How Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and 19 other famous CEOs are doing, according to their employees

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No one wants to work for a bad boss — especially not one who will run the company into the ground.

And there have been enough high-profile scandals of late to make just about any employee worry about their company’s leadership.

Luckily, online jobs and careers community Glassdoor offers a glimpse into the inner working of a company and how well employees believe their CEOs are leading them.

Glassdoor CEO ratings rely solely on the input of employees who elected to participate anonymously in an online survey about whether or not they approve of the way their CEO is leading the company.

While this is by no means an exhaustive list, nor is it ranked, below, take a look at how some of the top players in their industries are doing, according to their employees.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

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CEO approval rating: 95%

'Excellent leader at the helm, seeing changes every day in the right direction. Good compensation, excellent benefits, terrific culture.' -- Sales employee

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk

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Tesla CEO approval rating: 86%

SpaceX CEO approval rating: 98%

'Leadership gives you the resources and authority to work autonomously (and/or within a small group) to accomplish the company's goals, which frequently means that even junior engineers are given opportunities to contribute meaningfully to the company right out of the gate, which gives you an intense feeling of ownership and responsibility.' -- SpaceX propulsion development engineer

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty

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CEO approval rating: 62%

'For a company that promotes employee advocacy, it does a terrible job keeping up employee morale and giving the power to the employee. All the power stays in the hands of senior management.

'Listen to your employees and actually follow through with the promise of caring about each one. Do not write off 'millennials' just because they are younger than you.' -- Graphic designer

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

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CEO approval rating: 86%

'Jeff Bezos and his 'S-Team' are brilliant and continue to make great decisions for long-term growth.' -- Software development manager

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

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CEO approval rating: 98%

'It might sound cheesy, but the best part of working at Facebook is knowing that management truly cares about my success and wellbeing. The benefits are nice, but being trusted and supported with stellar people? That's what really counts.' -- Facebook writer

Google CEO Sundar Pichai

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CEO approval rating: 96%

'Great team (coworkers and management). Management fully supports opportunities for professional growth and advancement.' -- Google data center operations employee

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

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CEO approval rating: 76%

'Listen to middle management -- I mean really listen. And show your employees that the company will be as loyal to them as they are to the company.' -- Anonymous employee

HP CEO Meg Whitman

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CEO approval rating: 55%

'Management by walking around is a forgotten motto. Upper management is disconnected from what is going on in the trenches.'

'Figure out how to rekindle the spirit of innovation before it's too late. Come down from the ivory towers and mingle with the masses, listen to them, you will be surprised how much you may learn about what works and what doesn't.' -- Senior technical marketing manager

Apple CEO Tim Cook

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CEO approval rating: 93%

'Great people focused on culture, inspiring company with constant change and innovation keeping you busy and engaged at all times. World-class leadership structures enable teams to be nurtured and developed continually.' -- Business manager

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

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CEO approval rating: 68%

'Treat your lower ranking employees with some more respect and gratitude for the work they do. Try to be friendlier to other employees and customers. That was Sam's rules in the first place.' -- Customer service supervisor

Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson

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CEO approval rating: 59%

'Completely incompetent management, spendthrifts, idiots, fools.' -- Senior software engineer

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein

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CEO approval rating: 92%

'Great culture. Great people willing to mentor you. Very integrated globally. Mega deals are the norm. Clients have a lot of respect for the firm. Employees are very focused on delivering the best for clients.' -- Former analyst

JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon

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CEO approval rating: 92%

'(JP Morgan is the) best-managed bank to work for.

'CEO Jamie Dimon inspires trust and leads well.' -- Former executive director

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan

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CEO approval rating: 82%

'Pick a strategy and stick with it, giving it a chance before giving up and moving onto a different transformation. Change is good, but t0o much change is not.' -- Former vice president

Bain & Company CEO Bob Bechek

CEO approval rating: 98%

'It's in the DNA of Bainies to support one another, coach, and mentor. I feel like I have an amazing set of mentors supporting my career, all the way from Senior Directors to my peers to our ACs.' -- Bain & Company manager

McKinsey & Company CEO Dominic Barton

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CEO approval rating: 97%

'McKinsey invests in its people's professional development more than any other company in the management consulting industry and possibly also across industries. At McKinsey you will continuously build your capabilities and toolkit through formal training, on-the-job training, coaching and mentorship.' -- McKinsey & Company senior partner

GM CEO Mary Barra

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CEO approval rating: 91%

'Lots of room for advancement. Good management and leaders.' -- Quality engineer

Delta Airlines CEO Edward Bastian

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CEO approval rating: 93%

'Delta has a great company culture, led by senior leadership who generally does a great job of balancing the various stakeholders. When pressed to make a decision, leadership supports employees and are fair.' -- Anonymous employee

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz

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CEO approval rating: 96%

'I am proud of my company again and that's because of our beloved CEO Oscar. He has made the world of difference to me and so many of United family. He is a wonderful and kind person.' -- United Airlines customer service representative

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky

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CEO approval rating: 95%

'Takes care of employees, advancement opportunities, huge breadth of internal opportunity, committed to patients.' -- Scientist

Pfizer CEO Ian Read

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CEO approval rating: 88%

'Overall the company really does believe and strive to be a 'good actor' and improve lives and health. The integrity of most top leaders is authentic and they are well intended.'

But 'many years of continuous cutbacks combined with the company being entirely driven by shareholder return and street analysis makes for a very uncertain / unstable environment. As much as they want to treat people well and live their values - those always take a backseat to the money.' -- Anonymous employee

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