Zynga CEO Mark Pincus's approval rating is a hair above Obama's

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus

Look at this way, Mr. Pincus: At least you don't have to make decisions that impact the entire planet--just 3,000 employees. Glass Door, a career services firm, reports that Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has a 46 percent approval rating among employees, according to VentureBeat. Of course, that means more than half of his workers might not like him very much.

The average CEO has an approval rating of 62 percent, according to Glass Door. (CEOs like Yahoo's former Carol Bartz had an approval rating of 33 percent before she was given the boot.) As a result of Pincus's below-average approval rating, the company has an overall rating of 2.6, while Glass Door says that the average is 3.1. However, the survey only includes the responses of 20 Zynga employees--tiny compared to the company's overall workforce.

At any rate, the report includes comments from those surveyed that might serve to paint a better picture. Take this Zynga software engineer, for instance: "You'll work 8-18 hours per day 5-7 days per week. Company leaders demand creativity of employees after overworking them, and ignores most ideas that don't follow the same technique/code base that most of their games currently use. Not much of a social life."

If anything, comments like these echo recent reports from both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Of course, stories, reports and surveys like these are bound to crop up as Zynga approaches its initial public offering. (With that, grains of salt to be taken.) Besides, when you try too hard for your employees' affection, you turn into this guy.

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How do you feel about Mark Pincus based on what you've heard or read? Do you think these reports and surveys will affect the company at all? Sound off in the comments. Add Comment.

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