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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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350 12
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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2
314 9
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Wo... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
srini added Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Tourism, Hospitality, Hotels and Motels

3
309 7
Automatic Data Processing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Automatic Data Processing Business process outsourcing

4
325 27
CNN is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
CNN Radio Broadcasting Stations (networks)

5
436 115
United States Postal Service is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

6
123 3
KPMG is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
jbrowning added KPMG Accounting^! Auditing^! and Bookkeeping Services (auditing accountants)

7
79 0
International Business Machine... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
ig771 added International Business Machines

8
299 25
Standard & Poor's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Standard & Poor's Financial Services

9
186 7
Cisco Systems, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Cisco Systems, Inc. Telecommunications equipment, Optical Networks Equipment, Networking hardware

10
152 5
Red Hat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
captg added Red Hat

11
211 60
Deutsche Bank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Deutsche Bank Investment banking, Financial Services, Commercial Banking

12
201 5
Westcon-comstor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Westcon-comstor

13
251 49
Verizon Communications is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Verizon Communications Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

14
405 103
Halliburton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Halliburton Oil and Gas Field Services, NEC, Energy industry

15
270 79
JPMorgan Chase is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
JPMorgan Chase Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

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224 30
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
420 129
Monsanto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Monsanto Agriculture, Chemical industry, Agrochemical

18
335 69
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
film snob added Time Warner Music industry, Mass media, Media

19
136 10
CVS Pharmacy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
kmorgan added CVS Pharmacy Pharmacies and Drug Stores

20
100 4
3M is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
bjeffr added 3M Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus, Biotechnology, Manufacturing - Hillbillies and ignoramuses worse than Washington D.C.

21
355 117
BP is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
BP Petroleum industry, Petroleum Refineries

22
302 111
Bank of America Corporation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Bank of America Corporation Bank, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

23
451 188
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

24
109 29
Capital One is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
jeffrey99 added Capital One State Commercial Banks, Financial Services

25
230 121
Exxon Mobil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Exxon Mobil Petroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, Natural gas

26
191 68
American International Group is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
American International Group Financial Services, Fire, Marine

27
305 98
Comcast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Comcast Mass media, Telecommunications, Cable television

28
199 96
Citigroup is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Citigroup Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

29
244 102
Philip Morris International is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

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263 129
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Facebook Social Network

31
162 74
Academi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

32
155 78
Bank of America Home Loans is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Bank of America Home Loans Finance, Mortgage Bankers and Loan Correspondents

33
74 37
Walgreens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Walgreens Retail

34
246 252
Goldman Sachs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Goldman Sachs Private equity, Investment banking, Financial Services

35
146 80
Wells Fargo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Wells Fargo Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

36
153 109
General Motors is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
General Motors Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

37
111 106
Google is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

38
182 116
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

39
37 13
Samsung is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Nicholas8 added Samsung

40
101 94
Union Carbide is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Union Carbide Manufacturing

41
113 110
General Electric is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
General Electric Motion Picture and Video Production, Electrical and electronic equipment, Home appliance

42
90 47
MSNBC is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

43
81 63
Dow Chemical Company is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Dow Chemical Company Manufacturing, Chemical industry, Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

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44
124 87
Delta Air Lines is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Delta Air Lines Airline, Transportation, Air Transportation

45
202 201
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
WarrenMitchell added Fox News Channel

46
100 66
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

47
72 53
Carnival Cruise Lines is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gamedemon24 added Carnival Cruise Lines

48
86 64
Chevron Corporation is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Chevron Corporation Mining, Petroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction

49
75 45
CBS is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
TommyWimmer added CBS Television Broadcasting

50
92 65
Shell Oil Company is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Shell Oil Company Petroleum industry, Other Gasoline Stations, Gasoline Service Stations