Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Replaces Tim Cook As Highest-Rated CEO

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has replaced Tim Cook as the highest-rated CEO in tech, according to employee approval ratings on Glassdoor. Cook’s 97% approval rating from 2012 has dropped down to 93%, which takes him from first position all the way down to 18th. Zuckerberg now has an impressive 99% approval rating.

Cook continues to feature in Glassdoor’s Top 50 Highest-Rated CEOs list, but he has now dropped out of the top ten, despite only losing five percentage points. It also takes him below predecessor Steve Jobs’s 95% rating.

Zuckerberg gained 14 percentage points this year, having earned an 84% approval rating in 2012, which takes him to the top of the board. SAP’s co-CEOs, Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe, were also awarded a 99% approval rating by their employees, giving them the number two spot.

Here’s what the top ten looks like:

  1. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) — 99%
  2. Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe (SAP) — 99%
  3. Frank D’Souza (Cognizant) — 96%
  4. Joe Tucci (EMC2) — 96%
  5. Paul E. Jacobs (Qualcomm) — 95%
  6. Larry Page (Google) — 95%
  7. Mark B. Templeton (Citrix) — 95%
  8. Marc Benioff (Salesforce) — 94%
  9. Jen-Hsun Huang (NVIDIA) — 94%
  10. Jeff Bezos (Amazon) — 93%

GigaOM suggests Cook’s new rating indicates that, after 18 months on the job, his “honeymoon period” with employees has come to an end. However, Cook has introduced a number of company perks since taking over from Jobs, including charitable contribution matching, better product discounts, and sabbaticals for personal projects.

It’s also worth noting that Cook may not have dropped so far down in the rankings had other CEOs not achieved such high ratings. Google’s Larry Page, for example, has held a 95% rating since 2012, yet he still dropped down the table three places from number three to number six as other CEOs came up.

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  • OjibweArtist

    Just wish if you talk about this so-called person that you stop showing his face. To have this face show up without warning when I open a web page is disgusting. In the interests of good taste, and to help people keep their food from vomiting onto the table, please stop showing this face. If this is the top rated CEOs, then the world is in great trouble. USA in general seems to be loosing its collective mind. Shame on everyone who voted and shame on every editor who shows us the face of this person. Just stop.

  • GFYantiapplezealots

    You do realize that anyone can leave a review on Glassdoor right? This isn’t a surprise with all of the internet script kiddie 4chan troll hate of Apple.

  • technochick

    This list is BS. It’s a totally unsound survey based in ratings given by employees who have to find the site etc. no randomizing,no balancing number of responses etc. for all we know Mark went higher because he encouraged everyone to fill out the survey so there’d be more resoonses

  • RGripe

    thats awesome http://bit.ly/ZzGhaA

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