5 most unpopular CEOs in America

Whether because of poor leadership, excessive compensation or other complaints, these bosses score the most unfavorable reviews by their own employees.

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May 1, 2014 5:18PM
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People mean nothing, its always about the bottom line and power. Forget that those workers make it possible for the CEO's to be awarded their bloated pay, employees considered to be nothing but trash and there are plenty of "them" willing to put up with the "crappy corporate" environment. Tyrants usually get theirs eventually may take some time but Karma is a biotch.
May 1, 2014 8:17PM
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I once worked for a company that expected late nights and all day Saturday work schedules from their employees.

I was new to the company and thought maybe this was only temporary but after a while I saw that it would be the regular schedule. After six months of this BS I turned in my resignation. 

I am now retired and glad I don't have to put up with this kind or crap any longer. Life is too short!
May 1, 2014 7:01PM
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Their is a lot more than 5. The title Chief Executive Officer(CEO) needs to be changed to Overrated Greedy Employee(OGE). Most companies would be better off without them and redistribute their wages to the company workers who make success happen. Part of their over compensation could be reinvested in the company. What a waste of money on arrogant jerks that take way more than they earn. Companies need checks and balances with more power than the CEO to fire the OGE.
May 1, 2014 5:58PM
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What a world we are living in!  And that jerk with his Bible scriptures on the bags?  What a hypocrite!  The Lord would NOT approve of his treatment of employees in the least bit!  Another horrible representation of Christians. 
May 1, 2014 7:22PM
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Where is  Steve Burd on this list? The worst CEO ( Safeway Stores ) , who save the compamy so much money by screwing his employees. The Company just went belly up and got swallow up. 
This moron could could figure out , his best customers were own employees. Now tthey no longer 
can afford shop at their own store and rely government aid to survive .  Sounds like a Walmart
mentality. Good goin Steve !! You deserve your golden parachute while your employees all got 
screwed and taxpayers  are holding the bag. {Welfare benefits}
May 2, 2014 12:52AM
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These top 5 CEO's receive between $12 to $13 million in salaries, but the workers get nothing in raises.  This is per year approved by the Board of Directors for each company.  Workers are working for minimum wages, work long hours, weekends and Holidays but get nothing extra in pay check for this. The Justice Dept. need to conduct an investigation in these CEO's practices.  Please Boycott these companies, maybe then they will open their eyes for conditions the workers are under!!!***
BOYCOTT NOW.
May 9, 2014 9:14AM
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Any CEO who makes million dollar bonuses while the employees rarely get raises for their performances is what I call a bad CEO. Twenty, thirty and even forty years ago CEO's didn't receive outrageous bonuses like these greedy guts now do. No wonder prices for goods and services are off the roof. We are paying for all this so the rich can get richer while we all get poorer. The same goes for those greedy and crooked politian's in D.C. also.
May 1, 2014 11:06PM
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Now I understand why my maintenance medication that I take every single month has consistently increased in cost over the past five years!  It makes no sense to me that my prescription will cost $190 one month to $220 the next and even $260 the next for the exact same medication!   $1.1 billion in revenue?  These providers of medications that are lifelines for people like myself are continuing to make it impossible to survive our disabilities, not because the illnesses are life-threatening but because we are forced to choose between food and meds.  I say kick them to the curb and use their extremely bloated compensations to fund programs where low-income individuals can get reduced costs.
May 1, 2014 11:48PM
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Not surprised Express Scripts is on the list. It is one of the companies with the least happy employees on their payroll. Our medical benefits is serviced by Express Scripts and the benefits department is looking into not renewing the contract with them because the interaction with them and the rising costs is causing unhappiness among our own employees. If enough companies drop them then George Paz can take his golden parachute retirement and benefits and leave. Now that will be the saddest part of the whole story. These CEOs will leave with huge amounts of money and benefits even though the company is in worse shape than when they took over. Even sadder will be a lot of companies will try to sign them to new CEO contracts and pay them even more. I don't have anything against a qualified AND competent CEO making money but not at the cost of the company and the employees.
