Republic Services CEO named to 2017 highest-rated CEOs list

Republic Services CEO named to 2017 highest-rated CEOs list

Don Slager has a 94 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor.


Don Slager, president and CEO of Phoenix-based Republic Services was recognized with the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award and named to the 2017 Highest Rated CEOs list, according to a recent employee survey conducted by

Based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews shared by Republic Services employees, Slager received an overall approval rating of 94 percent. In addition, 82 percent of Republic employees would recommend working for the CEO. The list recognizes top leaders admired by their employees, with Slager earning a top spot on this year’s list.

“I’m truly overwhelmed and appreciative of this feedback from our employees,” Slager says. “One of the greatest joys of my job is serving our great team of employees. They are out there every day diligently taking care of our 14 million customers by picking up and responsibly handling the nation’s recycling and solid waste needs. This recognition tells me that our employees feel fulfilled in their work and they have trust in our senior leadership, which contributes to employee engagement and our company’s long-term success. This is an honor for our entire organization.”

When employees submit reviews about their companies on Glassdoor, they are asked to rate various factors about their employment experience, including their overall satisfaction and their approval of senior leadership. As part of this survey, employees are asked to rate whether they approve, disapprove or are neutral about the job their CEO is doing.

The complete list of all Highest Rated CEOs 2017 Employees’ Choice is available at,18.htm.

“CEOs tell us the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award is one of the highest honors they can receive because it truly reflects employee opinion about the job they do every day,” says Robert Hohman, Glassdoor co-founder and CEO. “We know that CEO approval ratings correlate to overall employee satisfaction and trust in senior leadership, which contributes to long-term employee engagement, ultimately helping an employer’s recruiting and retention efforts. I congratulate all of the winners on this significant honor.”