Microsoft workers rate Steve Ballmer as worst CEO

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 06 2011 @ 08:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Ratings over at company review website Glassdoor.com reveal Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has received the lowest approval rating of any tech company. The best CEO is Google's former CEO Eric Schmidt, he receives a 96 percent approval rating, followed by Apple's Steve Jobs with an approval rating of 95 percent.
Microsoft employees gave Ballmer a 40% approval rating which is down from last years 46%. This is not good news for Ballmer who has already been on the board of directors' naughty list after the failure of the Kin. In 2008, Ballmer said he would retire in 10 years -- with his declining approval rating and recent Kin failure -- another set of mistakes could move that retirement forward a few years.

The second lowest ranked tech CEO was eBay's John Donahoe, who has an equally appalling 46% approval rating from his employees. This was a big jump in the positive direction for Donahoe, the previous year his approval rating was just 26%. The survey wasn't bad for all tech CEOs though, Google's former CEO Eric Schmidt was given a 96% approval rating, the highest among tech companies. Apple's Steve Jobs was the second highest rated tech CEO with a 95% approval rating from his employees.
Source: Neowin


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