Apple CEO Tim Cook drops from 8th to 53rd in Glassdoor rankings

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Apple's Tim Cook has slipped from 8th to 53rd place in Glassdoor's annual CEO rankings for large U.S. businesses, based on anonymous reviews left by the company's workers.




Cook nevertheless scored a 93 percent approval rating, Glassdoor said. In 2016 Cook managed 96 percent, helping to elevate him from 10th place in 2015, and 18th in 2013 and 2014.

The top six executives this year all achieved a 99 percent rating. These included Clorox's Benno Dorer, World Wide Technology's Jim Kavanaugh, Boston Scientific's Michael Mahoney, Memorial Sloan Kettering's Craig Thompson, Fast Enterprises' Martin Rankin, and Nvidia's Jen-Hsun Huang.

Some other notable technology CEOs on the list are SpaceX's Elon Musk (#8), Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg (#10), and Microsoft's Satya Nadella (#29).

It's not clear what led to Cook's fall, although simply being in the top 100 puts him well above the 67 percent average CEO rating for companies on Glassdoor. Some general complaints about Apple are a lack of work-life balance, and difficulty being promoted, particularly at retail.

Outside of the company, Cook has sometimes been accused of failing to innovate as much as his predecessor, Steve Jobs. Mac, iPhone, and iPad design has been mostly evolutionary under his CEO tenure, and the only major new category launch has been the Apple Watch. The next -- the Siri-based HomePod -- is due this December.

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  • Reply 1 of 17
    Scott Forstall has been spamming the glassdoor ratings!
    ktappelolliver
  • Reply 2 of 17
    1st1st Posts: 383member
    wondering what UBER CEO ranking?  if he rank high, you can throw the rating in to garbage can...
  • Reply 3 of 17
    xbitxbit Posts: 243member
    Anonymous ratings make Glassdoor so easy to game. 
    dwallacalilolliver
  • Reply 4 of 17
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,934member
    There you have it...Apple is DOOMED!
    calibaconstanglkrupplamboaudi4
  • Reply 5 of 17
    foggyhillfoggyhill Posts: 4,767member

    Considering he's on the road like 60% of the time, who are those people? His immediate entourage. That's a pretty small group of people.
  • Reply 6 of 17
    netroxnetrox Posts: 758member
    Anonymous ratings? Gee, that's pretty scientific.
    lolliver
  • Reply 7 of 17
    chasmchasm Posts: 1,643member
    Clearly he managed to annoy a few people (the closet Trump supporters at Apple, most likely), but given that his rating is still 93 percent ... and that 96 percent would have put him in the top 10 ... not too concerned about this, to be frank. He's still 26 points higher than the average CEO, and given what a difference three points can make, that's head and shoulders above the pack.
    minicoffeelolliverjSnivelypropodSpamSandwich
  • Reply 8 of 17
    anantksundaramanantksundaram Posts: 19,298member
    netrox said:
    Anonymous ratings? Gee, that's pretty scientific.
    Scientific or not, I don't know, but I'd like to see you send an email to your HR department (assuming the place you work for has one) saying your CEO (or boss's boss's boss) sucks.

    Let us now when you've done that.
    edited June 2017 singularityelijahg
  • Reply 9 of 17
    baconstangbaconstang Posts: 551member
    But Apple has the biggest glass doors anywhere!
    digitalhomeboyjony0
  • Reply 10 of 17
    k2kwk2kw Posts: 1,767member
    Cook is ok, just not an innovator like Jobs.   But Apple still can make great products even though SIRI still sucks.

    MUSK is #8.   He has real balls.    Cook has to go to Trump's dog and pony shows whether he likes it or not because he needs the Tax changes Trump will pass.

    I can see Cook performing about the same in MS, GOOGLE, or lots of other tech companies.
  • Reply 11 of 17
    quadra 610quadra 610 Posts: 6,744member
    "Cook nevertheless scored a 93 percent approval rating, Glassdoor said. In 2016 Cook managed 96 percent, helping to elevate him from 10th place in 2015, and 18th in 2013 and 2014."

    So there's no actual problem. 

    "
    It's not clear what led to Cook's fall, although simply being in the top 100 puts him well above the 67 percent average CEO rating for companies on Glassdoor. Some general complaints about Apple are a lack of work-life balance, and difficulty being promoted, particularly at retail."

    Tech is a cutthroat industry. I certainly assume it's tough to get promoted at Apple. Why would it be easy, or even in line with that tech also-rans? It's Apple and Apple's standards.  
    edited June 2017
  • Reply 12 of 17
    Having a larger proportion of retail to all other employees in an organization, as is the case with Apple in comparison to the other companies mentioned, would surely skew a survey such as this.
    And the scandalous minimal Christmas gift offering to all employees was the last straw./s

  • Reply 13 of 17
    bluefire1bluefire1 Posts: 897member
    Screw the rankings. Tim has been doing an excellent job at the helm and will continue to do so.

    edited June 2017 elijahgbaconstang
  • Reply 14 of 17
    felix01felix01 Posts: 248member
    I'm sure some are upset with his trips to the White House as well as his gay rights activism on the company dime.. 
    elijahgtallest skil
  • Reply 15 of 17
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,934member
    felix01 said:
    I'm sure some are upset with his trips to the White House as well as his gay rights activism on the company dime.. 
    And I'm sure those people who are upset at Tim also have people upset at them for doing things they don't agree with. And trips to the White House aren't pleasure trips. They do benefit Apple if you look past its just Tim being political. When isn't Tim on a company dime? 
    baconstang
  • Reply 16 of 17
    foljsfoljs Posts: 341member
    Well, if someone can fall  from 8th to 53rd in Glassdoor rankings in a single year with nothing special happening it means the rankings are totally random and useless.
    baconstang
  • Reply 17 of 17
    zoetmbzoetmb Posts: 2,472member
    foljs said:
    Well, if someone can fall  from 8th to 53rd in Glassdoor rankings in a single year with nothing special happening it means the rankings are totally random and useless.
    No, it means that everyone is getting scored pretty much the same.   It means that everyone above 53rd place (and perhaps even lower) scored at least 93%.   
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