We all know that leaders can have an immense impact on their communities. When it comes to working on a team, whoever calls the shots (and how he or she does it) ripples throughout the office culture.
And it all starts at the top. So, it’s always good to have an idea of what employees think of their CEOs. Luckily, if you’re on the job hunt, we can point you to great options with top-notch people in authority.
Glassdoor just released a study of the top CEOs—and many of our partners at The Muse are featured on it! If transparent management and hands-on support is what you’re looking for out of your next position, read about them below to learn more, and then check out job openings today.
1. Ultimate Software
Rated #2 of 25 for large companies, Scott Scherr also claims the name as most loved tech CEO for his work at Ultimate Software.
Not only does the company follow an incredibly well-liked leader—the culture of collaboration and trust that Scherr fosters in his team can be felt no matter where you fall in the hierarchy. “Ultimate Software places a lot of trust in the people they hire,” says one intern. “As a result, the employees are passionate about learning new technologies, teaching their colleagues, and sharing their knowledge.”
With a 99% favorability rating, Dominic Barton has really emphasized freedom and growth among his team mates at McKinsey & Company.
For those of you who are interested in a company that really invests in its employees, encourages them to tackle problems that most interest them, and connects them with a strong alumni network when they’re ready to move on to something new, then McKinsey might be the perfect fit for you.
We’ve all heard of Mark Zuckerberg and the great heights to which he’s taken Facebook over the years, so it’s no wonder then that he’s on this list. And if you’ve seen his public status updates, you’ll know he’s passionate about being transparent and honest in his interactions with others.
“Every Friday at 4 o’clock, Mark Zuckerberg comes in our big auditorium and stands in front the crowd and takes questions, and he loves hard questions,” says Caitlin Kalinowski, Head of Product Design Engineer, Oculus. “What I appreciate is that he really does want to understand what we care about and what we want to know about. That’s a huge part of our culture.”
John Legere of T-Mobile has really spearheaded a culture of personalized employee growth, which explains how he can show off an impressive 95% employee approval rating.
When it comes to its professional development opportunities, paid time off, and generous benefits for families, it’s obvious that T-Mobile really cares about employee health, happiness, and well-being.
It’s been said before: The mark of a great leader is one who instills those skills in her employees as well. And thanks to CEO Cathy Engelbert, Deloitte prides itself on having leaders at all levels.
Deloitte University—its $300 million state-of-the-art learning facility—ensures that employees can take advantage of professional skill building opportunities to maximize their efficiency at work and impact in the larger community. With training available at all levels, Engelbert has truly institutionalized the support necessary to ensure the success of all her employees.
Making the list for the second year in a row, Calvin McDonald has remained a valuable guiding force to his team members at Sephora. Emphasizing a flat hierarchy of power, Sephora’s devoted to helping out all of its employees, as opposed to creating stark divisions between company levels.
“The best part of Sephora is that there’s always room to grow,” says Program Manager Dima Mogannam.
Over the course of nine years, Brian Donahoo has seen AppFolio grow from a couple of friends with an idea into a large company that serves an important role in many markets. Also awarded one of the best places to work, the company really works to engage, inspire, and support its employees to the fullest.
“We invest time into building relationships and having that camaraderie with one another,” says Director of Customer Development Beth Gilbert about the company culture. “I feel connected to the company because everyone is focused on the same goal.”