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Who Sucks? -
According to Google Survey
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by Vaughn Aubuchon

This is intended as a serious academic "white paper". This is a Google survey of individual consensus. Here is a list of bad companies, as defined by a search on Google - "searchterm sucks". Double quotes are used to get results for the exact phrase only.

What better way to avoid a bad company. Learn from those who have been there, gotten mad, and want to tell you.
My assumption is that anyone who has had such a bad experience that they actually created a web page to warn others, was probably VERY poorly treated, to be so highly motivated.

We would all do well to listen to them, don't you think? I subscribe to the philosophy, "Where there is smoke, there is fire". Especially, when there are thousands of plumes of smoke.

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Who Sucks:







Where Sucks:

What Sucks:

Disclaimer

Bad Companies

Bad Banks

Bad Individuals

Bad Groups

Bad Locations

Bad Things

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Companies - Worst at the Top

*Suck
Pages
Found
Google
Search Term
"companyname sucks"
# of
Employees
# of
Employees
per Suck Page
Ratio
Note

328,000

Fox

?

?

Fox sucks has exploded to #1

79,400

Paypal

1,545

0.03

Class Action

64,800

Google

4,989

0.17

Surprise to me

56,000

Walmart plus
Wal-mart
(34K +22K)

1,500,000

16

BAD - Widely reported

53,600

Yahoo

5,500

0.37

Portal

41,700

Microsoft

57,000

0.85

No surprise here

37,500

Comcast

68,000
5

HIGHLY INCOMPETENT

35,300

eBay

6,200

0.25

Many screwed

30,500

UPS

355,000

36

29,800

AOL

-

-

ISP - Molasses

24,300

Dell

46,000
1.6

India call centers

21,700

Clear Channel

36,500
1.8

Cable TV

*Top 12 re-measured on 02-01-2014.

9,860

Amazon

7,800

0.79

Books

4,160

SCO

300

0.07

Software

3,660

Cox

22,150
6

(sorry about the name)

3,610

Best Buy

100,000

28

Retail

3,500

Kmart plus K-Mart

158,000

33

Widely reported

2,000

Starbucks

96,700
35

Coffee shop

2,600

Gateway

7,407

3

Computer Manuf.

2,570

AMD

14,300

6

IC Manufacturer

2,400

McDonalds

418,000

174

Fast food

2,390

Sprint PCS

25,700
11

Cellular phones

2,370

SBC

168,000

71

ISP

1,830

ATT

61,600
34

Telecom

1,820

Time-Warner

80,000
44

TV

1,690

NBC

-

-

TV

1,590

Charter

-

-

Cable TV

1,530

American Express

-

-

Credit Card

1,350

Earthlink

3,335

-

ISP

1,310

CBS

-

-

TV

1,300

Allstate

-

-

Insurance

1,270

Harley-Davidson

-

-

Motorcycle Manuf.

1,230

Sears

-

-

Retail

1,150

ABC

-

-

TV

1,120

Adelphia

-

-

Cable TV

935

MSN

-

-

TV

857

DMOZ

-

-

Open Directory

856

Verizon

-

-

Telecom

849

Home Depot

-

-

Retail - Home

733

Intel

-

-

IC Manufacturer

643

CNN

-

-

TV

625

Frys and Fry's

-

-

Retail

536

Network Solutions

-

-

D. Name Registrar

522

Mediacom

-

-

Cable TV

490

Taco Bell

-

-

Fast Food

485

Viacom

-

-

Cable TV

To see updated data for the Worst Companies, visit -
The Top 100 Most Hated Companies

In general, the larger the company, the more the complaints. The Ratio Column below attempts to qualify this.
Service companies reign supreme as the worst offenders. Their corporate execution is apparently very poor.
All data is INSTANTLY verifiable by yourself. . . . Thanks, Google.


The Aubuchon Hypothesis:
The quality/ performance of a large company
is inversely proportional to
the number of "companyname sucks" pages appearing on the internet.

Fox has replaced Comcast as the worst large company, according to Google.
Do you know of any others that are worse?

Type "companyname sucks" into Google, WITH the quotes.
That's all there is to it.

