Is Your CEO on Comparably’s ‘Best Of’ List for 2017?

One of the nice things about having an anonymous employee review site is the PR gold you can tap into pretty much whenever you want. It’s particularly advantageous if CEO reviews and rankings are part of your offering. Surprisingly, Glassdoor has been the only resource for best (and worst) CEOs for the past decade based on worker sentiment.

Thankfully, there’s a new kid in town looking to put CEOs on notice by collecting employee feedback. Launched last year, Comparably has released its top CEOs of the year. Similarly to Glassdoor’s list, top execs are broken down between big companies and small- to mid-sized organizations.

Some notable CEOs within the employment space include LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner at No. 4, Indeed’s Hisayuki Idekoba at No. 7, Cornerstone OnDemand‘s Adam Miller right behind him, Workfront’s Alex Shootman at No. 17, Workday‘s Aneel Bhusri at No. 18, and Slack’s Stewart Butterfield at No. 20 rounding out the big companies. Workpop‘s co-CEOs Chris Ovitz and Reed Shaffner rank No. 7, Entelo’s Jon Bischke comes in at No. 34, and BambooHR‘s Ben Peterson is No. 36 in the SMB category.

Here’s the entire list of Comparably’s Top CEOs for 2017:

Best CEOs, large companies

  1. Marc Benioff, Salesforce, San Francisco
  2. Brian Halligan, HubSpot, Cambridge, Mass.
  3. Brad Smith, Intuit, Mountain View, Calif.
  4. Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn, Mountain View, Calif.
  5. Satya Nadella, Microsoft, Redmond, Wash.
  6. John Pope, Jive Communications, Orem, Utah
  7. Hisayuki Idekoba, Indeed, Austin, Texas
  8. Adam Miller, Cornerstone OnDemand, Santa Monica, Calif.
  9. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, Menlo Park, Calif.
  10. Spencer Rascoff, Zillow, Seattle
  11. Reed Hastings, Netflix, Los Gatos, Calif.
  12. Glenn Johnson, Insight Global, Atlanta
  13. Sundar Pichai, Google, Mountain View, Calif.
  14. Alex Shootman, Workfront, Lehi, Utah
  15. Tim Cook, Apple, Cupertino, Calif.
  16. Shantanu Narayen, Adobe, San Jose, Calif.
  17. Mark Clemens, Golden Hippo Media, Woodland Hills, Calif.
  18. Aneel Bhusri, Workday, Pleasanton, Calif.
  19. John Legere, T-Mobile, Bellevue, Wash.
  20. Richard D. Fairbank, Capital One, Mclean, Va.
  21. Stewart Butterfield, Slack, San Francisco
  22. Aaron Skonnard, Pluralsight, Farmington, Utah
  23. Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase, New York
  24. Jensen Huang, NVIDIA, Santa Clara, Calif.
  25. Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Seattle
  26. Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat, Raleigh, N.C.
  27. Alan Trefler, Pegasystems, Cambridge, Mass.
  28. Craig Jelinek, Costco, Issaquah, Wash.
  29. Mary T. Barra, General Motors, Detroit
  30. Lew Cirne, New Relic, San Francisco
  31. Willam McDermott, SAP, Newton Square, Penn.
  32. R. Milton Johnson, HCA Holdings, Nashville
  33. Julie Sweet, Accenture – North America, New York
  34. Pat Gelsinger, VMware, Palo Alto, Calif.
  35. Jack Dorsey, Square, San Francisco
  36. Mikkel Svane, Zendesk, San Francisco
  37. Gene Hall, Gartner, Stamford, Conn.
  38. Dan Rosensweig, Chegg, Santa Clara, Calif.
  39. Brian Chesky, Airbnb, San Francisco
  40. Kenneth Lamneck, Insight, Tempe, Ariz.
  41. Brad Jackson, Slalom Consulting, Seattle
  42. Omar Ishrak, Medtronic, Minneapolis
  43. Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg, New York
  44. Niraj Shah, Wayfair, Boston
  45. Brandon Beck, Riot Games, Los Angeles
  46. Logan Green, Lyft, San Francisco
  47. Robert Iger, Walt Disney, Burbank, Calif.
  48. Chuck Robbins, Cisco, San Jose, Calif.
  49. Edward Stack, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Coraopolis, Penn.
  50. Zander Lurie, SurveyMonkey, San Mateo, Calif.

