SOURCE: Glassdoor


June 08, 2016 00:00 ET

Glassdoor Announces Highest Rated CEOs for 2016, Employees' Choice Award Winners

Metro Bank UK's Craig Donaldson, PageGroup's Steve Ingham and Schuh's Colin Temple Secure Top Three Positions

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Jun 8, 2016) - Glassdoor, the world's most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace, has announced the winners of its annual Employees' Choice Awards honouring the Highest Rated CEOs in 2016 across North America and parts of Europe. Unlike any other workplace awards, the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards are based solely on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback, by completing a company review, on whether they approve or disapprove of their CEO, along with insight into their job, work environment and employer over the past year.

This year, Glassdoor has expanded its Employees' Choice Awards across six countries, honouring the Highest Rated CEOs across the UK, U.S., Canada, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Winners are ranked based on their overall CEO approval rating from employees during the past year. For reporting simplicity, approval ratings are rounded to the nearest whole number though actual calculations extend beyond the thousandth to determine rank.

The top five Highest Rated CEOs in 2016 in the UK are:

1. Metro Bank UK's Craig Donaldson (99 percent approval)
2. PageGroup's Steve Ingham (99 percent approval)
3. Schuh Limited's Colin Temple (99 percent approval)
4. Kantar Worldpanel's Josep Montserrat (99 percent approval)
5. Just Eat's David Buttress (99 percent approval)

"The Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards honour CEOs that stand out for having gained the support and approval of their workforce -- no easy task for any leader," said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder. "I am proud to expand these awards to new markets as incredible leaders are found around the world and are not limited by boundaries or borders. I congratulate all of the winners on this significant achievement."

Glassdoor's 25 Highest Rated CEOs in 2016 in the UK feature business leaders across diverse industries, spanning technology, consulting, investment banking, retail and more. Metro Bank UK's Craig Donaldson (No. 1, 99 percent approval), is among 18 CEOs debuting as a Highest Rated CEO, along with ARM Holdings' Simon Segars (No. 7, 96 percent approval), AO's John Roberts (No. 9, 96 percent approval) and Nando's UK's Rob Papps (No. 15, 95 percent approval), among others. Google, whose former CEO Larry Page ranked No. 1 last year (99 percent approval), does not appear on this year's list. Eighteen out of the 25 companies featured are based in the UK, of which only half are headquartered in London. Only one woman CEO makes the top 25 this year, which is Alexander Mann Solution's Rosaleen Blair (No. 10, 96 percent approval).

Employees' Choice Award winners for the 2016 Highest Rated CEOs in the UK are determined using Glassdoor's proprietary algorithm, taking into account the quantity and consistency of Glassdoor-approved company reviews shared by UK-based employees between 2nd May, 2015 and 1st May, 2016. To be considered, employers eligible must have received at least 25 company reviews, including at least 25 CEO approval ratings and at least 25 senior management ratings, during the eligibility period. Complete methodology can be found and downloaded here:

When an employee submits a company review on Glassdoor, he or she is asked to share their opinion on some of the best reasons to work for their employer (pros), any downsides (cons), and are encouraged to provide advice to management. Employees are also asked to rate several factors tied to their employment experience, including sentiment around their CEO's leadership, in addition to rating their overall satisfaction with their employer, and workplace attributes like senior management among others. Specifically, when rating their CEO on Glassdoor, employees are able to choose from one of three options: approve, disapprove or no opinion of the CEO.

SEE THE 2016 WINNERS: All winning CEOs across this year's seven categories can be found by visiting:

Workplace/office photos and employee commentary about winning CEOs, their senior management team and company culture are also available upon request. Please email:

About Glassdoor
Glassdoor is the most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor combines free and anonymous reviews, ratings and salary content with job listings to help job seekers find the best jobs and address critical questions that come up during the job search, application, interview and negotiation phases of employment. For employers, Glassdoor offers job posting, recruiting and employer branding solutions to help attract high-quality candidates at a fraction of the cost of other channels. In addition, Glassdoor operates one of the most popular job apps on iOS and Android platforms. The company launched in 2008 and has raised approximately $160 million from Google Capital, Tiger Global, Benchmark, Battery Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, DAG Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group, and others.

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