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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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219 8
Morgan Stanley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Guest_f57dc5c9-f8d8-42bc-a494-ff20d63adc49 added Morgan Stanley Investment banking, Financial Services, Security Brokers

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2
90 1
KPMG is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
jbrowning added KPMG Accounting, Auditing, and Bookkeeping Services (auditing accountants)

3
194 5
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Wo... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
srini added Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Tourism, Hospitality, Hotels and Motels

4
187 4
Automatic Data Processing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Automatic Data Processing Business process outsourcing

5
185 10
CNN is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Guest_35ad001a-346e-475d-b79d-1c012236b9f7 added CNN Radio Broadcasting Stations (networks)

6
156 6
Cisco Systems, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Cisco Systems, Inc. Telecommunications equipment, Optical Networks Equipment, Networking hardware

7
98 3
Red Hat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
captg added Red Hat

8
318 101
United States Postal Service is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

9
201 22
Standard & Poor's is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Standard & Poor's Financial Services

10
219 41
Verizon Communications is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Verizon Communications Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

11
115 2
Westcon-comstor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Westcon-comstor

12
263 77
JPMorgan Chase is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
JPMorgan Chase Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

13
377 101
Halliburton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Halliburton Oil and Gas Field Services, NEC, Energy industry

14
168 56
Deutsche Bank is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Deutsche Bank Investment banking, Financial Services, Commercial Banking

15
105 4
CVS Pharmacy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
kmorgan added CVS Pharmacy Pharmacies and Drug Stores

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143 27
The ADT Corporation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
jamesandrewmc added The ADT Corporation Telecommunications, Access control

17
304 66
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
film snob added Time Warner Music industry, Mass media, Media

18
397 127
Monsanto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Monsanto Agriculture, Chemical industry, Agrochemical

19
286 107
Bank of America Corporation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Bank of America Corporation Bank, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

20
336 113
BP is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
BP Petroleum industry, Petroleum Refineries

21
428 180
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

22
97 25
Capital One is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
jeffrey99 added Capital One State Commercial Banks, Financial Services

23
221 119
Exxon Mobil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Exxon Mobil Petroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, Natural gas

24
186 67
American International Group is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
American International Group Financial Services, Fire, Marine

25
194 93
Citigroup is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Citigroup Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

26
287 94
Comcast is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Comcast Mass media, Telecommunications, Cable television

27
235 99
Philip Morris International is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

28
248 120
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Facebook Social Network

29
159 71
Academi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

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153 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
238 203
Goldman Sachs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Goldman Sachs Private equity, Investment banking, Financial Services

32
48 28
Walgreens is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Walgreens Retail

33
124 76
Wells Fargo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Wells Fargo Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

34
145 104
General Motors is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
General Motors Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

35
32 7
Samsung is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Nicholas8 added Samsung

36
104 98
Google is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

37
173 108
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

38
112 106
General Electric is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
General Electric Motion Picture and Video Production, Electrical and electronic equipment, Home appliance

39
99 93
Union Carbide is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Union Carbide Manufacturing

40
76 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
119 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
182 160
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
WarrenMitchell added Fox News Channel

43
97 65
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

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68 51
Carnival Cruise Lines is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gamedemon24 added Carnival Cruise Lines

45
83 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
121 91
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
131 110
Apple is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

48
86 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
95 64
Pfizer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Pfizer Pharmaceutical Preparation, Health Care, Pharmaceutical industry

50
98 60
The History Channel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
WarrenMitchell added The History Channel