Mark Zuckerberg Takes Top Spot in Annual CEO Confidence SurveyBy: Josh Wolford - March 15, 2013
Congratulations, Mark Zuckerberg. Your employees at Facebook approve of the way you’re running the company at a higher rate than employees at any other company in the country.
Glassdoor has just put out their annual Highest Rated CEOs list, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tops it with a 99% approval rating.
Glassdoor’s annual list comes from voluntary survey participation from employees of each company that visit the site. According to Glassdoor, no CEO could even make the list unless they had at least 100 ratings over the past year. Apparently, Glassdoor logged over 500,000 different ratings from employees in 2012.
The survey is simple – just one question: “Do you approve or disapprove of the way your CEO is leading the company?”
Rounding out the top five are Bill McDermott & Jim Hagemann Snabe of SAP, who also garnered a 99% approval rating. Next is Dominic Barton of McKinsey & Company (97%), followed by Jim Turley of Ernst & Young (96%) and John Schlifske of Northwestern Mutual (96%).
Other notable names from tech that made the list include Google’s Larry Page, who came in 11th with a 95% approval rating. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos took 16th with a 93% rating and Dell’s Michael Dell came in 49th with an 81% rating.
Last year’s winner, Apple CEO Tim Cook, fell to #18. Last year, he had a 97% approval rating, compared to this year’s 93%.