverse global team.
Working at Signify helps employees to grow as professionals. Whether it’s pursuing an MBA or attending technical workshops on lighting design, there’s always an opportunity to expand expertise. The company supports employees’ professional development, including through innovative programs like Signify Lighting Academy, which helps employees build expertise with real-time learning.
In 1944, TAMKO began creating shingles in a small streetcar barn. Today, the company is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial roof and deck construction materials—with facilities all across the country. A family-run company from the very start, TAMKO commits itself to continued and consistent quality, as well as long-standing customer and vendor relationships.
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When it comes to developing employees, TAMKO doesn’t just talk the talk—this company really walks the walk. TAMKO believes in continuously improving its people, which means the company provides plenty of learning opportunities. Additionally, employees are always encouraged to try their hands at new things. “Since I came to TAMKO, I’ve had the opportunity to try out so many different things in so many different roles,” adds Michele Damer, Corporate Strategic Pricing Analyst.
Illumio, the leader in micro-segmentation, prevents the spread of breaches inside data centers and cloud environments. Enterprises such as Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Salesforce, and Oracle NetSuite use Illumio to reduce cyber risk and achieve regulatory compliance. Illumio’s Adaptive Security Platform® uniquely protects critical information with real-time application dependency and vulnerability mapping coupled with micro-segmentation that works in any data center, public cloud, or across hybrid cloud deployments on bare-metal, virtualization machines, and containers. With a global presence in nine countries and counting, Illumio continues to grow in a new and thriving industry. For more information, visit www.illumio.com/what-we-do or follow @Illumio.
At Illumio, employees are motivated by the fact that their work and opinions have a big impact on the outcome of the finalized product and the success of the business. But, beyond that, team members appreciate that they’re given the opportunity to work cross-departmentally to learn new aspects of the product, expand their knowledge, and collaborate with different colleagues.
17. Big Fish Games
Big Fish Games is dedicated to enhancing life through exceptional play. At Big Fish, team members are not just be a small piece of something big, they're a big part of something special. Employees challenge themselves to be creative in everything they do. From the way they think, to the way they play, from the way they solve problems, to the way they collaborate—everything is an opportunity to make an impact. The fun is in working together to build something bigger than themselves and make something great.
Although Big Fish Games is a quickly growing company, it strives to maintain a nimble startup atmosphere. The company has an open-door policy, allowing employees easy access to any advice and support they might require. With the support of leadership, employees feel empowered to take on any challenges. “What excites me most about the future here is that I have no idea what it’s going to entail,” explains Jeff Brumley, Business Intelligence Engineering, Manager.
19. BAE Systems
BAE Systems turns defense, aerospace, and security blueprints into tangible realities by partnering with government agencies and other forces in the industry. From delivering technology and cyber solutions to equipping the military with superior resources and optimizing aircraft and intelligence, BAE Systems tackles each project and delivers end results that transcend what previously seemed impossible.
At BAE Systems, members are encouraged to attend conferences and add to their education—and the company helps to cover costs. Professional development doesn’t stop with sector-specific courses and seminars, as there’s also internal subcommittees that let people serve outside their usual duties. “This company invests in its employees. If you have the vision, they’ll give you what you need to make it happen,” says Christopher Ables-Sinclair, Contracts Administrator.
Backcountry’s mission is to connect people with their passions by offering carefully selected, premium gear and apparel that empowers modern adventure. Employees are avid skiers, campers, hikers, mountain bikers, climbers, and much more, and they use this firsthand knowledge to outfit customers and to inspire them to get outdoors.
Working in a growing industry, Backcountry knows that it’s uniquely positioned to take advantage of some market forces. But, in order to do so, the company also knows it needs to have a passionate and dedicated team at work. “We want you to have a passion and bring that into the workplace. We’re looking for people to bring that authenticity to Backcountry,” says Georgia Steenberge, Senior Graphic Designer.
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