EA not worst company in America in 2013. Only 3rd.

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#1 Edited by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

New link to article because is HERE AND ALIVE

Seems that Electronic Arts has gained to points somehow but it's still unrealistically low. But at least it was not first. now it seems Mcdoanlds is the winner followed by AF and then EA.

So EA is still the most hated game company.

#2 Posted by Blabadon (26336 posts) -

Who the hell is deciding the order?

#3 Posted by Shielder7 (5152 posts) -

Well I guess you can't win every year, they didn't gain points they just haven't uped their being a complete douche bar enough this year despite releasing broken games.

#4 Posted by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

Who the hell is deciding the order?

Apparently the "people" of a specific group is asked that is in the category of "?????"

#5 Posted by AppleFan1991 (3074 posts) -

Who hates McDonald's?? odd lol

Edit: Fixed link

#6 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16612 posts) -

So MCDonalds, Abercrombie and EA are the 'winners'. They are so hated, yet make a lot of money and people love to buy from them.

I guess negative publicity is also publicity.

#7 Posted by AppleFan1991 (3074 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

So MCDonalds, Abercrombie and EA are the 'winners'. They are so hated, yet make a lot of money and people love to buy from them.

I guess negative publicity is also publicity.

That's the saying, "All publicity is good publicity". Even when they do wrong, the\y are doing right.

#8 Posted by Speak_Low (1087 posts) -

This seems very random. What did McDonald's suddenly do this past year to be so hated, and I haven't heard about A&F stores doing anything worse than other companies, unless there was some more controversy again with their hiring practices.

I never paid attention to these lists but I'm starting to think it's all kind of dumb, because it not only seems random, but the biggest companies seem to be the target when there are far smaller, more incompetent companies that really deserved to be mentioned and exposed.

This list seems more like "attack the big popular guy" for the 1-2 iffy things they did.

#9 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16612 posts) -

@WadeFan: Yeah, that's the saying I was looking for :P. And to be the most hated, you have to have a lot of people a) know your brand and b)have bough a product from you to hate it. So being on this list is actually really positive I would say.

#10 Edited by razgriz_101 (16871 posts) -

I do think A&F deserve their flac, thier hiring practices and the general attitude of the CEO and organisation are just absolutely deplorable in my eyes that how they think people wearing their clothes are essentially superior and better looking yet its the now flavour of the month with every jersey/geordie shore wannabe this side of the pond and best bit a program that glorfies detritus.

Mind you there are worse halliburton,Bank of America,Morgan Stanley,HSBC etc etc.

#11 Posted by MajorPain10 (524 posts) -

The SimCity launch is nothing compared to Battlefield 4 right now. The game was easily playable 1-2 weeks after release. Heck, I was able to play it during launch week unlike most people. Battlefield 4 has been out for how long now and is just now becoming the game it was supposed to be at launch? Ludicrous to blame it on SimCity, but it was far more publicized than Bf4 has been (mostly due to the way the game was made to work). Still, EA is the one to blame and not Maxis. EA has never given enough server support for any of their games. I've known this since I played Battlefield:Bad Company 6 years ago...

#12 Edited by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

@WadeFan said:

Who hates McDonald's?? odd lol

Edit: Fixed link

Oh, YOU'RE the reason the link no longer works. I though there was an error. Most m's don't do things like what you just did for a reason just syain.

#13 Posted by DiverseGamer (34 posts) -

McDonald's only sucks if you work there.

#14 Edited by AppleFan1991 (3074 posts) -

@Jakandsigz: link properly. It was working just fine.

#15 Posted by Muffin2020 (527 posts) -

So it's still not a bank that gambled our money away or a multinational that keeps it's money off shore to avoid paying any taxes via loopholes.

#16 Edited by hiphops_savior (7910 posts) -

And nobody mentions Monsanto? The biggest bio company that specializes in genetically modified crops and infiltrate them by cross pollination?

#17 Edited by R3FURBISHED (10567 posts) -

@hiphops_savior said:

And nobody mentions Monsanto? The biggest bio company that specializes in genetically modified crops and infiltrate them by cross pollination?

I think the people who make these lists don't know too much about what they are talking about.

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In regards to the Gamepur link....where is their source? And why didn't they proofread their article before posting it? Its not a very professional website apparently.

