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The best bosses in the world

May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Alan Mulally, outgoing President and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Company.

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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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Tom Georgens, chief executive of NetApp Inc., speaks at a Reuters Technology Summit.

Tom Georgens

Company: NetApp

Rank: 25

Approval rating: 85.9 per cent

One-year return: 18.9 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
DirecTV chairman, president and chief executive Mike White (R) gestures while speaking with FEMSA chairman and chief executive Jose Antonio Fernandez.

Mike White

Company: DirecTV

Rank: 24

Approval rating: 86.5 per cent

One-year return: 35.8 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Glenn Murphy.

Glenn Murphy

Company: Gap

Rank: 23

Approval rating: 86.7 per cent

One-year return: 18.6 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Capitol One Founder Richard Fairbank.

Richard Fairbank

Company: Capital One

Rank: 22

Approval rating: 88.8 per cent

One-year return: 27.2 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Joe Tucci, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of EMC Corporation, speaks at the RSA conference at the Moscone Center.

Joe Tucci

Company: EMC

Rank: 21

Approval rating: 89.0 per cent

One-year return: -0.3 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Glenn Renwick.

Glenn Renwick

Company: Progressive

Rank: 20

Approval rating: 89.6 per cent

One-year return: 10.0 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Frank D'Souza.

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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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Nordstrom Inc. president Blake Nordstrom (L) and GQ creative director Jim Moore attend GQ & Nordstrom Launch Pop-Up Store.

Blake Nordstrom

Company: Nordstrom

Rank: 18

Approval rating: 90.3 per cent

One-year return: 6.2 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Carlos Rodriguez.

Carlos Rodriguez

Company: ADP

Rank: 17

Approval rating: 90.6 per cent

One-year return: 32.5 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger attends the 25th annual Producers Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Bob Iger

Company: Disney

Rank: 16

Approval rating: 90.8 per cent

One-year return: 36.4 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
eBay CEO John Donahoe smiles during the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, California.

John Donahoe

Company: Ebay

Rank: 15

Approval rating: 91.2 per cent

One-year return: -4.9 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Fed Ex Founder Fred Smith attends the after party of They Made America at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Fred Smith

Company: FedEx

Rank: 14

Approval rating: 91.9 per cent

One-year return: 32.1 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on before the Apple Store opens.

Tim Cook

Company: Apple

Rank: 13

Approval rating: 92.0 per cent

One-year return: 12.7 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Jerry Kennelly.

Jerry Kennelly

Company: Riverbed Technology

Rank: 12

Approval rating: 92.8 per cent

One-year return: 1.6 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff delivers his keynote address at the company's annual Dreamforce event in San Francisco.

Marc Benioff

Company: Salesforce.com

Rank: 11

Approval rating: 93.0 per cent

One-year return: 40.7 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page speaks during a news conference at the Google offices.

Larry Page

Company: Google

Rank: 9

Approval rating: 93.2 per cent

One-year return: 56.3 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Richard Davis, CEO of Bancorp, talks to reporters after a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.

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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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
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.

Mark Zuckerberg

Company: Facebook

Rank: 8

Approval rating: 93.3 per cent

One-year return: 102.0 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
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.

Howard Schultz

Company: Starbucks

Rank: 7

Approval rating: 93.4 per cent

One-year return: 28.4 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

Lloyd Blankfein

Company: Goldman Sachs

Rank: 6

Approval rating: 94.1 per cent

One-year return: 12.5 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Brad Smith.

Brad Smith

Company: Intuit

Rank: 5

Approval rating: 94.4 per cent

One-year return: 18.7 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Craig Jelinek.

Craig Jelinek

Company: Costco Wholesale

Rank: 3

Approval rating: 94.8 per cent

One-year return: 11.0 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Paul Jacobs,

Paul Jacobs

Company: Qualcomm

Rank: 3

Approval rating: 94.8 per cent

One-year return: 14.6 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally attends a press conference.

Alan Mulally

Company: Ford Motor

Rank: 2

Approval rating: 97.2 per cent

One-year return: 18.7 per cent

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May 27, 2014 12:40 IST
Jeff Weiner at a LinkedIn town hall-style meeting.

Jeff Weiner

Company: LinkedIn

Rank: 1

Approval rating: 99.5 per cent

One-year return: 73.9 per cent