The 10 Best CEOs To Work For In New York

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CEOs set the tone for a corporation, and there’s a lot of pressure for them to please both employees and shareholders. 

It’s a tough job, which is why most CEOs don’t keep their jobs for more than a few years

We reached out to ratings site for a list of the 10 most-liked CEOs in New York based on employee reviews, which they compiled exclusively for Business Insider. 

Note that not all of the companies are headquartered in New York, but the CEOs work in the metro area. 

10. Lloyd C. Blankfein, Goldman Sachs

Approval Rating: 88%

CEO Tenure: 2006 - present

Blankfein is one of the only Wall Street CEOs to keep his job post-crisis.

He grew up in a working-class family in Brooklyn and earned his law degree from Harvard before starting his career at the now defunct white-shoe firm Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine.

In 1981 he joined Goldman's commodities trading arm as a precious metals salesman in the London office.

It's rumoured that he may leave his post this summer. Last year he made $16.1 million in total compensation.

9. Lamberto Andreotti, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Approval Rating: 89%

CEO Tenure: 2010 - present

Lamberto has been with Bristol-Myers Squibb for the last 14 years. Since he was named CEO two years ago, he has continued to drive revenue and profit growth, as well as margin expansion.

He led the company's 'String of Pearls' strategy of alliances, partnerships and acquisitions over the last several years. This includes its acquisition of biotech firm Medarex, ZymoGenetics, and Inhibitex, which it acquired for $2.5 billion.

8. John B. Veihmeyer, KPMG

Approval Rating: 89%

CEO Tenure: 2008 - present

Veihmeyer has been at major accounting firm KPMG for 33 years. He was named chairman of KPMG in 2010.

Previously he was Global Head of Risk Management & Regulatory and a member of KPMG's International Executive Team.

The privately-held company is headquartered in Amsterdam, with its US headquarters in New York.

7. Mickey Drexler, J. Crew

Approval Rating: 90%

CEO Tenure: 2003 - present

Drexler is famously credited with 'wardrobing America.' He's transformed Ann Taylor, The Gap, and now J. Crew. He's known for his no-B.S. management style, and for using an intercom at the company's Soho headquarters.

He accepted a private equity offer to take J. Crew private for $3 billion in 2010, investing $100 million of his own money into the company.

6. Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University

Approval Rating: 90%

CEO Tenure: 2002 - present

Bollinger is the only non-profit CEO on the list. Before Columbia, he was president of the University of Michigan. He was raised in the small town of Baker City (pop. 9,828), in eastern Oregon.

Lee is popular on the Manhattan campus, and is affectionately known as 'PrezBo' by his students. Under his presidency, Columbia has remained one of the top overall schools in the country, and its business school ranked 5th in the nation last year.

5. Lew Frankfort, Coach

4. Dennis M. Nally, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Approval Rating: 90%

CEO Tenure: 2002 - present

Nally joined the firm in 1974, starting in PwC's Detroit office. He was promoted to senior partner and chairman in 2002.

PwC is headquartered in the UK, with the chairman's office at the US headquarters in New York.

3. Joe Echevarria, Deloitte LLP

Approval Rating: 91%

CEO Tenure: 2011 - present

Echevarria joined the company in 1978 and became an audit partner in 1988.

Before being named CEO and chairman he was U.S. Managing Partner -- Operations.

2. Ken Chenault, American Express

Approval Rating: 94%

CEO Tenure: 2001 - present

Chenault is another Wall Street executive who successfully led his firm through the financial crisis.

He started in the company's strategic planning group 31 years ago, and steadily worked his way up the ranks to be named the third African-American CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

Chenault was born in Long Island in 1951. After getting his law degree from Harvard, he worked as an associate at the law firm Rogers & Wells in New York City and as a consultant for Bain & Company.

1. Dominic Barton, McKinsey & Company

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