The Best Cloud Companies and CEOs to Work For in 2013
Hiring great people and creating a culture of achievement that is fun, focused and able to get challenging tasks done is not an easy task.
Keeping that culture strong and focused on the customer takes a unique leader that consistently earns trust and respect. Those are the qualities I think of whenever I’m asked to recommend the best cloud computing companies to work for. Using the scores from Glassdoor.com I’ve put together the table below comparing cloud computing companies and when available, the percentage of employees who approve of their CEO.
If you’re not familiar with Glassdoor, it’s a website that gives employees the chance to rate their companies and CEOs anonymously, along with reporting salaries. Friends in the Human Resources community tell me it’s an effective recruitment site as well.
Cloud computing companies are sorted based on the percentage of employees would recommend their company to a friend. I added in CEO scores to get a sense of which companies have a significant gap between morale and the perception of the CEO. As of today according to employee rankings, Microsoft has the largest gap between percentage of employees who would recommend the company to a friend (77%) and CEO rating (48%).
The highest rated CEOs you’d want to work for based on their Glassdoor ratings are as follows, with their ratings shown as of today:
Jyoti Bansal of AppDynamics (100%)
Drew Houston, Dropbox (100%)
Aneel Bhursi, Workday (100%)
Scott Scherr, Ultimate Software (97%)
Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat (97%)
Larry Page, Google (95%)
Aaron Levie, Box (94%)
Marc Benioff, Salesforce (93%)
Tom Georgens, NetApp (92%)
Mark Templeton, Citrix Systems (91%)
Bill McDermott & Jim Hagemann Snabe, SAP (90%)
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Cool data – the MS connection ( or the lack thereof ) is interesting.
Francis, Thanks, it’s interesting to see how employees perceive these companies and their CEOs.
I agree, that surprised me about Microsoft as well. I think many Microsoft employees want the stock price to rise so their options will be worth more, and they are frustrated with what they perceive as Steve Ballmer not doing enough to make that happen. At least that is what I hear through back channels of people working there. Some of the people there want the stock appreciation years that Gates drove to come back, and that will be really difficult for Ballmer to do.