Uber leads—and Oracle lags—in survey of CEO comms skills

In a poll of 10,000 employees conducted by Ragan and Blind, the transportation company rebounded after controversies. Not every firm, nor their top leaders, fared so well.

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After years of controversy surrounding Uber’s leadership, its employees appear confident in the communication skills of its new chief executive officer.

Technology giants Oracle, Intel and Google, however, have their work cut out for them, judging from a new survey of almost 10,000 employees by Ragan and Blind, an anonymous social network for professionals.

“The degree of contrast between … the company with the highest approval and the lowest approval was pretty shocking,” says Blind Marketing Manager Curie Kim.

The survey consisted of a single question: “True or False: My CEO does a good job of engaging with and communicating to employees in our organization.”

Among the 9,753 respondents, an average of 52% answered “true,” with 48% registering discontent with the top dog’s communication and engagement skills.

Blind verifies employers based on workplace email address, so the results reflect only opinions about respondents’ own chief executive.

At San Francisco-based Uber, new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi earned cheers from 86% of employees, with LinkedIn (83%) and Facebook (74%) stepping up to the silver and bronze platforms.

Microsoft and Amazon also fared well, tying with a 71% vote of thumbs-up. (See the results below.)

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