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Who are the UK's top 10 best CEOs?

by LLB Editor
10th Jun 15 9:39 am

Take a look at what employees have to say

Google CEO Larry Page has been named the highest-rated CEO in 2015 with approval ratings topping 99%.

According to jobs website Glassdoor’s research for its Employees’ Choice Awards, Page has been given top marks by Google’s UK employees. The research is based on the input of employees who anonymously and voluntarily provide feedback via the Glassdoor company review survey.


Take a look at the UK’s top CEOs for 2015

1. Larry Page, CEO, Google

Approval rating: 99%

What employees say:

“Great projects and culture, plenty of nice and interesting people to work with, easy to get involved in whatever interests you.

Also plenty of resources and supportive management which allows to be ambitious and still succeed.”- Google Site Reliability Engineer (London, England)

“Very cool culture, amazing people, offices to die for, some of the most innovative projects anywhere on the planet, flat organisation, leaders who understand the challenges facing the organisation, honesty, openness, trust, low turnover of people and a very active can do environment.”- Google Employee  (London, England)

“Executive leadership you truly believe in.”- Google Customer Solutions Engineer (London, England)

“Overall, I admire Google’s senior management, I think they’re smart, they try to do the right thing and more than at any other company I’ve worked for they put the company’s interests first.”- Google Employee (London, England)


2. Ken Chenault, CEO, American Express

Approval rating: 98%

What employees say:

“I was lucky. I had for the most great managers who inspired me, promoted me rapidly and helped me realise my dream of living in another country.” – American Express Vice President (London, England)

“Senior management have done a great job of attracting and retaining good people, which drives the company’s success. Maintaining this should be their priority.”- American Express Sales Manager (London, England)

“Leadership highly valued.”- American Express Director (London, England)

“Employee focus, strong leadership and very qualified people.” – American Express Senior Marketing Manager (London, England)


3. David Dyson, CEO, Three

Approval rating: 97%

What employees say:

“Thumbs up to the SMT.”

“Keep re-inventing the rules and make mobile better.”- Three Finance Analyst (Maidenhead, England)

“Dave Dyson is the best CEO I have experienced, I trust him completely.”- Three Customer Service (Maidenhead, England)

“Management Communication is amazing with regular monthly presentations from the CEO to all staff members which is the best communication I have ever received from management.” – Three Network Design Engineer (Reading, England)


4. Martin Bennett, CEO, HomeServe UK

Approval rating: 97%

What employees say:

“The new management team is great and the open office policy gives you the sense that everyone who works here is treated the same regardless of rank & file.” – HomeServe UK Data Employee (Walsall, England)

HomeServe is the company to work for. It’s the place where everyone is truly important, where integrity comes without compromise, where your boss is there for you and you can have an informal chat with your CMO whenever you dare to care.
It provides great development programmes like Leadership 2020 and Marketing Excellence Programme, which will give you direction in your career and tools to become a great leader. – HomeServe UK Product Marketing Manager (Walsall, England)

“Passionate, honest Leadership.” – HomeServe UK Head of Learning Operations(Walsall, England)


5. Carolyn McCall, CEO, easyJet

Approval rating: 96%

What employees say:

“The management team are approachable and at Easyjet there is an open philosophy and no blame culture which encourages feedback and ultimately makes for a safer environment to work.” – easyJet Captain (Bristol, England)

“Carolyn is hugely respected and has delivered a very high performing organisation. There are a lot of big transformation projects coming down the pipe in 2015 so it’s going to be a demanding year – but loads of opportunities for people who want them!” – easyJet Team Manager (Luton, England)

“Great opportunities to grow, good chances to move onwards and strong support from my managers for training and personal development.” – easyJet Employee (Luton, England)


6. Frank D’Souza, CEO, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Approval rating: 96%

What employees say:

“Great salary, Great people to work with. always challenge to work and expand. Great leaders.” – Cognizant Senior Manager (London, England)

“Good leadership. Great benefits and compensation. Company is growing really well and hence there are great opportunities within the organisation” – Cognizant Senior Associate (Glasgow, Scotland)

“Cognizant is one of the Best Service Provider with focus on customers, has a very open culture and great leadership.” – Cognizant Employee (location n/a)


7. Robert Moritz, CEO, PwC

Approval rating: 94%

What employees say:

“It’s a very successful company – management know what they’re doing.” – PwC Manager (location n/a)

“Partners and senior management are always looking to help and promote you through the company…” – PwC Financial Consultant (Belfast, Northern Ireland

“Most senior people are very approachable and eager to answer your questions and to share their experience.” – PwC Tax Senior Associate (London, England)

“Very good team leadership and spirit.” – PwC Employee (location n/a)


8. Pierre Nanterme, CEO, Accenture

Approval rating: 94%

What employees say:

“Interesting and challenging projects and inspiring leaders to learn from.” – Accenture Senior Manager (London, England)

“Very good people to work with – senior leaders that will sit and work by your side till midnight if necessary.” – Accenture Technology Consulting (London, England)

 “Culture, End to end capability, Innovative and dynamic, great client work, global capability, dynamic and forward thinking, senior management are forward thinking and adapt or anticipate market needs” – Accenture Senior Manager (London, England)


9. Jamie Dimon, CEO, J.P. Morgan

Approval rating: 93%

What employees say:

“Great management and opportunities to develop.” – J.P. Morgan Employee (London, England)

“Great leadership and one of the best Banks to work for.” – J.P. Morgan Executive Director (Bournemouth, England)


10. Colin Temple, CEO, Schuh Ltd

Approval rating: 92%

What employees say:

“All the managers I encountered were very personable people and easy going, but they were all very well trained and knew how to manage people well. The managers, area managers and regional managers were all very passionate about high standards of customer services which inspires you to give it.” – Schuh Sales Advisor (Peterborough, England)

“Fantastic training and progression opportunities. Fantastic senior management team.” – Schuh Trainee Manager (Newcastle, England)

“leadership is brilliant.” – Schuh Sales Assistant (Leeds, England)

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