Tim Cook Beats Steve Jobs In Apple Employee Satisfaction Survey

When Tim Cook took over as the permanent CEO of Apple following the death of Steve Jobs there were a lot of skeptics who simply didn’t believe Cook could fill such large shoes. Now a new employee based satisfaction survey seems to show that Apple employees actually prefer their new boss.

Conducted by job hunting and review site Glassdoor.com the anonymous survey of Apple employees gives Tim Cook a final satisfaction score of 97 percent from March 2011 to March 2012. In comparison Steve Jobs’ own ranking was 95 percent from March 2010 through March 2011.

It’s true that Tim Cook wasn’t officially named Apple’s CEO until August 2011, however he served as interim CEO since 2011 when Steve Jobs went on medical leave.

In all fairness 2 percent isn’t a huge difference, especially if we consider the chance that Tim Cook will likely alienate a few workers if he stays at Apple as long as Steve Jobs did. What the survey might provide though is good insight into how Tim Cook’s “honeymoon” period was viewed by Apple employees when his performance is judged in comparison over the coming years.

On the other hand Tim Cook deserves the praise of Apple employees, after becoming the company’s full-time CEO he implemented various programs that benefit his companies workers such as a charitable corporate matching program that is among one of the most generous in the business world.

What might be most impressive is that Glassdoor has released its top top 25 highest-ranked CEOs in the U.S. and the top 10 ranked tech CEOs, both lists which are sat atop by Tim Cook.

Right now profits are soaring at Apple and its valuation has well exceeded half a trillion dollars. If those profits begin to shrink and the company contracts it will be interesting to see how Apple employees compare Tim Cook to Steve Jobs in the future.

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