Simple. Revealing. Democratic. The voice of experience. Unsolicited. Gotta be good!
If you send me some names near the top of the list, I will add them.
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80

170 - 600

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Banks - Worst at the Top

2005
Suck
Pages
Found
Mar. 2011
Suck
Pages
Found
Google
Bank
"bankname sucks"
2005
# of
Employees
2005
# of Employees
per Suck Page
Ratio
Note
 1,310
53,500

Bank of America (3)

133,549

102

King of Suck

722
20,000

Chase Bank (2) plus Chase

94,335

131

Second largest

 230
5,180

Washington Mutual (7)

55,000

239

Seventh largest

139
3,230

Wachovia (4)

87,000

626

Fourth largest

 398
8,220

Citibank (1)

260,000

653

Largest

185
9,950

Wells Fargo (5)

139,000

751

Fifth largest

45
3,090

Bank One (6)

71,200

1,582

Sixth largest

 3
120

Comerica (18)

11,000

3,667

-

1
zero

Fleet Boston (8)

50,000

50,000

Eighth largest

1
2,880

US Bancorp (9)

51,673

51,673

Ninth largest

 10
73

Bank of the West

?

?

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Would you rather bank with B. of A. or Fleet Boston?
Sure. The B. of A. is much bigger, but just look at the complaints.
The Bank of America is 500 times worse by this measure than Fleet Boston - that must mean something.
There is a "B of A sucks" page for every 100 employees.
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70

80

190 - 600

80

70

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Locations - Worst at the Top

Suck
Pages
Found
Google
Search Term
"location sucks"
Note
69,500

school

To be expected

30,500

France

WOW.

19,600

Paris (-Hilton)

Wow again.

10,300

Australia

Surprise!

8,330

Canada

Too many French?

8,140

Atlanta

Just the Braves?

6,360

England

Blair, weather, food, stodgy

6,200

Japan

Too "foreign"?

5,310

Florida

That bad, eh?

4,820

LA

Gangland central

4,650

Dallas

Humid, flat, full of hot air

4,150

New York

Rude, arrogant, distant

4,050

UK

-

3,740

Iraq

-

3,710

United States

Oh, yeah? Says who?

3,440

Hollywood

-

3,410

Cleveland

-

2,930

Detroit

-

2,630

India

-

2,530

China

-

2,220

Afghanistan

-

2,180
185,000

New Jersey

WOW! What a change.

1,780

Europe

-

1,770

Germany

-

1,500

Houston

-

1,350

Mexico

-

1,190

Israel

-

892

Spain

-

849

California

Worse than Texas?
Are you nuts?

782

Texas

Egomaniacs

651

Hawaii

Ice in paradise

636

Malaysia

-

512

Singapore

-

509

Africa

-

359

Pakistan

-

260

Middle East

-

89

Arabia

Not too bad

I guess that Canada is third because of all the French people!
Ha-ha. (I'm one-fourth French, so I can talk.)
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Individuals - Worst at the Top

Suck
Pages
Found
Google
Search Term
"name sucks"
Note
510,000

you

Worse than I

491,000

I (suck)

-

49,500

Bush (sucks)

Eh?

12,100

O'Reilly

Microbrain AND liar!
Four times worse than bin laden - think about THAT.

5,130

Michael Moore

And this is his reward?

3,640

Clinton

Say it ain't so, Bill.

2,880

Bill Gates

Money not quality

2,680

Rather

-

2,620

Stern

Plus Howard below

2,590

Bin Laden

-

1,770

Aguilera

-

1,280

Jessica Simpson

-

1,270

Mancow

Is it the mouth?

1,200

Ashlee

-

1,140

Howard Stern

How low can you go?
Let's go lower.

1,110

Michael Jackson

Wacko

1,100

Shaq

-

977

Bonds (sucks)

-

982

Spears

-

934

Leno

-

906

Nader

I like him

832

Marilyn Manson

-

752

Stewart

-

647

Streisand

-

596

Limbaugh

Idiot, hypocrite

562

Blair

Lapdog

540

the queen

-

537

Cheney

Grim - Yuck

379

Castro

-

333

Hannity

Pin headed badger

271

Martha Stewart

-

209

Judge Judy

-

128

Rove

Folks just don't know

120

John Ashcroft

Only 120?
Hard to believe.

