Glassdoor just released its rankings for the most popular CEOs of 2019, and you might be surprised at who did — and didn’t — make the cut.
While high-profile CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg dropped down the list (he fell from No. 16 to No. 55), others climbed the ranks.
Pat Gelsinger of the software company VMware took the top spot with a 99% employee approval rating and stellar company reviews.
Meanwhile, Lynsi Snyder of In-N-Out Burger is the top female CEO on the list, coming in as the third-highest rated chief executive officer.
The 2019 Highest-Rated CEOs report was compiled from the input of anonymous employees who reviewed their companies on Glassdoor. When filling out a review, Glassdoor users can rate their CEO to indicate their approval, neutrality, or disapproval.
To be eligible for the final ranking, each CEO had to run a company with at least 1,000 employees and had to have at least 100 approval ratings, senior management ratings, and company reviews from US-based employees between May 2, 2018, and May 1, 2019.
The rankings were close, and final results had to be rounded up to whole numbers. They are not ties.
Head over to Glassdoor for the top 100 list, and keep scrolling below for the top 45 CEOs, all of whom received employee approval ratings of 95% and up, as well as employee impressions of the company and leadership.