Article: Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Weiner among highest rated CEOs


Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Weiner among highest rated CEOs

Bain & Companys Bob Bechek ranked No. 1 in the Glassdoor list on the highest rated top 50 CEOs - The Employees Choice Award winners of 2016. He is one among the 22 CEOs debuting in the Glassdoor list this year. Shantanu Narayen of Adobe ranks 20.
Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Weiner among highest rated CEOs

Glassdoor is touted as the most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace globally. The reviews, the posts on Glassdoor are usually done by employees (anonymously) which give a clear perspective on how the companies, CEOs, top leaders perform. 

Glassdoor’s 50 Highest Rated CEOs 2016 feature business leaders across diverse industries, spanning technology, consulting, biotech and pharmaceuticals, consumer good, travel and tourism, retail and more. This year, out of 50, 4 women CEOs are in the list – In-N-Out Burger’s Lynsi Snyder (No. 17), Staffmark’s Lesa J Francis (No. 28), Enterprise Holdings’ Pamela Nicholson (No. 31) and Deloitte’s Cathy Engelbert (No 41). 

The top slot went to Bain & Company’s Bob Bechek  who is among 22 CEOs debuting as a Highest Rated CEO, along with Nestle Purina PetCare’s Joseph R Sivewright (No. 9), NBCUniversal’s Stephen B. Burke (No. 38) and lululemon’s Laurent Potdevin (No. 47) among others. 

The top 50 Highest Rated CEOs in 2016 in the US are:

  1. Bob Bechek - Bain & Company
  2. Scott Scherr - Ultimate Software
  3. Dominic Barton - McKinsey & Company
  4. Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook
  5. Jeff Weiner - LinkedIn
  6. Marc Benioff - Salesforce
  7. Sundar Pichai - Google
  8. Tim Cook - Apple
  9. Joseph R Sivewright - Nestle Purina PetCare
  10. Jim Whitehurst - Red Hat
  11. David S Taylor - Proctor & Gamble
  12. John Legere -  T-Mobile
  13. John B Veimeyer - KPMG
  14. Mark Weinberger - EY
  15. Jack Little - MathWorks
  16. Alex Gorsky - Johnson & Johnson
  17. Lynsi Snyder - In-N-Out Burger
  18. Aron J Ain - Kronos Incorporated
  19. Charles C Butt - HEB
  20. Shantanu Narayen - Adobe
  21. Dara Khosrowshahi - Expedia
  22. Ian T Clark - Genentech
  23. Spencer Rascoff - Zillow
  24. Rami Rahim - Juniper Networks
  25. Corey Schiller & Asher Raphael - Power Home Remodelling
  26. Chet Cadieux III - QuikTrip
  27. Bill McDermott - SAP
  28. Lesa J Francis - Staffmark
  29. Mark G Parker - Nike
  30. Rick Smith - Equifax
  31. Pamela M Nicholson - Enterprise Holdings
  32. Aneel Bhusri - Workday
  33. Llyod C Blankfein - Goldman Sachs
  34. Craig B Thompson - Memorial Sloan Kettering
  35. Joseph A Tarantino - Protiviti
  36. Jen-Hsun Huang - NVIDIA
  37. Thomas E Richards - CDW
  38. Stephen B Burke - NBC Universal
  39. Kevin A Lobo - Stryker
  40. Laurence D Fink - Blackrock
  41. Cathy Engelbert - Deloitte
  42. Carl Bass - Autodesk
  43. Colin Dyer - JLL
  44. Brad Jackson - Slalom Consulting
  45. Mitch Barns - Nielson
  46. Craig Jelinek - Costco Wholesale
  47. Lauren Potdevin - lululemon
  48. Omar S Ishrak - Medtronic
  49. Bob Faith - Greystar
  50. Calvin McDonald - Sephora

Unlike any other workplace awards, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are based solely on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback, by completing a company review, on whether they approve or disapprove of their CEO, along with insight into their job, work environment and employer over the past year. Winners are ranked based on their overall CEO approval rating from employees during the past year. For reporting simplicity, approval ratings are rounded to the nearest whole number though actual calculations extend beyond the thousandth to determine rank.

“The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards honour CEOs that stand out for having gained the support and approval of their workforce - no easy task for any leader,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder. “I am proud to expand these awards to new markets as incredible leaders are found around the world and are not limited by boundaries or borders. I congratulate all of the winners on this significant achievement.”

Employees’ Choice Award winners for the 2016 Highest Rated CEOs and Highest Rated CEOs at Small and Medium Companies lists are determined using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, taking into account the quantity and consistency of Glassdoor-approved company reviews shared by US-based employees between May 2, 2015 and May 1, 2016. To be considered, employers eligible for the large list must have received at least 100 company reviews, including at least 100 CEO approval ratings and at least 100 senior management ratings, while companies eligible for the small & medium list must have received at least 35 company reviews, including at least 35 CEO approval ratings and at least 35 senior management ratings, respectively, during the eligibility period. Complete methodology can be found and downloaded here.

When an employee submits a company review on Glassdoor, he or she is asked to share their opinion on some of the best reasons to work for their employer (pros), any downsides (cons), and are encouraged to provide advice to management. Employees are also asked to rate several factors tied to their employment experience, including sentiment around their CEO’s leadership, in addition to rating their overall satisfaction with their employer, and workplace attributes like senior management among others. Specifically, when rating their CEO on Glassdoor, employees are able to choose from one of three options: approve, disapprove or no opinion of the CEO.

This year, Glassdoor has expanded its Employees’ Choice Awards across six countries, honouring the Highest Rated CEOs across the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands. In addition, there are two categories in the US: 50 Highest Rated CEOs (honouring CEOs at employers with 1,000 or more employees) and 25 Highest Rated CEOs at Small & Medium Companies (honouring CEOs at employers with less than 1,000 employees).

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