There are over a hundred thousand of CEOs in America, however, Marcelo Claure of Sprint and John Legere of T-Mobile made it on one particular list as the most hated Chief Executive Officers in the country. The information backing the list was gathered by Owler, an intelligence platform used by business professionals for analyzing their competitors. Aside from the mobile executives, other well-known names appeared on the list.
Landing on the fifth spot is Office Depot's former CEO, Roland C. Smith. Who proved to be one of the most disliked executives in the country with a relatively low approval score of 42.7 points. Although, Roland C. Smith has since left the company, making way for the company's new CEO, Gerry Smith. Meanwhile, T-Mobile's Legere ranked fourth with a score of 41.9, which some industry watchers may find surprising given how the communication giant's head enjoys a relatively large public following. Sprint's CEO Marcelo Claure received a score of 32.8, landing in the third spot on Owler's list of the most hated top executives in the country. The number two on the list is Yahoo's own Marissa Mayer who is technically tied with Claure, having gained the same approval rating of 32.8. The 42-year-old technology executive has recently been criticized for the manner in which she led the Sunnyvale-based tech giant and is expected to leave the company following its consolidation with Verizon's AOL that's scheduled to be completed this month.
The top spot of the most hated CEOs in the United States was taken by Oscar Munoz, the famous executive of United Airlines, a Chicago, Illinois-based airline that has recently been involved in a high-profile controversy pertaining to a forceful and seemingly unjustified removal of a passenger from one of its flights. Apart from appearing on Owler's controversial list, Claure and Legere may soon find themselves together talking about a potential merger of their companies as parents of both T-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly considering consolidation, though it's currently unclear whether SoftBank will be looking to acquire T-Mobile or if Deutsche Telekom ends up giving an offer for Sprint. An update on that situation and other industry developments in the country is expected to follow shortly.