companies 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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Office Depot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Office Depot Retail, Bookstore, Hobby

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+ - 318 204
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

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+ - 100 59
Kmart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Kmart Retail

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+ - 100 62
OfficeMax is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
OfficeMax Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers, Office supplies, Retail

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+ - 99 66
Sears Holdings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Sears Holdings Department store, Retail

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+ - 23 5
McDonald's is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
McDonald's

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+ - 53 33
Blockbuster LLC is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Blockbuster LLC Video Tape and Disc Rental

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+ - 81 57
RadioShack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
RadioShack Retail, Radio, Television

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+ - 44 27
Party City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Party City Retail

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+ - 95 74
Dollar General is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Dollar General Variety Stores

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+ - 35 21
Foot Locker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Foot Locker Clothing, Retail, Shoe Stores

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+ - 109 89
Forever 21 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Forever 21 Clothing

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+ - 45 32
Spirit Halloween Superstores is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For

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+ - 62 48
Ross Stores is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Ross Stores Family Clothing Stores, Retail

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+ - 57 44
J. C. Penney is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
J. C. Penney Department store, Retail, Ecommerce

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+ - 57 45
AutoZone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
AutoZone Retail

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+ - 31 21
HomeGoods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
HomeGoods Retail

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+ - 30 21
Dish Network is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Dish Network Telecommunications

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+ - 56 46
Rite Aid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Rite Aid Retail, Pharmacies and Drug Stores

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+ - 69 59
T.J.Maxx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
T.J.Maxx Retail

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+ - 50 42
Marshalls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Marshalls Retail

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+ - 15 8
Goodwill Industries is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For

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+ - 44 37
Abercrombie & Fitch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Abercrombie & Fitch Family Clothing Stores, Clothing, Retail

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+ - 20 15
Sprint Corporation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Sprint Corporation Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

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+ - 33 29
Borders Group is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Borders Group Retail, Bookstore, Hobby

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+ - 54 51
Kroger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Kroger Supermarket, Retail

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+ - 47 44
Aéropostale is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Aéropostale Clothing, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores

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+ - 22 19
Banana Republic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Banana Republic Retail, Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing

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+ - 33 31
Safeway is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Safeway Retail

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+ - 6 3
Ralph's Markets is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Ralph's Markets

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+ - 76 76
CVS Health is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
CVS Health Retail, Pharmacies and Drug Stores

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+ - 35 34
Apple is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For

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+ - 33 32
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For

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+ - 23 22
Belk is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Belk Department store, Retail

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+ - 5 3
Pavilions is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Pavilions Retail

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+ - 26 26
Gap Inc. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Gap Inc. Family Clothing Stores, Retail

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+ - 10 9
GNC is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
GNC Retail

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+ - 19 19
Save Mart Supermarkets is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Save Mart Supermarkets Supermarket, Retail

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+ - 5 4
Columbia Sportswear is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For

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+ - 4 3
Total Wine & More is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For

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+ - 54 58
Bed Bath & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Bed Bath & Beyond Retail, Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores

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+ - 49 53
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

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+ - 17 18
Jiffy Lube is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Jiffy Lube Automotive Oil Change and Lubrication Shops, Automotive Services^! Except Repair and Carwashes

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+ - 1 1
Jos. A. Bank is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For

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+ - 18 21
Food Lion is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Food Lion Supermarket, Retail

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+ - 7 9
Barnes & Noble is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Barnes & Noble Retail, Bookstore, Hobby

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+ - 19 24
Albertsons is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Albertsons Supermarket, Retail

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+ - 80 97
Dillard's is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Dillard's Department store, Retail

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+ - 17 24
Save-A-Lot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
Save-A-Lot Supermarket, Retail

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+ - 22 30
H&M is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Retail Companies to Work For
H&M Clothing