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BBC

Industry: broadcasting

Employees: The number of employees was approximately 19,000 as of year-end 2015.

Address: 1st floor, 180 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5QZ

Company website: www.bbc.com

BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is a large-scale broadcasting corporation offering content to inform, educate, and entertain people. It is a public service broadcaster established by a Royal Charter and funded by the license fee that is paid by the U.K. households. Detailed company information is available in the latest annual report.

Employees of the BBC can get access to additional content when they register for a free user account using an e-mail address that ends with: @bbc.co.uk

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Industry: banking

Employees: The number of employees was approximately 52,000 as of year-end 2015.

Address: Ground Floor, Tower 1, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Company website: www.commbank.com.au

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia provides a variety of financial services including retail, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and broking services. The bank is the largest bank in Australia and is commonly referred to as the Commonwealth Bank (or CBA orCommbank).

Detailed company information is available in the latest annual report.

Employees of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia can get access to additional content when they register for a free user account using an e-mail address that ends with: @cba.com.au

IBM Corporation

Industry: computer systems

Employees: The number of employees was approximately 380,000 as of year-end 2014.

Address: 1 New Orchard Rd., Armonk, NY, 10504

Company website: www.ibm.com

IBM Corportation (International Business Machines Corporation) is developing and manufacturing information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. It offers not only IT infrastructure but also business process services such as strategic outsourcing, integrated technology, business transformation outsourcing, and maintenance.

Detailed company information is available in the latest annual report.

Employees of IBM Corporation can get access to additional content when they register for a free user account using an e-mail address that ends with: @us.ibm.com

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Industry: banking

Employees: The number of employees was approximately 241,000 as of year-end 2014.

Address: 270 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Company website: www.jpmorganchase.com

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a financial holding company that provides many financial services worldwide. Its Investment Bank segment offers various investment banking products and services, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital-raising in equity and debt markets, risk management, market-making in cash securities and derivative instruments, prime brokerage, and research services for corporations, financial institutions, governments, and institutional investors.

Detailed company information is available in the latest annual report.

Employees of JPMorgan Chase & Co can get access to additional content when they register for a free user account using an e-mail address that ends with: @jpmchase.com.


McDonald's Corporation

Industry: restaurants

Employees: The number of employees worldwide, not including franchise-operated restaurant employees, was approximately 420,000 as of year-end 2014.

Address: One McDonald’s Plaza, Oak Brook, Illinois

Company website: www.mcdonalds.com

McDonald’s Corporation is a foodservice retailer operating worldwide. It franchises and operates McDonald’s restaurants. These restaurants offer various food items, coffee, soft drinks, and other beverages.

Detailed company information is available in the latest annual report.

Employees of McDonald's Corporation can get access to additional content when they register for a free user account using an e-mail address that ends with: @us.mcd.com

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Industry: retail

Employees: The number of US employees was approximately 1.3 million as of year-end 2014. Worldwide some 2,2 million employees are working for the company.

Address: 702 Sw 8th St, Bentonville, AR 72716

Company website: www.walmartstores.com

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. operates worldwide retail stores in various formats: retail stores, restaurants, discount stores, supermarkets, supercenters, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, apparel stores, Sam’s Clubs, and neighborhood markets. Online activities include www.walmart.com; and www.samsclub.com.

Detailed company information is available in the latest annual report.

Employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. can get access to additional content when they register for a free user account using an e-mail address that ends with: @wal-mart.com

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Though McDonald’s is far from giving its employees the hourly rate of $15 an hour demanded by the 'Fight for $15’ movement, the moderate increases of wages that were given last year now seem to have positive outcomes on employer turnover and service level.

Read more about new data from McDonald’s in this Fortune article.

A New Hampshire federal jury ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to pay $31 million in damages to a former Walmart pharmacist who alleged she was wrongfully fired. The female pharmacist claimed she was fired in retaliation for her raising concerns that customers at the store in Seabrook, where she worked, were getting prescriptions filled improperly because of inadequate staff training.

Read more in this Unionleader article

In December 2015 The New York Times published an article describing the way a JPMorgan employee that shared secret recordings with journalists and regulators was treated by JPMorgan. The article unfolds how letters of complaints on behave of clients were arranged by employees of JPMorgan and that these clients later denied having any knowledge of these complaints.

This practice of JPMorgan strongly contrasts the…

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Earlier this year the only union targetting at IBM employees Alliance @ IBM union announced that it would cease operations. A declining membership to around two hundred was given as an important reason. Alliance @ IBM started organizing protests in 1999 when IBM started moving jobs more and more to lower-cost countries.

Since 2010 IBM has not been very clear about the amount of people it employs. The financial results of the company also have been under pressure. In 2015 IBM went through a massive restructure and reduced the global workforce by 6,500.

In particular, older…

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Commonwealth Bank's chief executive Ian Narev is probably very happy with the free services for employees Opiniorate.com offers as he recently commented on serious allegations on the company culture as follows:

"It's essential in a big organization that if somebody sees something they don't think is right, they have a safe place to raise it.”

His words came after a whistleblower and former chief medical officer of the Commonwealth Bank's insurance arm, CommInsure, was sacked after speaking out about an entrenched culture of dishonest and unethical practices aimed at…

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John Whittingdale, British secretary of state for culture, has announced a raft of proposed changes to the BBC that will affect both its employees and its viewers. More on this can be found in this article on WiReD.co.uk.

The so called white paper 'A BBC for the future: a broadcaster of distinction' that was presented to MPs in the House of Commons can be downloaded using…

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Dame Janet Smith, a retired judge spent nearly three years examining BBC presenter Jimmy Savile’s activities at the BBC. She interviewed nearly 500 witnesses and concluded that the “monstrous behaviour” of Savile had been allowed to go undetected for decades, because staff were unwilling to complain, for fear of damaging their careers, and that such attitudes still persisted today.

Read more about it in this article in the Telegraph…

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