Every year, Glassdoor hosts the Employees' Choice Awards and honors the top rated CEOs across businesses in North America and parts of Europe. These awards are based on the input of employees who complete a company review and answer questions about their CEO's leadership, insights into their job, work environment and employer over the past year. Once again, Jim Kavanaugh, CEO of World Wide Technology, was named on the list with a 91% approval rating by employees.

Posted by Glassdoor on June 18, 2019:

Glassdoor, one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites, today announced the winners of its annual Employees' Choice Awards, honoring the Top CEOs in 2019 across North America and parts of Europe. Unlike any other workplace award, the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback by completing a company review about their CEO's leadership, along with insights into their job, work environment and employer over the past year.

This year, the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards for the Top CEOs feature six distinct company categories across the U.S., Canada, UK, France and Germany. In the U.S., Glassdoor has revealed the 100 Top CEOs (honoring CEOs at employers with 1,000 or more employees) and the 50 Top CEOs at small & medium companies (honoring CEOs at employers with fewer than 1,000 employees).

"It's an honor to recognize incredible leaders who, from their employees' perspectives, exemplify exceptional vision, trust and communication. Glassdoor's Top CEOs award continues to be more competitive every year, and I congratulate each leader on their achievement," said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president and chief operating officer. "Today's job seekers are looking for leaders who share their values and will empower them to bring their full selves to work. More and more, we're seeing Top CEOs make decisions to shape the culture of their organizations to help recruit and retain quality talent, which has a direct correlation to fueling business success."

Glassdoor's 100 Top CEOs in 2019 award features winning chief executives across diverse industries spanning technology, health care, finance, manufacturing, retail and more. This year, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger claims the top spot for the first time with a 99 percent approval rating, jumping from No. 78 last year with 92 percent approval. Salesforce CEOs Marc Benioff and Keith Block (No. 17, 96 percent approval) make the list for the first time as co-leaders, and are among 40 CEOs debuting on the Top CEOs list for employers with 1,000 employees or more. Other newcomers include PayPal's Dan Schulman (No. 34, 95 percent approval), Visa Inc.'s Alfred F. Kelly, Jr (No. 90, 91 percent approval) and Trader Joe's' Dan Bane (No. 93, 91 percent approval). Seven women are honored among the top 100 this year, including In-N-Out Burger's Lynsi Snyder (No. 3, 99 percent approval), Wegmans Food Markets' Colleen Wegman (No. 54, 94 percent approval) and KPMG's Lynne Doughtie (No. 72, 92 percent approval).

View the full list.