Crisis Management McDonald’s tops list of the most-hated companies in the U.S. The website 24/7 Wall St. points to ongoing criticism of the fast-food chain’s labor practices to explain why the company has rocketed up the list. By Matt WilsonJan. 15, 2014 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.