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Which CEO do employees love? Google chief tops new survey

by Eun Kyung Kim /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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Google repeatedly tops lists of best places to work. Now a new survey suggests the search engine company's chief executive may have a lot to do with that designation.

Google’s Larry Page grabbed the No. 1 spot on Glassdoor’s annual report of the 50 most popular chief executives of large U.S. companies, released Tuesday.

Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO
Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEOJustin Sullivan / Getty Images file

Page, who received a 97 percent approval rating, jumped to the top spot after being ranked No. 11 the previous year. Meanwhile, last year’s top boss, LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner, who then scored a perfect 100 approval score, dropped to Nov. 12 this year with a 93 percent rating.

Glassdoor, a jobs and career website, based its rankings on a survey that collected data from employees who anonymously provided feedback about their CEO, their work environment is leading

The top five includes Nike’s Mark G. Parker ranked No. 2 among CEOs. Charles C. Butt of HEB, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Ultimate Software’s Scott Scherr rounded out the top five.

Glassdoor received surveys from employees of companies representing a wide span of industries, from tech and finance to manufacturing, travel and tourism.

Newcomers on this year’s top 50 rated CEOs include Chevron’s John Watson (No. 16; 93 percent approval), Sephora’s Calvin McDonald (No. 17; 93 percent approval) and Airbnb’s Brian Chesky (No. 48; 89 percent approval). Of the 50 CEOs, 20 made last year’s list.

Here is the full list of the top 50 rated CEOs, according to Glassdoor:

1. Google – Larry Page

2. Nike – Mark G. Parker

3. HEB – Charles C. Butt

4. Facebook – Mark Zuckerberg

5. Ultimate Software – Scott Scherr

6. Monsanto – Hugh Grant

7. Goldman Sachs – Lloyd C. Blankfein

8. Northwestern Mutual – John E. Schlifske

9. Insight Global – Glenn Johnson

10. Apple – Tim Cook

11. Expedia – Dara Khosrowshahi

12. Linkedin – Jeff Weiner

13. Costco – Craig Jelinek

14. T Mobile – John Legere

15. Edward Jones – Jim Weddle

16. Chevron – John S. Watson

17. Sephora – Calvin McDonald

18. EY – Mark Weinberger

19. P&G – A. G. Lafley

20. SolarCity – Lyndon Rive

21. Salesforce – Marc Benioff

22. Yelp – Jeremy Stoppelman

23. Paychex – Martin Mucci

24. Medtronic – Omar S. Ishrak

25. Power – Corey Schiller

26. J. Crew – Mickey Drexler

27. Johnson & Johnson – Alex Gorsky

28. Wegmans – Danny Wegman

29. Nordstrom – Blake W. Nordstrom

30. FedEx – Fred Smith

31. Starbucks – Howard D. Schultz

32. KPMG – John B. Veihmeyer

33. Cognizant – Frank D’souza

34. CDW – Thomas E. Richards

35. Infosys – Dr. Vishal Sikka

36. Intuit – Brad Smith

37. The Walt Disney Company – Bob Iger

38. Vanguard – William McNabb

39. Intel – Brian M. Krzanich

40. Protiviti – Joseph A. Tarantino

41. Cummins – Tom Linebarger

42. Total Quality Logistics – Kenneth Oaks

43. Stryker – Kevin A. Lobo

44. Quicken Loans – Bill Emerson

45. Slalom – Brad Jackson

46. Sherwin-Williams – Christopher M. Connor

47. Adobe – Shantanu Narayen

48. Airbnb – Brian Chesky

49. Delta – Richard H. Anderson

50. Marriot – Arne Sorenson and Nike – Mark G. Parker

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