The 25 Best Companies To Work For If You Want To Get Promoted Quickly

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For some employees, a big paycheck is all they need. For others—especially Gen Y workers—they thrive best in an environment that fosters learning.They also need to believe that there’s room for career advancement. 

This could be anything from companies offering “clear career paths, professional development, continued education, advancement opportunities,” and mentorship programs. 

To find out which companies offer the best advancement opportunities, we turned to Glassdoor.com, which put together a list of the top 25 companies that provide the best career opportunities. This list is based on 432,000 company reviews shared by employees over the past year.

To break any ties, Glassdoor calculated ratings to the thousandth decimal. “This is why, for example, [some companies] did not crack the Top 25 this year,” Scott Dobroski, Glassdoor’s spokesman, told us. “They were very, very close, but when we look at ratings to the thousandth, other companies beat them. Hence, the rankings reflect that.”

Company ratings are based on a 5.0 scale.

25. Akamai

24. Shell Oil US

23. Southwest Airlines

22. North Highland

21. Sleepy's

20. Ernst & Young

19. Mattress Firm

18. SAP America

Career opportunities rating: 3.9

What employees think:

'Vast opportunity to learn because of the diversity and complexity of our products for just about any industry /sector or business problem.

17. National Instruments

16. PricewaterhouseCoopers

15. First Investors Corporation

14. ExactTarget

13. CareerBuilder

12. Total Quality Logistics

11. LinkedIn

10. Ritz-Carlton

9. In-N-Out Burger

8. Power Home Remodeling Group

7. Edelman

6. McKinsey & Company

5. Boston Consulting Group

4. Booz & Company

3. Facebook

2. Bain & Company

1. Worldwide Express

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