Here Are Your Worst Company Contenders For 2014 — Help Us Seed The Brackets!

wcia2014headerAfter sorting through a mountain of nomination e-mails, we’ve whittled down the field of competitors for this year’s Worst Company In America tournament to 40 bad businesses. Here’s your chance to have your say on how these players will square off in the bracket, and which bubble teams will get left out in the cold.


The poll below has the names of all 40 contenders for the 2014 Golden Poo trophy. You can vote for up to 8 companies. The result of your votes will inform the seeding for the bracket that we post tomorrow. So be sure to read through the list (presented in random order) to make sure the eight companies whose boxes you tick are companies that really tick you off.

And here are the names of all 40 possible contenders, arranged alphabetically:
Abercrombie & Fitch, Aetna, Amazon, American Airlines/US Airways, AT&T, Bank of America, Citi, Coca-Cola, Comcast, CVS, Delta Air Lines, DirecTV, EA, eBay/PayPal, Emeritus, Experian, Facebook, GM, JCPenney, Johnson & Johnson/McNeil, JPMorgan Chase, Koch Industries, Lululemon, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Monsanto, PepsiCo, Safeway, Sallie Mae, Sears/Kmart, SeaWorld, Ticketmaster/Live Nation, Time Warner Cable, Target, Verizon, Walgreens, Walmart, Wellpoint, Wells Fargo, Yahoo

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  1. Pacer says:

    Uh oh. Now word will get out and the kidz are going to pile in and swamp EA.

    • MarthaGaill says:

      There’s no way they should win three years in a row. I think they should be given a Lifetime Acheivement Award and be out of the running. B of A really deserves a win or Comcast. I actually put in Target as one of my eight because their oversights are what lead to the security breaches, but I still shop there.

      • ShadyTrust says:

        Not even just oversights but also the fact that they scan and catalog your entire ID of information just to verify your age. An even bigger load of crap than it was before now that they aren’t secure.

  2. Raekwon says:

    I really hope the voting is better this year. Yeah EA sucks but this upcoming Comcast merger and the Target data breach have been really bad.

  3. ZLoth says:

    Where is Apple and [REDEACTED}?

    • MarthaGaill says:

      Why would Apple be on the list? I don’t get the hate. Definitely not one of the Worst Companies in America.

  4. Thorzdad2 says:

    The Wellpoint entry should be changed to Anthem/Wellpoint. A lot of Anthem customers may not know that they’re the same company.

  5. oneSqueakyWheel says:

    wow- sorry i missed the chance to choose- how long was voting open for a few hours? we got hit with 6″ of snow last night- my day wasn’t spent in front of my computer….disappointed!