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Steve Ballmer rated worst CEO by own employees

Glassdoor has released the results to its annual survey of the best and worst CEOs as rated by the employees of twelve different high profile tech companies. The employees were evaluated for a full year before the tally was finalised.

The survey shows that Google's employees think a lot of chief exec Eric Schmidt, as his approval rating was at an all-time high with 96 percent. Apple employees ranked Steve Jobs second with 95 percent. (Take note that Jobs is currently on another medical leave also.)

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer had the worst employee approval rating with 40 percent, who dropped about six percent over the past year. While Microsoft's employees ranked Ballmer basically as the worst CEO currently in the tech world, Yahoo's Carol Bartz saw the worst decline in approval rating, dropping 27 points to 50 percent.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos dropped four points along with Larry Ellison of Oracle to 83 and 73 percent respectively. Intuit's chief exec Brad Smith jumped up 18 points to 87 percent approval rating. Michael Dell, of Dell (obviously), also saw an improvement of 12 points, as his employees gave him an approval rating of 48 percent.

Overall, Google received the highest rating of the evaluation with 3.8. Adobe, Apple, and Intel quickly followed with 3.6 each.