Apple CEO Tim Cook

It’s not even an year that Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) new chief Tim Cook has taken charge of the company, and yet he has been rated as the most popular chief executive officer (CEO) in any US companies as measured by employee approval.

Glassdoor on Friday revealed its latest list of the Top 25 Highest Rated CEOs of 2012, and Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Tim Cook took the top spot with a 97% approval rating followed by Ernst & Young CEO Jim Turley (95% approval), QUALCOMM, Inc’s (NASDAQ:QCOM) CEO Paul Jacobs (95% approval), and American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) CEO Ken Chenault (94% approval). Rounding out the top five is Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) CEO Larry Page (94% approval).

The list of these top 25 highest rated CEOs by Glassdoor is based on feedback of a simple survey question that was asked from employees, the question was:

Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading the company?

And the result of this question is shown below (via Glassdoor):

list of ceo rates highest by Glassdoor