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Ballmer's Lost that Lovin' Feeling?

A recent Glassdoor survey of employees of 12 tech titans showed how much workers like their CEOs. Topping the list is the recently deposed Google CEO Eric Schmidt, with a 96 percent approval rating. They really do drink the Kool-Aid in Mountain View... This guy puts his foot in his mouth so much his toes are wrinkled.

Bringing up the bottom is our very own Steve Ballmer, with an Obama-like employee approval rating of 40 percent. This is so dramatically bad that I question the survey methodology. I just don't hear this kind of discontent.

One reason Steve's ratings may be lower than others is the fact that Microsoft is no longer a place where you can work for a few years and walk away a millionaire from stock options. It is much more a blue chip, "steady, as she goes" kind of company. And I'm sure the newer, non-rich employees resent the older folks who come to work from their lakeside houses in the latest Porsche.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/04/2011 at 1:18 PM


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