Telus’ CEO makes 2016 Glassdoor list of 25 highest employee-rated CEOs in Canada

Good CEOs lead a company to greatness and for that feat, they bring home a lot of dough.

We’ve seen several surveys that reveal the highest paid and most respected CEOs in Canada, however, this latest set of findings from Glassdoor is unlike other CEO awards, because it’s based solely on the anonymous feedback of employees.

Glassdoor notes the list was compiled using its “proprietary algorithm” and each CEO approval rating was determined based on the quantity and consistency of reviews during the survey period, which was between May 2nd, 2015 to May 1st, 2016. It’s worth nothing, however, that the methodology that has resulted in Glassdoor’s list complete list remains somewhat vague.


Topping the list is ATB Financial CEO Dave Mowat, which was one of the financial institutions to go live with Apple Pay support. Mowat has a 99 percent approval rating from his employees. Telus’ CEO Darren Entwistle made the list at number 19th position with an 88 percent approval from employees. Other notable Canadians added to the list are Bill Downe from BMO, Victor Dodig from RBC, Yves Guillemot from Ubisoft, and Calin Rovinescu from Air Canada.

Glassdoor’s list, however, would have been more powerful if it was only Canadians included on it. For example, inclusions into the Canadian list of highest rated CEOs are Apple’s Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, EA’s Andrew Wilson, and Starbucks’ Howard D. Schultz leading the charge.

“The highest rated CEOs in Canada this year hail from multiple industries including finance, professional services and technology among others,” said Scott Dobroski, career trends analyst at Glassdoor, in a statement sent to MobileSyrup.

“The consistent employee feedback we heard on Glassdoor is that the winning CEOs on this list provide strong leadership, are dedicated to the company mission, and offer growth opportunities to their employees. Receiving such strong endorsements from those who work for them is no easy task, and we applaud these leaders for the support they have gained.”

[source] Glassdoor [/source]