Here Are the Top 25 Highest-Rated CEOs in America, as Judged by Their Employees

The 25 Top-Rated U.S. CEOs: Is Yours on the List?

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:

  1. Google's Larry Page, 97 percent
  2. Nike's Mark Parker, 97 percent
  3. HEB's Charles Butt, 96 percent
  4. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, 95 percent
  5. Ultimate Software's Scott Scherr, 95 percent
  6. Monsanto's Hugh Grant, 95 percent
  7. Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein, 95 percent
  8. Northwestern Mutual's John Schlifske, 95 percent
  9. Insight Global's Glenn Johnson, 94 percent
  10. Apple's Tim Cook, 94 percent
  11. Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi, 94 percent
  12. LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner, 93 percent
  13. Costco Wholesale's Craig Jelinek, 93 percent
  14. T-Mobile's John Legere, 93 percent
  15. Edward Jones' Jim Weddle, 93 percent
  16. Chevron's John Watson, 93 percent
  17. Sephora's Calvin McDonald, 93 percent
  18. EY's Mark Weinberger, 93 percent
  19. Procter and Gamble's A.G. Lafley, 92 percent
  20. SolarCity's Lyndon Rive, 92 percent
  21. Salesforce's Marc Benioff, 92 percent
  22. Yelp's Jeremy Stoppelman, 91 percent
  23. Paychex's Martin Mucci, 91 percent
  24. Medtronic's Omar Ishrak, 91 percent
  25. 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. 

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