These 13 Fortune 500 CEOs Are the Most Loved by Their Employees

It’s not easy being the figurehead of the company, especially when everything that goes right—and wrong—tends to fall on your head.

But these Fortune 500 CEOs have managed to shake off the negative from their reputation, and garner near universal acclaim from their employees.

Using data from the 2016 Fortune 500 and Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards: Highest Rated CEOs, Fortune has compiled a list of the 13 CEOs on the Fortune 500 who have gained a massive amount of support and approval from their workforce.

Five of 13 CEOs lead companies in the tech industry, and more than half of the CEOs, seven, run companies in the Fortune 100. The rest come from a mix of finance, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and retail companies.

Here are some major data points from the list:


Glassdoor’s methodology relied on the anonymous company reviews submitted by former, or current employees. Employees were asked to decide whether they approve, disapprove, or have no opinion of their CEO. Glassdoor then put the data through an algorithm which also weighs the employee’s employment status.

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Correction: a previous version of this article misspelled the first name of Marc Benioff. Fortune apologizes for this error.

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