Glassdoor, the leading jobs and careers marketplace, has recognized Faithlife’s Bob Pritchett on the 2015 Glassdoor Highest Rated CEO list for small and mid-sized companies (companies with fewer than 1,000 employees). This annual report, which highlights the top leaders in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe, is based on employee feedback from February 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015.
“It is an honor to be recognized on Glassdoor’s list, and it reflects how our employees value working at Faithlife,” said Pritchett. “We have assembled an incredible team and built an organization that stays out of their way, so together we can deliver a great experience for our customers.”
Pritchett received an 89 percent approval rating based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews Faithlife employees shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year. This placed him at No. 22 in the rankings for small to medium-sized business CEOs.
“Gaining the trust and approval of an entire workforce is one of the most difficult tasks for a CEO to undertake,” said Glassdoor CEO and Cofounder Robert Hohman. “I celebrate the leaders appearing on this list because they’ve managed to inspire and engage their employees, as proven by the feedback shared on Glassdoor around the clock and around the world.”
CEO approval ratings are gathered through Glassdoor’s online company review survey, which seeks to gain current and former employee sentiment about job and company satisfaction, the work environment and the culture. Employees are asked to rate a number of workplace factors like compensation and benefits as well as work-life balance, and asked whether they approve or disapprove of the way their CEO is leading the company. In addition, employees are asked to describe some of the upsides and downsides of working for the company and provide any advice for senior management.
With proven ability to lead, Bob speaks regularly at industry conferences and to academic groups on entrepreneurship, electronic publishing and digital libraries. He is a 2005 winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and was included in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Bob’s first book, Fire Someone Today: And Other Surprising Tactics for Making Your Business a Success, was released in April, 2006, and has been translated into Russian and Korean. He is releasing Start Next Now: An Action Plan for Getting Ahead, which is his guide for young people heading into the workforce.
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Did you know Faithlife was also ranked among the top 10 small to medium-sized businesses to work for in 2015?