Glassdoor came out yesterday with its 2019 ranking of the top 100 CEOs in the U.S. based on anonymous employee reviews and feedback, and the results indicate that Cathy Engelbert must have been beloved by legions of Green Dotters across the nation.
Engelbert, the first woman CEO of a Big 4 firm in the U.S. who sat in the corner office at Deloitte from 2015 until June 1, 2019, is No. 15 on Glassdoor’s CEO list, with a 97% approval rating. The only woman CEO who was ranked higher than Engelbert is Lynsi Snyder, chief executive of In-N-Out Burger, who is No. 3 on the list.
After she wasn’t elected to a second four-year term as Deloitte CEO last year, Engelbert, a former college basketball player at Lehigh University, was named the first-ever commissioner of the WNBA on May 15. She officially begins her new job on July 17.
Joe Ucuzoglu, who succeeded Engelbert as chairman and CEO of Deloitte’s audit practice, Deloitte & Touche, in March 2015 after Engelbert was promoted to Deloitte CEO, took over as Deloitte’s new chief executive on June 2.
Engelbert placed No. 63 in Glassdoor’s CEO ranking last year.
Where did the other Big 4 CEOs rank? You won’t find another one until No. 48, which is EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger, who like Engelbert is on his way out the door. Weinberger has a 94% approval rating.
Weinberger, who joined EY in 1987 and was elected global chairman and CEO in January 2012, is retiring from the Big 4 firm on June 30. He will be succeeded by Carmine Di Sibio, EY’s global managing partner for client service.
Weinberger placed No. 82 in Glassdoor’s 2018 CEO ranking.
The other Big 4 CEO in this year’s ranking is Lynne Doughtie of KPMG, who is No. 72 with a 92% approval rating.
Doughtie is the sixth-highest-ranked woman CEO on Glassdoor’s list. Of the top 100 CEOs, only seven are women.
Doughtie, who took over as KPMG CEO in 2015, placed No. 43 last year.
PwC Chairman Tim Ryan did not make Glassdoor’s list again this year.
Let’s see how Big 4 CEOs fared in Glassdoor’s ranking in other countries.
- In Canada, PwC Global Chairman Bob Moritz is No. 23 with a 92% approval rating.
- In the U.K., Weinberger is No. 42 with a 91% approval rating.
- In France, EY France Chairman Jean-Pierre Letartre is No. 2 with a 99% approval rating.