As it traditionally does, Glassdoor released its 2018 ranking of the best CEOs according to evaluations by the employees themselves. And again, just like it did in 2017, Tim Cook didn?t go very well.
Last year, the Apple CEO dropped 45 positions, going from 8 to 53; in 2018, the executive dropped another 43 positions, now occupying an uncomfortable 96. If this trend continues, in 2019 he will simply no longer be on Glassdoor's list.
Still, according to the 2017 trend, the drop in the rating was not so bad: Cook was approved by 91% of the employees participating in the survey, 2 percentage points less than last year, when he was approved by 93% of his employees. commanded. To give you an idea, the average approval rating of the CEO in all companies analyzed by Glassdoor is 67%.
The best position of the current Apple CEO in the ranking was in 2016, when he came in at 8 (with 96% approval). Note that, between the positions gap between 2016 (# 8) and 2018 (# 96), Cook lost ?only? 5 percentage points in his assessment (from 96% to 91%).
Below, you can see the top 10 ranking positions:
- Eric S. Yuan | Zoom Video Communications | 99% approval
- Michael F. Mahoney | Boston Scientific | 99% approval
- Daniel Springer | DocuSign | 99% approval
- Lynsi Snyder | In-N-Out Burger | 99% approval
- James Downing | St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital | 98% approval
- Corey Schiller & Asher Raphael | Power Home Remodeling | 98% approval
- Charles C. Butt | H E B | 98% approval
- Jeff Weiner | LinkedIn | 97% approval
- Colleen Wegman | Wegmans Food Markets | 97% approval
- Marc Benioff | Salesforce | 97% approval
Other names include Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO) at 16, Satya Nadella (Microsoft CEO) at 20, Sundar Pichai (Google CEO) at 45, Elon Musk (SpaceX CEO) at 49 and Dion Weisler (CEO of Hewlett -Packard) at 70.
Returning to Cook's assessment, there were three reasons that made the dissatisfaction of Apple employees increase: the culture of secrecy, high stress and the strict chain of command. The strange thing, in this case, is that absolutely none of this has a direct connection with Cook's way of working after all, Apple's culture has always been this way (it was like this, for example, in 2016, when he was rated much better than now).
In contrast, Apple employees cited as positive points the great people who work at the company, the good benefits and a fun environment as the main benefits of working at Ma. It is worth noting, however, that the number of Apple employees working in stores much larger than the corporate ones. Thus, most reviews invariably reflect the company's retail experience.