May 1, 2014 9:14PM
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Fast Eddie has managed to take 2 great organizations and reduced them to complete non entities.  Sears was once the apex of retailing and Kmart the apex of discounting.  Fast Eddie has destroyed these organizations.  Thank God for the Kresge Family , the Kresge Foundations and the greatness they have contributed to Detroit and and continue to contribute to this day.  Sorry for the robber barons that did nothing to Kresge/Kmart, but to rob the company for their own enrichment
May 1, 2014 6:12PM
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Greyhound/First Group scompahould have made your list.The outsource work and with  a raise our income declines ,yearly.take away the runs that are local and give it to smaller parisite companys/keeps wages low.
May 1, 2014 9:59PM
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the ceo of goldman sachs isnt on here???!!! what about the waltons....all 6 of them stink!
May 2, 2014 6:37AM
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Folks this is what happens with big corporations.  Not that I've never shopped at them but fact is they put the little man out of business and customer service goes to ****.  I am a small employer less than 10 employees.  I pay my employees quite well they get over time every Saturday off unless they are on call and called in, two weeks paid vacation, 5 paid holidays, regular yearly bonuses, 50 percent cost share on retirement and insurance if they choose.  These huge companies don't give a **** about the American worker.  When you pay CEO's millions of dollars to do very little what do you expect is going to happen.  Its funny how so many think that going to work for huge corporations they are going to get get get when all they get is **** on.  You are just another number with these people. 
May 2, 2014 12:31AM
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the body parts were having an argument on who would be the boss of the body. The eye's said they should be the boss. No No said the ears I  can hear, The mouth said no I am the one who feeds the body. Then the feet spoke the hands spoke and this went on  and on. Finely the a$$ spoke and said I'm the boss. All in unison said no your not, so the a$$hole shut it's function down. As time went on the eye's became blurred, the stomach began to hurt. the brain became to become dizzy. the body became week and was failing, the body parts had a meeting and agreed to the a%%hole deal and everything got better. The moral of the story is you  don't need to be a brain, see things better or listen to be a boss. all you need to be is an a$$hole.
May 1, 2014 6:58PM
May 9, 2014 1:21AM
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Glad to see an African American female on the list. Just goes to show that even blacks obsess about money when in positions of leadership, which is different than what you'd expect from a class of people always whining about how racist and arrogant all of us white folks be.
May 1, 2014 6:33PM
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I agree with lampert on the list but bozo bezos of scAmazon should also be on the list
May 9, 2014 11:35AM
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And the dissatisfaction of employees often shows in their work ethic.  For example, I have yet to have a prescription processed properly by the folks at ExpressScripts.
May 3, 2014 8:43PM
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Great article...EXPOSE them all, BOYCOTT them all, open our eyes to the GREED at the expense of the very people, the minimum wage earners, that need the funds to shop at these places. Its no wonder companies try to cut cost and lose money...its being STOLEN by OVER paid employees at the TOP....yet its the lovely hard working up front people that are the face of the company dealing with the devoted customers...Im sorry certain powerful greedy human beings feel the need to treat others as if they are worthless. NOT FOR ME TO JUDGE.......
May 22, 2014 9:32AM
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Let's see. It takes arrogance, skill, and a desire to be more than everyone else to get to these positions in the first place, where they then can dictate to all the "lesser" people. And you wonder why they act like you are ****. Pay you ****. And think you're ****.

Why should they pay a sales person 20$ an hour? When there will be 1000 applications sitting on the desk to pick a new hire after they tell you to get bent.

You could get rid off all these greedy ****s sure. But then who are all these people going to work for? McD's, Walmart? Burger King? These companies already have their professional burger flippers and uneducated masses demanding 20$ an hour for being worthless already.

Welcome to the new America. Land of the Fee and Home of the Slave. Hard work, integrity, and ethics no longer apply. Only Profit. PERIOD.

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