#18 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

This isn't the same site that named EA worst company in America. The Consumerist named them worst in 2012 and 2013.

http://consumerist.com/2013/04/09/ea-makes-worst-company-in-america-history-wins-title-for-second-year-in-a-row/

#19 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6665 posts) -

@DiverseGamer said:

McDonald's only sucks if you work there.

That is false. McDonald's in Denmark has been rated as the best work place (most satisfied employees) in the country for the third consecutive year.

#20 Edited by SEANMCAD (5464 posts) -

I think even if one was to make the valid point that EA isnt among the worst and that there are other companies more qualified for that rank considering all the gaming companies and this one is supposed to be "AAA".....really?

#21 Posted by hiphops_savior (7910 posts) -

@Mozelleple112 said:

@DiverseGamer said:

McDonald's only sucks if you work there.

That is false. McDonald's in Denmark has been rated as the best work place (most satisfied employees) in the country for the third consecutive year.

It's not a bad place to work, especially for high school students. It's the amount of crap you get from customers, which to be fair, is part of retail/service. You have to take the good and the bad, and I got sick of dealing with unruly customers who feels self entitled.

I would never recommend working there as a career (especially if you have no chance of moving up), but you can do much worse for minimum wage on the side. It's pretty good for getting money on the side and buy yourself an extra game or two.

#22 Posted by rilpas (8222 posts) -

@speak_low said:

This seems very random. What did McDonald's suddenly do this past year to be so hated, and I haven't heard about A&F stores doing anything worse than other companies, unless there was some more controversy again with their hiring practices.

I never paid attention to these lists but I'm starting to think it's all kind of dumb, because it not only seems random, but the biggest companies seem to be the target when there are far smaller, more incompetent companies that really deserved to be mentioned and exposed.

This list seems more like "attack the big popular guy" for the 1-2 iffy things they did.

probably related to the war to raise minimum wage

#23 Edited by millerlight89 (18544 posts) -

@rilpas said:

@speak_low said:

This seems very random. What did McDonald's suddenly do this past year to be so hated, and I haven't heard about A&F stores doing anything worse than other companies, unless there was some more controversy again with their hiring practices.

I never paid attention to these lists but I'm starting to think it's all kind of dumb, because it not only seems random, but the biggest companies seem to be the target when there are far smaller, more incompetent companies that really deserved to be mentioned and exposed.

This list seems more like "attack the big popular guy" for the 1-2 iffy things they did.

probably related to the war to raise minimum wage

The people wanting to raise it looked like complete idiots. I worked fast food in college, and it was stressful. They do deserve a raid in wage, but not as much as they seemed to think. I believe it was $15, which is stupid.

#24 Posted by da_illest101 (7482 posts) -

@WadeFan said:

Who hates McDonald's?? odd lol

Edit: Fixed link

Anyone who hates unhealthy food. I like the taste of mcdees burgers, but yeah I avoid eating there like the plague

#25 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (16127 posts) -

@muffin2020 said:

So it's still not a bank that gambled our money away or a multinational that keeps it's money off shore to avoid paying any taxes via loopholes.

Maybe those who voted don't pay the bills.

#26 Posted by stereointegrity (10721 posts) -

you have 16 threads created just on page one....i think its time to go outside for once

#27 Edited by rilpas (8222 posts) -

@millerlight89 said:

@rilpas said:

@speak_low said:

This seems very random. What did McDonald's suddenly do this past year to be so hated, and I haven't heard about A&F stores doing anything worse than other companies, unless there was some more controversy again with their hiring practices.

I never paid attention to these lists but I'm starting to think it's all kind of dumb, because it not only seems random, but the biggest companies seem to be the target when there are far smaller, more incompetent companies that really deserved to be mentioned and exposed.

This list seems more like "attack the big popular guy" for the 1-2 iffy things they did.

probably related to the war to raise minimum wage

The people wanting to raise it looked like complete idiots. I worked fast food in college, and it was stressful. They do deserve a raid in wage, but not as much as they seemed to think. I believe it was $15, which is stupid.

I don't live in the US so I really have no opinion on whether or not the US minimum wage is fair

#28 Edited by wis3boi (31379 posts) -

@rilpas said:

@millerlight89 said:

@rilpas said:

@speak_low said:

This seems very random. What did McDonald's suddenly do this past year to be so hated, and I haven't heard about A&F stores doing anything worse than other companies, unless there was some more controversy again with their hiring practices.

