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Glassdoor’s Top CEOs for 2018 Announced; Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan Earns #1 Spot

Back-to-back meetings, late-night phone calls, tough decisions… the life of a CEO is demanding, but most of them wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, it’s not just about hard work — it’s about investing in a company you believe in, inspiring employees to reach their full potential and facilitating groundbreaking innovation.

Today, Glassdoor recognizes those superb executive leaders through our annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the Top CEOs in 2018 with lists for U.S. large (1,000+ employees), U.S. small and medium (fewer than 1,000 employees), Canadian, UK, French and German employers*. The leaders featured on these lists aren’t just helping their businesses drive revenue or acquire new customers — they’re engaging, motivating and uplifting their teams, as demonstrated by the reviews employees have left on Glassdoor.

Coming in at number one on the U.S. large employers list is Eric S. Yuan of Zoom Video Communications, with an employee approval rating of 99%. This is the first time Yuan has secured the number one spot, and the first year that Zoom has crossed the threshold from the U.S. small and medium list to the U.S. large list. Employees rave about the mission-driven culture that Yuan has fostered, as well as his transparent communication and focus on professional development, collaboration and employee well-being.

“This is our employees’ achievement because this is about our company; it’s not just my company,” Yuan said in a recent interview with Glassdoor.

Other companies at the top of the U.S. lists are as follows:

U.S. Large Employers

1. Eric S. Yuan, Zoom Video Communications – 99% Approval

2. Michael F. Mahoney, Boston Scientific – 99% Approval

3. Daniel Springer, DocuSign – 99% Approval

4. Lynsi Snyder, In-N-Out Burger – 99% Approval

5. James Downing, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – 98% Approval

See All U.S. Large Winners

U.S. Small and Medium Employers

1. Sanjit Biswas, Samsara – 99% Approval

2. Robert Glazer, Acceleration Partners – 99% Approval

3. Justyn Howard, Sprout Social – 99% Approval

4. Michael Weinhouse and John Ganey, Logical Position – 99% Approval

5. Ron Rother, Strive Consulting – 99% Approval 

See All U.S. Small & Medium Winners

Congratulations to all of the CEOs honored, and thank you to the employees who shared their feedback on Glassdoor — it is due to both of you that organizations worldwide are becoming better, more transparent places to work.

Think your CEO deserves to make next year’s list? Share a review, and it will be considered for Glassdoor’s 2019 Employees’ Choice Awards.

Employers — wondering why your CEO didn’t make the list, and how you can become eligible for next year’s awards? Read here.

*Each list was compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, and each CEO approval rating determined based on the quantity, quality and consistency of reviews during the period of eligibility. For the full methodology, visit here.

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