Tech CEO approval ratings: HP’s Hurd, 34%; Microsoft’s Ballmer, 52%; Apple’s Jobs, 98%

“You’ve heard of this guy Mark Hurd, right? The Hewlett-Packard CEO forced to resign late last week because of a sexual harassment investigation? Lots of his employees apparently didn’t like him very much,” Caleb Hannan reports for Seattle Weekly. “At least according to his record-low approval rating of 34-percent on Glassdoor.com, a site that lets employees anonymously dish on their bosses.”

“Also not terribly well-liked: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer,” Hannan reports. “At 52-percent Ballmer rates lower than just about every other tech CEO out there not named Hurd.”

MacDailyNews Take: This gives us hope. If 52% of Microsoft employees actually “approve” of Steve Ballmer, maybe the other shareholders are just as misguided and he actually can remain CEO for as long as it takes!

Hannan continues, “[That’s] an especially tough figure to swallow given the near-universal love for his rival, Apple’s Steve Jobs who is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the most beloved boss of all: 98-percent of Glassdoor’s anonymous Apple employees report that they ‘approve’ of Jobs.”

Full article here.

More details and ratings for other tech CEOs via TechCrunch here.

MacDailyNews Take: If you work for Apple and don’t approve of the greatest tech company CEO in history, please quit. You’re too stupid to work for Apple. Try Dell, you’ll fit right in.

42 Comments

  1. Nicu,

    I can see where you’re coming from (“the land of the workers and the farmers, the achievements of our socialist revolution”). There may be a slight difference, though, since Apple staffers who don’t like their ‘dear leader’ are free to leave. Your old ‘dear leader’ (be it Causescu, Husak, Zhivkov, Honecker, Castro or someone else) would shoot you if you tried to leave.

  2. @Two Percenter

    Not that I believe you are actually an Apple employee but even so, you have got some balls. Are you kidding me, you have to be the most egotistical prick on the planet.

    You’re right and everyone else is wrong?!

    Dude! You need to get a refill on those meds.

  3. MacDailyNews Take: This gives us hope. If 52% of Microsoft employees actually “approve” of Steve Ballmer, maybe the other shareholders are just as misguided and he actually can remain CEO for as long as it takes!

    Unless Ballmer got all his brown-nosed toadies to go there and vote for him.

  4. 2% is right, fishsticks are nothing to lie about. i once shot a man at the local buffet for telling me the fishsticks were empty… only to see his fatass wife shoveling them down as she waddled back to their table.

  5. “Liking” someone and “approval” of that person’s business performance” are two different things. It is very possible that Job’s “like” rating is much lower than his approval rating of 98%. So he may not be all that “beloved” by Apple employees, but nearly all of them appreciate his performance as CEO.

  6. @Two Percenter
    According to you, users of Apple products are divided into two categories:

    1) Steve Job’s lemmings (also known as “brainless fools”)

    2) A small subset of people who enjoy watching carnage from a high vantage point

    Life is not binary. There are more than just two polarized / diametrically opposed positions that can reasonably be taken on the vast majority of topics in this world. I am very proud not to be affiliated with you or any other close minded idiots like you. Please divest yourself of all Apple products and limit yourself to PC forums.

  7. Mark Hurd is looking for a new job. Microsoft is (or should be) looking for a new CEO. Obviously, Mark Hurd should replace Steve Ballmer. According to the employees of the respective companies, “for as long as it takes” would still be intact.

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