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Posts Tagged ‘24/7 Wall St.’

What Are America’s 10 ‘Most Hated’ Brands? And Why?

Lord VoldemortToday we came across a list of “America’s 10 Most Hated Companies” courtesy of Ragan’s PR Daily and 24/7 Wall Street, which compiled the worst of the worst based on “stock performance, employee and customer satisfaction, and management decisions.”

We were intrigued, so we figured we’d peruse the list and see what we could make of it. What are these brands, and what did they do to offend the American public (and their investors) so badly?

Here they are, along with our past and present theories on why they suck:

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Dish Network: The Worst Place to Work in America

Dish Network Most people have a gripe or two about the companies that employ them: they’re overworked and underpaid–and someone’s always stealing their lunch out of the communal fridge!

During the recession, those lucky enough to hold down their jobs have often been subject to pay cuts, less vacation time, reduced benefits, changes to 401k matching and the like. But when your employees describe your company as a “poisonous work environment” and even those in top positions feel their souls are being sucked out by Dementors, there may be a deeper problem than simple bottom-line management.

This seems to be the case for Dish Network, the second-largest satellite TV provider in the US, which was recently named the worst company to work for in America by 24/7 Wall St thanks, in part, to anonymous employee reviews on glassdoor.com.

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