Glassdoor CEO approval ratings show Google’s Schmidt taking 1st, Apple’s Jobs dropping to 2nd

“A survey taken over the last year by Glassdoor, a jobs and career community that allows users to anonymously share an inside look at jobs and companies, confirms that Eric Schmidt looks better when he’s on his way out,” Rip Empson reports for TechCrunch. “As the Google big whig prepares to step down from a decade of service as chief exec, his employee approval rating is at an all time high.”

“Apple Man Steve Jobs remains as popular as ever, though his approval rating did drop from 98 percent to 95 percent. I’m sure when the iPhone 5 comes out, he’ll be right back on top,” Empson reports.

“As to how Glassdoor CEO approval ratings are calculated, the site takes the pulse of a company’s employees similar to the way in which presidential approval ratings are tallied,” Empson reports. “Employees are simply asked, ‘Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading the company?'”

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        1. It’s a slow weekend … so here ya go.

          It’s big wig not big whig, and it was “Old Hickory” Jackson not Abe Lincon.

          Bigwig:
          His name in Lapine is Thlayli, which means “Fur-head” and refers to the shock of fur on the back of his head. Formerly an officer in the Sandleford Owsla, the largest and best fighter of the Sandleford survivors. He is often blunt and impatient for dangerous action and fighting. He quickly befriends Kehaar. Hazel often selects him for the most dangerous missions, such as the infiltration of Efrafa and guarding the run against General Woundwort, a stand that nearly kills him. Later, he becomes captain of the Watership warren’s “free-and-easy” Owsla.
          ~ Watership Down by Richard Adams.

          Whig party GB:
          Founded 1678
          Dissolved 1868
          Succeeded by the Liberal Party
          The term Whig was originally short for ‘whiggamor’, a nickname for western Scots who came to Leith for corn. In the reign of Charles II (1660–85) the term was used during Wars of the Three Kingdoms to refer derisively to a radical faction of the Scottish Covenanters who called themselves the “Kirk Party” (see the Whiggamore Raid). It was then applied to Scottish presbyterian rebels who were against the King’s episcopalian order in Scotland. The term ‘Whig’ entered English political discourse during the Exclusion Bill crisis of 1678–1681 when there was controversy about whether or not Charles’s brother, James, should be allowed to succeed to the throne on Charles’s death. ‘Whig’ was a term of abuse applied to those who wanted to exclude James on the grounds that he was a Roman Catholic. The fervent Tory Samuel Johnson often cracked that “the first Whig was the Devil.”

          Whig party USA:
          Founded 1833
          Dissolved 1856
          Succeeded by the Republican Party
          The American Whigs, whose name originates from Scottish Presbyterian radicals, were modernizers who saw President Andrew Jackson as “a dangerous man on horseback” with a “reactionary opposition” to the forces of social, economic and moral modernization. Most of the founders of the Whig party had supported Jeffersonian democracy and the Democratic-Republican Party. The Republicans who formed the Whig party, led by Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams, drew on a Jeffersonian tradition of compromise and balance in government, national unity, territorial expansion, and support for a national transportation network and domestic manufacturing. Jacksonians looked to Jefferson for opposition to the National Bank and internal improvements and support of egalitarian democracy and state power. Despite the apparent unity of Jefferson’s Democratic-Republicans from 1800 to 1824, ultimately the American people preferred partisan opposition to popular political agreement.

          Watership Down:
          is a heroic fantasy/political novel about a small group of rabbits, written by English author Richard Adams. Although the animals in the story live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language (Lapine), proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel recounts the rabbits’ odyssey as they escape the destruction of their warren to seek a place in which to establish a new home.

          All wiki cut n’ paste.

          —-
          Watership Down is a cracker of a book, but every adolescent should be given a chance to read “The Plague Dogs” also by Richard Adams.

          1. The quote in MDN’s original story used the word whig instead of wig. Lincoln was a Whig before he was a Republican. He was also large in stature, both physically and politically – thus my feeble attempt at humor.

            Of course, that was before he founded the luxury car company…. 😉

            (I need to get a life…sheesh!)

  1. So if I understand this correctly, 40% of MS employees approve of Ballmer’s performance as CEO. Doesn’t that sound high?

    Stock value over the past year
    MS -14%
    Google +3.3%
    Apple +50%

  2. I definitively agree with this…
    Imagine, Steve Jobs not letting go the people home until they have absolutely the best product..
    Now imagine Eric Schittie letting people do what ever they want and letting everything in BETA and getting satisfy with crappy products.

  3. Totally off topic: what a great April Fool’s present. This morning I noticed that 3G service came to the little town of Jackson, MI.
    Thanks AT&T!!

  4. I’m surprised Jobs did so well. I would think that most people “onboard” with the company would give the official “no comment” while obviously 40% of Microsoft employees are afraid of having a chair thrown at them.

  5. Steve is the ultimate innovator and salesman. No one has ever written anywhere anytime that he’s nice to work with or for. But he makes his employees money through stock appreciation. You don’t think they work for Apple because it’s a fun place? Have you ever known anyone who has worked there? C’mon, it ain’t frigging Google!! Both companies make their employees lords money. Google is a fun enjoyable place. Apple has a once in a lifetime leader. Google has a knucklehead for a leader. Apple makes great stuff. Google makes for a great search experience. But the workplace at Google is beautiful. Just a fact.

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