Top CEOs to Work For in Seattle

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 Seattle 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
Satya Nadella - https://cdn.comparably.com/27267850/l/25042/25042_logo_microsoft.png CEO
Microsoft

The best part about my team is that they are solid, self-sufficient individuals who bring knowledge and talent to the table. I trust they can do what needs to be done or reach out to the right people for assistance. On top of that, I enjoy interacting with them and can be myself!

- Microsoft Employee
2

I assist employees all over the nation and internationally. People are people and everyone makes mistakes, but Costco people really are the best. That makes me proud to help them.

- Costco Employee
3

Listen to me and our customers.

- T-Mobile Employee
4
Mark Mader - https://cdn.comparably.com/27390077/l/42656_logo_smartsheet.png CEO
Smartsheet

The Continuous support throughout every process.

- Smartsheet Employee
5
Andy Jassy - https://cdn.comparably.com/27476138/l/949323_logo_amazon-consumer.png CEO
Amazon Consumer

Very well balanced, helpful, available.

- Amazon Consumer Employee
6

Everyone on the team is kind, smart, and ready to support each other. The value of having each others' backs really rings true in practice.

- Outreach Employee
7
Brad Jackson - https://cdn.comparably.com/26883045/l/30321_logo_slalom-consulting.png CEO
Slalom Consulting

The best things about my team were those who left

- Slalom Consulting Employee
8

Everyday I am grateful to be part of a company that is changing an industry for the better of the public and not themselves.

- Redfin Employee
9

Great transparency and team work

- Zillow Employee
10

Everyone always comes in with a smile and is ready to work hard

- Highspot Employee
11

Positive attitude, openness, focus on result

- Akvelon Employee
12

able to learn very fast

- Avanade Employee
13
Jeffrey Musser - https://cdn.comparably.com/25795882/l/57849/company_logo_57849.png CEO
Expeditors

Solving problems for the teams that take care of our customers

- Expeditors Employee
14
Steve Singh - https://cdn.comparably.com/25852448/l/43170_logo_sap-concur.png CEO
SAP Concur

Cooperative and hard working. Approachable and easy to deal with

- SAP Concur Employee
15
James Boshaw - https://cdn.comparably.com/27454820/l/477811_logo_pac-worldwide.png CEO
PAC Worldwide

they are transparent and understanding of the work/life balance

- PAC Worldwide Employee
16

Working to ensure my customers are successful.

- Edifecs Employee
17

The executive team is inclusive & encourages everyone to share their input & be heard!

- Amperity Employee
18
Taran Nandha - https://cdn.comparably.com/27457194/l/838935_logo_growth-natives.png CEO
Growth Natives

the team I work along

- Growth Natives Employee
19
Adam Selipsky - https://cdn.comparably.com/24749373/l/25381/25381_logo_tableau-software.png CEO
Tableau Software

My manager is great and supportive

- Tableau Software Employee
20
Ted Hawksford - https://cdn.comparably.com/25854797/l/141919_logo_liquidplanner.png CEO
LiquidPlanner

Committed. Average tenure at LIquidPlanner is more than 6 years. Trusting. Relationships build over time and along the way, so does trust. I feel like I work amongst a group of friends, not just colleagues.

- LiquidPlanner Employee
21
Sandi Lin - https://cdn.comparably.com/27519591/l/17439_logo_skilljar.png CEO
Skilljar

I am proud of the product and love the impact we have on our customers.

- Skilljar Employee
22
John Lauer - https://cdn.comparably.com/26953495/l/324628_logo_zipwhip.png CEO
Zipwhip

Working with such amazing people

- Zipwhip Employee
23

Great Team all around. they are always there to help

- Porch Employee
24

Empathetic, encouraging, kind, trying to be diverse

- RealSelf Employee
25

Constructive, approachable and most importantly lets you take ownership of your tasks and workload

- Nintex Employee
26

You are allowed to be creative and fully own your work streams. Management is supportive of its employees. Expectations and integrity are high and taken seriously. The student and teacher-centric approach to what we do is also incredibly inspiring.

- Code.org Employee
27

Helping the clients. Getting someone a great health policy feels great because having health insurance is so important.

- Assurance Employee
28

Appreciated, Trainings, Work experiences, Work Effort, Confidence

- SanMar Employee
29
Adam Lieb - https://cdn.comparably.com/27539535/l/839250_logo_gamesight-35017.png CEO
Gamesight

Getting to interact with different influencers. I've watched their content before but interacting with them more closely has been an eye-opener.

