If you work on Wall Street, grab a chair. You might want to take this news sitting down.
Americans still hold big banks in low regard, years removed from the financial crisis. A SurveyMonkey poll of more than 10,000 U.S. adults calls Wall Street ruthless, and when people were asked which of the biggest U.S. companies named in the Fortune 100 were worst for the country, three of the top five names that came to mind were banks.
Survey respondents assigned "most ruthless" status to four banks — Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley. Goldman did not respond to a request for comment, the others declined comment.
The results on banks were a stark contrast to how respondents felt about technology companies: the top four companies they identified for having the most positive global impact are all in tech. No Wall Street firm made the list of places Americans would like to work the most. But tech companies dominated that category, taking up four of 10 spots.