corporate ladder

 Business hierarchy. Managers are encouraged to try to climb the corporate ladder.
 ► “The 3-day Ketchum exercise drew employees from all of its divisions and most rungs of the corporate ladder.” (Adweek, July 31, 1995, p. 21)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • corporate ladder — UK US noun [C, usually singular] ► a series of increasingly important jobs that someone can do within a company: move up/climb the corporate ladder »If women want to climb the corporate ladder, they may have to sacrifice some of their family life …   Financial and business terms

  • Corporate Ladder — A conceptualized view of a company s employment hierarchy in which career advancement is considered to follow higher rungs on a ladder, with entry level positions on the bottom rungs and executive level positions at the top. Climbing the… …   Investment dictionary

  • corporate ladder — the hierarchical order of position, title, or rank, as in a large corporation: to work one s way up the corporate ladder. * * * …   Universalium

  • corporate ladder — the hierarchical order of position, title, or rank, as in a large corporation: to work one s way up the corporate ladder …   Useful english dictionary

  • ladder — lad‧der [ˈlædə ǁ ər] noun [singular] a series of levels within an organization or profession, which people move up and down: • He is moving swiftly up the corporate ladder. * * * ladder UK US /ˈlædər/ noun [C, usually singular] ► a way of… …   Financial and business terms

  • Ladder — Lad der (l[a^]d d[ e]r), n. [OE. laddre, AS. hl[=ae]der, hl[=ae]dder; akin to OFries. hladder, OHG. leitara, G. leiter, and from the root of E. lean, v. [root]40. See {Lean}, v. i., and cf. {Climax}.] 1. A frame usually portable, of wood, metal,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ladder beetle — Ladder Lad der (l[a^]d d[ e]r), n. [OE. laddre, AS. hl[=ae]der, hl[=ae]dder; akin to OFries. hladder, OHG. leitara, G. leiter, and from the root of E. lean, v. [root]40. See {Lean}, v. i., and cf. {Climax}.] 1. A frame usually portable, of wood,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ladder handle — Ladder Lad der (l[a^]d d[ e]r), n. [OE. laddre, AS. hl[=ae]der, hl[=ae]dder; akin to OFries. hladder, OHG. leitara, G. leiter, and from the root of E. lean, v. [root]40. See {Lean}, v. i., and cf. {Climax}.] 1. A frame usually portable, of wood,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ladder shell — Ladder Lad der (l[a^]d d[ e]r), n. [OE. laddre, AS. hl[=ae]der, hl[=ae]dder; akin to OFries. hladder, OHG. leitara, G. leiter, and from the root of E. lean, v. [root]40. See {Lean}, v. i., and cf. {Climax}.] 1. A frame usually portable, of wood,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ladder — lad|der1 S3 [ˈlædə US ər] n [: Old English; Origin: hlAder] 1.) a piece of equipment used for climbing up to or down from high places. A ladder has two bars that are connected by ↑rungs (=short bars that you use as steps) ▪ She climbed up the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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