The Worst CEOs of the Dow: Microsoft


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Glassdoor, a company that, among other things, aggregates job satisfaction, recently released its findings on which CEOs had the highest ratings from their employees. With 13 Dow components getting enough employee ratings, we're taking a look at the best and worst of the Dow's CEOs. Up first is the worst. On, Steve Ballmer receives just a 37% approval rating, significantly worse than any other Dow company. As a comparison, Cisco CEO John Chambers received a 58% approval rating, Meg Whitman of Hewlett-Packard an 80% approval rating, and Paul Otellini of Intel a 93% approval rating. Moving outside the Dow, tech giants Apple and Qualcomm notched 97% and 95% approvals for their CEOs. To see Eric's full thoughts on Steve Ballmer and Glassdoor's ratings, watch the video below.

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