I never paid attention to these lists but I'm starting to think it's all kind of dumb, because it not only seems random, but the biggest companies seem to be the target when there are far smaller, more incompetent companies that really deserved to be mentioned and exposed.

This list seems more like "attack the big popular guy" for the 1-2 iffy things they did.

probably related to the war to raise minimum wage

The people wanting to raise it looked like complete idiots. I worked fast food in college, and it was stressful. They do deserve a raid in wage, but not as much as they seemed to think. I believe it was $15, which is stupid.

I don't live in the US so I really have no opinion on whether or not the US minimum wage is fair

it varies by state

#29 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4789 posts) -

@wis3boi said:

@rilpas said:

@millerlight89 said:

@rilpas said:

@speak_low said:

This seems very random. What did McDonald's suddenly do this past year to be so hated, and I haven't heard about A&F stores doing anything worse than other companies, unless there was some more controversy again with their hiring practices.

I never paid attention to these lists but I'm starting to think it's all kind of dumb, because it not only seems random, but the biggest companies seem to be the target when there are far smaller, more incompetent companies that really deserved to be mentioned and exposed.

This list seems more like "attack the big popular guy" for the 1-2 iffy things they did.

probably related to the war to raise minimum wage

The people wanting to raise it looked like complete idiots. I worked fast food in college, and it was stressful. They do deserve a raid in wage, but not as much as they seemed to think. I believe it was $15, which is stupid.

I don't live in the US so I really have no opinion on whether or not the US minimum wage is fair

it varies by state

thats interesting.

in australia the minimum wage is $16.37/hr AUD. http://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/national-minimum-wage/pages/default.aspx

so $14.71/hr in american monies.

but in australia they don't get gratuities, quite an american thing i guess. how the hell do people factor that in? are those taxed?

#30 Edited by Big_Pecks (5308 posts) -

Man, I can't even imagine the McDonalds wages in Sim City.

#31 Posted by farrell2k (6100 posts) -

@WadeFan: Probably the people who work there for minimum wage, not by choice, who have that persistent stink of "french fry" from working there. Just my guess. :)

#32 Edited by AppleFan1991 (3074 posts) -

@farrell2k: I worked there during High school and moved up to management. They get a bad rap for underpaying their employees, but it's a good, fun job for a high schooler.

#33 Posted by DiverseGamer (34 posts) -

@Mozelleple112: Really? Denmark must suck.

#34 Edited by brentendo3 (154 posts) -

Why is McDonald's the most hated? From the employee perspective, they treat them quite well from what I've read. And no one is forcing anyone to buy McDonald's. The restaurant also has excellent customer service and has nutrition facts posted everywhere. Some people not liking their food shouldn't be a reason for worst company of the year.

#35 Edited by JangoWuzHere (16424 posts) -

@MajorPain10 said:

The SimCity launch is nothing compared to Battlefield 4 right now. The game was easily playable 1-2 weeks after release. Heck, I was able to play it during launch week unlike most people. Battlefield 4 has been out for how long now and is just now becoming the game it was supposed to be at launch? Ludicrous to blame it on SimCity, but it was far more publicized than Bf4 has been (mostly due to the way the game was made to work). Still, EA is the one to blame and not Maxis. EA has never given enough server support for any of their games. I've known this since I played Battlefield:Bad Company 6 years ago...

Sim City was far worse. Maxis had to strip out gameplay features for weeks just to keep up with the servers. The game also turned out to be a big disappointment even with the online features fixed. BF4 had issues, but nothing on the scale of Sim City. BF 4 is also a good game, and people are willing to suffer through the crashes and bugs to experience it.

#36 Posted by Rayrota (1456 posts) -

Only the 3rd most hated? I think this would be considered good news for EA.

#37 Posted by MirkoS77 (7492 posts) -

*goes to buy a big-mac*

#38 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:

thats interesting.

in australia the minimum wage is $16.37/hr AUD. http://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/national-minimum-wage/pages/default.aspx

so $14.71/hr in american monies.

but in australia they don't get gratuities, quite an american thing i guess. how the hell do people factor that in? are those taxed?

