Survey: 'Best Companies To Work For' Treat Job Hunters Shabbily

best companies treat job seekers poorly
best companies treat job seekers poorly

With millions of people unemployed, it's no surprise that job seekers find the process of job hunting an excruciating ordeal. Filling out online applications sometimes feels like an exercise in futility, as thousands apply for too few jobs.

But a survey suggests that the online hiring process that employers use is only compounding the problem, and there is an epidemic of rudeness among even the "best" employers.

Staffing industry consulting firm CareerXRoads conducted an experiment, creating a resume for a fictional job seeker named Charles Brown, and submitted to open positions at every company on Fortune's 2012 list of the Best Companies To Work For, including Google, Zappos, Whole Foods, and Goldman Sachs.