- Gamesight Employee
30

This company takes advantage of poor people, the stock is worthless

- doxo Employee
31

Open, down to earth, collaborating

- Milliman Employee
32
Michelle Barnet - https://cdn.comparably.com/27538368/l/950864_logo_staypineapple.png CEO
Staypineapple

Communication, Integrity, initiative, develop positive culture, recognition

- Staypineapple Employee
33

My team! Great group of people

- Convoy Employee
34
Joe Davy - https://cdn.comparably.com/27444815/l/945660_logo_banzai-82980.png CEO
Banzai

To see the product growth, usage and our happy customers

- Banzai Employee
35

Everyone is creative, supportive and the Energy is profound

- Syncro Employee
36

I get to deliver game changing technology to my customers

- Igneous Employee
37
Jeanne Knutzen - https://cdn.comparably.com/26392140/l/157342_logo_pace-staffing-network.png CEO
PACE Staffing Network

Driven, ethical, passionate, helpful and bright

- PACE Staffing Network Employee
38

The opportunity to create new things

- Remitly Employee
39
 - https://cdn.comparably.com/24749373/l/114574/logo.jpg CEO
efelle creative

I get to work on what I was hired to do. Never/rarely asked to do something outside of my job description. We hire the right people for each position. No one person is asked to wear the hat of every position.

- efelle creative Employee
40

They give good amount to all

- Zenoti Employee
41
Mike Ward - https://cdn.comparably.com/25565587/l/311925/logo.jpg CEO
ThriftBooks

Knowing i can do my job well

- ThriftBooks Employee
42
Brett Patrontasch - https://cdn.comparably.com/26840028/l/402854_logo_shyft-technologies.png CEO
Shyft Technologies

Working with our dedicated team members.

- Shyft Technologies Employee
43
Clay Siegall - https://cdn.comparably.com/25993361/l/297556/logo.jpg CEO
Seattle Genetics

The balance of work and knowing the schedule and that we will get out on time.

- Seattle Genetics Employee
44
Jeff Dance - https://cdn.comparably.com/27238672/l/122027_logo_fresh-consulting.png CEO
Fresh Consulting

seeing people from different backgrounds work together

- Fresh Consulting Employee
45
Frank Blethen - https://cdn.comparably.com/26881497/l/310949/logo.jpg CEO
The Seattle Times

Respectful, collaborative and family like

- The Seattle Times Employee
46

Vision-oriented and they have a great mission and leadership skills

- Emeritus Employee
47
Brian McManus - https://cdn.comparably.com/25601727/l/141438_logo_lighthouse-ediscovery.png CEO
Lighthouse

I like coming to work everyday knowing that the people I am surrounded by are decent humans that are top in their field. I also believe that we foster a culture and values that people can really relate to on a daily basis.

- Lighthouse Employee
48

Getting together for virtual group meetings.

- Symetra Employee
49
Raja Narayana - https://cdn.comparably.com/27417335/l/84995_logo_aditi.png CEO
Aditi Consulting

the team has a ton of fun together, which makes it a great place to work.

- Aditi Consulting Employee
50
Dean Allen - https://cdn.comparably.com/24749373/l/145532/company_logo_145532.png CEO
McKinstry

Flexibility and work life balance

- McKinstry Employee
51

The freedom to innovate and work with a product that is unique

- Rubica Employee
52
John Pierson - https://cdn.comparably.com/26508923/l/70412/logo.jpg CEO
Winshuttle

Good to be part of it

- Winshuttle Employee
53
Jeff Becker - https://cdn.comparably.com/24749373/l/139048/company_logo_139048.png CEO
Kotis Design
54
Melissa Waggener Zorkin - https://cdn.comparably.com/25713969/l/42957_logo_we-communications.png CEO
WE Communications

It's female-founded and run, everyone is friendly

- WE Communications Employee
55

Knowing that co-workers are engaged and satisfied

- CareZone Employee
56

Honesty, Leadership, Vision, Empathy and Care

- Auth0 Employee
57
Jason Labaw - https://cdn.comparably.com/24858469/l/96628/96628_logo_bonsai-media-group.png CEO
Bonsai Media Group

Everyone is just cool overall

- Bonsai Media Group Employee
58
Peter Gruening - https://cdn.comparably.com/26339145/l/413863/logo.jpg CEO
Costco Travel

That I can perform my job at home and at the office for a week...I get the best of both worlds. And having the interactions with our members and my co-workers. And being able to be myself and not be judged for it.

- Costco Travel Employee
59

Our leadership team has an open door policy. They're open to feedback and genuinely want to improve the company.

- Logic20/20 Employee
60

there are a lot of good benefits

- IMDb Employee
61
Bill Frame - https://cdn.comparably.com/26972357/l/138174_logo_kidder-mathews.png CEO
Kidder Mathews

Environment and culture is great, awesome quality people. The work itself is meaningful, important, and not busy work.

- Kidder Mathews Employee
62
Christopher Rabe - https://cdn.comparably.com/24749373/l/302859/logo.jpg CEO
Space Rock IT

Our leader is a good person

- Space Rock IT Employee
63
 - https://c3-static.comparably.com/1.226/static/skins/comparably_light/global/img/logo-company.png CEO
OnPoint Sale
64
Peter Kern - https://cdn.comparably.com/27477892/l/25854_logo_expedia-in.png CEO
Expedia Group

Meeting and engaging with people. Owning my work and setting my own pace.

