If you live in a fictional universe and you work in an office building, the company you work for is either up to no good, or you’re going to wind up being blown up by terrorists. That’s just the way companies in movies work and there’s nothing you can do about it. If you’re being honest with yourself, the most evil corporations in cinema disclose their risk-levels right next to their profit margins. You might have to read into the context clues a bit, but subtlety doesn't come easily to the large and loud companies of the film world. Whether a company is sending people to work in a remote office building in Columbia, or shooting its freelance employees off to space so they can steal an alien that looks like a spider, you can be sure that the number one cause of office fatigue is constant peril.
The companies on this list are so dangerous that it makes one wonder what their insurance packages look like. Do you think anyone would be working for a company that manufactures a virus that turns people into rabid zombie monsters if they weren’t getting a spectacular medical and dental package? The job market may be less than ideal, but why should your self-worth be the same? Keep reading to learn about the most dangerous companies in film history, and remember to thank your boss for not making you fight your coworkers to the death.
Any company that makes you fight your coworkers to death probably lands low on your list of dream jobs, but on the bright side office disputes are handled without the hurdle of HR. One of the best parts of working in an office is meeting like-minded people, and maybe even making a few friends. But how are you supposed to make friends when you're constantly thinking about bashing in their head? The Belko Experiment tackles that very premise.
If you're looking for a company that has room to grow Belko looks like the place to work, just know that such growth can be stunted by just one poorly-timed water-cooler joke.
The Nakatomi Corporation
In terms of day-to-day workflow, Nakatomi is a pretty good place to work. You just don't want to go to any of their holiday parties, and not just because Megan in accounting always publicly weeps after too much eggnog. Not only are they doing some shifty work with international governments, but their CEO keeps $640 million in bearer bonds in a vault in the company's LA office. That's just asking for a group of German terrorists to try and rob you mid-office celebration, giving us Die Hard.
Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation
While the Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation may not have the modern offices or big paychecks of the other companies on this list, they can definitely go toe-to-toe with any of them when it comes to liability. Not only is the auto-repossession business a total drag, but things get infinitely crazier when you start doing rails and slamming beers while in hot pursuit of a Chevy Malibu with a dead alien in the trunk. Such jobs in Repo Man are always intense, but they look great on a resume.
Omni Consumer Products
Whether they make stuffed animals or enforcement droids, mega corporations are always dangerous, and RoboCop's Omni Consumer Products is no exception. Even if they program their robot cops to not harm an employee of their company, you still run the risk of being shot up in your boardroom by a rogue enforcement droid or the CFO on a bad day. As a general piece of advice it's best to avoid working for any company that builds robots whose purposes are to use handguns.