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10 Most-Loved Tech CEOs

Glassdoor recently published its list of highest-rated CEOs. Half of the top 20 CEOs featured hail from the tech industry. Who are they, and what sets them apart?
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Scott Scherr, Ultimate Software
Scott Scherr is CEO of Ultimate Software and the leading tech exec on Glassdoor's 2016 list. He's ranked No. 2, following Bain & Company CEO Bob Bechek. The Weston, Fla.-based Ultimate Software develops cloud-based solutions to help businesses manage people, data, and processes around the world.
In Glassdoor reviews, employees praise Ultimate Software's leadership team and a company-wide respect for work-life balance. A people-first culture, good compensation, and worker perks, such as snacks and occasional breakfasts, contribute to the reasons people enjoy working at Ultimate Software.
Scherr has a 99% approval rating among Ultimate Software employees. Earlier this year, the company won an InformationWeek People's Choice Award for The Most Rewarding Place To Work In IT.
(Image: Ultimate Software)

Scott Scherr, Ultimate Software

Scott Scherr is CEO of Ultimate Software and the leading tech exec on Glassdoor's 2016 list. He's ranked No. 2, following Bain & Company CEO Bob Bechek. The Weston, Fla.-based Ultimate Software develops cloud-based solutions to help businesses manage people, data, and processes around the world.

In Glassdoor reviews, employees praise Ultimate Software's leadership team and a company-wide respect for work-life balance. A people-first culture, good compensation, and worker perks, such as snacks and occasional breakfasts, contribute to the reasons people enjoy working at Ultimate Software.

Scherr has a 99% approval rating among Ultimate Software employees. Earlier this year, the company won an InformationWeek People's Choice Award for The Most Rewarding Place To Work In IT.

(Image: Ultimate Software)

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Technocrati,
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6/17/2016 | 3:56:12 PM
Re: Strong, but Jobs

"...Granted there are many reasons not to have liked the man, but it's impossible to deny that he got the fans completely rabid for new Apple product. He was a great hype man."

 

@Whoopty   Very true.  His real strength was in Marketing, but that's not as sexy as being perceived as a tech genius.

Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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6/17/2016 | 3:51:34 PM
Love Redefined ?

Having a difficult time with the title of this piece.  Does anyone really love a company ?     I know I never have and never will unless it is my own.

Swathi Sambhani
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6/16/2016 | 2:56:03 PM
Some are surprising
Most of the featured CEOs are no surprise (Tim Cook or Sundar Pichai) but was surprised to see MathWorks and Kronos' CEOs. 
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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6/16/2016 | 7:19:51 AM
Strong, but Jobs
As much as I think the likes of Tim Cook are beloved by their customers and fans, I don't think anyone on this list encapsulates the beloved CEO like Steve Jobs did. 

Granted there are many reasons not to have liked the man, but it's impossible to deny that he got the fans completely rabid for new Apple product. He was a great hype man.
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