Glassdoor.com, a website that lets employees anonymously rate and review their employers, has released its list of the nicest and naughtiest CEOs of 2008. The nicest CEO is Genentech's Art Levinson with a 92% approval rating and the least popular CEO is Steve Odland of Office Depot, with a disapproval rating of 80% (why that's even worse than President Bush's!)
What's up with Office Depot? One department manager in Dallas Texas wrote:
“Fire Odland and kill ridiculous programs like ones listed above. Please, Please, Please give this company back to its workers. The corporate office in Delray Beach, FL is asleep at the wheel and frankly incompetent. Maybe If some of them would listen to or maybe even spend a few hours in a store they would understand their own business a little better. This company will fail If you do not get back to basics! Cheap no hassle prices and fast checkout! NO MORE PROGRAMS PLEASE!”
In the city where I live there are Staples, Office Max and Office Depot within 10 minutes drive of each other. Guess which one they recently closed down!