Redskins named one of America's most hated companies

Brian Tinsman
January 17, 2019 - 8:42 pm
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Breaking news: the Washington Redskins had a terrible 2018. So bad, in fact, that 24/7 Wall St. has named them the fifth most-hated business in America.

The criteria for the list aren't exactly scientific, as it takes into consideration "major news events from the last year, customer survey results from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, ratings on employee review website Glassdoor, and more, to determine America’s most hated companies."

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In defense of the list, the Redskins bottomed out in those named categories in 2018.

Terrible news stories included:

Customer satisfaction was clearly an issue, as fans stopped attending games or even watching them on TV. Good thing Bruce Allen will be back in charge of business next season.

The Glassdoor ratings are interesting, as the team earns a 3.3 out of 5 stars rating as a place to work. However, the "CEO" (the equivalent of owner Dan Snyder or Bruce Allen) earns a 24 percent approval rating and only 36 percent would recommend working there to friends.

When you're fifth on the list of hated companies, you beat out nearly all of the tens of millions of businesses in the U.S., but there are a few noteworthy businesses that made the list behind the Redskins, such as low-cost Spirit Airlines (8), social media site Twitter (12), opioid maker Purdue Pharmaceuticals (17), and social media app Snapchat (20).

On the plus side, the Redskins were found to be less hateable than the data-miners at Facebook, the drug makers at Eli Lilly, media company Vice, and the e-cigarette giant Juul. So at least there's that.

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