Yahoo's Bartz bombs in CEO approval rating; Apple's Jobs, Google's Schmidt shine

Yahoo's Bartz bombs in CEO approval rating; Apple's Jobs, Google's Schmidt shine

Summary: Outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt has the top CEO approval rating. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is No. 2. Yahoo's Carol Bartz bombs.

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As Eric Schmidt prepares to hand the reins of Google over to Larry Page, Glassdoor took a look at a few CEO approval ratings.

The takeaways:

  • Schmidt beat Apple CEO Steve Jobs with an approval rating of 96 percent.
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos checked in with an 83 percent approval rating.
  • The Wintel juggernaut has diverged on CEO approval ratings. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is at 40 percent and Intel chief Paul Otellini sits at 90 percent.
  • eBay CEO John Donahoe is on a tear when it comes to approval ratings.
  • Bartz has clearly bombed at Yahoo.
  • Now this CEO approval rating scorecard isn't scientific, but it's a gauge of how employees are feeling at any given moment.

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  • Schmidt beat Apple CEO Steve Jobs with an approval rating

    But Steve Jobs beat Schmidt in everthing else... mostly importing things like adding value to the company -- not by stealing peoples personal information but by innovating and making people's lives better.

    And Steve Jobs is still CEO and Schmidt is not.
    iPad-awan
    • Google is doing VERY well, and they have a very high trust rating.

      Yes, the Microsoft propeller heads HATE Google, this much is true.

      Oh, and talking about shareholder value, Balmer is the one that is not delivering. Google is phenomenal compared to MS.
      DonnieBoy
      • Yet MS is at

        @DonnieBoy <br>3.3 compared to 3.6 fo Apple and 3.8 for Google<br><br>I guess those propeller heads are smarter then you gove them credit for since MS isn't at 1.1 like you tell everybody they are.<br><br>But as it was noted Schmidt is out as CEO. I wonder why?
        Will Farrell
      • RE: Yahoo's Bartz bombs in CEO approval rating; Apple's Jobs, Google's Schmidt shine

        @DonnieBoy

        I think it's time for a new line Donnie. Not everyone who hates Google is a Windows user. I know plenty of Mac users that despise Google just as much as I do.

        Time to get out from under that bridge of your.
        The one and only, Cylon Centurion
    • Jobs is 95%??

      @iPad-awan
      Jobs has a 95% rating? Well only because he hasn't located and fired that other 5% yet.
      PolymorphicNinja
  • Why only mention Bartz, Balmer bombed even worse at 40%

    NT
    DonnieBoy
    • RE: Yahoo's Bartz bombs in CEO approval rating; Apple's Jobs, Google's Schmidt shine

      @DonnieBoy

      It's the slump, we all knew Ballmer was cack which is why he only went down 6%, for Bartz to fall 27% is... interesting.

      I think Bartz can bounce back though (whether she does or not is a different matter), whereas Ballmer will just zombie along.
      OffsideInVancouver
    • RE: Yahoo's Bartz bombs in CEO approval rating; Apple's Jobs, Google's Schmidt shine

      @DonnieBoy : Mr. Anti-Microsoft. When your score plummets 27% in one year? Duh. That's the bomb.
      Gis Bun
    • Developer , Developer , Developer

      Your right, why did't you mention Balmer. And how did he reach 40% ?
      Someone must have read the report wrong!
      MacNewton
  • RE: Yahoo's Bartz bombs in CEO approval rating; Apple's Jobs, Google's Schmidt shine

    Eric Schmidt is that creepy neighbor trying to be your friend.... who has a telescope sitting in his window pointed at your house.
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
    • RE: Yahoo's Bartz bombs in CEO approval rating; Apple's Jobs, Google's Schmidt shine

      @Cylon Centurion 0005

      http://echostains.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/1220955450_rear_window-_disturbia2.jpg
      OffsideInVancouver
    • I somehow doubt....

      @Cylon Centurion 0005

      he would care to be your friend.
      Economister
  • as an Apple and Google shareholder I say

    may ballmer be CEO of msft as long as it takes.<br><br>from apple being a tiny fraction of msft (apple was less than 50b and msft heading to 600 billion) in market cap apple is now today 100 billion larger than msft (321 vs 213 b)<br><br>Yes Ballmer and all the iHater win fanboys will of course quote "how windows outsells Macs by gazillions etc".... <br>great wonderful, keep ballmer around...
    Davewrite
    • So you're upset Jobs ins't number 1

      @Davewrite
      and that he dropped 3% (half of what Ballmer did).

      But since Ballmer weighs twice as much, it works out to be the same percentage. :)
      Will Farrell
      • Why would he be upset?

        @Will Farrell
        If he is in fact a Google and Apple shareholder then I doubt he's upset at all.
        anono
      • Just to add to that

        @Will Farrell <br>Jobs was only bested by Eric Schmidt of Google and as you pointed out in one of your earlier posts, he's not CEO anymore.
        anono
  • Eric Schmidt?????

    April Fool's joke, right?
    Userama
    • RE: Yahoo's Bartz bombs in CEO approval rating; Apple's Jobs, Google's Schmidt shine

      @Userama : Yes. Schmidt is a joke and as fool. :-)
      Gis Bun
  • Mediocrity

    Bartz is one of those mediocrities that has somehow become a fixture of the Silicon Valley landscape. Has she ever done a single thing that had people saying, "Wow, didja see that?" In spite of which, she's one of the "regulars" that routinely get handed the keys to companies whose CEOs have fallen out of favor. Her mission is to do a "deal," where 'deal' means "make the investors as whole as possible, and quickly."

    She picks up a few million each time, and everybody's happy except the employees who get laid off as part of the "deal."

    Disclaimer: I do not now, nor have I ever, worked in a place where Carol Bartz worked.
    Robert Hahn
  • The real question is:-

    What can the 50% of shareholders who don't approve of Bartz do about it?
    Same question re the 60% of Microsoft shareholders who want Ballmer out. Are they helpless in real practical terms?
    peter_erskine@...