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Apple Staffers Like Tim Cook More Than Steve Jobs?

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Apparently, all legends come to pass.

In the wake of his death, former Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs was lauded as a visionary beyond his times. His accomplishments and technological acumen were considered unparalleled to that of his contemporaries like Microsoft's (MSFT) Bill Gates or Google's (GOOG) Larry Page.

But now, not six months from his death and seven months since resigning, Steve Jobs' approval rating is slightly behind that of his successor, Tim Cook.

According to Glassdoor -- a site where employees can rank their boss' performance -- Apple staffers have granted Cook with a 97% approval rating for his work between March 2011 to March 2012. Comparatively, in that same time period a year ago, then-CEO Steve Jobs was given a 95% approval rating.

Too many elevator pink slips, perhaps?

In Jobs' defense, however, his approval rating tied Cook's 97% upon his resignation last August. So it would appear that from March 2010 to March 2011, Jobs' notoriously prickly attitude rubbed an extra 2% of Cupertino the wrong way.

GigaOm's Erica Ogg reported that Glassdoor will reveal the top 25 highest-ranked CEOs in the US tomorrow. In the meantime, take a look at the top 10 highest-ranked tech CEOs, with Cook up top and Intel's (INTC) Paul S. Otellini, Sprint's (S) Dan Hesse, HP's (HPQ) Meg Whitman, and Amazon's (AMZN) Jeff Bezos rounding out the list.

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