corporate ladder

noun
the hierarchical order of position, title, or rank, as in a large corporation: to work one's way up the corporate ladder.
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Executives rotated through every few years on their way up the corporate
  ladder, each with a different vision.
And among the executives who work within private offices, each step up the
  corporate ladder no longer guarantees more space.
In fact, you have much more power than you think, even if you are on the bottom
  rung of the corporate ladder.
We live in an era when success is not necessarily measured by working your way
  up the corporate ladder.
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