(Photo Credit: Apple)

Maybe it’s true that you can’t please all the people all the time, but Steve Jobs is a mere 3 percentage points away.

Reviews from nearly 1,000 Apple employees put the departing CEO’s approval rating at 97 percent, according to data released today by the employment review and ratings site Glassdoor.com. That makes him one of the highest-rated CEOs not only in the tech industry but across all types of companies.

By comparison, Jeff Bezos scored an approval rating of 83 percent among Amazon.com employees and Steve Ballmer registered 40 percent among Microsoft employees in the last Glassdoor report.

People who use Glassdoor give feedback about their places of work in exchange for access to the information collected by the site. The approval ratings for CEOs work much like U.S. presidential approval ratings, with employees asked to answer yes or no to the question, “Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading the company?”

Jobs stepped down as Apple’s CEO today but will remain as the company’s chairman.

[RELATED: What Apple can learn from Microsoft in the Post-Jobs Era]

Comments

  • Guest

    Everyone likes working for a winner, especially one whose stock makes you rich. Then there’s Microsoft.

  • Guest

    Congratulations to Mr Jobs for leaving the table when he’s ahead! Barack Obama, with his 40% approval rating, could learn a thing or two from Jobs.

    • Guest

      So could Steve Ballmer with his 40% approval rating.

      • Guest

        Better make that 29%, Gertie. No wonder they call Steve Ballmer the “Barack Obama of tech.”

         http://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/ballmer-approval.png

      • Guest

        Better make that 29%, Gertie. No wonder they call Steve Ballmer the “Barack Obama of tech.”

         http://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/ballmer-approval.png

  • Dan Fellars

    I’m surprised they found 4% to actually risk their job and not show approval! Watch out the Apple police are coming…

  • Glaskow

    I don’t quite know how to articulate it – but seemingly everything about Steve Jobs – his innovation, his soft-spoken cool, his reclusive demeanor; his quiet and powerful ascent to the top of the technology mountain; and (of course) his company’s brilliant performance – all point to why Steve Ballmer is such a colossal disaster for Microsoft.

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