SECNAV named top 50 CEO


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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus was named one of the top 50 CEOs of 2013, a Navy release said.

The list was released earlier in March by Glassdoor, a website featuring anonymous reviews of companies, bosses and interviews.

Mabus was ranked #43, just behind Victoria’s Secret CEO Sharen Turney.

The list is based entirely on employee feedback over the past year. Almost 300 anonymous reviewers gave Mabus an 81 percent approval rate, the release said.

Some of the reviews included:

  • Pros: Good pay and benefits, travel opportunities, security clearance and housing allowance
  • Cons: Long hours, time away from family, moving often and some poor leadership

“This award is rightly shared by the many great leaders, both uniformed and civilian, present throughout the department,” Mabus said. “I appreciate being recognized and it is especially meaningful knowing the rating is based upon feedback provided by current and former service members and Navy civilians.”

Want to hear the Navy leader’s thoughts on more than this recent honor? Mabus sounded off on progress made by 21st Century Sailor and Marine, women in combat and his morning workout routine in an exclusive interview earlier this week. Look for his comments in our annual State of the Navy issue, which hits newsstands April 8.


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