Zuck the "most liked" CEO, Larry Page 11th, Tim Cook 18th

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This is a pretty interesting bit of info, though we'd like to know a bit more on how much data it is built on, but Glassdoor has posted its annual list of the 50 highest rated CEOs. This year, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg took the top spot as the "most liked" CEO, Google's Larry Page came in 11th, and Apple's Tim Cook took a big dive ending up in 18th place. What is especially interesting about this list is that it is using only "employee feedback shared during the past year", so these are the CEOs that are most liked by their own employees. 

Mark Zuckerberg actually shares the top spot with the co-CEOs from SAP who also had 99% approval ratings from employees. This is a huge jump for Zuck, who didn't even make the list last year (although last year was only the top 25). Google's Larry Page actually saw his approval rating go up from 94% last year to 95% this year, but he dropped from 5th place last year to 11th this year. But, the big drop was Apple's Tim Cook, who was number one on the list last year with a 97% approval rating, and is down to 93% and 18th place this year. 

Other notable names on the list were: Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs at #8, NVIDIA's Jen-Hsun Huang at #16, Amazon's Jeff Bezos at #17, Intel's Paul S. Otellini at #21, and Broadcom's Scott McGregor at #45.

source: Glassdoor via BGR

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27 Comments

1. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

What was steve jobs position when he was CEO??....jst asking!!

15. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

According to last year's chart, Jobs had a 95% approval rating in his last year as CEO.

17. LonghornTech

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Waiting for the least liked list to see where Steve Ballmer stands.

23. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

He and ELOP are competing hard with each other .... one who wins does the monkey dancing is the deal

25. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i guess both elop and steve ballmer will top on the most dislikes!

18. LonghornTech

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Having the most likes on Facebook doesn't mean Zuckerberg is the most liked. Smh lol

19. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I thought if more people like than anyone else you are the most liked, no?

26. jcarrigan unregistered

Hey Zuckerberg how about you make the facebook app as user friendly as it is on the actual internet because theres alot of stuff id like to do to my facebook page but tcant since im using a mobile device. kinda reminds me of iPhones. Yes your a genious and you created a website that i hated until 2010 and then was forced to like facebook because myspace started sucking at that point. I miss "poke" on facebook, whats all this bs with "like"

2. SamsungTheSavior

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Why isn't samsungs CEO number one? He's much better than zuckerberg.

3. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Because there are 3 of them.

6. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

That is relevant but LOL!!!

10. SamsungTheSavior

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Your top 3 right there. Just iPhonearena hard at work slandering us Samsung fans.

13. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

This site is biased towards Apple and Samsung only and it clearly shows. Don't call it iphone arena only because you can also call it SamdungArena :)

24. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

SII SIII S4 all are great :D

20. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I own an S3 and love it, but I will sell my soul to NOBODY. You guys and your fandom...SMH. All these companies have flaws, especially the bigger one's. Get over it.

22. SamsungTheSavior

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Name one Samsung flaw. None. Plastic isn't a flaw, it survives a fall way better than soda can aluminum.

4. MartianMe unregistered

Haha that's right there are 3 of them now aha :D

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Lol where is Stephen Elop? xD

7. sanjeet.13

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 17, 2012

He was probably cleaning his windows when dis was goin on. . lol. .

21. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

This guy still has a serious security detail when he leaves work every day. He's not very popular in the Nordic Belt, that's for sure. Fears the Vikings, I guess.

8. Desmund

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 01, 2012

Want to know why because Zuckerberg is always in the news somewhere, and heck he even had a movie about himself. That's not knocking him just saying Larry Page and Sergey Brin never had that cause if they did probably end up #1 forever for all we know. I mean come on go and ask people who these two are, and possibly 1 out of every 30 might tell you. Edit: I didn't even know who they were till my senior year in high school economics class had to do research paper on them.

9. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

You do have a point. I thought about that one time when they showed a pic of Brin on the subway wearing Google Glass. I wondered how many on the train even knew who he was. I'm surprised about Tim Cook. I thought Apple CEO's would be ranked high by default. Is this really a shift in popularity for Apple?

27. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

It is feedback from their own employees. I hope most people know who the CEO is of their employer.

11. Desmund

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 01, 2012

Shocked myself as well, and I think I remember the Google Glass photo you're talking about. Page and Brin remind me of Bill Gates you might think u see him somewhere, but you'll never know cause he looks so plain and average basically average joe.

12. Dimitru

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

i like them they r rich !!!

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Why we should care bout zuckerberg

16. Teejay1100

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Apple's kingdom is slowly crumbling, starting with the CEO.

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