And America’s best CEO in 2016, according to the Employees’ Choice Awards, is neither Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg nor LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner!
OK. Don’t get it twisted because both Zuckerberg and Weiner still appear on the list in fourth and fifth position, respectively. Among the Top 10, there is also Google’s Sundar Pichai. The latter boasts a massive rise from humble beginnings to greatness. His leadership in successful projects with Chrome and Android among others has seen Twitter attempt to lure him from Google. The 43-year-old Chennai-born geek however remains loyal to Google. On the 2016 list of USA’s best CEOs, Pichai ranks seventh, just above Tim Cook of Apple.
The results of this ranking released by Glassdoor were made based on feedback from employees in the United States, between May 2015 and May 2016. Approved by 99% of employees who took part in the study, the winner is none other than Bob Bechek, CEO of Boston-based Bain & Company.
In 2014, the consulting firm – founded in 1973 and now with over 50 offices across 34 countries worldwide – was voted as the best place to work at.
After finishing as runners-up in the 2015 and 2016 Best Place to Work At awards, the firm will be confident of returning to the top next year following their latest achievement, as announced on their official Facebook page in June 2016:
“On behalf of Bain’s global Green Teams and in honor of World Environment Day on Sunday, we celebrate Bain’s fifth year as a 100% CarbonNeutral® company.”
At Bain & Company, it is reported that the average salary of its consultants is of $138,113; almost twice as much as the minimum salary in the U.S. for this title and closer to the $174K maximum wage mark.
Meanwhile, the Top 50 of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards counts only four women.
Who are the four female CEOs that made Glassdoor’s Top 50?
The highest-ranked female CEO in this 2016 list released by Glassdoor is Lynsi Snyder of In-N-Out Burger. She’s not the type of billionaire to hit the news everyday so don’t fret if you’ve never heard of her.
“We don’t want to be in the spotlight. We don’t want a bunch of attention. It’s not about us,” the 35-year-old explained in a rare interview with CBS, last year.
The heiress, who witnessed several family tragedies during her younger years and now prefers to draw a line between her private life and business, was also quoted as saying by Orange Coast magazine:
“My heart is totally connected to this company because of my family, and the fact that they are not here — I have a strong tie to keep this the way they would want it.”
In-N-Out Burger a place where “flipping” burgers is apparently not a “High School drop-outs’ punishment” as remuneration begins at $11 per hour and includes training, free meals and paid vacation among other benefits. The reward for managers at this $1.1 billion-valued fast food chain is a mouthwatering one. It offers the possibility of earning an annual salary of $120,000 (2.5 times more than the median salary for fast food store managers in USA!).
Such attractive packages explain why, at only 34, Lynsi Snyder reigns as the best female boss to work for in the United States. She features in the Top 20 and occupies the 17th spot, to be precise.
Eleven places below Snyder, there is Lesa J. Francis of job-hunting company Staffmark.
Pamela M. Nicholson of Enterprise Holdings comes in 31st position. Her car rental company made $19.4 billion in revenue in 2015 and counts over 93,000 employees.
Cathy Engelbert of Deloitte is the last female CEO featured in Glassdoor’s 2016 Employees’ Choice Awards Top 50. She occupies the 41st position. She took over in 2015 in a business move that made history as she became the first woman to lead a Big Four firm in the U.S. Deloitte counts over 225,000 employees with a median annual salary edging $156,000. Only PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recorded higher numbers in this regard, in 2015, with its $35.4 billion revenue (0.2 bn more than Deloitte) and $169.8K employee revenue rate.
Let’s take a look at Glassdoor’s Top 50:
1. Bob Bechek – Bain & Company
2. Scott Scherr – Ultimate Software
3. Dominic Barton – McKinsey & Company
4. Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook
5. Jeff Weiner – LinkedIn
6. March Benioff – Salesforce
7. Sundar Pichai – Google
8. Tim Cook – Apple
9. Joseph R. Sivewright – Nestle Purina PetCare
10. Jim Whitehurst – Red Hat
11. David S. Taylor – Procter & Gamble
12. John Legere – T-Mobile
13. John B. Veihmeyer – KPMG
14. Mark Weinberger – EY
15. Jack Little – MathWorks
16. Alex Gorsky – Johnson & Johnson
17. Lynsi Snyder – In-N-Out Burger
18. Aron J. Ain – Kronos Incorporated
19. Charles C. Butt – H E B
20. Shantanu Narayen – Adobe
21. Dara Khosrowshahi – Expedia
22. Ian T. Clark – Genentech
23. Spencer Rascoff – Zillow
24. Rami Rahim – Juniper Networks
25. Corey Schiller & Asher Raphael – Power Home Remodeling
26. Chet Cadieux III – QuikTrip
27. Bill McDermott – SAP
28. Lesa J. Francis – Staffmark
29. Mark G. Parker – NIKE
30. Rick Smith – Equifax
31. Pamela M. Nicholson – Enterprise Holdings
32. Aneel Bhusri – Workday
33. Lloyd C. Blankfein – Goldman Sachs
34. Craig B. Thompson – Memorial Sloan Kettering
35. Joseph A. Tarantino – Protiviti
36. Jen-Hsun Huang – NVIDIA
37. Thomas E. Richards – CDW
38. Stephen B. Burke – NBCUniversal
39. Kevin A. Lobo – Stryker
40. Laurence D. Fink – BlackRock
41. Cathy Engelbert – Deloitte
42. Carl Bass – Autodesk
43. Colin Dyer – JLL
44. Brad Jackson – Slalom Consulting
45. Mitch Barns – Nielsen
46. Craig Jelinek – Costco Wholesale
47. Laurent Potdevin – lululemon
48. Omar S. Ishrak – Medtronic
49. Bob Faith – Greystar
50. Calvin McDonald – Sephora