Apple chief a hit with workers

Mar 30, 2012
This picture released by Apple shows Apple chief executive Tim Cook (C-L) visiting the iPhone production line at the newly built Foxconn manufacturing facility at Zhengzhou Technology Park in China on March 28. Cook has won over the company's employees, according to a workplace study released on Friday showing he may be better liked than his legendary predecessor Steve Jobs.

Apple chief Tim Cook has won over the company's employees, according to a workplace study released on Friday showing he may be better liked than his legendary predecessor Steve Jobs.

Cook topped a Glassdoor.com ranking of corporate chief executives with a 97 percent approval rating by those he commands at the California-based maker of , iPhones, iPods and .

In comparison, Jobs had a 95 percent approval rating in the Glassdoor ranking in March of last year.

Jobs's cumulative approval rating was 97 percent when he ceded the Apple helm to Cook in August of last year due to a battle with cancer, which took his life two months later.

"While many speculated how Cook would be received by employees and how he would lead the tech giant, he seems to have settled in quite nicely," Glassdoor said in its report.

The heads of chip maker Qualcomm and consultancy Ernst & Young were close behind Cook with approval ratings of 95 percent each.

The list of the top five most popular chief executives was rounded out by American Express boss Ken Chenault and Google co-founder Larry Page, who were each given 94 percent approval ratings.

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