- Expedia Group Employee
65

The people, tech and leadership team

- F5 Networks Employee
66

We deal with pet injuries and pet deaths, all day & every day. Not a good question

- Rover.com Employee
67

Interviewers are continually berated and held to forever changing impossibly high standards. The post interview QA team completed about the tiniest detail such as going 10 second over one of the sections (a section in which you have to ask 3 questions each with 3 parts all within 10 mins)

- Karat Employee
68
Doyle Simons - https://cdn.comparably.com/25993361/l/321185/company_logo_321185.png CEO
Weyerhaeuser

Good. Retirement plan. Decent insurance

- Weyerhaeuser Employee
69

my teammates, work culture & working environment is so positive.

- UnifyCloud Employee
70
Chad Robins - https://cdn.comparably.com/26369407/l/84759/logo.jpg CEO
Adaptive Biotechnologies

The free food, events and free company swag

- Adaptive Biotechnologies Employee
71
Arif Kareem - https://cdn.comparably.com/26599559/l/118174_logo_extrahop-networks.png CEO
ExtraHop Networks

The SVP of Marketing at ExtraHop inherited a solid team that he's turned into a very strong one during his tenure. He's thoughtful, creative, and well-versed across the spectrum of marketing disciplines. He consistently identifies talent and promotes from within.

- ExtraHop Networks Employee
72
Nathan Eimers - https://cdn.comparably.com/26966940/l/86166_logo_aim-consulting.png CEO
AIM Consulting
73
Daniel Daoura - https://cdn.comparably.com/24749373/l/158846/logo.jpg CEO
PebbleBee

very strong leadership and ownership team

- PebbleBee Employee
74

Peers are great and work is interesting and sustainable.

- GGLO* Employee
75
Patrick Casey - https://cdn.comparably.com/26861454/l/159378_logo_perkins-coie.png CEO
Perkins Coie

The people - I like my co-workers and enjoy spending time with them.

- Perkins Coie Employee
76

supportive, responsive, focused, demanding and giving

- glassybaby Employee
77

My company environment is very good

- Skype Employee
78
Matt Sauri - https://cdn.comparably.com/25993361/l/321773/logo.jpg CEO
Wimmer Solutions

Communication and ability to grow

- Wimmer Solutions Employee
79

Flexibility in choosing starting salary plus stock option combinations with adjustments to a targeted salary within 2 years.

- Seeq Employee
80
Jeffrey McCannon - https://cdn.comparably.com/25993361/l/136233/logo.jpg CEO
JeffreyM Consulting

They always listen to our teams feedback, and take our ideas seriously.

- JeffreyM Consulting Employee
81

Great leadership here at Avalara

- Avalara Employee
82

No management, no project managers

- Valve Employee
83

Sharing ideas and working with smart people

- Qumulo Employee
84
Tom Mumford - https://cdn.comparably.com/25549781/l/163434/logo.jpg CEO
Property Target

Being able to help people

- Property Target Employee
85

my team being helpful to me

- Pro.com Employee
86
87

Working on things that are making a difference to millions of people.

- Hiya Employee
88
 - https://c3-static.comparably.com/1.226/static/skins/comparably_light/global/img/logo-company.png CEO
CON-WAY ENTERPRISE SERVICES

they are always motivating us to keep going

- CON-WAY ENTERPRISE SERVICES Employee
89
Andrew Day - https://cdn.comparably.com/26347379/l/138081_logo_keywords-studios.png CEO
Keywords Studios

Very supportive leadership and seniors

- Keywords Studios Employee
90

The support is the best part.

- WaFd Bank Employee
91
Chris Cocks - https://cdn.comparably.com/27525631/l/49111_logo_wizards-of-the-coast.png CEO
Wizards of the Coast

They are open to new ideas, they think long term

- Wizards of the Coast Employee
92

Commision opps within role at

- Pushpay Employee
93
John Gabbert - https://cdn.comparably.com/24749373/l/160599/company_logo_160599.png CEO
PitchBook

They provide compensation on time

- PitchBook Employee
94

people, fancy products, learning opportunity

- Anker Employee
95

They've demonstrated a commitment to transparency and integrity reinforced through leadership by example.

- FLEXE Employee
96
Robbie Cape - https://cdn.comparably.com/24749373/l/335910/company_logo_335910.png CEO
98point6

Everyone collaborates well and has a common goal in mind

- 98point6 Employee
97
Mike Pongon - https://cdn.comparably.com/25523910/l/482607_logo_point-b-inc.png CEO
Point B Inc

Transparency, inclusivity, genuine behavior and actions, belief in a common cause, gathers buy-in, gets into the weeds.

- Point B Inc Employee
98

They care about doing a good job

- MediaPRO Employee
99
Aaron Bird - https://cdn.comparably.com/26339145/l/16592/logo.jpg CEO
Bizible
100