You have floated to them twice about being promoted and received no encouragement, but when someone leaves you are seen as "good old Boss", company man, he'll work silly hours to tide us over.
The reviews are all well and good but ultimately it is just words and in my experience it is compensation awards and promotions which are used by American companies to keep the people they really want to keep.
Don't know what industry you are in , but in financial services there is a lot of pressure in the US to diversify the upper echelons. Some very large state pension funds now won't invest monies with managers which don't have a leadership diverse in gender and race, which might not work in your favour.
As others have said, leaving might be the right call.
Just over a year ago (before lockdown) I was in the US at company planning meetings. I had been looking for a different role within the company (after 10 years) and had asked for the possibility of a rotation to manage another team.
When I brought it up in a 1:1 with my manager (a director) he mentioned (very dismissively) that HIS manager ( a VP) had told him I was too old to promote and he was keeping any opportunities for younger managers.
I went back to the hotel that night and sent a note, detailing the conversation, to another director colleague of mine.
My latest (different to above) manager/director just left the team with 2 weeks notice. I had to take 5 additional headcount to my current 10 and my portfolio is now close to $1b (was $600m). Iím working 12-15 hour days just to stand still.
Despite having another exceptional end of year review (Iíve had 10 great reviews btw) in March, being a ĎRock Starí ( itís a thing in here, for top management scores etc when I asked for a promotion it fell on deaf ears and my last managers job has been advertised in US but not in Europe.
I feel that there IS a ageism cultural issue at play. Iím 57.
Anyone experience this type of scenario before. At this stage I feel I just want out.