Jeff Bezos' approval rating took a dip in the recent Glassdoor survey

Apple is not only killing it in the stock market and in the living room. The company’s top brass also is winning the respect of employees, with Apple CEO Tim Cook recently being named the most respected tech CEO in the country. According to a report by Glassdoor, Cook scored an approval rating of 97 percent among employees.

And what exactly is going on with Jeff Bezos? Even though the founder made it into the top 10, his approval rating is on the decline. Bezos, who has boosted Amazon’s stock by 417 percent in the past five years, saw his approval rating dip from 84 percent to 79 percent. He was one of three tech CEOs in the top 10 Glassdoor rating who experienced an approval decline, joining Google’s Larry Page and EMC’s Joe Tucci.

And, since I know many of you are wondering, Steve Ballmer didn’t make it in the top 10. The Microsoft CEO is near the bottom of major tech companies with an approval rating of just 37 percent.

Here’s the look at the full chart from Glassdoor.

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  • Guest

    Congratulations to Tim, Paul, and Larry on jobs well done!

  • Troy Morris

    Not difficult to surmise: Amazon grew incredibly rapidly and in a fragmented way (e.g., Amazon’s daily deal division) and as such, his approval rating will drop. Less interface and new comers taking their new shindigs for granted. 

  • Billg

    Jeff also has a low end employee problem: And they use the same company Foxconn that Apple did to make their kindle.

  • dakini_3

    WoW! … Sorry to hear about Bezos … and Balmer just makes me sad … such a series of mis-steps and lost opportunities … Congrats to Larry Page for having the Number 1 Company to work for according to CNN Money article … “Don’t Be Evil” gets you a long way in today’s Interconnectivity Zeitgeist … World Domination and Winning at all Costs doesn’t cut it any more … in order to be a #SuperCorp a Higher Vision & Purpose helps … not just focus on the bottom line …

  • Guest

    You wonder how long MS’s board can continue to ignore Ballmer’s plunging approval rating. They’ve ignored the decline in the company’s competitive positioning and stock price under Ballmer. But can they really afford to ignore the vote of non-confidence being sent by employees?

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