Want To Get Promoted Fast? These Are The Best 25 Companies For That

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By Vivian Giang

Aside from high pay and competitive perks offered to attract talent, companies that provide regular feedback, advancement, and mentorship programs are better able to keep younger workers.

So where are the employers who support promotion from within? Based on company review surveys, career site Glassdoor.com put together a list of the top 25 companies that provide the best career opportunities.

"When employees share a company review on Glassdoor, we ask them to rate several workplace factors, including how they believe their employer is when it comes to offering career opportunities," says Scott Dobroski, a spokesman for Glassdoor. "If career advancement and growth opportunities are important for a job seeker, this rating provides insight into what employees have to say about the career opportunities at a specific employer."

Many companies that made it on last year's list, such as Bain & Company, Edelman, and CareerBuilder, reappeared on this year's list. Newcomers this year include Fluor, Chevron, and the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

To break any ties, Glassdoor calculated ratings to the thousandth decimal. Company ratings are based on a 5.0 scale, with 5 being the best possible score.

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Photo: Fluor Corporation celebrates its 100-year anniversary and rings the NYSE Opening Bell.

Career opportunities rating: 3.9

What employees think:

"High priority is placed on employee development. A great place to work if you are a self motivated individual. If not, also a great place to work. Lots of resources for development whether it is technical or non technical. Lots of opportunity to advance your career." —  Fluor Process/Specialty Engineer III (Houston, TX)

Source: Glassdoor

Photo: Oil rig workers sink more pipe on the Chevron Texaco drilling platform January 15, 2003 near the Saudi Arabian border, Kuwait.

Career opportunities rating: 3.7

What employees think:

"Plenty of room to advance and apply for jobs internally rather than look outside. 9/80 work schedules with great bonus plan and annual salary raises." — Chevron Drilling IT Professional (Houston, TX)

Source: Glassdoor

Career opportunities rating: 3.7

What employees think:

"They train you for management positions. The pay and flexibility. The opportunity to transfer anywhere throughout Texas and the U.S." – H-E-B Deli Associate (Missouri City, TX)

Source: Glassdoor

Photo: Trainees learn bar bending and steel fixing at L & T Construction Skills Training Institute in Panvel, India, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010.

Career opportunities rating: 3.7

What employees think:

"Invaluable training and exposure to the best practices, reasonably good pay, and best facilities provided. Growth can be quick if you can take up challenges and prove yourself." — L&T Assistant Manager (Rājahmundry, India)

Source: Glassdoor

Photo: Gartner IT Leadership Trends 2013 conference in Poland

Career opportunities rating: 3.7

What employees think:

"The training provided is next to none and gives new employees the tools to hit the ground running. Coming from a larger corporation, the culture here is a breath of fresh air. Everyone is ambitious and smart with a drive to do more." – Gartner Account Executive (Fort Myers, FL)

Source: Glassdoor

Career opportunities rating: 3.7

What employees think:

"Great mentorship program, really helpful especially for new employees; unique work environment, with events and values that you won't find anywhere else." – Synygy Employee (location n/a)

Source: Glassdoor

Career opportunities rating: 3.8

What employees think:

"You will learn how to build your book of business. You will learn how to manage your time for maximum efficiency and productivity. You will choose who you want to do business with." — Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative (West Palm Beach, FL)

Source: Glassdoor

Photo: Eaton Aerospace Campus

Career opportunities rating: 3.8

What employees think:

"Opportunities: being large and diverse, there is always room for lateral or vertical moves, regardless of the economy. If you are talented, you'll have a job here." — Eaton Leadership Development Program Employee (Beltsville, MD)

Source: Glassdoor

Video: Cameron's recruiting video featuring its machinists.

Career opportunities rating: 3.8

What employees think:

"They are focused on the employees career and give plenty of opportunity for growth. Management understands that every employee has career goals and Cameron is not one to stand in the way of those goals." — Cameron International Engineer II (Houston, TX)

Source: Glassdoor

Career opportunities rating: 3.8

What employees think:

"Achievements and hard work acknowledged. Upward and lateral mobility. My opinion matters and my work ethic is matched by upper management." — UniFirst Regional Sales Manager (Orlando, FL)

Source: Glassdoor

Photo: Oil prospecting in the Ile-de-France by ELF and Schlumberger.

Career opportunities rating: 3.9

What employees think:

"Unlimited career opportunities, working in a nice, multicultural environment with some very awesome people, opportunity to see the world." — Schlumberger Field Engineer (location n/a)

Source: Glassdoor

Photo: At the Four Seasons, general manager Robin Brown has lunch in the staff cafeteria with employees Eddie Lomax and Julie Santosuosso.

Career opportunities rating: 4.0

What employees think:

"This company always lends an opportunity for development and very willing to let you try new things you'd never otherwise get to in other companies." – Four Seasons Hotels Director (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Source: Glassdoor

Photo: Workers leave the Suncor oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta Province, Canada.

Career opportunities rating: 4.0

What employees think:

"Limitless opportunities to learn and tremendous leverage to define one's role and grow in one's career. This does not mean only promotion in ranks/titles necessarily, but the personal journey to become the best or indispensable in one's chosen field." — Suncor Project Manager (Calgary, AB, Canada) 

Source: Glassdoor

Video: Booz & Company - The Game

Career opportunities rating: 4.0

What employees think:

"Top-notch people, access to the best leaders in industry, ability to be very entrepreneurial, willingness to advance early on performance, deep functional expertise in addition to superstar MBAs." — Booz & Company Principal (location n/a)

Source: Glassdoor

Photo: Edelman employees at lunch.

Career opportunities rating: 4.1

What employees think:

"Plentiful opportunities to develop and build a career, large global network with many practice areas, high quality of work." — Edelman Vice President (San Mateo, CA)

Source: Glassdoor

Career opportunities rating: 4.5

What employees think:

"Amazing training in all the core business functions. Broad exposure to different companies, industries, and functional areas." — McKinsey & Company Business Analyst (location n/a)

Source: Glassdoor

Photo: Boston Consulting Group, 50th Anniversary.

Career opportunities rating: 4.5

What employees think:

"Very strong training program: analytics, presenting, slide writing, managing client relationships. Consistent, 360 feedback culture. Typical 2-year track to move to next level." —Boston Consulting Group Principal (location n/a)

Source: Glassdoor

Photo: Glassdoor has revealed its fourth annual Employees' Choice Awards for the top 50 Best Places to Work for 2012.

Career opportunities rating: 4.5

What employees think:

"Lots of effort put into personal development and growth. People really care about you, and the atmosphere is more collaborative than competitive." — Bain & Company Consultant (Chicago, IL)

Source: Glassdoor

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