MSN Money

5 most-hated companies in America

Ever walk out (or pull your investment out) of a business vowing that you will never, ever return? Here's where customers, employees or stockholders are fed up.

 of 7
 of 7
Jan 17, 2013 6:16PM
I had the misfortune to work for Galaxy 1, a DISHNetwork home service provider, for about 89 days (please note the mention of the number of days here; it should be obvious what occurs in the end); DISH's quality is horrid, the setup ponderous even on the smoothest of days, and the response time for downloads on the receivers glacial! I'll be so glad to see them go away... though that would leave DirecTV the only game in town (and no longer motivated to one-up its competition).
Jan 17, 2013 6:16PM
Cut them and they will bleed green blood. Ask who is the cause of their troubles and they will say "Them'. They are the perpetual victims who have never learned to stand on their own two feet and accept responsibility for themselves or the consequences of their own actions.
Jan 17, 2013 6:13PM
I'd of thought Walmart would have made the top of this list.   Leader in low wages, slave labor, violators of the the HB-1 Visa program (cause they can't find Americans who are able to unload, stock shelves, etc., they ship coolly labor from China, house them in dorms and pay them 4 dollars an hour) but the real crime of Sam's evil offspring is that he built his business on the slogan, 'Made in America.'   They've grown it under the slogan, 'Screw America, bust Unionization.'   That is their largest claim to fame, they have utterly screwed America with a low wage system that the rest of these evil Robber Barons have adopted, can't do that with Unions around now can you?
Jan 17, 2013 6:07PM
Wal-Mart is hated but not on the top like bank of america, ATT, T mobil, and  Pennies
Jan 17, 2013 6:07PM

discover and charter communications are the worst companies i've ever dealt with.

 discover had extremely obnoxious people that would call weekly and ask why i wasn't using my card, because i had a zero balance and just didn't use the card.

 Charter is notorious as having the worst customer service. and as an existing internet service customer of several years my bill suddenly went up ten dollars. when i called the lady said it would be reduced to the original rate if i got their phone service. well i made the mistake of doing that and and the installer was very unprofessional plus i thought their phone service sucked. my aunt just went with them and the installers haven't changed. she had some fat black dude practically laying on her couch watching her TV when he had already completed the TV service install and was supposed to be working on the phone service.

 i no longer do business with either company and i never will again. i just reminded myself to contact both listed companies and tell them to stop sending their business solicitation s**t to my house. F*** you discover you ignorant f***' s and same to you charter.




















Jan 17, 2013 6:03PM
Jan 17, 2013 6:03PM
Still not sure why people hate JCPenny. They did away with sales and lowered prices on everything to lower than just about everyone else, and people hate them for that? So now they marked everything back up and added back the sales. Geez people are idiots in this country.
Jan 17, 2013 6:02PM
It states Dish is the most hated, but how do they keep winning the customer satisfaction award.  "
DISH Tops DIRECTV and Cable in Customer Satisfaction in 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index"
Jan 17, 2013 6:01PM
This list is sadly incomplete if it doesn't include AT&T.
Jan 17, 2013 5:58PM

It is impossible for me to believe that Monsanto didn't make the list, with 98% of Americans demanding that congress make them label thier poisons so we can choose not to buy them.

I think the concensus on Wal-mart is clear. It must be pretty close to 98% of us that are fed up with them too.

This must be another elitist media story. I dont care what a bank does, because I can go to another bank. But when the govt positions certain stores or corporations to be able to poison many people all at once for a generation, Then them I hate. Especially when they make money off of it at my families expense.

Dish Network does suck tho, they got that one right.

Jan 17, 2013 5:56PM
Dish is by far the worst company I have dealt with in the last decade. Basically they are thieves that charge your card at will.  It gave me great pleasure to dump them and go back with Directv. When your idea of customer service is to have a Bot hang up on you, or talk with people you need a translator for, or discovered you ordered something you didn't and find a handsome new charge on the next bill.............. Endless hassles from day one with Dish.
Jan 17, 2013 5:49PM

Delta Airlines....Rude flight attendants well past their prime with NO people skills. Unable or unwilling to answer a simple question. Nasty, unaccomodating and condescending. Awful airline.

No compassion for or appreciation for the traveller. Avoid them like the plague.

Jan 17, 2013 5:40PM
i wonder how many people those awful companies, including walmart, employ and provide health care for??
Jan 17, 2013 5:36PM
Jan 17, 2013 5:36PM

We've had T-Mobile since 2005 and any problems we've had have been minor and corrected right away. Now, we are eligible for a full upgrade after 22 months, but they a have stopped giving the same discounts on phones as they use to. They want us to pay full retail price of $400 for a phone but spread out the payments on the phone and pay $20 per month over 20 months which would increase our phone bill by $80 per month as we have a family plan. What on Earth are they thinking? Luckily, our contract plan is up is less than a month!     

Jan 17, 2013 5:25PM
Jan 17, 2013 5:24PM
Jan 17, 2013 4:31PM

I hate shopping at Sears and Target. In fact, I hate shopping in general.

I do my grocery shopping at Wal-Mart because that is the only store selling groceries in my part of town.

Jan 17, 2013 4:29PM
MONSANTO is the most hated!  get it right!
Jan 17, 2013 1:42PM
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?


Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.

Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.


StockScouter rates stocks from 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, using a system of advanced mathematics to determine a stock's expected risk and return. Ratings are displayed on a bell curve, meaning there will be fewer ratings of 1 and 10 and far more of 4 through 7.

123 rated 1
262 rated 2
480 rated 3
651 rated 4
649 rated 5
629 rated 6
616 rated 7
496 rated 8
346 rated 9
111 rated 10

Top Picks

TAT&T Inc9



Top Stocks provides analysis about the most noteworthy stocks in the market each day, combining some of the best content from around the MSN Money site and the rest of the Web.

Contributors include professional investors and journalists affiliated with MSN Money.

Follow us on Twitter @topstocksmsn.