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The best bosses in the world

May 27, 2014 12:40 IST

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Job and career company Glassdoor has released its latest ratings of the top chief executives.

The list is based on anonymous survey of employees who raked their company CEOs based on several parameters.

In addition, Bloomberg calculated impact of these charismatic leaders on their companies’ share price.

Let’s take a look at 25 favourite bosses as rated by their employees.

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Image: Alan Mulally, outgoing President and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Company.
Photographs: Courtesy, Ford

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Tom Georgens

Company: NetApp

Rank: 25

Approval rating: 85.9 per cent

One-year return: 18.9 per cent

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Image: Tom Georgens, chief executive of NetApp Inc., speaks at a Reuters Technology Summit.
Photographs: Kim White/Reuters

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Mike White

Company: DirecTV

Rank: 24

Approval rating: 86.5 per cent

One-year return: 35.8 per cent

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Image: DirecTV chairman, president and chief executive Mike White (R) gestures while speaking with FEMSA chairman and chief executive Jose Antonio Fernandez.
Photographs: Anthony Bolante/Reuters

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Glenn Murphy

Company: Gap

Rank: 23

Approval rating: 86.7 per cent

One-year return: 18.6 per cent

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Image: Glenn Murphy.
Photographs: Courtesy, Gap Inc

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Richard Fairbank

Company: Capital One

Rank: 22

Approval rating: 88.8 per cent

One-year return: 27.2 per cent

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Image: Capitol One Founder Richard Fairbank.
Photographs: Shaun Heasley/Getty Images

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Joe Tucci

Company: EMC

Rank: 21

Approval rating: 89.0 per cent

One-year return: -0.3 per cent

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Image: Joe Tucci, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of EMC Corporation, speaks at the RSA conference at the Moscone Center.
Photographs: Paul Morris/Getty Images
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Glenn Renwick

Company: Progressive

Rank: 20

Approval rating: 89.6 per cent

One-year return: 10.0 per cent

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Image: Glenn Renwick.
Photographs: Courtesy, Progressive

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Frank D'Souza

Company: Cognizant Technology Solution

Rank: 19

Approval rating: 89.9 per cent

One-year return: 24.0 per cent

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Image: Frank D'Souza.
Photographs: Courtesy, Cognizant Technology Solution

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Blake Nordstrom

Company: Nordstrom

Rank: 18

Approval rating: 90.3 per cent

One-year return: 6.2 per cent

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Image: Nordstrom Inc. president Blake Nordstrom (L) and GQ creative director Jim Moore attend GQ & Nordstrom Launch Pop-Up Store.
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Carlos Rodriguez

Company: ADP

Rank: 17

Approval rating: 90.6 per cent

One-year return: 32.5 per cent

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Image: Carlos Rodriguez.
Photographs: Courtesy, ADP

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Bob Iger

Company: Disney

Rank: 16

Approval rating: 90.8 per cent

One-year return: 36.4 per cent

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Image: Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger attends the 25th annual Producers Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Photographs: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

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John Donahoe

Company: Ebay

Rank: 15

Approval rating: 91.2 per cent

One-year return: -4.9 per cent

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Image: eBay CEO John Donahoe smiles during the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, California.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

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Fred Smith

Company: FedEx

Rank: 14

Approval rating: 91.9 per cent

One-year return: 32.1 per cent

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Image: Fed Ex Founder Fred Smith attends the after party of "They Made America" at the Broadhurst Theatre.
Photographs: Peter Kramer/Getty Images

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Tim Cook

Company: Apple

Rank: 13

Approval rating: 92.0 per cent

One-year return: 12.7 per cent

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Image: Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on before the Apple Store opens.
Photographs: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Jerry Kennelly

Company: Riverbed Technology

Rank: 12

Approval rating: 92.8 per cent

One-year return: 1.6 per cent

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Image: Jerry Kennelly.
Photographs: Courtesy, Nasdaq

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Marc Benioff

Company: Salesforce.com

Rank: 11

Approval rating: 93.0 per cent

One-year return: 40.7 per cent

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Image: Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff delivers his keynote address at the company's annual Dreamforce event in San Francisco.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

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Larry Page

Company: Google

Rank: 9

Approval rating: 93.2 per cent

One-year return: 56.3 per cent

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Image: Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page speaks during a news conference at the Google offices.
Photographs: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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Richard Davis

Company: U.S. Bancorp

Rank: 9

Approval rating: 93.2 per cent

One-year return: 23.0 per cent

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Image: Richard Davis, CEO of Bancorp, talks to reporters after a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.
Photographs: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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Mark Zuckerberg

Company: Facebook

Rank: 8

Approval rating: 93.3 per cent

One-year return: 102.0 per cent

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Image: Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg speaks during his keynote conference as part of the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2014.
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Howard Schultz

Company: Starbucks

Rank: 7

Approval rating: 93.4 per cent

One-year return: 28.4 per cent

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Image: Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz tastes a cup of coffee as he attends a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the opening of the first Hong Kong Starbucks.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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Lloyd Blankfein

Company: Goldman Sachs

Rank: 6

Approval rating: 94.1 per cent

One-year return: 12.5 per cent

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Image: Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
Photographs: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

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Brad Smith

Company: Intuit

Rank: 5

Approval rating: 94.4 per cent

One-year return: 18.7 per cent

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Image: Brad Smith.
Photographs: Courtesy, Intuit

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Craig Jelinek

Company: Costco Wholesale

Rank: 3

Approval rating: 94.8 per cent

One-year return: 11.0 per cent

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Image: Craig Jelinek.
Photographs: Courtesy, Costco Wholesale

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Paul Jacobs

Company: Qualcomm

Rank: 3

Approval rating: 94.8 per cent

One-year return: 14.6 per cent

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Image: Paul Jacobs,
Photographs: Steve Marcus/Reuters

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Alan Mulally

Company: Ford Motor

Rank: 2

Approval rating: 97.2 per cent

One-year return: 18.7 per cent

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Image: Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally attends a press conference.
Photographs: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

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Jeff Weiner

Company: LinkedIn

Rank: 1

Approval rating: 99.5 per cent

One-year return: 73.9 per cent


Image: Jeff Weiner at a LinkedIn town hall-style meeting.
Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

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