The 25 Most-Liked CEOs Of 2012

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GlassDoor asked about 280,000 employees whether they approved of their CEOs.They’ve compiled a list of the top CEOs in every sector — including tech. GlassDoor checked ratings between March 16 last year and March 15 this year.

It’s no surprise that tech CEOs dominate the list — three of the top 5 CEOs are at large tech companies.

It’s important to remember that GlassDoor is a site where a lot of employees go to complain about their employers.

But some of the CEOS on this list — and their tremendous approval ratings — will probably surprise you.

25. Robert Stevens

Company: Lockheed Martin

Approval Rating: 80%

Last year: 83%

24. Meg Whitman

Company: Hewlett-Packard

Approval rating: 80%

Last year: 67% (Leo Apotheker)

23. Frank Blake

Company: Home Depot

Approval rating: 80%

Last year: 80%

22. Larry Ellison

Company: Oracle

Approval rating: 81%

Last year: 72%

21. Jeffrey Immelt

Company: GE

Approval rating: 83%

Last year: 64%

20. Edward Johnson

Company: Fidelity Investments

Approval rating: 84%

Last year: 78%

19. John McHugh

Company: US Army

Approval rating: 84%

Last year: 70%

18. Bob McDonald

Company: Procter & Gamble

Approval rating: 84%

Last year: 94%

17. Dan Hesse

Company: Sprint Nextel

Approval rating: 85%

Last year: 77%

16. Joe Tucci

Company: EMC

Approval Rating: 86%

Last year: 88%

15. Michael Donley

Company: US Air Force

Approval rating: 86%

Last year: 83%

14. Jamie Dimon

Company: JP Morgan Chase

Approval rating: 87%

Last year: 84%

13. Richard Davis

Company: U.S. Bank

Approval rating: 88%

Last year: 84%

12. Dennis Nally

Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers

Approval rating: 88%

Last year: 79%

11. Lloyd Blankfein

Company: Goldman Sachs

Approval rating: 89%

Last year: 97%

10. Blake Nordstrom

Company: Nordstrom

Approval rating: 89%

Last year: 89%

9. Howard Schultz

Company: Starbucks

Approval rating: 89%

Last year: 80%

8. Paul Maritz

Company: VMWare

Approval rating: 90%

Last year: 78%

7. Pierre Nanterme

Company: Accenture

Approval rating: 91%

Last year: 86% (William Green)

6. Paul Otellini

Company: Intel

Approval rating: 93%

Last year: 90%

5. Larry Page

Company: Google

Approval rating: 94%

Last year: 96% (Eric Schmidt)

4. Ken Chenault

Company: American Express

Approval rating: 94%

Last year: 89%

3. Paul Jacobs

Company: QUALCOMM

Approval rating: 95%

Last year: 88%

2. Jim Turley

Company: Ernst & Young

Approval rating: 95%

Last year: 83%

1. Tim Cook

Company: Apple

Approval rating: 97%

Last year: 95% (Steve Jobs)

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