Top 10 U.S. CEOs of 2021, According to Glassdoor Reviews
After a year hit by the coronavirus pandemic, CEOs across the country have faced unprecedented challenges, and despite the uncertainty, some have seized the opportunity, pivoting their work environments to better serve employees.
Glassdoor created its list of the top 100 top-rated CEOs based on employee reviews between May 2, 2020 and May 1, 2021. Based on reviews, employees felt that top-ranked CEOs were adapting to change, redefining roles. visions and led with transparency, while being dedicated to the health and safety of employees.
These factors prompted CEO Rich Lesser of Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm, to claim the top spot for the first time, achieving a 99% approval rating. Employee reviews share that constructive feedback, a collaborative work environment, and the benefits of mobility were factors that affected how employees viewed the company.
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen took second place with a 98% approval rating. After a year in which thousands of Adobe employees switched to digital workspaces, the software company not only achieved superior revenue estimates, but also found a close resonance with employees. Platform employees felt there was a good work-life balance and health care benefits.
In several industries, leaders in technology, finance and manufacturing lead the list with the most winners. Check out the top 10 CEOs in 2021, according to Glassdoor reviews:
10. Horacio D. Rozanski, Booz Allen Hamilton
9. Paul Cormier, red hat
8. Ed Bastian, Delta Air Lines
7. Charles C. Butt, HEB
6. Satya Nadella, Microsoft
5. Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., Visa Inc.
4. Gary C. Kelly, Southwest Airlines
3. Peter Pisters, MD Anderson Cancer Center
2. Shantanu Narayen, Adobe
1. Rich Lesser, Boston Consulting Group
Employee reviews on the job board take into account various types of employment status, including full-time, part-time, contract and self-employed. Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm takes into account the quantity, quality, and consistency of company reviews approved by Glassdoor so CEOs of small, medium and large companies can be included on the list.
This means that in order for an executive of a large company with more than 1,000 employees to be considered, that CEO must receive at least 100 company ratings among the CEO approval ratings and senior management ratings. . For eligible CEOs of small and medium businesses with less than 1,000 employees, the requirements are adjusted but follow a similar format. To make the list requires at least 35 company ratings from CEO approval ratings and senior management ratings over the course of the year.
Intentionality, consistency, empathetic leadership while respecting a company’s mission and culture are some of the additional qualities and themes that have led to better employee reviews on CEOs.
Of the newly released 100-person list, 56 newcomers have joined the ranks. Lululemon’s Calvin McDonald took 19th place, with a 96% rating, while Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield reached 82nd place and a 92% approval rating.
While some industries have exceeded expectations and others have made their first appearance, some top CEOs have failed to carve out a niche for themselves. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg didn’t make the list at all for the first time since 2013.
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