Is Steve Ballmer Really the Worst Tech Boss?

In a survey by, Steve Ballmer is not doing that great. Microsoft employees gave the CEO an approval rating of 40% on the question “Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading the company?”. Come on Steve, you can do better!

Ballmer’s approval as a boss ranks last among the top dozen tech companies, according to the survey. said Ballmer saw the second biggest drop among CEOs evaluated. Between March 2009 and March 2010, Ballmer’s average approval rating was 46 percent, but has dropped to 40 percent in the past year.

Dustin is the Head Editor of MSTechPages and has been awarded the 2011 Microsoft Community Contributor award. He is in the process of finishing up a book about Windows 7 Tips and Tweaks. Also, a free ebook for Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts is available on this site, with more printable "cheat sheets" coming soon. You can also find him in the Microsoft Community forums (also as a Community Moderator), Tech Support Guy forums, HardForum, and The Windows Club forums, among several others.
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