Got a favorite? Type him (or her) in. How did they come up?
The level of distaste determines the number of "suck" and "sucks" pages.
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Groups - Worst at the Top

Suck
Pages
Found
Google
Search Term
"thing sucks" or
"things suck"
Note
336,000

they

Far worse than we

86,000

we

An honest assessment

83,900

yankees

Such a wretched name?

71,400

women

Men's opinion

55,600

men

Women's opinion

21,600

customers

Joy of retail sales

12,300

red sox

-

10,100

christians

Whoa! Radical right?

9,170

cubs

-

9,140

lakers

-

7,600

lesbians

-

6,290

cowboys

-

5,170

spammers

-

4,640

lawyers

-

4,390

cops

-

3,790

muslims

-

2,450

military

-

2,210

jews

-

1,900

doctors

-

1,510

dodgers

-

1,410

u2

-

1,410

un

-

1,150

dentists

-

1,100

warriors

-

1,080

bosses

-

857

dmoz

Ain't it the truth!

844

prostitutes

-

759

telemarketers

-

641

liars

-

467

DMV

-

449

IRS

-

328

Congress

Feather-bedders, one and all
Lobbyist Lapdogs.

Randomly conceived searches - (for the searches "singular sucks" and "plurals suck")
Compare a group of people with the ones next to it - kinda funny sometimes.
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Things - Worst at the Top

Suck
Pages
Found
Google
Search Term
"thing sucks" or
"things suck"
Note
858,000

it

Ah, the generic

207,000

life

THAT BAD?

68,500

work

To be expected

62,300

war

Old sentence the young to die

46,800

everything

-

31,300

love

The lack thereof?

22,400

movies

Hollywood trash

22,000

spam

Absolutely

19,400

divorce

Bad news

17,300

tv

Duh

14,400

web

-

11,900

disco

-

11,100

cars

-

11,000

sex

Men aren't saying this.

10,600

rap

Rat on

10,300

banks

always

10,000

computers

Slow boot, memory loss

9,720

survivor

Wow.

7,330

traffic

-

7,220

vacuum

It has no choice.

6,580

java

No, just M$ java

6,000

cancer

-

5,950

apple

Say it ain't so, Steve.

5,880

Monday

As bad as cancer?

5,870

porn

-

5,810

hockey

-

5,770

dogs

-

5,720

media

-

5,610

bank

-

5,410

snow

-

4,290

taxes

-

4,160

money

-

4,110

html

-

4,100

soccer

-

3,680

football

-

3,640

email

-

3,520

dudes

-

3,410

smoking

-

2,200

suvs

-

2,130

ice

-

2,000

asp

-

1,730

gas prices

-

1,570

dieting (sucks)

-

1,450

diets (suck)

-

1,440

psp

-

1,390

tobacco

-

1,340

vd

-

1,230

birds

-

1,190

terrorism

-

1,170

diesel

-

1,060

meat

-

973

violence

-

955

milk

worse than death?

948

13

-

855

XML

-

853

marriage

-

795

death

-

792

rebates

-

731

cats

-

627

laundry

-

491

mosquitos

-

364

pdf

-

Know any other good ones? (for the searches "singular sucks" and "plurals suck")
Think of new ones. Try them out. What fun!
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150

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Disclaimer
I haven't had this much fun in a while.
Personally, I don't care for the current overuse of the words "suck" and "sucks".
Actually, I detest the words, probably caused by a generational gap.

But in this data-gathering exercise, suck seems to be the modern default word to express anger and disgust.
No other word search produces as many results, or such universal, consistent results.

Really offensive high-ranking terms have been purposely omitted for the sake of good taste.
If you want to know how those words rank, type them in yourself.
(I need to keep this page clean so everybody can read it.)

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There are many flaws to my simplistic approach, but it is fun anyway -

1. Searching for a single last name will give the results for ALL the suckers with that last name - as in OJ Simpson and Ashley Simpson.

2. Things and people get mixed together - as in, diesel fuel and Vin Diesel, and Paris, France and Paris Hilton, and snow and JT Snow (baseball player).

3. Alternate names exist for a single entity, such as Kmart and K-Mart - all occurrences need to be summed, to see the true "sucks level". Also, Frys and Fry's produce different results, and must be combined.

4. Things and other things with the same name get mixed together - ice on the road, and ice the nasty drug - both suck.

5. The same thing may be stated in different forms, as in - dieting sucks and diets suck - these need to be summed.



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