Highest Rated CEOs

Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs 2014

Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading your company? Glassdoor has announced its annual report of the Highest Rated CEOs 2014. New this year, we are recognizing 50 CEOs leading large companies (1,000 or more employees) and 25 CEOs leading small & mid-sized companies (fewer than 1,000 employees). Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs were determined by the people who work for them — their employees.

Top 50

  1. 1 Jeff Weiner

    Jeff Weiner

    100% Approve

    LinkedIn

  2. 2 Alan R. Mulally

    Alan R. Mulally

    97% Approve

    Ford Motor

  3. 3 Richard W. Edelman

    Richard W. Edelman

    97% Approve

    Edelman

  4. 4 John E. Schlifske

    John E. Schlifske

    95% Approve

    Northwestern Mutual

  5. 5 Paul E. Jacobs

    Paul E. Jacobs

    95% Approve

    Qualcomm

  6. 6 Craig Jelinek

    Craig Jelinek

    95% Approve

    Costco Wholesale

  7. 7 Brad Smith

    Brad Smith

    94% Approve

    Intuit

  8. 8 Lloyd C. Blankfein

    Lloyd C. Blankfein

    94% Approve

    Goldman Sachs

  9. 9 Howard D. Schultz

    Howard D. Schultz

    93% Approve

    Starbucks

  10. 10 Mark Zuckerberg

    Mark Zuckerberg

    93% Approve

    Facebook

  11. 11 Larry Page

    Larry Page

    93% Approve

    Google

  12. 12 Richard K. Davis

    Richard K. Davis

    93% Approve

    U.S. Bank

  13. 13 Marc Benioff

    Marc Benioff

    93% Approve

    Salesforce.com

  14. 14 Jerry M. Kennelly

    Jerry M. Kennelly

    93% Approve

    Riverbed Technology

  15. 15 Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III

    Edward C. “Ned” Johnson, III

    93% Approve

    Fidelity Investments

  16. 16 Joe Echevarria

    Joe Echevarria

    92% Approve

    Deloitte

  17. 17 Mickey Drexler

    Mickey Drexler

    92% Approve

    J. Crew

  18. 18 Tim Cook

    Tim Cook

    92% Approve

    Apple

  19. 19 Fred Smith

    Fred Smith

    92% Approve

    FedEx

  20. 20 John J. Donahoe

    John J. Donahoe

    91% Approve

    eBay Inc.

  21. 21 Bob Iger

    Bob Iger

    91% Approve

    Walt Disney Company

  22. 22 Joe Robles Jr.

    Joe Robles Jr.

    91% Approve

    USAA

  23. 23 Carlos A. Rodriguez

    Carlos A. Rodriguez

    91% Approve

    ADP

  24. 24 Blake W. Nordstrom

    Blake W. Nordstrom

    90% Approve

    Nordstrom

  25. 25 Frank D'Souza

    Frank D'Souza

    90% Approve

    Cognizant Technology Solutions

  26. 26 Glenn M. Renwick

    Glenn M. Renwick

    90% Approve

    Progressive Insurance

  27. 27 Joe Tucci

    Joe Tucci

    89% Approve

    EMC

  28. 28 Richard D. Fairbank

    Richard D. Fairbank

    89% Approve

    Capital One

  29. 29 Ed Crenshaw

    Ed Crenshaw

    88% Approve

    Publix

  30. 30 Glenn K. Murphy

    Glenn K. Murphy

    87% Approve

    The Gap

  31. 31 Michael D. (Mike) White

    Michael D. (Mike) White

    87% Approve

    DIRECTV

  32. 32 Tom Georgens

    Tom Georgens

    86% Approve

    NetApp

  33. 33 Jeff Bezos

    Jeff Bezos

    86% Approve

    Amazon.com

  34. 34 Ed Rust Jr.

    Ed Rust Jr.

    85% Approve

    State Farm

  35. 35 Sharen Turney

    Sharen Turney

    85% Approve

    Victoria's Secret Stores

  36. 36 Arne Sorenson

    Arne Sorenson

    85% Approve

    Marriott

  37. 37 Alex Gorsky

    Alex Gorsky

    85% Approve

    Johnson & Johnson

  38. 38 Nick Coe

    Nick Coe

    85% Approve

    Bath & Body Works

  39. 39 Christopher M. Connor

    Christopher M. Connor

    83% Approve

    Sherwin-Williams

  40. 40 Steve Ells & Montgomery F. Moran

    Steve Ells & Montgomery F. Moran

    83% Approve

    Chipotle

  41. 41 Frank Blake

    Frank Blake

    82% Approve

    The Home Depot

  42. 42 Dan Doctoroff

    Dan Doctoroff

    82% Approve

    Bloomberg L.P.

  43. 43 Jim Weddle

    Jim Weddle

    82% Approve

    Edward Jones

  44. 44 Ken Chenault

    Ken Chenault

    81% Approve

    American Express

  45. 45 Dan Hesse

    Dan Hesse

    81% Approve

    Sprint

  46. 46 Dan Amos

    Dan Amos

    80% Approve

    Aflac

  47. 47 Olza (Tony) Nicely

    Olza (Tony) Nicely

    79% Approve

    GEICO

  48. 48 William McNabb

    William McNabb

    79% Approve

    Vanguard

  49. 49 Hubert Joly

    Hubert Joly

    79% Approve

    Best Buy

  50. 50 Marissa Mayer

    Marissa Mayer

    79% Approve

    Yahoo

  51. 51 Jeffrey R. Immelt

    Jeffrey R. Immelt

    78% Approve

    GE

Note: CEO approval ratings based on employee feedback between 2/1/13 - 1/31/14
CORRECTION: Northwestern Mutual CEO John E. Schlifske was originally not included in this report due to a data error. Upon review, Schlifske received a 95% approval rating during the eligibility time frame. He is now included in this report, ranking fourth, as subsequent CEOs on the list decrease one spot in ranking. For clarification, Glassdoor has updated this report to feature 51 CEOs. We regret this error as Glassdoor is committed to the highest level of data integrity.
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