Facebook’s Zuckerberg bumped out of ‘top most popular CEOs’ list for first time since 2013

Facebook CEO and billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg dropped off the top most popular CEOs list after his approval amongst Facebook employees decreased significantly.

Glassdoor, who conducted the survey, found that Zuckerberg’s approval amongst Facebook employees dropped to just under the top threshold. The study surveyed about 700 employees between May of 2020 and May of 2021. Most CEOs usually get around 97% (Satya Nadella, Microsoft), or 95% (Tim Cook, Apple). Zuckerberg, however, received a rating of about 88%.

The reason for the dropoff is largely due to the events surrounding the 2020 Presidential election, and the crackdown of big tech companies like Facebook who took censorship to another level. While the survey only questioned a small percentage of Facebook’s more than 60,000 employees, many believe it could have implications on Facebook’s recruiting process.

“Job candidates often scan Glassdoor’s aggregation of open roles, employee salaries, ratings and reviews on potential workplaces for any red flags.” The dropoff of Zuckerberg from the top list is the first time since 2013 that the controversial CEO is not top ranked on Glassdoor. Tim Cook of Apple is the only CEO to have made the top list for 8 consecutive years [Bloomberg].


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Ethan Finn lives just outside of Sacramento in California. He was involved in Boy Scouts for most of his life and earned the rank of Eagle Scout in January of 2019. A passion for politics prompted him and his friend to start an Instagram page all about politics during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic—@conservative.outlet. Ethan finds it fascinating to be a part of the journalistic side of news as opposed to always being just a reader.

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