The 12 most hated companies in the US, according to employees and customers

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Every consumer can identify with having a negative experience with a company, at one point or another, and decidedly taking out his or her frustration with that one experience by condemning the company as a whole.

Whether it's due to a defective or non-functioning product, exceptionally poor customer service or a nationwide scandal, one thing is for certain – When Americans want to complain about a company, they certainly do not hold back.

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Thankfully, 24/7 Wall Street rounded up exactly which companies were the most irksome to the American public.

Research and analysis of data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, accompanied by employee surveys and customer reviews from companies like Glassdoor resulted in a clear-cut list of the companies the country isn't exactly so fond of.

Think that cable provider or discount retailer that you can't stand made the cut?

Here's 24/7 Wall Street's list of 12 companies Americans hate the most:

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#12: Charter Communications

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#11: Wal-Mart

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#10: Sprint

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#9: Sears

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#8: Dish Network

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#7: Spirit Airlines

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#6: Facebook

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#5: Wells Fargo

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#4: McDonald's

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#3: Mylan

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#2: Bank of America

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#1: Comcast

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For more information on the data, visit here.

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1. Citibank: 3,770 complaints
2. JPMorgan Chase & Co.: 2,117
3. Capital One: 2,071
4. Synchrony Financial: 1,567
5. American Express: 1,558
6. Bank of America: 1,526
7. Barclays: 840
8. Wells Fargo: 839
9. Discover: 776
10. U.S. Bancorp: 473
11. TD Bank: 345
12. USAA: 232
13. HSBC Bank: 105
14. First National Bank of Omaha: 100
15. PNC Bank: 90
16. Navy FCU: 87
17. Fifth Third Financial Corp.: 66
18. BBVA Compass: 52
19. SunTrust: 49
20. Synovus: 39
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