World Wide Technology’s Jim Kavanaugh Named a Glassdoor Highest Rated CEO in 2017

World Wide Technology (WWT) CEO Jim Kavanaugh has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing the Highest Rated CEOs for 2017.

June 21, 2017 4 minute read

Jim Kavanaugh secures second place out of the 100 executives ranked among large U.S. enterprises

ST. LOUIS, MO - June 21, 2017 - World Wide Technology (WWT) CEO Jim Kavanaugh has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing the Highest Rated CEOs for 2017. He ranked second among the 100 executives listed for large U.S. enterprises with a 99 percent approval rating from employees. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing job sites, released its annual report honoring the Highest Rated CEOs, which highlights top leaders employees love working for in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe.

Among chief executives recognized by employees in the U.S., Kavanaugh received an impressive approval rating based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews WWT employees shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year.

“It is an honor to be recognized with this great group of CEOs and it’s especially gratifying to be recognized by Glassdoor,” Jim Kavanaugh, CEO of WWT. “The brutally honest feedback we get from our current and past employees via Glassdoor makes us better. This award and recognition is a direct result of our leaders working diligently with our employees to make WWT a great place to work. I am honored and thankful to receive this but must share this with my leadership team and all our great employees.”

The Glassdoor recognition is the latest in a series of national acknowledgements of WWT as a premier place to work. WWT placed 5th on Glassdoor’s 2017 Best Places to Work and was previously ranked 7th among large companies in the 2017 Best Workplace in Technology list by Great Place to Work and Fortune. PEOPLE’s 2017 Companies that Care list recognized WWT as a leading business in volunteerism and community outreach.

“CEOs tell us the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award is one of the highest honors they can receive because it truly reflects employee opinion about the job they do every day. I congratulate all of the winners on this significant honor,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor co-founder and CEO. “We know that CEO approval ratings correlate to overall employee satisfaction and trust in senior leadership, which contributes to long-term employee engagement, ultimately helping an employer’s recruiting and retention efforts.”

When employees submit reviews about their company on Glassdoor, they are asked to rate various factors about their employment experience, including their overall satisfaction and other workplace attributes like senior management. As part of these ratings, employees are also asked to rate whether they approve, disapprove or are neutral about the job their CEO is doing.

Among the 700,000 companies reviewed on Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is 67 percent.

About World Wide Technology

World Wide Technology (WWT) is a technology solution provider with more than $9 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations around the globe. While most companies talk about delivering business and technology outcomes, WWT does it. Based in St. Louis, WWT employs more than 4,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.

About Glassdoor

Glassdoor is one of the largest and fastest growing job sites in the world today. Set apart by the tens of millions of reviews and insights provided by employees and candidates, Glassdoor combines all the jobs with this valuable data to make it easy for people to find a job that is uniquely right for them. As a result, Glassdoor helps employers hire truly informed candidates at scale through effective recruiting solutions like job advertising and employer branding products. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor now has reviews and insights for approximately 700,000 companies in more than 190 countries. For labor market trends and analysis, visit Glassdoor Economic Research. For company news and career advice and tips, visit the Glassdoor Blog and for employer-related news and insights to help employers hire, visit the Glassdoor for Employers Blog.


World Wide Technology Media Contact

North of Nine Communications for World Wide TechnologyAnthony Suarez, 212-614-4331 anthony.suarez@nof9.com

Glassdoor Media Contact

Lisa Holden pr@glassdoor.com

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