Steve Jobs’ Approval Rating: 97%

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NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Newly-minted Apple (Stock Quote: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook has some pretty big shoes to fill.

According to data from Glassdoor.com, Jobs most recently had a 97% approval rating among his employees, making him the third highest-ranked CEO in the job search engine’s database.

Who is more well-liked by their employees than Jobs? General Mills CEO Ken Powell actually has a 99% approval rating, while Steve Ellis, CEO of consulting firm Bain & Company, just squeaked past Jobs to take the second place spot with a 98% approval rating from his employees.

Other beloved (and well-known) CEOs who netted high approval ratings in Glassdoor’s database include former Google (Stock Quote: GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt (96%) and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (91%).

That's significantly higher than the average CEO/President approval rating of 61% on Glassdoor, which based its numbers on more than 1.75 million interviews, reviews and ratings of more 120,000 companies. The search engine only calculates approval ratings for company heads that have 20 reviews or more on its website.

Of the CEOs at the top of the list, though, it’s important to note that Jobs had the most reviews posted regarding his performance. His approval rating is based on nearly 1,000 Apple employee ratings while Powell’s rating is based on 193 ratings and Ellis’ is based on 103.

Other well-known CEOs who received reviews in the hundreds, however, didn’t fare as well as Jobs did. Netflix (Stock Quote: NFLX)  CEO Reed Hastings currently has a 77% approval rating, Hewlett-Packard (Stock Quote: HPQ) CEO Leo Apotheker netted a 62% rating, Motorola  (Stock Quote: MMI) CEO Sanjay K. Jha has a 47% rating and Gerard Arpey, CEO of American Airlines (Stock Quote: AMR), has a 41% rating.

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