3 N.J. CEOs rank on Glassdoor’s Top CEOs list

By Emily Bader
New Jersey | Jun 20, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Three New Jersey-based CEOs were named as Top CEOs for 2018 by Glassdoor.

Alex Gorsky, CEO of New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, ranked No. 28 with an employee approval rating of 95 percent in the U.S. Large Business category.

John R. Strangfeld, CEO of Newark-based Prudential, ranked No. 98 in the large business category. He had an employee approval rating of 91 percent.

Colin Day, the chairman and CEO of Holmdel-based iCIMS, ranked No. 34 in the U.S. Small and Medium Business category. His employee approval rating was 97 percent.

“As a CEO, creating a productive and positive work environment is one of my top priorities, along with setting a great vision for our future. To receive this recognition and such kind feedback from iCIMS’ employees is extremely meaningful to me,” said Day. “It’s an honor to be recognized alongside such prominent leaders. As we continue to actively expand our workforce, I look forward to continuing to invest in a company culture that our talent can believe in.”

Glassdoor used criteria based on quantity, quality and consistency of reviews to select its Top CEOs. The feedback was tracked between May 2, 2017 and May 1, 2018. Overall, 770,000 companies are reviewed on Glassdoor with an average CEO rating of 69 percent.

“Winning a Glassdoor Top CEO award is a true acknowledgement of exceptional leadership, as it reflects the opinions of the employees who work with a chief executive every day. I congratulate all of this year’s winners on this significant achievement,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor co-founder and CEO. “It can be a real recruiting advantage to have a top-rated CEO at the helm of a company who has strong support from his or her employees. The best CEOs are inspiring, trustworthy, innovative and can be great motivators for people to bring their best selves to work.”

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | emilybader