Can workplace-ranking sites damage your career?

Glassdoor just released a list of the 50 highest-rated CEOs. Is work turning into a popularity contest, with the emergence of sites for critiquing bosses? And could your recruitment efforts suffer?

Mark Zuckerberg is officially the most popular CEO in the corporate world, according to Glassdoor.com’s listing of the 50 highest-rated CEOs.

The list was compiled from ratings that employees at companies around the world have posted on the site. Glassdoor enables workers and former employees to anonymously review their employers and their bosses for the benefit of job hunters who want to know more about their potential workplaces.

The list, released Friday, is the site’s second annual ranking of the top CEOs. The ample media attention this year’s list has received seems to indicate that Glassdoor has become a recognized arbiter of which executives employees like, and which ones they don’t.

That gives CEOs and other execs something to think about: Just how much should they consider Glassdoor and other ranking sites when they make decisions? Should they create employee policies around those sites? Ragan.com asked executive communications experts what they thought.

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