T-Mobile's Legere named best U.S. wireless CEO, fourth best overall

T-Mobile's Legere named best U.S. wireless CEO, fourth best overall
We've often praised T-Mobile CEO John Legere for leading the carrier's amazing turnaround that has made it the fastest growing and most innovative of the four major U.S. carriers. Today, T-Mobile announced that the executive has received some recognition from the Glassdoor website. Based on an online survey filled out by former and current employees, Glassdoor named Legere the top CEO in the U.S. wireless industry for the fifth consecutive year. He received a 99% approval rating from T-Mobile employees.

Part of Legere's charm is that he flaunts the conventional rules about how a CEO should look, dress and act. He wears his hair long and instead of a suit and tie, Legere is usually spotted in a magenta T-Mobile t-shirt and jacket. And he has no problem attacking the competition, even using choice four-letter words if the situation calls for it. The executive, named T-Mobile CEO in September 2012, appears to be passionate about the industry and his employees appear to feel the same way about him.

While Legere finished first among wireless CEO's, he ended up fourth in the overall ratings. Other tech names on that list include Adobe's Shantanu Narayen (5th-98% approval rating), Microsoft's Satya Nadella (6th-98%), Nvidia's Jen-Hsun Huang (18th-96%), Google's Sundar Pichai (46th-94%), Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg (55th-94%) and Apple's Tim Cook (69th-92%)


For the second consecutive year, Glassdoor also named T-Mobile as one of the Best Places to Work; the carrier finished number 59 in this category. The news comes as all signs point to the Justice Department giving its approval this week to the $26.5 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The latest news has Dish Network in talks to buy Boost Mobile and some wireless spectrum from T-Mobile and Sprint for more than $6 billion. This will satisfy the DOJ's demand that the two wireless providers help create a new competitor before they combine.

FEATURED VIDEO

9 Comments

1. veerhardik

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

He is the best!

2. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Been with T-Mobile since 2014 after kicking AT&T to the curb, and I’ll never switch again. Almost makes me feel bad for badmouthing T-Mobile for years on end, without ever actually having been a customer. Speeds are fantastic, customer service is fantastic, and it’s nice to see a CEO who isn’t a suit and tie douchenozzle.

8. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

T-Mobile's coverage leaves a lot to be desired. You must not venture off a major highway or out of town.

3. youlookfoolish

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Legere is a clown. If one were to research how many Alan F. articles pertain to T-Mobile, especially compared to his peers I wonder what those numbers would look like? In the last two weeks he's already blogged at least 3 articles about the Sprint/Tmo deal. #propaganda

5. Alan01

Posts: 615; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Look, I don't even use T-Mobile and there has been news pertaining to the merger nearly every day. Regards, Alan

6. Phullofphil

Posts: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Your name says troll written all over you

4. djcody

Posts: 228; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Just yesterday received free upgrade to unlimited plan for no extra coast. 10$ a month plus tax and fee minus discount 14.59$. Thanks tmobile

7. Kevro_86

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Legere won me over the first time I heard him refer to Verizon & AT&T as "Dumb & Dumber".

9. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

So it takes childish comments to win you over? Sounds about right as far as today's society is concerned. Instead of him trolling other carriers, he should expand their footprint.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.