Tim Cook Surpassed Steve Jobs as Highest-Rated Apple CEO

The new CEO of Apple Inc., Tim Cook, who replaced Steve Jobs who passed away October 2011, topped the survey conducted by Glassdoor as the Highest-rated CEO.

Chief Executive Tim Cook got the highest place in a survey of highest-rated CEOs created by the site Glassdoor. Cook got a 97% approval rating. Compared to Steve Jobs, who left the position August 2011, his final approval rating was 97%, even though his ranking between March 2010 and last month was 95 %.

Tim Cook became a member of Apple in March 1998 and was appointed as the new CEO after Jobs announced his resignation.

In the Glassdoor site, an employee from Apple said, “I think leadership is doing an amazing job. We have the best management team anywhere.”

The top 25 highest-rated CEOs is based from employees feedbacks who were requested to answer one survey question: “Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading the company?”

More that 280,000 employees rated their CEOs on Glassdoor last year, according to the research company. “While many speculated how Cook would be received by employees and how he would lead the tech giant, he seems to have settled in quite nicely,” – a blog post from the site stated.

Quite a few CEOs which represents the tech industry made it to the top 25 list, which includes Paul Jacobs, CEO of Qualcomm with an approval rating of 95% – increased by 7 points from previous survery. Larry Page, CEO of Google, got the 3rd place with a 94% approval rating – previous  CEO Eric Schimdt is up by 2 points but not included in the list.

Paul Otellini of Intel with 93% approval rating, increased 3 points, and Paul Maritz of VMware with 90%, increased a whooping 15 points, rounded out the top five. Meg Whitman of Hewlett-Packard followed Paul Maritz with the highest gain in approval with 80% rating.


  1. Richard
    April 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

    It’s great to know this, especially after a few after the death of Steve Jobs. It seems that Mr. Jobs left the company in good hands.

  2. Tootsie
    April 16, 2012 at 2:14 am

    That’s great news to hear. To know that your employees trust your devotion for leading them. And to think that it is the giant company, Apple. He must really be up to something good.

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