Steve Ballmer fails to break into 50 Highest-Rated CEOs list

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer has failed to make it into Glassdoor's 50 Highest-Rated CEOs for 2013 list, falling well short of the approval ratings of other CEOs in the technology industry. Many well-known names made it onto the list, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who ranked first with a 99% approval rating; Google CEO Larry Page, #11 with a 95% approval; and Apple CEO Tim Cook, #18 with 93% approval.

A quick peek at Microsoft's company page on Glassdoor reveals that Steve Ballmer's approval rating is only 47%, well short of the 80% approval required to make the Highest-Rated CEOs list. As employees of the company are asked whether they approve of their CEO's leadership, it's apparent that Microsoft workers have mixed reactions in regards to Ballmer and his ability to run Microsoft.

On the other hand, a number of chief executives from other tech companies did manage to make the list with high approval ratings. Those CEOs are as follows:

  • #1 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (99% approval)
  • #8 Qualcomm CEO Paul E. Jacobs (95% approval)
  • #11 Google CEO Larry Page (95% approval)
  • #12 Citrix CEO Mark B. Templeton (95% approval)
  • #13 Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff (94% approval)
  • #15 NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang (94% approval)
  • #16 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (93% approval)
  • #17 Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg (93% approval)
  • #18 Apple CEO Tim Cook (93% approval)
  • #21 Intel CEO Paul S. Otellini (91% approval)
  • #22 NetApp CEO Tom Georgens (91% approval)
  • #23 Intuit CEO Brad Smith (91% approval)
  • #45 Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor (82% approval)
  • #46 Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (82% approval)
  • #49 Dell CEO Michael Dell (81% approval)

Source: Glassdoor via WinBeta

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