Study: Microsoft’s Ballmer sees approval rating decline

Take this with a grain of salt, like a U.S. presidential approval rating based on a limited survey, but the latest CEO rankings from employment web site GlassDoor.com show Eric Schmidt faring considerably better in sentiment from his company’s employees than Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and Yahoo’s Carol Bartz do among theirs.

Schmidt’s approval rating from employees that give information to the site has reached a new all-time high of 96 percent — edging out even the sentiment for Steve Jobs among Apple employees. Meanwhile, Ballmer and Bartz  are seeing their approval ratings among participating employees decline, to 40 percent and 50 percent.

As noted in the chart above, Jeff Bezos of Amazon has also seen his rating slip among employees, but he remains at an impressive 83 percent.

People who use GlassDoor gave feedback about their places of work in exchange for access to the information collected by the site. In this case they were asked to answer yes or no to the question, “Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading the company?”

More details on the GlassDoor blog.

  • Guest

    What a big surprise!

  • http://twitter.com/josephtartakoff Joseph Tartakoff

    Probably helps that Schmidt handed out $1,000 bonuses and 10 percent raises to every Google employee last year.

  • Guest

    In other news, rain is wet.

    How bad does it have to get before Microsoft’s do-nothing board actually does something?