Internet jobs site Glassdoor has released its list of the top 25 US CEOs based on employee feedback for the past 12 months. The company asked the question, “Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading the company?” and collated the responses in a way similar to polls that seek Presidential approval ratings.
The top five scores were received by Tim Cook of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Jim Turley of privately held Ernst & Young, Paul Jacobs of Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM), Ken Chenault of American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP), and Larry Page of Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG).
Cook’s approval rating of 97% topped even that of the late Steve Jobs, who tallied an approval rating of 95% in the previous year. Page’s approval rating of 94% was lower than former CEO Eric Schmidt’s 96% rating in the previous year.
In the ‘Overcoming Company Drama Department’, Hewlett Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman (80% approval) outshone two former CEOs — Leo Apotheker (57%) and Mark Hurd (34%).
Here’s Glassdoor’s Top 25 List “based on current CEOs with at least 100 ratings over the past year (3/16/11-3/15/12). Ranking of CEOs is based on approval rating and quantity of ratings received during the past 12 months:”