Carol H. Williams Advertising

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Carol, just be a creative.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

ProsCHWA is recognized as a leader in providing African American marketing communications and insights into the African American consumer. The firm is generally generous and takes care of its long time loyal employees. The firm's employees are dedicated, hard working and generally some of the best.

ConsThe firm is still being led by its founder, Carol. Unfortunately, she is not a sound business woman. She makes emotional decisions and often shoots from the hip. She is a creative person. Very few creatives have been able to successfully transition from creative to entrepreneur. Client Service people can be particularly at risk in the firm as they are usually the first ones Carol blames when there are problems on the accounts. The reality is that Carol does not let client service folks into the inner workings of the company so that they can effectively run the business. the CFO keeps financial info very close in which makes it difficult to run the business. Great female creatives have not been successful at CHW. Carol needs to be surrounded by creatives who are men.

Advice to Senior ManagementCarol needs a strong client service leader at the top and then she needs to step back and observe while that person puts in place the key strategies to make the firm successful.

     

    good enough

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Carol H. Williams Advertising


    Pros: it was good enough pay Cons: there was really bad management Advice to Senior Management: listen to the young people More
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    Awesome! Carol H. Williams is a legend and her legacy lives on!

    New Business Intern (Former Employee) Oakland, CA

    I worked at Carol H. Williams Advertising as an intern for more than a year


    Pros: Diversity, strong strategic talent, and close knit working relationships. Cons: Too many people (both talent, and clients) overlook the capabilities that… Advice to Senior Management: Don't stop believing in what the company was destined to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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