Top CEOs to Work For in San Francisco

What makes for a great Chief Executive Officer? The best CEOs are noble public faces for their company’s successes and failures, captains of industry, accessible to all employees within reason, and just as concerned with their workers’ lives as they are with the bottom line. They have to balance shareholder demands while still running their company in an ethical way.

These CEOs in San Francisco were rated as the best by their own employees on Comparably. This means they are well-regarded for their leadership style and their effectiveness in the role. As a boss, it’s always easy to run afoul of employees’ good will, so these ratings mean quite a lot.

The list that follows is a live leaderboard of the top CEOs in the area based on current employees’ ratings and reviews. Companies are ranked based on their all time ratings and the ranking can change as employees leave new ratings and reviews.

Top Rated CEOs
Rank Company Details
1

The equity is nice but dropong

- Google Employee
2

Food, comp, products and overall culture

- Meta Employee
3
Vladimir Shmunis - https://cdn.comparably.com/27454713/l/30975_logo_ringcentral.png CEO
RingCentral

Being on a Work From Home setup

- RingCentral Employee
4

Stocks they provide as RSU

- Apple Employee
5
Chris Caldwell - https://cdn.comparably.com/27520832/l/36759/company_logo_36759.png CEO
Concentrix

My coworkers are all about Team work

- Concentrix Employee
6

Value to work and motivating

- Adobe Employee
7
 - https://cdn.comparably.com/27234499/l/15099/logo.jpg CEO
KeepTruckin
8

The leadership team is open to listening to the feedback of employees and making recommended changes.

- Trimble Employee
9

They are open to new ideas and suggestions

- Globant Employee
10

Team work, know work well

- Rahi Employee
11

I have a lot of impact in my day-to-day work

- Calix Employee
12

flexible work policies and work from home option

- Cisco Employee
13

I have complete flexibility to work my workload, in my time

- LinkedIn Employee
14

They value people and transparency

- Chegg Employee
15
Sarah Friar - https://cdn.comparably.com/27506653/l/30740_logo_nextdoor.png CEO
Nextdoor

Solving interesting problems that will make someone's life easier. I really enjoy hearing feedback about projects that I've worked on.

- Nextdoor Employee
16

I get to help others every day. We are making changes in out clients life that make the quality of their lives better.

- Eargo Employee
17

Communication, Leading by example, Strong decisions

- Medallia Employee
18

lot of moving parts right now

- VMware Employee
19
Eric Yuan - https://cdn.comparably.com/27529415/l/326478_logo_zoom-video-communications.png CEO
Zoom Video Communications

The benefits reach far beyond health, dental, 401k

- Zoom Video Communications Employee
20
John Box - https://cdn.comparably.com/27267636/l/39633_logo_meltwater.png CEO
Meltwater

They are approachable and valued driven

- Meltwater Employee
21
Mike Rosenbaum - https://cdn.comparably.com/27450454/l/127017_logo_guidewire-software.png CEO
Guidewire Software

collegiality rationality integrity work life balance

- Guidewire Software Employee
22

they seem to constantly work at ways to better the ways they go about selling, taking care of customers, while also compensating the employees for their hard work at about or above fair market.

- Sunrun Employee
23

They are transparent about what they are doing and answer questions honestly at all hands meetings.

- Uber Employee
24
Hatem Naguib - https://cdn.comparably.com/27480397/l/93137_logo_barracuda-networks.png CEO
Barracuda Networks

Friendly people, easy to speak to and work with, ideas within my team are supported and encouraged.

- Barracuda Networks Employee
25

I see everyone happy here and the benefits and perks are just awesome.

- Salesforce Employee
26
Tomer Weingarten - https://cdn.comparably.com/27294919/l/298276_logo_sentinelone.png CEO
SentinelOne

Maternity and paternity leave is generous

- SentinelOne Employee
27
Nikesh Arora - https://cdn.comparably.com/27444803/l/28556_logo_palo-alto-networks.png CEO
Palo Alto Networks

Our values of collaboration, integrity, disruption, inclusion & execution are present in our everyday work

- Palo Alto Networks Employee
28
Zander Lurie - https://cdn.comparably.com/27333978/l/74294_logo_momentive-ai.png CEO
Momentive.ai

Kind when they are not staying past hours and taking all the leads

- Momentive.ai Employee
29
Giuseppe Incitti - https://cdn.comparably.com/27304972/l/498140/498140_logo_sitetraker.png CEO
Sitetracker

My manager's continuous support and team's success

- Sitetracker Employee
30
David Doctorow - https://cdn.comparably.com/27535881/l/17706_logo_realtor-com.png CEO
Realtor.com

unlimited PTO/Sick time once you become a salaried/exempt employee. It's rarely abused but allows the flexibility of work/life balance without having to calculate PTO accruals.

