NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Which consumer companies are run by great leaders, according to their employees?

It shouldn't be any surprise that some of the best known and most loved names -- Starbucks (SBUX), Nike (NKE) and Costco Wholesale (COST), for instance -- also have leaders loved by employees. 

Glassdoor's third annual Employees' Choice Awards for the 50 Highest Rated CEOs for 2015 identified the best leaders in various industries including technology, finance, manufacturing, travel and tourism, among others.

The ranking is based solely on the input of employees (between Apr. 22, 2014 and Apr. 21, 2015) who anonymously and voluntarily provide feedback via the Glassdoor company review surveys, which "encourages feedback on whether they approve or disapprove of how their CEO is leading the company, along with insight into their job, work environment and company," the online jobs review site said.

CEOs considered for the large company list must have received at least 100 reviews, said Glassdoor said, which also put out a list of the 50 highest rated small and medium company CEOs.

Check out TheStreet's list identifying the best of the best public company CEOs from Glassdoor's list. And when you're done be sure to check out the best tech CEOs.

Note: In many instances it appears that CEOs tied in ranking, but Glassdoor said the numbers have been rounded up from as far out as five decimal points to determine the rank.

7. Robert "Bob" Iger
The Walt Disney Co.
Market Cap: $184 billion
Glassdoor Rating: 90%

Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of Disney, began his role as the media and entertainment company's chief in October 2005, succeeding Michael Eisner. Iger joined the company in 1996 as chairman of ABC Group, which is owned by Disney. He is 64 years old.

Employee comment: "Great cross functional career growth, great benefits, work with top talented and collaborative peers and learn from wonderful leadership." - Anonymous employee



6. Howard Schultz
Starbucks Corp.
Market Cap: $77 billion
Glassdoor Rating: 91%

Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks coffee chain, seems to have an ability to manage investor expectations that is unmatched. Though Schultz didn't initially create the concept, he loved his first experience at a Starbucks in Seattle's Pike's Place Market so much that he moved from New York to Seattle to join the company as its director of operations in 1982. He then left for a short time to start his own chain of coffeehouses but returned to become CEO in 1987 after purchasing the company with a group of investors. Schultz filled the CEO role for 13 years until he stepped down from daily management of the growing coffee chain in 2000, but retained the chairman title. In 2008, he stepped back into the CEO role and has remained its chairman and chief executive ever since. He is aiming for the chain to become a $100 billion market cap company. Schultz is 61 years old.

Employee comment: "An excellent company to work for. Management tends to really care for its employees. The benefits are stellar compared to other part time jobs. I don't see any other part time job offering health coverage." - Barista, Canuga Park, Calif.



5. Blake Nordstrom
Market Cap: $14 billion
Glassdoor Rating: 91%

Blake Nordstrom is one of three co-presidents (along with brothers Pete and Erik) and a director to the 114-year-old family-run department store chain. Blake Nordstrom, 54, was previously the sole president of Nordstrom since 2000 and a director since 2005.

Employee comment: "Great leadership experience and depending on your manager, a lot of support to create new ways of supporting the selling floor. With the right team this could be a very rewarding experience. The role provides great exposure to upper management and serves as a great stepping stone into the corporate world." -- Former service experience specialist, Seattle



4. Alex Gorsky
Johnson & Johnson
Market Cap: $272 billion
Glassdoor Rating: 91%

Alex Gorsky has been CEO of Johnson & Johnson since April 2012. Gorsky is 55 years old.

Employee comment: "Great management, overall probably the best group of colleagues I've worked with, and the company is good about experiencing other areas either through informal cross-training of via their Bridges Program. J&J also embraces flexible work options depending on your role. I shared a desk space with a colleague for a year in a part time work from home option, and then went full time work from home." - Former quality assurance employee, Raritan, N.J.

3. A.G. Lafley
Procter & Gamble
Market Cap: $214 billion
Glassdoor Rating: 92%

Alan George "A.G." Lafley is chairman, CEO and president of Procter & Gamble. Lafley, who has worked for the Cincinnati-based company for more than three decades, had retired in 2010. He reclaimed the CEO position in 2013 after P&G's board asked him to step in amid slowing sales. The Wall Street Journal reported in April that Lafley is preparing to step down as P&G's CEO as early as this summer. He is 67 years old.

Employee comment: "Leadership is very supportive about creating a learning and growing type of culture. Taking ownership is very expected and you really gain a variety of useful skills that make you work more efficiently. Management makes it clear on your role and how you impact the company to make you feel valued." - Anonymous Employee


W. Craig Jelinek
Costco Wholesale
Market Cap: $60 billion
Glassdoor Rating: 93%

Craig Jelinek has been CEO of Costco Wholesale since January 2012, following the retirement of James Sinegal, the company's co-founder and longtime CEO. Jelinek, who joined the company in 1984, is 62 years old.

Employee comment: "It's a good place to work they take care of [their] employees very well. There is lots of advancement opportunity and the managers all the way up to the CEO are really good people. Non salary employees get 2 bonuses a year." - Costco Wholesale Forklift Driver, Puyallup, Wash.

1. Mark Parker
Market Cap: $87 billion
Glassdoor Rating: 97%

As a longtime Nike veteran, Mark Parker moved steadily up the ranks to become CEO in 2006. Parker is 59 years old.

Employee comment: "Mark Parker knows what he is doing. Nike is really progressive on gay rights and I loved athlete asterisk, which is if you have a body you are an athlete!" - Nike Senior Project Manager, Beaverton, Ore.


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