Best CEOs, small- and mid-sized companies

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  1. Sameer Dholakia, SendGrid, Denver
  2. Timo Rein, Pipedrive, New York
  3. Harry Glaser, Periscope Data, San Francisco
  4. Matthew Gonnering, Widen Enterprises, Madison, Wisc.
  5. Gavan Thorpe, Boostability, Lehi, Utah
  6. Howard Brown, RingDNA, San Francisco
  7. Chris Ovitz/Reed Shaffner, Workpop, Santa Monica, Calif.
  8. Giuseppe Incitti, SiteTraker, Palo Alto, Calif.
  9. Cyndi Barreda, NetCentrics, Herndon, Va.
  10. Kirk Simpson, Wave Financial, Toronto
  11. Matt Westgate, Lullabot, Providence, R.I.
  12. Yuri Sagalov, Redbooth, Palo Alto, Calif.
  13. Bob Ruffolo, IMPACT Branding & Design, Wallingford, Conn.
  14. Bob Pritchett, Faithlife, Bellingham, Wash.
  15. Alexander Austin, Branch Metrics, Palo Alto, CA
  16. Rob Vandenberg, Lingotek, Lehi, Utah
  17. Hadi Partovi, Code.org, Chandler, Ariz.
  18. Alan Rich, Chrome River, Los Angeles
  19. Nick Francis, Help Scout, Boston
  20. Marc Hawk, RevLocal, Granville, Ohio
  21. Christine Crane, BoldLeads, Chandler, Ariz.
  22. Cody Sperber, Clever Investor, Tempe, Ariz.
  23. Mark Leck, The REDX, Orem, Utah
  24. Daniel Vetras, Kollective Technology, Bend, Ore.
  25. Ariel Cohen, TripActions, Menlo Park, Calif.
  26. Brian Lacey, Mobomo, Vienna, Va.
  27. Sam Shank, HotelTonight, San Francisco
  28. Paul Brady, Unitrends, Burlington, Mass.
  29. Lisa Harp, Harp Interactive, Lombard, Ill.
  30. Marcus Cobb, Jammber, Chicago
  31. Dave Crumby, Realvolve, Raleigh, N.C.
  32. Kirill Evdakov, Fasten, Boston
  33. Tom Seery, RealSelf, Seattle, Wash.
  34. Jon Bischke, Entelo, San Francisco
  35. Lior Div, Cybereason, Boston
  36. Ben Peterson, BambooHR, Lindon, Utah
  37. Larry Gadea, Envoy, San Francisco
  38. Mikita Mikado, PandaDoc, San Francisco
  39. Charles Ramsey, Sauce Labs, San Francisco
  40. John Benson, Verisys, Alexandria, Va.
  41. Erick Joseph, Renaissance Electronic Services, Indianapolis
  42. Karl Mehta, EdCast, Mountain View, Calif.
  43. Brent Bellm, Bigcommerce, Austin, Texas
  44. Amrinder Arora, BizMerlin, Vienna, Va.
  45. Fred Maglione, OmegaFi, Columbus, Ga.
  46. Flint Lane, Billtrust, Trenton, N.J.
  47. Jeff Tench, New Signature, Washington, D.C.
  48. Ashwin Navin, Samba TV, San Francisco
  49. Sean Kelly, SnackNation, Los Angeles
  50. Vivek Mehra, ParqEx, Chicago

Did your CEO make the list? If not, don’t fret. Comparably is still a startup with a fraction of the data Glassdoor enjoys as the current incumbent. The two lists are quite different as well. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, interestingly, is the only CEO to make both Top Ten lists.

Comparably’s “Best of” lists are derived from sentiment ratings provided by employees who anonymously rated their employers on the site during the 2017 eligibility period (Jan. 1, 2017– Nov. 17, 2017). There were no fees or costs associated with participating, nor was nomination required.

Joel Cheesman

Joel Cheesman has over 20 years experience in the online recruitment space. He worked for both international and local job boards in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s. In 2005, Cheesman founded HRSEO, a search engine marketing company for HR, as well as launching an award-winning industry blog called Cheezhead. He has been featured in Fast Company and US News and World Report. He sold his company in 2009 to Jobing.com. He was employed by EmployeeScreenIQ, a background check company. He is the founder of Ratedly, an app that monitors anonymous employee reviews. He is married and the father of three children. He lives in Indianapolis.