Infosys chief Vishal Sikka has emerged as one of the top rated CEOs in the world, in an employee’s choice survey by Glassdoor. Glassdoor is a website where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management.
Three Indian-origin CEOs – Cognizant’s Francisco D’Souza, Infosys’s Vishal Sikka and Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen – are among recruitment marketplace Glassdoor’s 50 highest rated CEOs in the US for 2015. The ratings are based solely on employee feedback.
Google CEO Larry Page tops the 2015 list, unseating LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner who dropped to the 12 spot this time around. Nike’s Mark Parker came second, while grocery major HEB’s Charles Butt and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg took the third and fourth spots respectively.
Cognizant’s D’Souza is ranked 33rd, with an approval rating of 91%. However, he slipped eight notches down in rankings, from 25th last year. In 2013, he was rated 6th with an approval rating of 96%. Sikka, who took over as Infosys CEO in August last year, is ranked 35, with an approval rating of 91%. Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen is ranked 47.
Many Indian CEOs have fallen off the list compared to 2013. In that year, there were four – D’Souza, TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran (25), Mindtree’s Krishnakumar Natarajan (28) and Wipro’s T K Kurien (44).
No woman CEO made it to the list this year. In 2014, Sharen Turney of Victoria’s Secret Stores was ranked 35.
Glassdoor’s CEO rating is based on feedback received from US employees for a period of one year that concludes in April each year. The CEOs must receive at least 100 CEO approval ratings on Glassdoor. Companies must have over 1,000 employees.