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It’s often said that employees don’t quit jobs — they quit bosses. There’s a good chance you can relate to this sentiment personally.

If you’re looking for a new job, one of the first things to consider is the management you’ll be working for. I believe that finding the right environment is just as important as finding the perfect title, if not more so.

As it does every year, Glassdoor recently released its list of 2018′s “Top CEOs.” The list is based on anonymous feedback received by Glassdoor from US employees.

The No. 1 spot this year was taken by Zoom Video Communications CEO Eric S. Yuan, who has an impressive 99 percent approval rating among his employees. Rounding out the top five spots are Michael F. Mahoney at Boston Scientific (99 percent approval), Daniel Springer at DocuSign (99 percent approval), Lynsi Snyder at In-N-Out Burger (99 percent approval), and James Downing at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (98 percent approval).

Four CEOs have made the Glassdoor Top CEOs list for six years in a row, including Marc Benioff at Salesforce (No. 10 on this year’s list with 97 percent approval), Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook (No. 16 with 96 percent approval), Lloyd C. Blankfein at Goldman Sachs (No. 77 with 92 percent approval), and Tim Cook at Apple (No. 96 with 91 percent approval).

When compared to the average CEO approval rating of 69 percent, these CEOs’ scores suggest this is a group of executive leaders who know what they’re doing.

Yuan shared his philosophy on the kind of company he wants to create for his employees with Glassdoor, saying:

“I need to make sure I’m happy and that my employees are happy. Asking myself that question, I realized if I’m not happy, my kids, my family will be impacted. Our employees will also be impacted. So that’s why our company culture is to deliver happiness. It’s personal to our company’s values. We’re going to care about each other, really focus on delivering happiness to each other. Ultimately, as a company, we deliver happiness to our customers.”

A CEO sets the direction of their company and influences the managers below them, so it’s safe to stay the CEO is a great place to start when you’re researching where you might want to apply next.

As you’re searching for your next job, keep in mind that you want a company that helps you live your best life inside and outside the office. Unhappiness has a domino effect: When it arrives, it knocks down everything around it.

Don’t simply look for the best title or the most money in your next role. Look for a great, healthy company. That generally starts with the CEO. Check out the entire “Top CEOs” list to learn more about the executives leading today’s workforce. Who knows? You might work for one of them someday.

A version of this article originally appeared on Copeland Coaching.

Angela Copeland is a career coach and CEO at her firm, Copeland Coaching.



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