The 26 most popular CEOs in America, according to Glassdoor

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It’s not hard to understand why SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is one of the most liked CEOs in the US.
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Want to work for a top boss that you actually like?

Try getting a job at Clorox, Facebook, or T-Mobile. Employees at these companies love their CEOs.

That’s according to a new report by Glassdoor, an online jobs and careers community.

The 2017 Highest-Rated CEOs report relied solely on the input of employees who elected to participate anonymously in an online company review survey.

Respondents were asked to rate their CEO and say whether they approve of the way he or she is leading the company.

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 2016 and May 2017.

The results were pretty close toward the top of this list. In some cases, Glassdoor had to go to the thousandth decimal place to determine a CEO’s rank, so these final results were rounded up to whole numbers and are not ties.

Head over to Glassdoor for the top 50 list, and keep scrolling below for the top 26 CEOs.


1. Benno Dorer, The Clorox Company

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Benno Dorer, CEO of The Clorox Company.
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CNBC/Youtube

CEO approval rating: 99%

“Excellent communication on vision, strategy, and where we are going. Constant access to leadership through round tables and other company events that allow all employees to feel like they are part of our decision making and strategy.” – Clorox company employee


2. Jim Kavanaugh, World Wide Technology

CEO approval rating: 99%

“The executive team is amazingly friendly and sincere, which does not go unnoticed by new employees – even after five years I hear new employees compliment this.” – World Wide Technology employee


3. Michael F. Mahoney, Boston Scientific

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Michael F. Mahoney, CEO of Boston Scientific.
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World Medical Innovation Forum/Youtube

CEO approval rating: 99%

“Great leadership with progressive and innovative mindset. Growing company that’s focused on developing and retaining diverse talent.” – Boston Scientific senior manager


4. Craig B. Thompson, Memorial Sloan Kettering

CEO approval rating: 99%

“MSKCC is a very good place to work because everybody is trained to treat each other with respect. Whether it be your managers, colleagues, or the higher ups, everybody understands and helps one another. This is very solid foundation for an institution, and throw in a great benefits package and it makes it amazing.” – Memorial Sloan Kettering research study assistant


5. Martin Rankin, Fast Enterprises

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Fast Enterprises CEO Martin Rankin.
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CEO approval rating: 99%

“The partners are very approachable and obviously care quite a bit about their employees. As we continue to grow, this outlook has not changed. We have a very generous benefits package and an amazing Annual General Meeting each year where each of the partners offers their thanks to the employees and each provides insights to different areas of the company keeping the employees filled in.” – Fast Enterprises training coordinator


6. Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA

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Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of NVIDIA.
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NVIDIA/Youtube

CEO approval rating: 99%

“The management system – a non-hierarchical network that is continuously reconfigured to tackle the challenge at hand – allows talent at all levels to shine and keeps politics at a minimum. Through a rare combination of strategic genius, business acumen, engineering know-how, and hard hard work, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is building one of the most important computing companies in the history of the industry.” – NVIDIA employee


7. Bob Bechek, Bain & Company

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Bob Bechek, CEO of Bain & Company.
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OxfordUnion/YouTube

CEO approval rating: 98%

“It’s in the DNA of Bainies to support one another, coach, and mentor. I feel like I have an amazing set of mentors supporting my career, all the way from Senior Directors to my peers to our ACs.” – Bain & Company manager


8. Elon Musk, SpaceX

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
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CEO approval rating: 98%

“Leadership gives you the resources and authority to work autonomously (and/or within a small group) to accomplish the company’s goals, which frequently means that even junior engineers are given opportunities to contribute meaningfully to the company right out of the gate, which gives you an intense feeling of ownership and responsibility.” – SpaceX propulsion development engineer


9. Brian Halligan, HubSpot

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Matt Plays, HubSpot

CEO approval rating: 98%

“Brian Halligan, Dharmesh Shah, and J.D. Sherman are some of the most transparent (and very different from each other!) leaders I’ve ever worked with. The fact that we have access to their thoughts, concerns, vision, etc. in real time and at our fingertips at any minute means we can all do our jobs that much better.” – HubSpot Employee(Cambridge, MA)


10. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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CEO approval rating: 98%

“It might sound cheesy, but the best part of working at Facebook is knowing that management truly cares about my success and wellbeing. The benefits are nice, but being trusted and supported with stellar people? That’s what really counts.” – Facebook writer


11. Steve Beauchamp, Paylocity

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Paylocity CEO Steve Beauchamp
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Paylocity

CEO approval rating: 98%

“Leadership gets it! The senior staff here understand that if you hire the right people, provide them with the tools to be successful, engage them with a dynamic, energetic, and creative culture that you will have talented people who will give it their all. I can say I’ve never worked anywhere that has the spirit of Paylocity.” – Paylocity sales trainer


