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The Worst Retail Companies to Work For

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Who are the worst retailers to work for? Some of the companies on this list have earned the dubious honor because their employees are terribly unhappy. Not all retailers are created equal: Some are most definitely better than others, as evidenced on this list of the best retailers to work for. But the ones here? Yeah, not so great. Vote for the worst, and feel free to re-rank this list any way you like. Also, feel free to add any particular retailer that is missing (especially if you worked for them and hated it).

A note to major retailers: If you think that people don't pay attention to how well you treat your workers, you are dead wrong. Need proof? Check out this list of the best reasons to support a brand or company. See? We all pay attention.

What makes a company terrible for its workers? Well, in the case of some of these retailers listed, low pay is a major factor. Retailers who pay minimum wage to workers, and then expect them to man the customer service lines for eight hours straight, every single day? Terrible. No one could handle that day in and day out. Paying a fare wage can certainly offset any frustrations on the job. And really, when a company doesn't treat its employees well, you can bet that company has terrible customer service, too.

Another big gripe about some bad retailers: They don't offer any hope for advancement. Having a job is step one - having a job with hope for advancement is step two. Nobody likes being stuck in a dead-end gig, with nowhere to go but down (or out). Want to move up in management? You might be well served to avoid some of the companies listed here, because they aren't known for promoting employees within.

And now for one of the biggest factors that separates the good from the bad as far as retail companies go: worker benefits. Having decent benefits can offset making a slightly lower wage for many of us. Decent health care, paid time off and even dental and eye care can go a long way towards making employees happy.
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    Clothing More
  2. 2
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    Variety Stores, Department Stores, Retail More
  3. 3
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    Department Stores, Retail More
  4. 4
    Up 23
    Down 6
    Retail, Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores More
  5. 5
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    Retail, Radio, Television, and Consumer Electronics Stores More
  6. 6
    Up 17
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    Computer and Computer Software Stores More
  7. 7
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    Retail More
  8. 8
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    Fixed Network Operator, Telecommunications, Wired Telecommunications ... More
  9. 9
    Up 19
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    Retail, Pharmacies and Drug Stores More
  10. 10
    Up 15
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    Office supplies, Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers, Retail More
  11. 11
    Up 21
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    Department Stores, Retail More
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    Up 17
    Down 7
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    Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores, Clothing More
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    Up 13
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    Jewelry Stores, Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores, Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir ... More
  15. 15
    Up 10
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    Retail More
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    Retail More
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    Up 13
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    Retail More
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    Spirit Halloween Superstores

  19. 19
    Up 16
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    Retail, Family Clothing Stores More
  20. 20
    Up 6
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    Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing, Retail More
  21. 21
    Up 7
    Down 3
    Retail More
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    Up 3
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    Retail More
  23. 23
    Up 3
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    Jewelry Stores, Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores, Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir ... More
  24. 24
    Up 3
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    Shoe Stores, Retail More
  25. 25
    Up 8
    Down 4
    Retail, Grocery Stores More
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    Up 9
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  27. 27
    Up 15
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    Retail More
  28. 28
    Up 5
    Down 2
    Telecommunications More
  29. 29
    Up 5
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    Department Stores, Retail More
  30. 30
    Up 5
    Down 2
    Video Tape and Disc Rental More
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    Up 2
    Down 0
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    Up 7
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    Retail, Family Clothing Stores, Clothing More
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    Up 8
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    Retail, Grocery Stores More
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    Up 9
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    Variety Stores More
  35. 35
    Up 3
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    Retail More
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    Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers, Retail More
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    Retail More
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    Retail More
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    Retail, Grocery Stores More
  40. 40
    Up 8
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    Retail, Pharmacies and Drug Stores More
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    Limited-Service Restaurants, Coffee, Coffee and Tea Manufacturing More
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    Up 4
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    Department Stores, Retail More
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    Clothing More
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    Jiffy Lube International Inc

    Automotive Oil Change and Lubrication Shops, Automotive Services, Except ... More
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    Retail, Family Clothing Stores More
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    Telecommunications, Mobile network operator More
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    Retail, Grocery Stores More
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    Technology, Computer hardware, Software More
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    Retail, Grocery Stores More
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    Retail More
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