According to a new report from The Washington Post, Microsoft’s current CEO Steve Ballmer has a less-than-awesome approval rating when compared to other tech CEOs. The Washington Post has put together a list of major CEOs and ranked them based on their approval ratings listed on Glasdoor.com. The result? Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a 47% approval rating.
Now, looking at the big picture, we can see that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is at the top of the approval rating list with a 97% approval rating. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo comes in second place with a 96% approval rating and Google CEO Larry Page comes in third place with a 95% approval rating. Apple CEO Tim Cook comes in fourth place with a 92% approval rating. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a mere 47%.
This list pretty much shows that Microsoft employees don’t really care for Steve Ballmer all that much. Microsoft is reportedly looking to have a new CEO by the end of this year to replace the exiting Ballmer, but that can change depending on compensation negotiations. If Microsoft chooses to select someone from outside Microsoft, it also depends on when that individual can leave their current company.Further reading: Microsoft, Steve Ballmer