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(Yahoo)   The 10 most hated companies in America. All your favorites made the list   ( divider line
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12983 clicks; posted to Business » on 14 Jan 2012 at 1:35 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-01-14 10:41:01 AM  
3 votes:

a_bilge_monkey: WarehouseMouse: You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.

Also conspicuous by it's absence is Verizon.

And Comcast.
2012-01-14 10:10:44 AM  
3 votes:
You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.
2012-01-14 11:32:40 AM  
2 votes:
List fails with Koch Industries, whose big boss funds the Tea Party, which will happily tear down the government to avoid regulating pollution.
2012-01-15 03:52:54 PM  
1 vote:
Dear all 800 million pissed off Facebook users,

You are not Facebook's customer. You are Facebook's product. Your option to satisfy your dissatisfaction is to cease to be a Facebook product, which you may do at any time.


The Market.
2012-01-14 06:19:09 PM  
1 vote:

serpent_sky: Sprint is my most hated company. I am so infuriated by them attempting to collect $200 for canceling a service plan when they repeatedly (5 times) sold me defective phones, I just yell "call my lawyer" at them. (Which is a nice benefit to having a husband who is a lawyer.) I think at this point, I am just fighting them on principle, since it surely has cost them much more than $200 to the collection agencies who are battling with my husband for a year and a half now.

I've found that almost anything related to a defective phone can be fixed by going into the store when it's really busy and, after they try to tell you they can't do anything about it, making sure the whole store can hear how they're going to charge you because their phone never worked. Suddenly all sorts of fees get waived. Might work better if you're a girl, though.

I also despise Home Depot after stupidly using them to install windows in my house. What a wretched experience. They said they'd be here at 9am and showed up at 4:30 pm, on a night I was cooking a meal for about 12 friends. And they were installing windows in my kitchen. Everyone, from the installers to the people who I called to ask where the installers were, were rude. A couple of weeks later, I got a new washer/dryer from Sears. On time, courteous service, and a follow-up call to make sure everything went well. What more could anyone ask for?

The difference is that Sears employs their installers, while HD and Lowes just let any old contractor put their name on their list. So sometimes you'll get a really conscientious guy, and sometimes you'll get an installer whose work has to be fixed later. I was so happy when I found a really good handyman, cause I didn't have to put up with that unpredictability any more.
2012-01-14 05:14:52 PM  
1 vote:

SilentStrider: I don't see Congress anywhere on that list.

The list is for corporations, not wholly-owned subsidiaries.
2012-01-14 05:10:38 PM  
1 vote:

walkerhound: Apple?

Apple is mostly hated by people who are paid to "hate" them and Android fanbois.
2012-01-14 04:33:03 PM  
1 vote:
Strangely absent is MONSANTO the most evil company on the planet.
I found that hard to digest.
2012-01-14 04:22:24 PM  
1 vote:
Nokia? The fark? They're the best cellphone maker!
2012-01-14 03:50:51 PM  
1 vote:
Nokia is hated more than Goldman Sachs?

2012-01-14 02:46:11 PM  
1 vote:
We examined each company based on several criteria. We considered total return to shareholders in comparison to the broader market and other companies in the same sector during the last year. We reviewed financial analyst opinions on those companies that are public. We analyzed data from a broad array of sources, including Consumer Reports, JD Power, the MSN/Zogby Poll, ForeSee and the University of Michigan American Customer Satisfaction Index. We also considered negative press based on 24/7 Wall St.'s analysis of media coverage and the Flame Index, which uses a proprietary algorithm to review more than 12,000 websites and ranks companies based on the frequency of negative words. Finally, we considered the views of taxpayers, Congress and the White House - where applicable.

That's why this list fails. 'Okay, first we looked at money. Then we looked at what Wall Street thinks of them. Then we looked at industry sources. Then we asked the media. And then, after we did all that, if we had any time left over, we went ahead and asked Congress and perhaps the general public-- not in every instance, but we thought about asking the general public at some point.'
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-01-14 02:38:08 PM  
1 vote:
Reading this thread reminds me of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. We have a list of companies that mostly affect people's everyday lives. When Bank of America is evil that affects the bottom levels of the hierarchy. You could lose your house. When Facebook adds a feature that messes up your social life. Worrying about the politics of rich people, the fate of Iraq, or $10 per capita government waste is a luxury, or not even a luxury but more of abstract pondering on the meaning of life.
2012-01-14 02:33:39 PM  
1 vote:
I don't see Congress anywhere on that list.
2012-01-14 02:10:20 PM  
1 vote:
Netflix still amazes me. Destroying that much goodwill that quickly takes true talent.
2012-01-14 12:53:51 PM  
1 vote:

Bathia_Mapes: GAT_00: a_bilge_monkey: WarehouseMouse: You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.

Also conspicuous by it's absence is Verizon.

And Comcast.

And Haliburton
2012-01-14 10:27:33 AM  
1 vote:

WarehouseMouse: You lied, subby. Walmart was nowhere to be seen.

Also conspicuous by it's absence is Verizon.
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