The US minimum wage is $7.25. Some states and communities have set the minimum wage higher than that. The minimum wage for tipped employees is only $2.13, but employers are required to pay their employees the difference if their tips do not add up to the $7.25 minimum. Tips are taxed, but almost nobody actually reports all of their tips. I suppose that as paying with cash has gone out of style, waiters aren't able to under-report as much as they used to.

#39 Edited by NFJSupreme (5374 posts) -

A disgusting fast food joint. A clothing store for douche bags. And a greedy games company whose policy is to release broken games. A worthy top 3.

#40 Edited by bforrester420 (1600 posts) -

@WadeFan: A lot of the McDonald's hate comes from the way they compensate and treat their employees. Similar reasons that Wal-Mart is disliked.

#41 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6665 posts) -

@DiverseGamer said:

@Mozelleple112: Really? Denmark must suck.

No, I think its just that the USA is the worst country in the world, people think McDonalds is like it is in the US. Here in Norway, its pretty much the same in Denmark. High school students would love to work at McD. We get paid about NOK 150 per hour, which is $25/hr for making fast food, and at the end of the day you can bring home all the leftover hamburgers, nuggets etc that didn't get sold, so your closest 10 friends are going to love you after work.

I'm not saying McDonald's is the best place to work, as a white collar I would never work there, but for your average high school student / uneducated person earning $25/hour is pretty darn good. Also as lf these countries have low population most McDonalds stores are empty half the day and never get anywhere near as chaotic as they would in NYC, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Seattle, etc, etc.

Not to mention you get free healthcare etc, so you don't have to worry about that. I guess Scandinavian people are much nicer than Americans anyway.

What's McDonalds like in the US? 7 dollars per hour, no healthcare, longer work days, more hectic, more fat people on wheelchairs giving you lip etc...

#42 Edited by kemar7856 (11507 posts) -

@speak_low:

they have alot of bad press about the min wage buts thats also the states giving benefits to corporations also its not just mcdonolds pretty much any fast food chain and walmart. Mcdonolds also provides healthier alternatives nobody is forcing you to buy a big mac. Its your politicians fault you let mcdonolds under pay workers keep the profit then use tax dollars to support the workers.

I actually used to like Abercrombie some of their stuff is alright but their ceo is a scumbag saying he only wants attractive people wearing their clothes lol plus they only hire models

EA likes to nickel and dime their customers their mobile games are the absolute worst with microtransactions and paypass for used games

#43 Edited by CrownKingArthur (4789 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000: very interesting to know that about the min wage in the US. thanks for taking the time to reply. sincerely crownkingarthur.

#44 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7395 posts) -

EA shouldn't even be in the top ten. There are plenty of worse companies out there. People get too wrapped up over damn games and forget real issues.

#45 Edited by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

@Mozelleple112 said:

@DiverseGamer said:

@Mozelleple112: Really? Denmark must suck.

No, I think its just that the USA is the worst country in the world, people think McDonalds is like it is in the US. Here in Norway, its pretty much the same in Denmark. High school students would love to work at McD. We get paid about NOK 150 per hour, which is $25/hr for making fast food, and at the end of the day you can bring home all the leftover hamburgers, nuggets etc that didn't get sold, so your closest 10 friends are going to love you after work.

I'm not saying McDonald's is the best place to work, as a white collar I would never work there, but for your average high school student / uneducated person earning $25/hour is pretty darn good. Also as lf these countries have low population most McDonalds stores are empty half the day and never get anywhere near as chaotic as they would in NYC, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Seattle, etc, etc.

Not to mention you get free healthcare etc, so you don't have to worry about that. I guess Scandinavian people are much nicer than Americans anyway.

What's McDonalds like in the US? 7 dollars per hour, no healthcare, longer work days, more hectic, more fat people on wheelchairs giving you lip etc...

It's not really that bad in the US. McDonalds employees start at minimum wage, but I'm sure they get raises and have the potential to move to management if they aren't bad at their job. Plus, workers in the US who don't earn much money pay zero federal income tax. That, plus the low cost of living in states with the $7.25 minimum wage make that money go a whole lot further than it would seem. It certainly isn't enough money to support a family, but if you are a bachelor with roommates, it's enough money to support yourself while you go to college, etc.

#46 Edited by Joedgabe (5111 posts) -

@Mozelleple112 said:

@DiverseGamer said:

@Mozelleple112: Really? Denmark must suck.

