D7: What Do Employees Think About CEO Speakers?

D7: What Do Employees Think About CEO Speakers?

2009-05-27 11:03:01

D7, the 7th All Things Digital Conference kicked off in Carlsbad, CA  yesterday. Top  executives from some of the most well-known technology companies have assembled to discuss the impact of digital technology today and in the future.  

Glassdoor has received a large number of reviews from some of the companies represented and we decided to take a look at how these CEOs stack up based on employee opinion.  AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has one of the lowest approval ratings, at just 29%, while Yahoo’s Carol Bartz and Nokia’s Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo maintain approval ratings of 62%. 

Glassdoor Report: D7 Conference Speaker Approval Ratings

Company

Company Rating

CEO

CEO Approval Rating*

AT&T

2.7

Neutral

Randall Stephenson

29%

Microsoft

3.7

Satisfied

Steve Ballmer

42%

Nokia

3.7

Satisfied

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo

62%

Yahoo

3.3

Neutral

Carol Bartz

62%

*with more than 25 reviews

What’s interesting to note is how CEO approval ratings don’t necessarily correlate an employee’s satisfaction at the company.  Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, has a 42% approval rating, yet employees are generally satisfied with the company, giving a rating of 3.7.  Yahoo! Employees, on the other hand, are neutrally satisfied with a rating of 3.3, despite the CEO approval of 62%. 

We’d love to hear what you think about these ratings and the correlation between company ratings and CEO approval ratings.

As for the conference itself, we’re already seeing some interesting news and commentary coming from the event.  Here are some highlights:

If you’re at the show and have other insights to share, we’d love to hear them!

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