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The best bosses in the world

May 27, 2014 12:40 IST

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

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.

The best bosses in the world

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

Tom Georgens

Company: NetApp

Rank: 25

Approval rating: 85.9 per cent

One-year return: 18.9 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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

Mike White

Company: DirecTV

Rank: 24

Approval rating: 86.5 per cent

One-year return: 35.8 per cent

The best bosses in the world

Image: Glenn Murphy.
Photographs: Courtesy, Gap Inc

Glenn Murphy

Company: Gap

Rank: 23

Approval rating: 86.7 per cent

One-year return: 18.6 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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

Richard Fairbank

Company: Capital One

Rank: 22

Approval rating: 88.8 per cent

One-year return: 27.2 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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

Joe Tucci

Company: EMC

Rank: 21

Approval rating: 89.0 per cent

One-year return: -0.3 per cent

Tags: EMC

The best bosses in the world

Image: Glenn Renwick.
Photographs: Courtesy, Progressive

Glenn Renwick

Company: Progressive

Rank: 20

Approval rating: 89.6 per cent

One-year return: 10.0 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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

Frank D'Souza

Company: Cognizant Technology Solution

Rank: 19

Approval rating: 89.9 per cent

One-year return: 24.0 per cent

The best bosses in the world

Image: Nordstrom Inc. president Blake Nordstrom (L) and GQ creative director Jim Moore attend GQ & Nordstrom Launch Pop-Up Store.
Photographs: Rob Kim/Getty Images

Blake Nordstrom

Company: Nordstrom

Rank: 18

Approval rating: 90.3 per cent

One-year return: 6.2 per cent

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The best bosses in the world

Image: Carlos Rodriguez.
Photographs: Courtesy, ADP

Carlos Rodriguez

Company: ADP

Rank: 17

Approval rating: 90.6 per cent

One-year return: 32.5 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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

Bob Iger

Company: Disney

Rank: 16

Approval rating: 90.8 per cent

One-year return: 36.4 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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

John Donahoe

Company: Ebay

Rank: 15

Approval rating: 91.2 per cent

One-year return: -4.9 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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

Fred Smith

Company: FedEx

Rank: 14

Approval rating: 91.9 per cent

One-year return: 32.1 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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

Tim Cook

Company: Apple

Rank: 13

Approval rating: 92.0 per cent

One-year return: 12.7 per cent

Tags: Tim Cook

The best bosses in the world

Image: Jerry Kennelly.
Photographs: Courtesy, Nasdaq

Jerry Kennelly

Company: Riverbed Technology

Rank: 12

Approval rating: 92.8 per cent

One-year return: 1.6 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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

Marc Benioff

Company: Salesforce.com

Rank: 11

Approval rating: 93.0 per cent

One-year return: 40.7 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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

Larry Page

Company: Google

Rank: 9

Approval rating: 93.2 per cent

One-year return: 56.3 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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

Richard Davis

Company: U.S. Bancorp

Rank: 9

Approval rating: 93.2 per cent

One-year return: 23.0 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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.
Photographs: David Ramos/Getty Images

Mark Zuckerberg

Company: Facebook

Rank: 8

Approval rating: 93.3 per cent

One-year return: 102.0 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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

Howard Schultz

Company: Starbucks

Rank: 7

Approval rating: 93.4 per cent

One-year return: 28.4 per cent

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

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: Brad Smith.
Photographs: Courtesy, Intuit

Brad Smith

Company: Intuit

Rank: 5

Approval rating: 94.4 per cent

One-year return: 18.7 per cent

The best bosses in the world

Image: Craig Jelinek.
Photographs: Courtesy, Costco Wholesale

Craig Jelinek

Company: Costco Wholesale

Rank: 3

Approval rating: 94.8 per cent

One-year return: 11.0 per cent

The best bosses in the world

Image: Paul Jacobs,
Photographs: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Paul Jacobs

Company: Qualcomm

Rank: 3

Approval rating: 94.8 per cent

One-year return: 14.6 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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

Alan Mulally

Company: Ford Motor

Rank: 2

Approval rating: 97.2 per cent

One-year return: 18.7 per cent

The best bosses in the world

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

Jeff Weiner

Company: LinkedIn

Rank: 1

Approval rating: 99.5 per cent

One-year return: 73.9 per cent