97% of Apple Employees Approved of Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs with Mac retro

If you’re a regular visitor to Cult of Mac, you’ll already have some appreciation of how terrific Steve Jobs is. But do his employees share the same opinion of him as us fans?  Well, according to the employment reviews and rating site Glassdoor, 97% of them approved of him as CEO — making Steve one of the most successful CEOs among those rated on the site.

That’s pretty impressive when you think about it. How many jobs have you had in which you and the rest of your colleagues truly admired, respected and approved of your boss? I’m guessing your answer is ‘not many’.

To put that rating into perspective, let’s take a look at some other CEOs. Léo Apotheker of Hewlett-Packard, a company which recently dumped its personal computer business, only gets a 63% approval rating among his employees, whereas Amazon’s Jeff Bezos gets a respectable 84% approval rating from his employees.

Google’s co-founder and newly appointed CEO, Larry Page, enjoys an impressive 96% approval rating — just behind Steve — while Apple’s biggest rival, Microsoft, only rate their CEO, Steve Ballmer, at 46%.

Being Cult of Mac’s resident Brit, I was tucked up in bed when the news broke about Steve’s resignation yesterday, and so I didn’t get chance to weigh in with my thoughts on his decision to step down. Steve’s been a personal hero of mine since I first became obsessed with Apple back in 2000, and I’m sad that he’s giving up his role as CEO. We knew this day was looming for some time, but the news was still a surprise.

I’m confident Apple will do just fine without Steve at the helm, and I want to wish Tim Cook all the best in his new role. I also hope that Steve remains Apple’s chairman for many successful years to come, and that he takes a well deserved break.

[via The Next Web]