No, I think its just that the USA is the worst country in the world, people think McDonalds is like it is in the US. Here in Norway, its pretty much the same in Denmark. High school students would love to work at McD. We get paid about NOK 150 per hour, which is $25/hr for making fast food, and at the end of the day you can bring home all the leftover hamburgers, nuggets etc that didn't get sold, so your closest 10 friends are going to love you after work.

I'm not saying McDonald's is the best place to work, as a white collar I would never work there, but for your average high school student / uneducated person earning $25/hour is pretty darn good. Also as lf these countries have low population most McDonalds stores are empty half the day and never get anywhere near as chaotic as they would in NYC, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Seattle, etc, etc.

Not to mention you get free healthcare etc, so you don't have to worry about that. I guess Scandinavian people are much nicer than Americans anyway.

What's McDonalds like in the US? 7 dollars per hour, no healthcare, longer work days, more hectic, more fat people on wheelchairs giving you lip etc...

25 an hour ? wtf ? for working at McDonalds ? damn... my mother was an accountant here in NYC and she earned about the same.

#47 Edited by Mozelleple112 (6665 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000 said:

@Mozelleple112 said:

@DiverseGamer said:

@Mozelleple112: Really? Denmark must suck.

No, I think its just that the USA is the worst country in the world, people think McDonalds is like it is in the US. Here in Norway, its pretty much the same in Denmark. High school students would love to work at McD. We get paid about NOK 150 per hour, which is $25/hr for making fast food, and at the end of the day you can bring home all the leftover hamburgers, nuggets etc that didn't get sold, so your closest 10 friends are going to love you after work.

I'm not saying McDonald's is the best place to work, as a white collar I would never work there, but for your average high school student / uneducated person earning $25/hour is pretty darn good. Also as lf these countries have low population most McDonalds stores are empty half the day and never get anywhere near as chaotic as they would in NYC, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Seattle, etc, etc.

Not to mention you get free healthcare etc, so you don't have to worry about that. I guess Scandinavian people are much nicer than Americans anyway.

What's McDonalds like in the US? 7 dollars per hour, no healthcare, longer work days, more hectic, more fat people on wheelchairs giving you lip etc...

It's not really that bad in the US. McDonalds employees start at minimum wage, but I'm sure they get raises and have the potential to move to management if they aren't bad at their job. Plus, workers in the US who don't earn much money pay zero federal income tax. That, plus the low cost of living in states with the $7.25 minimum wage make that money go a whole lot further than it would seem. It certainly isn't enough money to support a family, but if you are a bachelor with roommates, it's enough money to support yourself while you go to college, etc.

Well I seem to gather that there is a sort of stigma related to McDonalds work, and this usually comes from the working conditions in America. As the largest economy in the world and most broadcasted country on the planet people tend to believe US = world. Where I'm from working there is not at all bad by any means in fact good pay, decent amount of benefits, easy to get promotions, people feel respected at work etc... and obviously it is pretty good in Denmark too. I'm sure its a great place to work in the rest of Western Europe too (Swizterland, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, UK, Germany, Austria, Finland, Iceland)

I still think the minimum wage in the US, despite lower cost of living is way too low.

I mean, $7.25/hr is about $15,000/yr. That's about 6 months rent for me : /

#48 Posted by Jankarcop (9519 posts) -

EA, McDonalds, and AF?

How about companies that actually ruin lives and kill people like Oil or Bank ones?

#49 Edited by Vatusus (4616 posts) -

Just saw what A&F was... trully dispicable practices. And the fact its CEO is ugly as fvck doesnt help either

#50 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7280 posts) -

@Mozelleple112 said:

Well I seem to gather that there is a sort of stigma related to McDonalds work, and this usually comes from the working conditions in America. As the largest economy in the world and most broadcasted country on the planet people tend to believe US = world. Where I'm from working there is not at all bad by any means in fact good pay, decent amount of benefits, easy to get promotions, people feel respected at work etc... and obviously it is pretty good in Denmark too. I'm sure its a great place to work in the rest of Western Europe too (Swizterland, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, UK, Germany, Austria, Finland, Iceland)

I still think the minimum wage in the US, despite lower cost of living is way too low.

I mean, $7.25/hr is about $15,000/yr. That's about 6 months rent for me : /

Where I live, $15,000 would cover about 30 months' rent.