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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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309 10
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
274 5
Automatic Data Processing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Automatic Data Processing Business process outsourcing

3
278 7
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
280 17
CNN is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Guest_35ad001a-346e-475d-b79d-1c012236b9f7 added CNN Radio Broadcasting Stations (networks)

5
403 109
United States Postal Service is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

6
106 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
265 25
Standard & Poor's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Standard & Poor's Financial Services

8
164 7
Cisco Systems, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Cisco Systems, Inc. Telecommunications equipment, Optical Networks Equipment, Networking hardware

9
127 5
Red Hat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
captg added Red Hat

10
176 4
Westcon-comstor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Westcon-comstor

11
206 58
Deutsche Bank is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Deutsche Bank Investment banking, Financial Services, Commercial Banking

12
229 46
Verizon Communications is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Verizon Communications Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

13
386 103
Halliburton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Halliburton Oil and Gas Field Services^! NEC, Energy industry

14
54 0
International Business Machine... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
ig771 added International Business Machines

15
265 78
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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70 1
3M is listed (or ranked) 16 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.

17
203 29
The ADT Corporation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
jamesandrewmc added The ADT Corporation Telecommunications, Access control

18
125 7
CVS Pharmacy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
kmorgan added CVS Pharmacy Pharmacies and Drug Stores

19
408 129
Monsanto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Monsanto Agriculture, Chemical industry, Agrochemical

20
326 67
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
film snob added Time Warner Music industry, Mass media, Media

21
346 116
BP is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
BP Petroleum industry, Petroleum Refineries

22
291 110
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
439 183
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

24
104 28
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
225 121
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
187 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
294 95
Comcast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Comcast Mass media, Telecommunications, Cable television

28
196 95
Citigroup is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Citigroup Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

29
239 100
Philip Morris International is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

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255 123
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Facebook Social Network

31
160 74
Academi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

32
153 77
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
69 33
Walgreens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Walgreens Retail

34
240 238
Goldman Sachs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Goldman Sachs Private equity, Investment banking, Financial Services

35
136 78
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
148 107
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
179 110
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

38
35 9
Samsung is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Nicholas8 added Samsung

39
106 102
Google is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

40
100 94
Union Carbide is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Union Carbide Manufacturing

41
112 108
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
85 44
MSNBC is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

43
77 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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120 86
Delta Air Lines is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Delta Air Lines Airline, Transportation, Air Transportation

45
189 188
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
WarrenMitchell added Fox News Channel

46
97 66
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

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75 43
CBS is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
TommyWimmer added CBS Television Broadcasting

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68 52
Carnival Cruise Lines is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gamedemon24 added Carnival Cruise Lines

49
83 63
Chevron Corporation is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Chevron Corporation Mining, Petroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction

50
133 112
Apple is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations