He may not be experiencing as much turmoil as Uber's CEO Travis Kalarnick who resigned on Tuesday, but Apple CEO, Tim Cook doesn't seem to be as popular this year amongst fellow employees as he was last year.
The CEO has fallen 45 places down a list created by Glassdoor, the jobs and recruiting site, that allows employees of a company the opportunity to anonymously review their CEO’s and respective companies.
On last year’s 100 Highest Rated US CEO’s, Cook scored a lofty 8th, this year he has fallen all the way to 53rd. For some perspective on how other notable tech related CEO’s faired this year: Nvidia’s Jen Hsun Huang got 6th, Google’s Sundar Pichai reached 17th, and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella managed to score 29th.
Just for interest sake, and not that any of these companies are necessarily comparable; Elon Musk of SpaceX got 8th, and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook got 10th.
The stories of the demands that Steve Jobs used to make of his employees are well known, and Cook did do better than Jobs on this same rating system back when he started, being the highest rated CEO in 2012 after he moved up from Jobs's approval rating of 95% to achieve 97%, but clearly Tim Cook is less popular this year amongst the workers.
In the final analysis though, this list might be taken with a big pinch of salt, as the approval ratings for all of these CEO’s is still exceptionally high and notably higher than in the non-tech sector on average.
For instance Tim Cook is still enjoying a 93 percent approval rating and the average approval rating for a CEO is 67 percent.
As fun as this might be to compare and contrast, these aren’t yet concrete revelations to make any claim about how Cook might be overseeing Apple.