The National Basketball Association announced its All-NBA team on Tuesday, the same day the 8th annual All-CEO team was released by Glassdoor.
There was no designation for MVP, but there certainly were elite – and repeat – performers.
Apple’s Tim Cook and other tech stars were prominent, but one major name fell out of the top 100.
The Employees’ Choice Awards – because they were the result of votes from companies’ employees – honored the chief executives behind some of the country’s biggest corporations for efforts during perhaps the most trying year of business in history.
Glassdoor wrote the honorees “threw out the ‘business as usual’ mindset and embraced the changes required to lead their employees through uncertainty.”
Cook – honored every year of the award’s existence — received a 95% approval rating from staff.
Rich Lesser, head of Boston Consulting Group, pulled in a 99 percent rating – the average approval rating on Glassdoor’s ledger is 73 percent.
Not winning over his employees this time around? For the first time on Glassdoor’s survey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg didn’t hit the top 100.
What did Lesser do that was so worthy of approval?
A Boston-based legal employee said the company has “flexible working arrangements, outstanding and accepting culture, great benefits.”
The top 10 CEOs of the largest companies included Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen and Delta Air Lines’ Ed Bastian.
Glassdoor pointed out the lack of diversity as well; four CEOs in the Fortune 500 are Black, only 2.4 percent of CEOs are East Asian or South Asian and only 3.4 percent are Latinx, according to Glassdoor.
“The lack of CEOs on our list from underrepresented groups demonstrates a wider problem across corporate America: leadership demographics in the C-suite still do not come close to reflecting the population at large,” Glassdoor said.
Here are the top 10 U.S. CEOs in 2021 or companies with at least 1,000 employees:
1. Boston Consulting Group’s Rich Lesser (99% approval)
2. Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen (99% approval)
3. MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Peter Pisters (99% approval)
4. Southwest Airlines’ Gary C. Kelly (98% approval)
5. Visa Inc.’s Alfred F. Kelly Jr. (97% approval)