1-800Accountant CEO Michael Savage has received a 2018 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in the category of small and medium-size businesses (SMB) in the U.S. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, annually recognizes CEOs rated highly by employees. Savage received an impressive 96% approval rating based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews 1-800Accountant employees shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year.
“It’s always so motivating to read the feedback from our team members,” said Savage, who founded 1-800Accountant in 2013. “Were it not for their contributions none of this would be possible. They make my job easy. I’m grateful for their support.”
Savage further credits 1-800Accountant employees with advancing the company’s long-term goals. “I’m lucky enough to have the support of a group of people who are committed to our mission,” he said. “They see how costly and complicated accounting is. They want to unleash technology to empower entrepreneurs by removing the shackles that time spent on bookkeeping and taxes places on business owners.”
Prior to founding 1-800Accountant in 2013, Savage was employed as a CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers. “We are in the anxiety reduction business as much as anything,” he said. “Every day, our employees are working tirelessly to make that a reality for more and more SMBs.”
When employees submit reviews about their company on Glassdoor, they are asked to rate various factors about their employment experience, including their overall satisfaction and other workplace attributes like senior management. As part of these ratings, employees are also asked to rate whether they approve, disapprove or are neutral about the job their CEO is doing.
“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,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor co-founder and CEO. “I congratulate all of this year’s winners on this significant achievement. 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.”
Among the 770,000 companies reviewed on Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is 69 percent.
See the complete list of all Top CEOs in 2018 here.