Steve Jobs is a very well-respected man in the business world, and it appears that his employees carry a great deal of respect for him as well. Glassdoor, a jobs and company reviews site, has shared some commentary from employees, following Jobs' resignation as CEO of Apple.
"According to nearly 1,000 Apple employee reviews and ratings on Glassdoor…they’ll be sad to see him go ," a spokesperson for Glassdoor tells WebProNews. "Apple employees give Jobs a 97% approval rating (one of the highest rated CEOs) and thanks to his leadership give the company a 3.7 (satisfied) rating (ratings based on a 5-point scale)."
She shared the following quotes from Apple employees.
“Apple takes care of its employees. Full time workers receive health benefits, all employees are offered stock options and very good prices on previous generation apple products.” – Apple Mac Specialist (location n/a)
“Long term -- it's not clear what will happen when Steve Jobs leaves. It seems unlikely he will continue to lead Apple for another two decades. It's possible the "magic" will go when he does.” – Apple Employee
“Everything depends on the next hit product and of Steve Jobs staying ahead of the competition.” – Apple Marketing Manager
“Steve Jobs is revered at the company.” - Apple Employee
“Watching Apple grow in the Steve 2.0 era has been nothing short of astonishing.” – Apple Network Engineer
“ I am proud to say that I work for Apple. The products speak for themselves and it is great to be able to use them.” - Apple Project Manager (Austin, TX)
“Management is transparent and very friend, great colleagues, pleasant work environment in which you encouraged to be who you are.- Apple Employee (location n/a)
“Great products and phenomenal co-workers! An awesome work environment that cultivated creativity and competition. I woke up every day and could not wait to get to work!” – Apple Account Executive (Atlanta, GA)
“Apple is an amazing company with a very successful management. Innovation is at the heart of all decisions. Successful organization. And great products.” – Apple Employee (location n/a)
“Apple is an amazing company, with cutting edge products, unparalleled customer service focus and a place that cultivates a family atmosphere. Very enjoyable working environment.” – Apple Employee (location n/a)
Apple is an amazing place to work. There are so many opportunities to grow and learn. “- Apple Employee (Cupertino, CA)
From Jobs' letter of resignation, it's clear that he thinks they'll be happy with new CEO Tim Cook, who sent employees an email talking about his love for the company more on that here.