From Low Pay to High Stress: These Are the Absolute Worst Companies to Work for in America, According to Employees

Nearly everyone can drum up at least a few things they dislike about their current employer. A self-righteous manager or lack of communication from above can really put a damper on your work week. But what really burns people’s toast are companies that treat employees unfairly or pay the worst wages. In fact, many of us would rate inadequate pay just as poorly as unsafe work environments or subpar ethical standards.

So if you’re in the market for a high-paying, stable new career, read on. These next 15 companies are notorious, but not for anything good. Here are 15 worst companies you’ll want to avoid working for like the plague.

1. Kroger

Kroger store front

Kroger hahs plenty of unhappy employees. | Dwight Burdette/Wikimedia Commons

The average employee satisfaction rating on Glassdoor is a 3.3. Unfortunately, Kroger just misses the mark with a less-than-stellar 3.2 employee rating. There’s even an entire online forum dedicated to why working at Kroger sucks. On the plus side, about half of current and former employees would recommend their job to a friend, despite reports suggesting that the grocery chain pays its workers low wages.

If you prefer to make ends meet in your next job, look beyond Kroger. Most hourly worker pay hovers just above the national minimum wage.

Next: There’s nothing good about working for this next company.

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