Rockwell Collins’ Kelly Ortberg named a Highest Rated CEO by Glassdoor

Kelly Ortberg takes photo with employees during Town Hall event

Rockwell Collins' Chairman, President and CEO, Kelly Ortberg (middle) poses for a selfie with employees following a recent internal Town Hall meeting. Click to enlarge

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (June 21, 2017) — Rockwell Collins’ Chairman, President and CEO Kelly Ortberg has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award recognizing the 100 Highest Rated CEOs in large U.S. companies for 2017. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing job sites, released its annual report honoring the Highest Rated CEOs, which highlights the top leaders that employees love working for in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe.

Among chief executives recognized by employees at large companies in the U.S., Ortberg received an impressive approval rating based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews that Rockwell Collins employees shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year.

“For the past few years, Rockwell Collins has worked extremely hard to create and maintain an employee-focused culture that demonstrates every day how important our people are to our company’s success,” Ortberg said. “Employee engagement is not just a catchphrase for us. I’m very pleased by this recognition because it tells me that our employees are seeing the results of our efforts.”

When employees submit reviews about their company on Glassdoor, they are asked to rate various factors about their employment experience, including their overall satisfaction and other workplace attributes such as senior management. As part of these ratings, employees are also asked to rate whether they approve, disapprove or are neutral about the job their CEO is doing.

Ortberg, who ranked 91 out of the top 100 CEOs in large U.S. companies, received an approval rating from employees of 89 percent. Among the 700,000 companies reviewed on Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is 67 percent.

“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. I congratulate all of the winners on this significant honor,” said 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.”

See the complete list of all Highest Rated CEOs in 2017:,18.htm

About Glassdoor

Glassdoor is one of the largest and fastest growing job sites in the world today. Set apart by the tens of millions of reviews and insights provided by employees and candidates, Glassdoor combines all the jobs with this valuable data to make it easy for people to find a job that is uniquely right for them. As a result, Glassdoor helps employers hire truly informed candidates at scale through effective recruiting solutions like job advertising and employer branding products. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor now has reviews and insights for approximately 700,000 companies in more than 190 countries.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures. To find out more, please visit


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