Glassdoor, the careers website, has just released its third annual Employees’ Choice Awards for the Highest Rated CEOs.
The survey is based solely on the input of employees who anonymously and voluntarily provide feedback through the Glassdoor company review survey.
Glassdoor leaves the survey open year-round, this time from April 21 of last year until April 22 of this year, to all employees and says "this encourages feedback on whether they approve or disapprove of how their CEO is leading the company."
This time around the top five CEOs were Google’s Larry Page, Nike’s Mark Parker, HEB’s Charles Butt, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Ultimate Software’s Scott Scherr.
There was a bit of movement in the rankings as well. Google’s Page jumped to the top spot after coming in at number 11 on last year’s list. LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner, who was number one last year with a 100 percent approval rate, dropped to number 12. And of the 50 CEOs that made the list this year, 30 of them did not make the cut last time around. Some of those newcomers are Chevron’s John Watson, Sephora’s Calvin McDonald and Airbnb’s Brian Chesky. Here's a full look:
- Google's Larry Page, 97 percent
- Nike's Mark Parker, 97 percent
- HEB's Charles Butt, 96 percent
- Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, 95 percent
- Ultimate Software's Scott Scherr, 95 percent
- Monsanto's Hugh Grant, 95 percent
- Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein, 95 percent
- Northwestern Mutual's John Schlifske, 95 percent
- Insight Global's Glenn Johnson, 94 percent
- Apple's Tim Cook, 94 percent
- Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi, 94 percent
- LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner, 93 percent
- Costco Wholesale's Craig Jelinek, 93 percent
- T-Mobile's John Legere, 93 percent
- Edward Jones' Jim Weddle, 93 percent
- Chevron's John Watson, 93 percent
- Sephora's Calvin McDonald, 93 percent
- EY's Mark Weinberger, 93 percent
- Procter and Gamble's A.G. Lafley, 92 percent
- SolarCity's Lyndon Rive, 92 percent
- Salesforce's Marc Benioff, 92 percent
- Yelp's Jeremy Stoppelman, 91 percent
- Paychex's Martin Mucci, 91 percent
- Medtronic's Omar Ishrak, 91 percent
- Power Home Remodeling's Corey Schiller, 91 percent
In case you were curious, the below chart looks at the stock performance of the companies with the highest-rated CEOs.
Some of the companies underperformed the CEO, including Google, but most were in fact outperformers.
To see the full list of 50 companies, go here.