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2012’s Top 25 CEOs (According to Their Employees)

Chief Executive ranks CEOs using complex financial data to determine the Most Valuable CEOs. But what our list doesn’t include are the companies whose employees think the most highly of their CEOs. This list shows which companies are on board with their CEOs. The top 5: Apple’s Tim Cook, Ernst & Young’s Jim Turley, QUALCOMM’s Paul Jacobs, American Express’ Ken Chenault and Google’s Larry Page. You might be surprised who else tops the list.

Chief Executive ranks the Most Valuable CEOs using complex financial data, but what our ranking doesn’t consider is the opinions of a company’s employees.

Job-seeker website Glassdoor has just released its 2012 list of highest-rated CEOs based on employee feedback. Glassdoor’s rankings are based on the question, “Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading the company?”

This list shows which companies are on board with their CEOs. The top 5: Apple’s Tim Cook, Ernst & Young’s Jim Turley, QUALCOMM’s Paul Jacobs, American Express’ Ken Chenault and Google’s Larry Page. You might be surprised who else tops the list

Here’s what they had to say:

2012′s Top 25 Employee-Rated CEOs

Rank CEO Name Company Approval Rating
1 Tim Cook Apple 97%
2 Jim Turley Ernst & Young 95%
3 Paul Jacobs QUALCOMM 95%
4 Ken Chenault American Express 94%
5 Larry Page Google 94%
6 Paul Otellini Intel Corporation 93%
7 Pierre Nanterme Accenture 91%
8 Paul Maritz VMware 90%
9 Howard Schultz Starbucks 89%
10 Blake Nordstrom Nordstrom 89%
11 Lloyd Blankfein Goldman Sachs 89%
12 Dennis Nally PricewaterhouseCoopers 88%
13 Richard Davis U.S. Bank 88%
14 Jamie Dimon JPMorgan Chase 87%
15 Michael Donley US Air Force 88%
16 Joe Tucci EMC 86%
17 Dan Hesse Sprint Nextel 85%
18 Bob McDonald Procter & Gamble 84%
19 John McHugh US Army 84%
20 Edward Johnson, III Fidelity Investments 84%
21 Jeffrey Immelt GE 83%
22 Larry Ellison Oracle 81%
23 Frank Blake Home Depot 80%
24 Meg Whitman Hewlett-Packard 80%
25 Robert Stevens Lockheed Martin 80%

Read: Top 25 Highest Rated CEOs 2012

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