According to Their Own Employees, These Companies Have the Best CEOs (and Lots of Open Jobs)
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.
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.
According to employees, KPMG is a firm that invests in its people—it knows that when employees are happy, the entire firm benefits. That’s probably why so many employees approve of John B. Veihmeyer, landing him a solid spot at #13 among leaders at large companies.
“This firm is all about developing its people,” shares one employee. “Management invests a lot in you so that you can grow within the company.”
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.
Richard Raines boasts 97% employee favorability among his co-workers at CARFAX, and for good reason: Professionals there get to enjoy a lot of autonomy and collaboration.
“You’re part of a team that wants everyone to succeed here,” explains Product Developer Todd Elvers, “and that sort of culture really motivates people. The culture here is really friendly and really helpful.”
“Thumbtack started because we wanted to do something meaningful and impactful,” says CEO Marco Zappacosta. With a positive impact driven mission at the foundation of its founding, it’s clear that Zappacosta has always had a meaningful plan for Thumbtack.
The ambitious and transformative company mindset encourages team members to not only believe in what they do but also to really focus on themselves and their own interests. “Everyone at Thumbtack is really supportive of your flexibility, and there's a work-life balance here that I’ve never experienced anywhere else,” shares Marian Schembari, Marketing Manager.
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.”
As a global leader in 3D design, Autodesk has a lot to be proud of—including Carl Bass, its CEO with a 92% employee approval rating. Professionals at Autodesk enjoy a whole range of perks from the company, whether that’s the incredibly powerful technologies at their finger tips or the social educational events that the office frequently hosts.
If you’re looking for a life-changing position with a leader you know you can trust, then check out their open positions right now!
Caroline Liu is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and computer programmer studying at Wesleyan University. She is pursuing majors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Computer Science in order to bridge her passions for tech, design, and social justice. Learn more about Caroline on her website or follow her on Twitter.More from this Author