Half of Microsoft's (Anonymous) Employees Don't Approve of Steve Ballmer

You've heard of this guy Mark Hurd, right? The Hewlett-Packard CEO forced to resign late last week because of a sexual harassment investigation? Lots of his employees apparently didn't like him very much. At least according to his record-low approval rating of 34-percent on Glassdoor.com, a site that lets employees anonymously dish on their bosses.

Also not terribly well-liked: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

As TechCrunch reports, at 52-percent Ballmer rates lower than just about every other tech CEO out there not named Hurd. An especially tough figure to swallow given the near-universal love for his rival, Apple's Steve Jobs who is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the most beloved boss of all: 98-percent of Glassdoor's anonymous Apple employees report that they "approve" of Jobs.

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Of course, an anonymous employee does not make for an accurate measurement. But it can't feel good to rank slightly higher than the guy who just lost his job.

For more bad signs for Ballmer, check out Bill Gates vs. Steve Ballmer: A Tale of Two CEOs (Chart).

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