12. Dominic Barton, McKinsey & Company

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Dominic Barton, CEO of McKinsey & Company.
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Reuters/Mike Segar

CEO approval rating: 97%

“McKinsey invests in its people’s professional development more than any other company in the management consulting industry and possibly also across industries. At McKinsey you will continuously build your capabilities and toolkit through formal training, on-the-job training, coaching and mentorship.” – McKinsey & Company senior partner


13. Brad Smith, Intuit

CEO approval rating: 97%

“Amazing senior leadership, particular Brad Smith who is truly one of the best business leaders. Leads with integrity in everything the company does. It feels great to be a part of a company that you can so solidly support and stand behind.” – Intuit employee


14. Corey Schiller and Asher Raphael, Power Home Remodeling

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Corey Schiller and Asher Raphael, Power Home Remodeling.
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Power Home Remodeling

CEO approval rating: 97%

“It is great to work for a place that the leadership genuinely cares about their employees and constantly invests in them to grow professionally and personally. This company provides constant on-going training as well as incentives to inspire you on a day to day basis. The culture that is instilled around us everyday is so infectious that everyone will do anything for each other.” – Power Home Remodeling project manager


15. Marc Benioff, Salesforce

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff
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Business Insider

CEO approval rating: 97%

“I absolutely love the Salesforce culture, and I greatly respect Marc Benioff (now that I have gotten to know him a little bit more). While other CEOs have basketball teams and multi-million dollar yachts, Marc has the Marc Benioff Children’s Hospital. Marc and Salesforce were at the forefront and fought for LGBT rights in Indiana and North Carolina.” – Salesforce employee


16. Charles C. Butt, H E B

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Charles C. Butt, CEO of H E B.
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H-E-B

CEO approval rating: 97%

“HEB is like a huge, Texan family. You really feel welcome when you walk into any of the stores. I have learned a lot from my management team as they like to develop partners from within.” – H E B Central checkout specialist


17. Sundar Pichai, Google

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Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google.
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CEO approval rating: 96%

“Great team (co-workers and management). Management fully supports opportunities for professional growth and advancement.” – Google data center operations employee


18. Oscar Munoz, United Airlines

CEO approval rating: 96%

“I am proud of my company again and that’s because of our beloved CEO Oscar. He has made the world of difference to me and so many of United family. He is a wonderful and kind person.” – United Airlines customer service representative


19. Shantanu Narayen, Adobe

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Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe.
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Justin Sullivan/Getty

CEO approval rating: 96%

“Clear direction, vision, and leadership – this is the first time in my career that my role is very clear. Of all the companies I’ve worked for, both small and large, this is by far the best experience I’ve ever had.” – Adobe employee


20. John Legere, T-Mobile

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T-Mobile US CEO John Legere.
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CEO approval rating: 96%

“T-Mobile is a fun, vibrant place to work with top-notch perks, pay, and benefits. Our CEO John Legere is second to none; he’s the No. 1 consumer advocate in wireless and a very appreciative person of his employees.” – T-Mobile senior graphic design engineer


21. Pam Nicholson, Enterprise Holdings

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Pam Nicholson, CEO of Enterprise Holdings.
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travelpulse/Youtube

CEO approval rating: 96%

“The No. 1 push I see from upper management is the importance of ethics in the workplace. Doing what’s right is not only encouraged, but rewarded.” – Enterprise Holdings branch manager


22. Stephen B. Burke, NBCUniversal

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Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal.
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Royal Television Society/Youtube

CEO approval rating: 96%

“Management has listened to employee surveys and invested in employee training and education. In my group every employee has a voice and upper management pushed for new ideas and innovation from the team.” – NBCUniversal finance manager


23. Thomas E. Richards, CDW

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CDW employees.
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CEO approval rating: 96%

“There is something in the ‘sauce’ at CDW that makes it an amazing place. It might be the leadership that takes pride in their direct reports and works tirelessly to make sure that we are supported in anything that we do. It could be the Executive Committee that works tirelessly on our behalf and the behalf of our customers to provide award winning service, solutions, resources, and partnerships.” – CDW sales instructor


24. Bill McDermott, SAP

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SAP CEO Bill McDermott
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SAP

CEO approval rating: 96%

“Bill McDermott is great as well as top level of the company. Many great managers and a whole lot of great employees. Nearly everybody wants to do a great job, learn, improve, help and drive the company forward.” – SAP director


25. Tim Pierce, Morrison Healthcare

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Morrison CEO Tim Pierce (middle).
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Glassdoor

CEO approval rating: 96%

“Tim Pierce personally visits accounts and meets with management and associates. I think that this is very important and has helped make Morrison such a great organization. I know that it really builds the team’s morale when they are noticed for the great work that they do.” – Morrison Healthcare nutrition informatics project manager