Facebook employees give Mark Zuckerberg a 94% approval rating

Apparently, it’s all sunshine, roses, and lollipops inside Facebook.

Employee morale is at an all-time high, and CEO’s Mark Zuckerberg’s approval rating is off the charts, according to rate-your-company startup Glassdoor.

Overall, Facebook staffers are very satisfied with the company they work for. With a 4.7 (out of 5) rating, morale is especially high this year, and employees are generally satisfied (4.4 rating) with their compensation and benefits.

“The company cares about making the world a better place, and takes to heart our version of Disney’s famous ‘We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.’ We really believe that,” one Facebooker said.

So far in 2012, Facebook employees are clearly in awe of the man at the top, giving him a 97 percent approval rating. Cumulatively speaking, based on 125 total reviews, Zuckerberg holds a 94 percent approval rating, which puts him two points lower than Apple CEO Tim Cook, according to Glassdoor’s calculations. For some additional perspective, the average CEO approval rating on Glassdoor is just 62 percent.

Interestingly enough, Zuck’s approval rating has jumped by nine percentage points since 2011. We’re going to take a wild guess that staffers are pleased as punch that the IPO is right around the corner.

Okay, so it’s a veritable love fest at Facebook right now (if Glassdoor’s small sample size is representative of Facebook’s 3,000-plus staff). Doesn’t that just warm the heart? Or perhaps it makes you green with envy. Maybe it should.

According to salary information shared by more than 300 Facebook employees, the company’s software engineers are among the highest compensated in the Valley. The social network’s engineers are averaging $110,203 in salary and $14,262 in cash bonuses. Compare that to Google, where software engineers bring in a slightly lower base salary of $103,378, but take home a little extra in cash bonuses ($16,648).

But it’s not all puppies, paydays, and rainbows. One in 10 Facebook staffers complained about the long hours, and 7 percent indicated that their job made it difficult to achieve a good work/life balance.


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