Worst companies to work for in 2013

Based on ratings by their own employees, these 5 companies employ some of most unhappy workers in the United States.

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Jul 24, 2013 10:03PM
Walmart puts many employees on scheduled part time hours, just shy of a full 40/week so the workers don't get full health care. Then they get asked to stay extra hours and they don't get paid for overtime. Unions are a no-no so it's take it or leave it. They like to come to towns big and small and upset the environment by building fresh new stores instead of setting up in abandoned strip malls. Their wages suck. If you're an immigrant you get paid less. They talk of being all-American and "Bring It All Home to the USA" but their products are mostly gulag-made crap from China. Walmart wages economic/business warfare, when a Walmart is built they act aggressively to drive out the competition around them and force free businesses and family owned ("mom + pop") shops to fold. This often leads to small town (and maybe bigger too) economies to fall into ruin. The Religious Reich loves Walmart because their founder claimed to be a Christian, but where is the Christianity in this? On top of that at every shift beginning there is a BS session for the incoming crew and it adjourns with a stupid seig heil group cheer to express their loyalty to a company that keeps kicking their faces. **** OFF AND DIE, WALMART. **** YOU!
Jul 24, 2013 10:59PM
Why stop at five when there must be at least a couple hundred?
Jul 25, 2013 8:42AM

The Great Recession has enabled businesses to reduce pay and benefits for hourly workers and force salaried workers to work longer hours for the same pay.  It's also led to a shift from manufacturing jobs to retail and service sector jobs, which offer fewer benefits and lower pay.  Meanwhile, the biggest companies are reporting record profits, and CEO pay continues to rise.
Jul 24, 2013 6:19PM
I am shocked your omitting WALMART! Are you serious? 
Jul 25, 2013 11:53AM
After not having a job for over a year, I am grateful to have a job anywhere!  And please to anyone that listens STOP SENDING OUR JOBS OFF SHORE! 
Jul 24, 2013 6:50PM
I'm surprised Sears/Kmart didn't make the list. Unrealistic goals, deceptive sales practices and crappy insurance. I worked in a store that had an optical center and the optical center didn't even take the insurance Sears offered out to its employees!
Jul 25, 2013 3:11PM
I worked for Dish Network. They give you a flowchart that must have at least 100 steps you have to take before you even knock on the customers door. If you miss any it is a tool they use against you.The last thing they seem to care about is getting the customer a picture on their TV. Then at the end of your installation they tell you to do a demo on a $400 sound bar. You must sell, sell, sell. After working 10 hour days you get back to the shop and the managers white glove the van. Wow! I quit to go to a job for less money, and feel good about it.
Jul 24, 2013 7:53PM
Why narrow the field? This isn't a beauty contest. Every company in America is run by administrative pariah so hung up on getting rich without working for it, that NONE are better or worse, they are all the worst in history.
Jul 24, 2013 7:48PM
Home Depot has the worst management people I've ever experienced.
Jul 25, 2013 9:40AM
Every company I have worked for over the past 30 years(not so much before that)had C-suite executives with the idea that they had paid their dues on the way up so now they should enjoy the fruits of their previous labors and let others do all the work while they have all the fun on the company cuff. Many of them were primarily back slappers, fund raisers or PR types and did little to no management work. And, at least half of them took company-paid trips("meetings/conferences/ conventions") that were primarily for pleasure, and always in the best vacation spots. Pure boondoggles and easy to see for what they were, but if anyone beneath them complained...... out the door. I was one so treated. The companies made up for the big expense of those useless execs by paying their minions paltry salaries not nearly fair for the work required. Getting to be busness as usual in America, as honor and duty now seem to be not much more than quaint reminders of olden days.
Jul 25, 2013 10:06AM

WTF is Walmart. DId someone forget to invite them to the party? Maybe Walmart's reprehensible shadow casts over others so severely that they stat guys decided to give someone else a try.


It is also interesting that the majority of the despised places to work are low rent- low budget retailers on the cheap, and communications companies like Verizon, Comcast, Direct TV, AND Walmart, etc.


You know, our President may be on to something with the whole invest in the future thing. How long can the US remain mired in today, which of course becomes tomorrow, which then of course is today again, Get it? There are fundamental breaks from the norm that must take place in order to make this thing we call America work again. I have and will continue to promote the MADE IN AMERICA suggestion to Walmart: I'd like others to help....It goes like this. Buy and start a US factory making anything. Create American Zone in the stores, DARE! "BUY" GOD DARE people to buy the China built at $1.25 less. As Head and Shoulders says "take step 1 and repeat as necessary until effective. " Walmart, the greedy virus that they are, will make money on both ends, create good PR, and start rebuilding the country they helped tear down. Just saying.....

Jul 24, 2013 7:40PM
What? No Walmart? I'm stunned MSNBC missed an opportunity to demonize them. I thought, for sure, today would be the day we learned the Walton family eats babies in a ritualized Satanic cult.
Jul 24, 2013 10:42PM
Another useless article scattered across 7 pages of ads.
Jul 24, 2013 6:48PM

Where's McDonalds ?

Greasy workplace......late shifts......asshat stock owners.....

Jul 25, 2013 11:01AM
Why not mention Home Depot. This people hire employees with the promise of at LEAST 25 hrs per week, then they turn around and only give between 12 and 17 hrs a week. Hell, they don't even give their employees a discount when purchasing their items. In general, is a lousy Co. to work for.
Jul 24, 2013 6:14PM
They charge you to send back their equipment and Direct TV pays for the return 
Jul 24, 2013 11:05PM
You all left out Food4Less/FoodsCo. This is the worlds worst place to work. Thanks Kroger!
Jul 24, 2013 11:31PM
SPEEDWAY SUPERAMERICA  doesn't  pay employees try's to get out of paying unemployment firing workers for no reason and selling spoiled out  of date food on there hot cart  the pace is the worst company ever oh almost forgot putting people on third shift alone knowing they get robbed all the time
Jul 24, 2013 7:27PM

hmmm...The left will hate this article...  hear them tell it Walmart is the worst. 


Seems like there are PLENTY of employers that are unloved. 

Jul 30, 2013 7:01AM
When Walmart stopped building the new stores so that they didn't have to pay the employees the upgraded pay hike, that should tell you something.  They are more interested in building stores, paying their senior management and CEOs than taking care of their employees.  My son and I worked there for five years and my son and I were terminated because my son took pity on his mom who had just returned to work after only two weeks leave (all I had left) after having a heart attack just before Christmas, and it being the season and very busy, and I was ready to pass out at the register (I was a cashier) he and I were going  to lunch together.  After him telling me to go and sit down because he was worried at the way I looked, he signed out for both of us, using each others time cards.  They were separate punches, but the time clock  was all the way back in the back of the store behind sporting goods and I felt like I was going to pass out if I had to walk that far.  So, by him taking pity on his mom and taking the initiative, or the care to take care of his mom, we both got fired.  No warning, no write-up, after five years of loyal service to the company, they didn't care about the circumstances, just the fact that it happened.  I would have said discipline, or write-up, or something, not termination.  That's how much Walmart loves it's employees.  Bitter?  NO!!!!!!!  Yeah, right.
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