America's worst companies to work for

These employers get the lowest ratings from their own staff members.

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Jun 25, 2014 12:48PM

I think you could just about add any U.S. company to the list except for a few.


Corporate America is dismantling the middle class. Taking away benefits, giving 1 to 2% raises, Cut bonuses for the workers but management and the CEO's still get them.


Insurance deductables going up along with the annual cost. Some companies are forcing employees who carry their spouse on the insurance coverage to have the spouse drop and get their own "IF" they work and that their employer offers insurance. If they don't, they can stay on the policy.


Companies are truly bullying thier employees. making them fell that they have to work twice as hard, be on call 24/7, and work overtime for free.


my company pays every two weeks. If I work over, i must work 8 hours to get paid overtime / straight time since I'm salary. That means I can't work 4 hours one week and 4 the other. The 8 hours must fall within one of the weeks to get paid.


Some people have been told if they run out of work, they must go home and use their accrued (to date) PTO. No overhead charging. IF they have burned their current PTO, then they can stay at work and charge overhead. I'm Serious!


Even if my computer would go down and say it was to take 3 to 4 hours before I can work again. They expect me to go home and use PTO or not get paid. It's the company computer. They are responsible making sure the equipment is ready for us to use.


company employee activities have all been cancelled. No more Christmas party, no employee day at track or ballpark, no summer day cookout.


No moral boosting at all! it's all work work work work!


to have never have the events is one thing, but to have them for years and just drop them when your company is making money every year is just not right.


So much is going wrong in this country!!!



Jun 27, 2014 8:50AM

I know there are a lot of places that didn't make the list because I work in one! However our president got his bonus while the rest of us saw a big fat zero increase. We give until we have nothing left to give then give some more and our reward is a big fat zero. Oh but hey, I got a key chain and a pen for my 10 year anniversary. I would love to see our economy improve, but alas, we don't have the leadership for that and I'm not referring to only the POTUS, but our entire senate and congress. However, they voted themselves a tidy little COLA and guaranteed raise each year. They have no clue what the real world is like.

Jun 25, 2014 7:55AM
These may be at the top but we all know that the list is way longer than that. To most companies you are just a number and are paid to do a job. No loyalty to the employee whats so ever and the second it slows down its good bye. That is why so few employees really care of a job well done. While the employer thinks **** you the employees are thinking NO **** YOU !
Jun 25, 2014 1:08PM
If a company's CEO or other corporate officer saw their company appear in this list, instead of being appalled and embarrassed, they probably think to themselves "You know what? As long as the shareholders are happy, I don't give a rat's butt about what the employees think." Either that or they'd come up with some talking-point garbage about how they're continuing to work toward a better workplace for their associates, when in fact they're doing no such thing. The bottom line, that's all that matters to them.
Jun 27, 2014 7:38AM
Sears - they treat their employees like Kleenex - get rid of one, there's plenty more. They have effectively gotten rid of most loyal employees either through retirement or attrition. They just want a warm body, no work ethic or customer service required. And no raises for part-time employees (only managers are full-time) because (sniff, sniff) the company can't afford it. Funny, the chief CEO, Eddie Lambert, is doing a terrible job managing but he gets raises. Very sad bc Sears used to be a great place to shop years ago.
Jun 24, 2014 9:02PM
WALGREENS is one of the worst companies to work for.  They are very similar to Walmart.  Walgreens horribleness:  Low pay, horrible hours, taking crap from customers, being threatened with write ups, suspension, and being fired if you don't suggestive sell and do a few other things.  Computers that break down on a regular basis.  Not enough small bags or other supplies for us office clerks.  No raise for one year and then it's so small.  No benefits whatsoever for us part-time people.  Having to work almost every holiday and NO holiday pay.  All the kids get the glory and the fame, us older workers don't get any recognition for our hard work.  Then there's the regular visits from the top managers, some of which are terrible and always find something wrong.  Then we all get coached in the managers office.  It's degrading and disgusting to work for this company.  Many other retailers are the same.  Those kids I mentioned get away with everything.  They can talk and play on their phones or on the floor and keep their jobs.  It's pitiful!  I can't wait to get a decent job and get out of romper room.
Jun 27, 2014 8:11PM
My wife works for a Home Health Care Company in FL. The company charges clients $25.00+ per hour and pays my wife $10.00 per hour. with no benefits. That's right, no health benefits from a "health care" company.  She just received her annual raise of 12 cents per hour. Talk about a moral builder...LMAO.
Jun 27, 2014 8:20PM
I have discovered that oftentimes, the harder one works the less he/she makes.
Jun 27, 2014 7:47AM
Walt Disney World is a nightmare to work for as well.  They schedule you 6 days a week then get upset when you don't work for them on your one day off.   You literally have to request your scheduled days off as vacation time.  Disney's motto:  Your replaceable.
Jun 25, 2014 5:56AM
My choice would be Ingersoll Rand but that is personal. after working for a 70 year old company for 35 years and IR bought them then sent out work to China and closed the plant. A 35% net profit wasn't enough for them I guess
Jun 25, 2014 1:43PM

