Glassdoor has released its “Highest Rated CEOs 2014” list and at the top of that survey is LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner. The Glassdoor survey is based on employee answers to various questions. Among those questions is, “Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading your company?”
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that LinkedIn’s CEO tops the list, since debuting with its IPO two years ago LinkedIn has been an earnings and stock price darling. The company’s stock price has increased by more than 100% since going public.
Weiner is among a list that includes both new and established companies. Also on the list is Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally, the man critically lauded for turning around the once ailing automotive company. Mulally took second place in the survey.
In third place was Richard W. Edelman, the son of the PR firms founder.
The next tech mogul on the list is fourth place listed Qualcomm Inc. executive chairman Paul Jacobs. He recently gave up the CEO role to company veteran Steve Mollenkopf. Jacobs’ dad, like Edelman, founded the firm.
Rounding out the top five is Costco Wholesale Corp. CEO Craig Jelinek.
The top ten highest rated CEOs of 2014 also include Brad Smith of Intuit Inc., Lloyd C. Blankfein of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Howard D. Schultz of Starbucks Corp., Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook Inc., and Google CEO and company co-founder Larry Page.
Not surprisingly the men at the top of the list were lauded by employees largely because of the profit motive associated with their companies.
Mark Zuckerberg was 2013’s top rated CEO according to the same Glassdoor survey.