NEW SERIES: Who Are the Areas Worst Employers? Tell Us!

Sep 13, 2008 Full story: 7
Here's your chance folks. Press the comment button on this article (below, left) to say anything you want about any employer in Central Minnesota. Most of them suck, so tell us why. You can name names, cite incidents, divulge secrets, identify scams and bad managers. Who is stupid, who is smart, who is a complete ass. Your comments are anonymous so let 'em have it. This is an opportunity to let the younger generation know which employers to steer clear of because they will eventually get screwed. Most of you are gossiping busy-bodies that hide behind a curtain anyway, so step up and give us an idea of the worst employers in this part of the state. let's start with Gold 'N Plump in Cold Spring, who hires illegals and recently bent over and gave in to muslim prayer time at work. Gee, can Catholics have special time to walk away to pray? Other religions? Gold 'N Plump, your a bunch of chicken(s)hit wimps. Maybe we should change your name to "Rolled 'N Humped" Who's next... Full Story
Suzanne

United States

#1 Oct 9, 2008
Well, Meyer telemarketing screws over all there people and have managers who seem to enjoy creating rules and policies that most cant even understand. Meyer Telemarketing sucks. Dont even apply there.
Bart

United States

#2 Oct 9, 2008
Amcon Block is the worst I've ever seen. Talk about ignorant people at the helm. Nobody there knows anything about employment issues. They had a decent HR guy some years back but he obviously left because he couldn't help them. Now they have some idiot who pretends to be knowledgeable. John Pederson is a complete idiot when it comes to business.
Ashley

Saint Stephen, MN

#3 Oct 13, 2008
The St. Cloud Times is by far the worst. Everyone in a management position there is a complete idiot. Where do they find these people, are they all relatives? Talk about inbreeding. That paper sucks so bad they cant even give it away at Walmart.
Extremeeuropegri evances

UK

#4 Dec 4, 2008
Extreme-Europe.com or Extreme IT (Europe) Limited, a Birmingham and Hyderabad/Chennai based company has been taking work permit holders and UK's HM Revenue and customs for a ride.

This is about the company extreme-europe.com which is a one man recruitment agency which is in the business of sponsoring work permits against BIA regulations. Such companies actively put adverts in various job portals like jobserve/ naukri.com and other free websites scouting for IT professionals who dont belong to the UK. They even seek HSMP or tier 1 professionals. They say that they sponsor work permits and ask the applicants to submit their educational certificates and passport. My passport were not returned for over 6 months, so that I am at the their mercy. When I started working for them the rules were suddenly changed and I was paid a paltry 800 per month, whereas in the work permit application and the employment contract, they mentioned 30,000 per annum. I had to beg to see my payslip for 3-4 months. When I got paid, they said that the company takes care of National insurance and PAYE Income tax. Being new to the country, I did not know the rules. I later learnt from my solicitor friend that Extreme-Europe has not paid taxes and national insurance . I later set up a blog in the internet and tried to get the contacts of other employees who are going through this sufering. I learnt from other people that this company changes employment contracts at will. All of a sudden salary reductions will be announced by the one man director.I learnt that One of work permit holder got their HSMP/PBS tier 1 application rejected as their payslips were not up to the mark, thanks to Extreme Europe. They wanted to escape from this company, alas as luck would not have it for them . Their payslips did not match with your bank statement. Home office rejected their HSMP application. Another employee said that they were promised a guest house to stay when they arrived in the country, but were made to stay in a shanty shared accomodation in a insecure neighborhood.

The company later suggested to me that they pay the salary in 2 chunks to a seperate bank account. I agreed hesitantly, what to do, I am stuck with this place. Can someone help me? This is not a corporation, but a one man army running this show from his house. You try to call him during the day about your payslip and he wont answer. I dont want to give names here in a apublic domain.

There is a small room rented in one IT park. All this is to only eyewash the Border and immigration agency into believing that this is a big company. In fact, it is only a recruitment agency which places its work permit holders on jobs piggybacking on other recruitment agencies or by applying for jobs in jobserve and cwjobs. You will be given an impression that there are 30 people working there, but when I was in the office, I was a loner, just by myself.

All prospective employees need to be aware of this. Existing employees will jump ship soon
Carl

Memphis, TN

#5 Sep 29, 2009
Stone Ridge/Rivers Edge Adult Foster Care is a huge liability issue, especially if you're working for them. They hire unqualified, incompetent supervisors. There's no training. You're thrown on the job and when issues come up, you're called into a "meeting." When dealing with severe mentally ill clients, you would think you'd have a thorough training experience, but you don't. If anything happens to the clients, it's your ass. They're quick to hire and quick to fire. Ask how many people work there in the last couple of months. Supervisor will literally make accusations to get you in trouble, especially if she doesn't like you. She'll frame you until you quit or get fired. Also, there's some serious abuse going on---the supervisor herself is the one abusing these clients. Guess how much these homes get per client a month. At least 1500 per person. And they hire about 50 people at a minimum wage with no benefits. Hopefully someone reading this will investigate this place because it's wrong to have such a huge turnover for any employer.
Brian

Malaysia

#6 Sep 4, 2010
AEON Group Japan is the worst employer.
Including AEON (M) Berhad and AEON Credit Service (M) Bhd in Malaysia.
The management treat employees like machines and force them to work 12 hours a day at no rest.
Please!! Your japanese culture dont work in Malaysia!!!
Wajah Nichiei Sdn Bhd

Malaysia

#7 Jan 11, 2013
Wajah Nichiei is the worst employer. including
Optic Marine Offshore and others. The management are from the same family whereby the daughter in law of boss don't know how to do work and know nothing. She is too nasty and bossy always treat me like machines and even force me to trace her hubby.

They're quick to hire and quick to fire. Ask how many people work there in the last couple of months. Supervisor will literally make accusations to get you in trouble, especially if she doesn't like you, just because she is married to boss son?!

Lucky I left the company few years back.

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