- Realtor.com Employee
31

SIP Bonus Program is great.

- Sitecore Employee
32

I work from home everyday

- BairesDev Employee
33

Emotionally Intelligent, but results driven

- Fivetran Employee
34
Kenneth Lin - https://cdn.comparably.com/27247539/l/25345/25345_logo_credit-karma.png CEO
Credit Karma

The people I work with and our mission to democratize financial information keeps me happy and excited about my work.

- Credit Karma Employee
35

Humility - Everyone I have spoken to is humble and down to earth

- 6sense Employee
36
Zeo Solomon - https://cdn.comparably.com/27204219/l/72401_logo_avenue-code.png CEO
Avenue Code

Great culture and technical challenges

- Avenue Code Employee
37
Ariel Cohen - https://cdn.comparably.com/27454706/l/16354_logo_tripactions.png CEO
TripActions

They are not just in it for the money, they truly believe in the product, in encouraging employees to grow with the company, and they are nice humans with a soul. Ilan Twig's initiative with helping the Ukrainian refugees is laudable.

- TripActions Employee
38

I feel they are as transparent as they can possibly be.

- 8x8 Employee
39

They are transparent and smart.

- Carbon Employee
40

love collaborating with the team, problem solving

- People.ai Employee
41

his leadership style he is more accountable and believe truelly on talent and groming future leaders

- HP Inc. Employee
42

The team is always working together and all the ideas are always heard.

- Pipefy Employee
43

i n t e g r i t y

- Nylas Employee
44

The genuine and kind people I get to work with.

- Workday Employee
45

Work wit people that I respect and trust

- Autodesk Employee
46

Transparent. Goal driven. Motivating. Compensate well.

- Mixpanel Employee
47

I enjoy what I do

- Netflix Employee
48

Nice place to work ,great team

- Visa Employee
49
Dave McJannet - https://cdn.comparably.com/27456056/l/127864_logo_hashicorp.png CEO
HashiCorp

Largely transparent, open door policy

- HashiCorp Employee
50

My pay and benefits. Everything else can go

- nvidia Employee
51
Yuri Pikover - https://cdn.comparably.com/26609270/l/313500_logo_transcribeme.png CEO
TranscribeMe

The flexibility and the opportunities provided are great. Also the various competitions held are also fun

- TranscribeMe Employee
52
Rob Bernshteyn - https://cdn.comparably.com/26772048/l/29397_logo_coupa-software.png CEO
Coupa Software

THERE IS LESS OF POLITICS.

- Coupa Software Employee
53

Approachable and vested in our customers

- Egnyte Employee
54
Bill McDermott - https://cdn.comparably.com/26531568/l/46466_logo_servicenow-the-enterprise-cloud-company.png CEO
ServiceNow

Team work and sharing the knowledge

- ServiceNow Employee
55
Fidji Simo - https://cdn.comparably.com/27474746/l/31220_logo_instacart.png CEO
Instacart

They are transparent and do weekly AMAs with the entire company.

- Instacart Employee
56

The best work culture I have ever experience

- Airbnb Employee
57
Gene Berdichevsky - https://cdn.comparably.com/27546790/l/646824_logo_sila-nanotechnologies-14062.png CEO
Sila Nanotechnologies

They set ambitious goals and try to keep the company informed about our strategy and progress on a regular basis.

- Sila Nanotechnologies Employee
58

Proactively pursuing DEI, employee-centered workplace culture

- 23andMe Employee
59

Clear vision and drive while having a humane approach to manage and take care of workforce.

- EdCast Employee
60
John Beatty - https://cdn.comparably.com/25965745/l/369571_logo_clover-network.png CEO
Clover Network

This one is tricky, i'm not thrilled with my benefits but management knows and are working on it. I have a feeling that it's going to get a bit better next year, and i'm not stressed about it. Oh, unlimited time off! And we shut down from Xmas to NYE.

- Clover Network Employee
61

Good will and collaborative spirit.

- Remote Employee
62

They actually value their associates

- Zendesk Employee
63
Marc Tessier-Lavigne - https://cdn.comparably.com/27313986/l/48649_logo_stanford-university.png CEO
Stanford University

Accountability of Managers. Also, define Manager in the question

- Stanford University Employee
64

fun, smart, and loving people in the team

- AMD Employee
65
Chet Kapoor - https://cdn.comparably.com/27540203/l/71081_logo_datastax.png CEO
DataStax

They're transparent and passionate. They want everyone to know (and truly feel) that their work contributes to the company's goals.

- DataStax Employee
66

co-workers and working with our clients

- Lever Employee
67

Hard working and dedicated to the Branch vision.

