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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is voted most popular CEO

99 percent of Facebook employees 'like' their boss
Tue Mar 19 2013, 10:45
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SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg has been voted America's most popular CEO, with 99 percent of employee's at the firm saying they 'like' their hoodie wearing boss.

Glassdoor reported that Zuckerberg had a 99 percent approval rating among his employees in a recent survey, jumping 14 percent from an 85 percent approval score in last year. The increase in Zuckerberg's popularity could be attributed to the fact that Facebook had not gone public yet at the time of last year's survey.

Or it could just be that Mark Zuckerberg has fired everyone who disliked him, or removed them from his Friends list.

"The CEOs who are most successful in gaining employee approval are those who paint a clear vision of what the company is setting out to achieve and how it's going to get there," Glassdoor co-founder and CEO Robert Hohman said in a statement.

"To be recognized by your employees as a strong leader also comes as a result of having a solid company culture that helps employees foster the skills necessary to move business forward and meet the needs of customers."

Other technology CEOs to make the top 50 included Larry Page of Google, Tim Cook at Apple and Larry Ellison at Oracle. However, Tim Cook's approval rating dropped from last year. The Apple CEO's rating dropped from 97 percent to 93 percent.

Google's Larry Page also ranked highly, according to Glassdoor's survey, tipping up as the 11th most popular CEO this year. His 95 percent approval rating stayed consistent over the course of last year.

Less loved, but mostly liked CEO Larry Ellison rounded out the top 50. Oracle's founder was ranked the 46th most well-liked CEO with an 82 percent rating. In comparison, Ellison's former employee and nemesis, Salesforce founder Marc Benioff had a 94 percent approval rating.

One executive who did not make the top 50 this year was Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. The Redmond software company's CEO also failed to make Glassdoor's list in 2011. µ

 

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