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Old 10-27-2011, 09:04 AM
 
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Default What exactly is considered a "Corporate" job?

What is a Corporate job? What would be some examples. I have my ideas, but just wondered...(Job Titles and Company examples would be awesome)

Is a corporate job just a job that where you work for a Big company in an office-type environment? Where you work for a big company at their Headquarters or main office?

Typically what kind of work background/education do you have to have to get one of these "Corporate" jobs?
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I guess I've always thought of it as an office job at a larger private sector company.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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I guess I've always thought of it as an office job at a larger private sector company.
Yeah, that's pretty much my idea of it.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:40 AM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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One that requires a great deal of brown-nosing and butt-kissing and where the biggest idiots rise to the top.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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One that requires a great deal of brown-nosing and butt-kissing and where the biggest idiots rise to the top.
Sorry, why the negativity?

If I understand you right, since the biggest idiots can rise to the top, what that makes you?

Just drawing from my experience, the people who go to the top have significantly better understanding of the business than those who think they are really the smart ones. They know how to make BUSINESS decisions!

Seriously, for your personal advancement, I would highly suggest you to drop this negativity and try to understand why they move to the top while you can't. I tell you this, it is NOT because they know how to kiss a**!

Again, I don't mind sharing some of my own experience and understanding, which may actually help you as long as your don't let your own ego and negativity get in the way.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:37 AM
 
Location: The Triad (nc)
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One that requires a great deal of brown-nosing and butt-kissing and where the biggest idiots rise to the top.
Close to.

The specific task is the job.
Being a cashier or a comptroller is about the same job anywhere.

The environment in which you do that job is the variable.
Small(er) business or NGO or corporate are some of these.

The corporate environment, that culture, is generally the worst of these.
This is a large part of why they pay the most and have the most turnover.

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: GA
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Employee will have own cubical or office.
Cubical or office will have nameplate on it.
There will be free coffee service but bring your own cup.
Desk should have phone with integrated voicemail and own extension.
Company logo will be prominent in workplace.
Some type of lobby will feature that logo. Receptionist optional.
Employee will have own computer and email account.
Mobile employees or sales people may have cell phone stipend or paid for.
There are rules for communicating and probably classes on it.
Printing documents is discouraged although there are plenty of staplers, all black.
Company will have "culture" and history.
Employee may receive discounts on some products or services.
Customer facing employee will have their own business cards.
Employees will view or particpate in company meetings or events.
Security will escort you to the door if you are terminated.

I'd say this is a minimum starter list that not all non-corporate jobs would have.

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Old 10-27-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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One that requires a great deal of brown-nosing and butt-kissing and where the biggest idiots rise to the top.
As well as bitter co-workers who say things like this as a way to self-rationalize why they aren't moving up the ladder.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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I think working at a corporate office or a branch office in a white collar office setting is how I'd describe a corporate job.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I think to a lot of people any white collar job in an office is a "corporate job".
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