- Branch Employee
68
Anji Reddy Maram - https://cdn.comparably.com/27323590/l/75159_logo_criticalriver-in.png CEO
CRITICALRIVER INC.

Very Supportive and Extremely Professional.

- CRITICALRIVER INC. Employee
69

My coworkers are the best thing to happen to me.

- 2K Employee
70
Apu Pavithran - https://cdn.comparably.com/27304968/l/837613_logo_mitsogo-inc.png CEO
Mitsogo Inc

We do get appreciated and our voice seems heard

- Mitsogo Inc Employee
71

Autonomy and visibility to leaders

- GitLab Employee
72

The base. It's really high to put up with the BS.

- Sonder Employee
73
Jeff Lawson - https://cdn.comparably.com/26470154/l/25652_logo_twilio-in.png CEO
Twilio Inc.

all of us brand new

- Twilio Inc. Employee
74
Tiago Paiva - https://cdn.comparably.com/27507839/l/15481_logo_talkdesk.png CEO
Talkdesk

RSUs grants are way too small to be relevant.

- Talkdesk Employee
75

Very collaborative and helpful people

- Square Employee
76

Good balance between top-down goals/info and the capacity to listen to the team

- Algolia Employee
77
Aaron King - https://cdn.comparably.com/27387327/l/15875_logo_snapdocs.png CEO
Snapdocs

culture, commitment, inclusion, compassion, attention to detail

- Snapdocs Employee
78
Ron Nersesian - https://cdn.comparably.com/26803558/l/138055/logo.jpg CEO
Keysight Technologies

Hands-off managing style of my manager - lack of micromanagement.

- Keysight Technologies Employee
79

Being able to help customers solve their problems.

- NetApp Employee
80

Love the mission and furthering that

- Checkr Employee
81

I am contributing to the company’s rising success and the trajectory we’re on is very exciting and fun to be a part

- Gem.com Employee
82
Raj De Datta - https://cdn.comparably.com/27202793/l/37195_logo_bloomreach.png CEO
Bloomreach

Innovative and Strategic, great speeches

- Bloomreach Employee
83

They take care of their employees.

- Intuit Employee
84

Clarity on vision, crisp hierarchy and zero complexities in goals set at org and individual level

- Deem Employee
85

Coachable, inquiring, challenging, talented, empoweted

- Amplitude Employee
86
Joel Hyatt - https://cdn.comparably.com/27470547/l/70939/company_logo_70939.png CEO
Globality

Really hard to answer these types of questions as I don't interact with them.

- Globality Employee
87
Harry Glaser - https://cdn.comparably.com/26098214/l/159365/159365_logo_periscope-data.png CEO
Periscope Data by Sisense

It was a great team

- Periscope Data by Sisense Employee
88
Scott Landis - https://cdn.comparably.com/26966638/l/586974_logo_vox-network-solutions.png CEO
VOX Network Solutions

Learning about our customers and how they use the technology to serve their customers more efficiently.

- VOX Network Solutions Employee
89
Mihir Shukla - https://cdn.comparably.com/26406591/l/91855_logo_automation-anywhere.png CEO
Automation Anywhere

go be great automation anywhere

- Automation Anywhere Employee
90
Robert Sadow - https://cdn.comparably.com/26260862/l/506586/company_logo_506586.png CEO
Scoop Technologies

Its like a big family with lots of fun

- Scoop Technologies Employee
91
Gleb Budman - https://cdn.comparably.com/27518058/l/92625_logo_backblaze.png CEO
Backblaze

When we accomplish a goal and look forward to moving on to the next purchase req/ project.

- Backblaze Employee
92

The collaboration and knowledge transfer session.

- Nutanix Employee
93
RJ Pittman - https://cdn.comparably.com/27454840/l/145205_logo_matterport.png CEO
Matterport

I joined Matterport last fall, and I know firsthand that this company is a great place to work and a great place to be. While being a part of our company meetings, I consistently hear leadership speak about energy, positivity and having a great work/life balance.

- Matterport Employee
94
Neha Sampat - https://cdn.comparably.com/27516748/l/638686_logo_contentstack.png CEO
Contentstack

Courage to try new things....

- Contentstack Employee
95

Splunk believes in work-life balance

- Splunk Employee
96

Great feedback and good task management

- Infrrd Employee
97

The people that I work with & the learning that I have obtained.

- UserZoom Employee
98

We know the true meaning of teamwork. We come in and help the agents to the best of our ability

- Upgrade Employee
99

We are growing and creating a product that we can all be proud of

- Forma Employee
100

Selling Birdeye into new accounts and watching those accounts grow!

- Birdeye Employee