Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been removed entirely from Glassdoor’s list of the top 100 CEO’s despite ranking in the top ten just two years ago.
Observer reports that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been removed from Glassdoor’s list of the top 100 CEOs. In 2017, Musk ranked eighth on the list but has since seen a sharp decline in his popularity on the list, dropping to 49th on the list in 2018. This year, Musk did not make the top 100.
Glassdoor ranks CEOs based on a percentage approval rate calculated from employee reviews of companies and CEOs on the site. In previous years, only reviews from SpaceX were counted towards Musk’s approval rating as Tesla reviews were consistently lower.
The top 100 CEOs on the site have an approval rating between 90 percent and 99 percent while Musk’s rating was calculated at somewhere around 89 percent at SpaceX and 69 percent at Tesla.
Long hours, low pay and chaotic management appear to be consistent issues across Musk’s companies. One SpaceX employee review from 2019 states: “Work-life balance blows hard. Sometimes 14- to 16-hour days aren’t enough. And when you leave, you can be made to feel guilty for ditching the team.”
One Tesla employee review states: “C-level executives tend to make company decisions rashly and publicly via Twitter,” referencing Musk’s regular Twitter outbursts. One employee suggested in the “advice to management” section, that the company should “Cancel Elon’s Twitter account.”
Another anonymous employee who stated that they worked at Tesla for more than three years said: “Elon, you keep having the good employees fired. Trash management and HR is killing your business. You are losing good employees to a boys club and have done nothing about it.”
Here are the current top 10 CEO’s on Glassdoor’s list:
- Pat Gelsinger, VMware
- Charles C. Butt, H-E-B
- Lynsi Snyder, In-N-Out Burger
- John Legere, T-Mobile
- Shantanu Narayen, Adobe
- Satya Nadella, Microsoft
- Kevin Sneader, McKinsey & Company
- Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn
- Gary S. Guthart, Intuitive Surgical
- Hubert Joly, Best Buy
Elon Musk has not responded to his precipitous drop in ratings or the crashing morale at Tesla.