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Who’s the Lowest of them All? Glassdoor Reports Companies with Lowest Overall Ratings

Posted by Glassdoor Team

Career Advice Experts

December 29, 2008
|5 min read

With a New Year right around the corner, it may be time for some companies to take a look at what's working and what's not. We all know and recognize that things are tough right now, and for employers this is an opportunity to take a look inside so that you retain your talent and get the most out of your employees while keeping them happy. As we thumb through the data collected throughout this past year, there are companies who shine (stay tuned for top companies) and there are those who - well, let's just say their ratings aren't a bright spot.

For your perusal, we have identified some of the lowest rated companies on Glassdoor.com¹. DHL Express ranks as the least favored company on Glassdoor (of those with at least 25 employee reviews). DHL Express is headquartered in Plantation, Fla. and receives a 1.7 company rating (on a 5-point scale). United Airlines headquartered in Chicago, Ill.  takes the number two spot, followed closely by automotive supplier Reynolds & Reynolds headquartered in Kettering, Ohio. Both Reynolds & Reynolds and United Airlines receive a 2.0 company rating².

What's also interesting to note is which CEOs from the 50 lowest rated companies recently made our CEO Watch List that was highlighted in our "Naughty and Nice CEOs of 2008" post.

Glassdoor: Lowest Rated Companies Based on Employee Satisfaction
Rank Company Overall
CEO CEO Approval Rating
1 DHL Express (USA)