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    Glassdoor Reveals Employees' Choice Awards For The Top CEOs in 2019

    Jun 18, 2019 | Glassdoor

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

    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (June 18, 2019) ­– 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 Top CEOs in 2019 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 site about their CEO’s leadership, along with insights 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 2019To an external site in the U.S. are:

    1. VMwareTo an external site’s Pat Gelsinger (99 percent approval)

    2. H E BTo an external site’s Charles C. Butt (99 percent approval)

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

    4. T-MobileTo an external site’s John Legere (99 percent approval)

    5. AdobeTo an external site’s Shantanu Narayen (98 percent approval)

    6. MicrosoftTo an external site’s Satya Nadella (98 percent approval)

    7. McKinsey & CompanyTo an external site’s Kevin Sneader (98 percent approval)

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

    9. Intuitive SurgicalTo an external site’s Gary S. Guthart (97 percent approval)

    10. Best BuyTo an external site’s Hubert Joly (97 percent approval)

    The five Top CEOs at Small & Medium Companies in 2019To an external site in the U.S. are:

    1. Health CatalystTo an external site’s Dan Burton (99 percent approval)

    2. Digital ProspectorsTo an external site’ Jessica Catino (99 percent approval)

    3. Oscar HealthTo an external site’s Mario T. Schlosser (99 percent approval)

    4. WeaveTo an external site’s Brandon Rodman (99 percent approval)

    5. South Carolina Federal Credit UnionTo an external site’s Scott Woods (99 percent approval)

    “It’s an honor to recognize incredible leaders who, from their employees’ perspectives, exemplify exceptional vision, trust and communication. Glassdoor’s Top CEOs award continues to be more competitive every year, and I congratulate each leader on their achievement,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president and chief operating officer. “Today’s job seekers are looking for leaders who share their values and will empower them to bring their full selves to work. More and more, we’re seeing Top CEOs make decisions to shape the culture of their organizations to help recruit and retain quality talent, which has a direct correlation to fueling business success.”

    Glassdoor’s 100 Top CEOs in 2019 award features winning chief executives across diverse industries spanning technology, health care, finance, manufacturing, retail and more. This year, VMwareTo an external site CEO Pat Gelsinger claims the top spot for the first time with a 99 percent approval rating, jumping from No. 78 last year with 92 percent approval. SalesforceTo an external site CEOs Marc Benioff and Keith Block (No. 17, 96 percent approval) make the list for the first time as co-leaders, and are among 40 CEOs debuting on the Top CEOs list for employers with 1,000 employees or more. Other newcomers include PayPalTo an external site’s Dan Schulman (No. 34, 95 percent approval), Visa Inc.To an external site’s Alfred F. Kelly, Jr (No. 90, 91 percent approval) and Trader Joe’sTo an external site’ Dan Bane (No. 93, 91 percent approval). Seven women are honored among the top 100 this year, including In-N-Out BurgerTo an external site’s Lynsi Snyder (No. 3, 99 percent approval), Wegmans Food MarketsTo an external site’ Colleen Wegman (No. 54, 94 percent approval) and KPMGTo an external site’s Lynne Doughtie (No. 72, 92 percent approval).

    On the 2019 list of the 50 Top CEOs at Small & Medium Companies, four of the top five CEOs are 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 four lists — SAPTo an external site’s Bill McDermott (U.S. Large, UK, Canada and 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. These include rating sentiment around their CEO’s leadership as well as around senior management, among others. Specifically, when rating their CEO on Glassdoor, employees are asked to report whether they approve or disapprove of or have no opinion about their CEO’s performance.

    Across the approximately 900,000 employers reviewed on Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is 69 percent.

    Employees’ Choice Award winners for the 2019 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, 2018 and May 1, 2019. 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. 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 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 2019 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

    WHY IS GREAT LEADERSHIP IMPORTANT?: According to Glassdoor Economic Research, trust in senior leadership is a leading factorTo an external site underlying long-term employee satisfaction and highly-rated CEOs are statistically linkedpdf download to companies with great cultures and financial performance.

    CEO INTERVIEWS + EMPLOYEE COMMENTARY: Glassdoor is showcasing interviews with winning CEOs, revealing best practices that explain 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 global interviews with winning CEOs at VMwareTo an external siteSAPTo an external siteRaising Cane’sTo an external siteeasyJetTo an external siteL’OrealTo an external site and more, please email [email protected]. Employee commentary about winning CEOs, their senior management team and company culture are also available upon request.

    About Glassdoor

    GlassdoorTo an external site combines all the latest jobs with millions of reviews and insights to make it easy for people to find a job that is uniquely right for them. As a result, Glassdoor helps employers hire truly informed candidates at scale through effective recruiting solutions like job advertisingTo an external site and employer brandingTo an external site products. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor now has reviews and insights for approximately 900,000 companies located in more than 190 countries. For more information, visit

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