These are low paying service positions. Sadly, many Americans have to take this work because there just aren't the manufacturing jobs that there used to be. We can thank companies like Caterpillar that have moved a lot of their operations off shore, closed several plants in North America, and have cut jobs and wages and Oooooooh so much more over the last decade.

While there is no excuse for poor treatment of employees, one would expect that companies that hire specialized workers or pay middle class wages would stand by their ethics programs and codes of conduct... Sadly it doesn't matter. Unethical behavior and mistreatment of employees tends to be the norm, but the people with the higher paying jobs keep their mouth shut and put up with more crap because otherwise they would be flipping burgers for far less. So it is the service positions we hear most about. It used to be that those were starter jobs to gain experience and move up, but with the economy as it is, people are having to make careers out of them.

Jun 24, 2014 7:45PM
Brookdale does not care for the Seniors at all! I understand a company has to make money and that is why they are in business. But their greed overrides everything!! I would not take a family member back to a Brookdale Property at all. We had my mother in law in one for almost 2 years and had to take her out as it was so bad. When you are in the age we are you will have a family member in a senior living and have friends in Senior living plus you get to know other families that parents and grand parents are in one.  We all took our family members out as the rooms would not get cleaned, sheets, towels, clothes and blankets get stolen and disappear. I bet I bought my mother in law 30 pairs of socks. 3 blankets, 4 sets of sheets, 36 pair of underwear while she was there. This was at several Brookdale properties. We all complained to management all the up the line and were treated like we were a bother and felt they would take it out on our family members.
Jun 25, 2014 1:17AM
Charles Rangel went to the Adam Clayton Powell school of politics.You're not a thief if you're not convicted - you just need deep pockets to buy the jury !!!!!!!
Jun 24, 2014 10:26PM
did you hear that  the Stop&Shop grocery store in New York merged with the A&P?
   now it's called the Stop&P.
Jun 25, 2014 7:41AM
All fast food operations would fit here as well as the majority of retailers. I can't imagine that call centers and most sales jobs are far behind.
Jun 25, 2014 6:39AM
I am not sure how they made these decisions but I know that currently IBM is possibly the worst place to work.  With sales going through the toilet the exe.s can only lay people off to keep the PE up.  One support center, housing nearly 500 2 yr.s ago is nearly empty.  Benefits keep going down, cost to employee keep going up, raises for employees are non-existent, bonus' are non-existent and managers just swing the whip harder and faster.

The two worst things about the environment is the lies by management and demand that you be happy with what you have.  Sure, any job is better then no job but when you hear that Ginni had did not get a bonus and had to survive on her $13 million tips the bucket.

Jun 25, 2014 6:06AM
Shareholders are the worst to work for!  Any publicly traded company period unless you are on the board of directors.
Jun 25, 2014 10:37AM
Allstate should have made this list, they are awful.
Jun 25, 2014 7:37AM
If you can't supply the list on one page, I'm not reading. Now if you want to pay me to up your click rate...
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