Elon Musk Gets 98 Percent Employee Approval Rating

6 hours ago by Steven Loveday 7

Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Tesla and SpaceX CEO — as well as founder of OpenAI, The Boring Company, and Neuralink — Elon Musk destroys Glassdoor’s average CEO rating and places near the top of the Top 100 CEOs list.

As we previously reported, Elon Musk is somewhat of a workhorse (perhaps even a workaholic in the minds of some). Yet he still makes time for his kids, dating, and even sleeping. Some negative reports as of late have dealt with a few unhappy employees, and continued engagement from labor unions, but it seems that most employees have a different take.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk. CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

Unfortunately, Tesla and Neuralink were unable to meet the requirements laid out by Glassdoor for Musk to receive votes for the rating and list. As expected, the smaller-scale OpenAI and The Boring Company suffered the same situation.

However, the busy CEO’s SpaceX employees have pushed him to the 8th place position on Glassdoor’s coveted Top 100 CEOs list. Added to this, Musk earned a whopping 98 percent approval rating (only one percentage point below the number one spot) on a list where the average rating is 67 percent.

SpaceX was also chosen by Glassdoor as the 40th best place to work. The fact that the company makes the list, and Musk is so highly regarded, speaks to its incredible success, as well as Musk’s innovation, drive, and leadership. He told Glassdoor (via Teslarati):

“I’d say focus on signal over noise. Don’t waste time on stuff that doesn’t actually make things better.”

Leading the list is Clorox CEO Benno Dorrer with a 99-percent approval rating. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg lands in the ten spot, while Apple’s Tim Cook is number 53, and GM’s Mary Barra lands at 65. Another Tesla connection topping the list is 6th place NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsu Huang. Huang currently owns a Tesla.

Source: Teslarati

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7 responses to "Elon Musk Gets 98 Percent Employee Approval Rating"

  1. Bacardi says:

    If nothing else, even if you hate Tesla, you have to admit, if you get “selected” to work for them you can pretty much get hired anywhere…

  2. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    “Unfortunately, Tesla and Neuralink were unable to meet the requirements laid out by Glassdoor for Musk to receive votes for the rating and list. As expected, the smaller-scale OpenAI and The Boring Company suffered the same situation.”

    1. What kind of criteria would exclude Tesla from being included in this? It certainly can’t be because Tesla has too few employees! Is Glassdoor’s survey only for white collar workers?

    2. The Boring Company actually has employees?!?! I guess Elon is wasting more money on his fanciful yet aggressively impractical idea than I thought!

    “However, the busy CEO’s SpaceX employees have pushed him to the 8th place position on Glassdoor’s coveted Top 100 CEOs list.”

    Does that mean only a company’s own employees are allowed to vote on who is the “best” CEO, or is this more of a popularity contest open to anyone who wants to vote?

    I’m guessing that if such a poll had been conducted in the weeks following when Elon took over Tesla Motors, and fired 10% of the employees in what Martin Eberhard called a “stealth bloodbath”, that Elon might not have rated so highly among his own employees.

    Given how big a workaholic Elon is, and how demanding he is of his employees, I wonder if Elon’s rating has a lot more to do with how carefully SpaceX employees are selected to be part of “the team”, rather than being a true reflection of how “good” Elon is at being a boss.

    “Yet he [Elon Musk] still makes time for his kids, dating, and even sleeping.”

    Seems to be some obsequiousness on display by the writer here. If Elon didn’t devote so much of his time to his work as to neglect his family life, then he likely would not be three times divorced… twice from the same woman!

    I have a lot of admiration for Elon; for his vision, his willingness to work hard to achieve his dreams, and his willingness to “bet the farm” on those dreams in a way that few rich people ever have.

    But to suggest that Elon, who has two full-time jobs (CEO of Tesla Inc. and CEO of SpaceX) is less than an extreme workaholic… that’s just ignoring reality.

    1. Koenigsegg says:

      Why are you mad?

      1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        Why do you ask a complex question?

        Perhaps you should read my final two paragraphs again. I think you’ll find your answer there.

  3. Mark.ca says:

    I hear it’s 100% now because no one can find the -2% anywhere…
    Putin with his approval rating of 97% is very jealous about now.

    1. Gasbag says:

      Don’t be surprised if Putin has over 100% next year.

  4. JBA says:

    One strange thing about us “workaholics” is that we generally don’t feel like we are working at all. During my long engineering career, I never felt that I worked a day in my life “People were simply willing today me well to do the one thing that most loved doing.
    PS No one ever suffered from my devotion to my profession because I recognized that no family relationship would be practical or could compete from the beginning; and, i recognized that those working for and with me had different priorities from my own thar I accepted and made provisions for them accordingly.

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