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These are the companies with the worst reputations, as voted on by the Ranker community. Anyone can add to this real-time ranking of hated companies known, not for getting it right, but for getting it wrong. Some of these are brands we love to hate because their products are questionable, and some are hated because they do loathsome things... but they have one thing in common: you don't think good things when you see them.

These are companies with the worst reputations across many different industries including financial, tech, and retail. They come from the US, the UK, and beyond. These are all brands with bad reputations because of the way they treat their workers, harm the environment or provide bad customer service. You probably would not want to work for these companies. Vote on the companies with the worst reputations and leave a not in the comments explaining why you feel that way.

What companies have the worst reputations? There are some pretty big companies on this list that don't have great reps. Throughout history, which kinds of companies and industries have the worst reputations has evolved. Once it might have been tobacco companies, in other times, oil companies, and today fast food chains and those evil cable companies. Regardless of what these companies sell and do, they are known for not treating their customers well, and generally being just the worst.
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+ - 166 3
Morgan Stanley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Morgan Stanley Investment banking, Financial Services, Security Brokers

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+ - 142 2
Automatic Data Processing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Automatic Data Processing Business process outsourcing

3
+ - 149 3
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Wo... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Tourism, Hospitality, Hotels and Motels

4
+ - 82 1
KPMG is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
KPMG Accounting, Auditing, and Bookkeeping Services (auditing accountants)

5
+ - 119 4
CNN is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
CNN Radio Broadcasting Stations (networks)

6
+ - 138 6
Cisco Systems, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Cisco Systems, Inc. Telecommunications equipment, Optical Networks Equipment, Networking hardware

7
+ - 79 2
Red Hat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

8
+ - 266 92
United States Postal Service is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

9
+ - 193 39
Verizon Communications is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Verizon Communications Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

10
+ - 81 1
Westcon-comstor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Westcon-comstor

11
+ - 258 75
JPMorgan Chase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
JPMorgan Chase Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

12
+ - 158 21
Standard & Poor's is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Standard & Poor's Financial Services

13
+ - 357 100
Halliburton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Halliburton Oil and Gas Field Services, NEC, Energy industry

14
+ - 150 55
Deutsche Bank is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Deutsche Bank Investment banking, Financial Services, Commercial Banking

15
+ - 75 2
CVS Pharmacy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
CVS Pharmacy Pharmacies and Drug Stores

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+ - 270 66
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Time Warner Music industry, Mass media, Media

17
+ - 380 126
Monsanto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Monsanto Agriculture, Chemical industry, Agrochemical

18
+ - 105 27
The ADT Corporation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
The ADT Corporation Telecommunications, Access control

19
+ - 95 24
Capital One is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Capital One State Commercial Banks, Financial Services

20
+ - 280 104
Bank of America Corporation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Bank of America Corporation Bank, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

21
+ - 327 112
BP is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
BP Petroleum industry, Petroleum Refineries

22
+ - 409 177
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

23
+ - 184 67
American International Group is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
American International Group Financial Services, Fire, Marine

24
+ - 213 119
Exxon Mobil is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Exxon Mobil Petroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, Natural gas

25
+ - 189 93
Citigroup is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Citigroup Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

26
+ - 225 98
Philip Morris International is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

27
+ - 271 92
Comcast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Comcast Mass media, Telecommunications, Cable television

28
+ - 235 117
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Facebook Social Network

29
+ - 158 71
Academi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

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+ - 151 75
Bank of America Home Loans is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Bank of America Home Loans Finance, Mortgage Bankers and Loan Correspondents

31
+ - 230 180
Goldman Sachs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Goldman Sachs Private equity, Investment banking, Financial Services

32
+ - 39 26
Walgreens is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Walgreens Retail

33
+ - 142 104
General Motors is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
General Motors Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

34
+ - 114 73
Wells Fargo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Wells Fargo Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

35
+ - 29 7
Samsung is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

36
+ - 97 95
Google is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

37
+ - 168 106
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

38
+ - 98 93
Union Carbide is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Union Carbide Manufacturing

39
+ - 108 106
General Electric is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
General Electric Motion Picture and Video Production, Electrical and electronic equipment, Home appliance

40
+ - 74 62
Dow Chemical Company is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Dow Chemical Company Manufacturing, Chemical industry, Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

41
+ - 117 86
Delta Air Lines is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Delta Air Lines Airline, Transportation, Air Transportation

42
+ - 95 65
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

43
+ - 166 139
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

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+ - 67 51
Carnival Cruise Lines is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

45
+ - 80 61
Chevron Corporation is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Chevron Corporation Mining, Petroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction

46
+ - 115 87
The Walt Disney Company is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
The Walt Disney Company Mass media, Media, Motion Picture and Video Production

47
+ - 126 106
Apple is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

48
+ - 85 64
Shell Oil Company is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Shell Oil Company Petroleum industry, Other Gasoline Stations, Gasoline Service Stations

49
+ - 90 63
Pfizer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Pfizer Pharmaceutical Preparation, Health Care, Pharmaceutical industry

50
+ - 94 60
The History Channel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations