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    Glassdoor Reveals Employees’ Choice Awards for the Top CEOs in 2018

    Jun 19, 2018 | Glassdoor

    Chief Executives Across Diverse Industries Honored in the U.S., Canada, UK, France and Germany

    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (June 19, 2018) ­– GlassdoorTo an external site, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, today announced the winners of its annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the To CEOs in 2018 across North America and parts of Europe. Unlike any other workplace award, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback by completing a company reviewTo an external siteabout their CEO’s leadership, along with insight into their job, work environment and employer over the past year.

    This year, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards for the Top CEOs feature six distinct company categories across the U.S.To an external site, CanadaTo an external site, UKTo an external site, FranceTo an external site and GermanyTo an external site. In the U.S., Glassdoor has revealed the 100 Top CEOs (honoring CEOs at employers with 1,000 or more employees) and the 50 Top CEOs at small & medium companies (honoring CEOs at employers with fewer than 1,000 employees).

    The ten Top CEOs in 2018To an external site in the U.S. are:

    1. Zoom Video CommunicationsTo an external site’ Eric S. Yuan (99 percent approval)

    2. Boston ScientificTo an external site’s Michael F. Mahoney (99 percent approval)

    3. DocuSignTo an external site’s Daniel Springer (99 percent approval)

    4. In-N-Out BurgerTo an external site’s Lynsi Snyder (99 percent approval)

    5. St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalTo an external site’s James Downing (98 percent approval)

    6. Power Home RemodelingTo an external site’s Corey Schiller and Asher Raphael (98 percent approval)

    7. H E BTo an external site’s Charles C. Butt (98 percent approval)

    8. LinkedInTo an external site’s Jeff Weiner (97 percent approval)

    9. Wegmans Food MarketsTo an external site’ Colleen Wegman (97 percent approval)

    10. SalesforceTo an external site’s Marc Benioff (97 percent approval)

    The five Top CEOs at Small & Medium Companies in 2018To an external site in the U.S. are:

    1. SamsaraTo an external site’s Sanjit Biswas (99 percent approval)

    2. Acceleration PartnersTo an external site’ Robert Glazer (99 percent approval)

    3. Sprout SocialTo an external site’s Justyn Howard (99 percent approval)

    4. Logical PositionTo an external site’s Michael Weinhouse and John Ganey (99 percent approval)

    5. Strive ConsultingTo an external site’s Ron Rother (99 percent approval)

    “Winning a Glassdoor Top CEO award is a true acknowledgement of exceptional leadership, as it reflects the opinions of the employees who work with a chief executive every day. I congratulate all of this year’s winners on this significant achievement,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor co-founder and CEO. “It can be a real recruiting advantage to have a top-rated CEO at the helm of a company who has strong support from his or her employees. The best CEOs are inspiring, trustworthy, innovative and can be great motivators for people to bring their best selves to work.”

    Glassdoor’s 100 Top CEOs in 2018 list features winning chief executives across diverse industries spanning technology, health care, finance, manufacturing, retail and more. Zoom Video CommunicationsTo an external site’ Eric S. Yuan (No. 1, 99 percent approval) is among 42 CEOs debuting as a Top CEO, along with St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalTo an external site’s James Downing (No. 5, 98 percent approval), E. & J. Gallo WineryTo an external site’s Joe Gallo (No. 18, 96 percent approval) and Six FlagsTo an external site’ James Reid-Anderson (No. 40, 94 percent approval). Of the eight women CEOs who make the top 100, the three highest-rated women are In-N-Out BurgerTo an external site’s Lynsi Snyder (No. 4, 99 percent approval), Wegmans Food MarketsTo an external site’ Colleen Wegman (No. 9, 97 percent approval) and Taylor MorrisonTo an external site’s Sheryl Palmer (No. 19, 96 percent approval).

    On the 2018 list of the 50 Top CEOs at Small & Medium Companies, four of the top five CEOs are all newcomers to this list.

    This year, there are 15 CEOs who are recognized by employees in multiple countries, including only one CEO who has made five lists — MicrosoftTo an external site’s Satya Nadella (U.S. Large, Canada, UK, France, Germany) — and one who has made four lists — SAPTo an external site’s Bill McDermott (U.S. Large, UK, Canada, Germany).

    When employees submit reviewsTo an external site about their employer on Glassdoor, they are asked to rate several factors tied to their employment experience, including sentiment around their CEO’s leadership, in addition to rating workplace attributes like senior management, among others. Specifically, when rating their CEO on Glassdoor, employees are asked to report whether they approve, disapprove or are neutral about the performance of their CEO.

    Among the more than 770,000 employers reviewed on Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is 69 percent.

    Employees’ Choice Award winners for the 2018 Top CEOs and Top CEOs at Small & Medium Companies are determined using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, taking into account the quantity, quality and consistency of Glassdoor-approved company reviews shared by U.S.-based employees between May 2, 2017 and May 1, 2018. At a minimum, employers considered 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 employers 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. For reporting simplicity, CEO approval ratings are displayed as whole numbers, though calculations extend beyond the thousandth decimal place to determine final rank order. Complete award methodologyTo an external site can be found and downloaded here: an external site

    SEE THE 2018 WINNERS: All winning CEOs across this year’s six categories can be found by visiting:

    100 Top CEOs – U.STo an external site.

    50 Top CEOs at Small & Medium Companies – U.S.To an external site

    25 Top CEOs – CanadaTo an external site

    50 Top CEOs – UKTo an external site

    10 Top CEOs – FranceTo an external site

    10 Top CEOs – GermanyTo an external site

    WHAT MAKES A GREAT CEO?: According to a studyTo an external site from Glassdoor Economic Research, highly rated CEOs are statistically linked to companies with great cultures. Among measures of company culture, the biggest driver of high CEO approval ratings is employee satisfaction with senior leadership. The study also reveals a strong link between CEO approval rating and financial performance.

    CEO INTERVIEWS + EMPLOYEE COMMENTARY: Glassdoor is showcasing interviews with winning CEOs, revealing best practices into how they lead, fun facts about their journey to the top and insights into what makes them tick in and out of work. To access these interviews with winning CEOs at Zoom Video CommunicationsTo an external site and SamsaraTo an external site, please email [email protected]. Employee commentary about winning CEOs, their senior management team and company culture are also available upon request.

    About Glassdoor

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