Worst Company in America Competition

I’ve never heard of The Consumerist until I read an article about a competition they are running in my local paper. The competition is Worst Company in America 2008. The past two winners are RIAA and Halliburton. Currently they stand at the “Elite 8” portion of the contest. The companies that remain are: Comcast, Exxon, Diebold, CapitalOne, American Airlines, Bank of America, and Countrywide.

I took a look at how they came up with the original list and it was by popular vote on the website. Personnally, I would like to see some sort of criteria for the selection, but I guess that is the point the website – populist consumer feedback. But since the method for qualification isn’t stated then there appears to be a damned if you do and damned if you don’t situation. I guess the main component is the reach. All these companies span the entire US.

About benleeson
My name is Ben Leeson. I currently work for a large financial company in IT. I went to school at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in HR. Professor William Brown taught me and I enjoyed his classes; even acquiring an appreciation for just about all things HR. I didn’t pursue a job in that field after college but I’ve kept up with it. This blog will further my fascination with all things HR. I hope to grow my knowledge of the area through thoughtful writings and spirited feedback. I will attempt to have a fairly routine style so anyone reading can come to expect certain segments. Please excuse my incorrect grammar and occasional misspelling.

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