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Great potential, but unrealistic goals

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

I worked at Guerrero Howe full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great work environment. Friendly staff & management. I learned a lot during training and had fun and the various company events.

Cons

The company sets goals that require you to cold call non-stop. The training is very informative but expect to do the same thing day in and day out with very little return.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Slow down the turnover. I saw way to many people go in my short time there, some of which genuinely would have succeeded with more time and opportunity given to them. Its discouraging to hear employees talk about people coming in and out and not wanting to get to know the new people because they will be gone soon.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Not a reputable company, falling apart at the seams

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guerrero Howe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Easy to get a job here if you have a college degree
    -The employees are the company's best asset, and you can make some great friends here
    -Laid back company: dogs allowed in the office, small company, casual dress, fun events
    -Work/life balance

    Cons

    -Terrible business model that will not sustain itself. Employees solicit executives for a list of their business contacts so they can then solicit them for advertising. It is so common for clients to be angry and dissatisfied, and this definitely wears on the company's reputation. Readership, distribution, deadlines, etc. are also completely fabricated.
    -Turnover is very high and retention is always an issue. Employees often don't go out of their way to learn the names of new hires because the majority will be quit or fired in a few months.
    -Guerrero Howe aims to get as much out of its employees as possible without offering anything in return. There is no willingness to support employees or invest time and/or money into their development and success.
    -Unprofessional environment: loud/open floor plan, drinking at lunch, employees dating, employees dressed unprofessionally
    -The president has no business experience and should not be making executive decisions for any company. He is a cheap opportunist with no morals and acts inappropriately with employees in and out of the office. The only thing he is concerned with is money.
    -Individuals in leadership positions are often neither willing nor qualified to manage others and frequently go on power trips. Some do not show up to work on a regular basis.
    -There is no transparency, and expectations/processes are constantly changing. Employees are left in the dark to figure out where they stand, and whether they are doing their job correctly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revise the company's structure - the hierarchy and organization does not match the company's needs. Responsibilities are always being shuffled around and its impossible to keep track of.

    Your employees are unhappy, your clients are unhappy, your advertisers are unhappy. This should tell you something.

    Care about your employees more. There is much more to them than the amount of money they bring in for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty Awful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guerrero Howe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits
    Ok Starting Salary
    Nice Coworkers
    Good Phone Experience

    Cons

    Too Many to Name, but a few:

    TONS of turnover
    Management is useless
    Upper level people and owners play favorites
    New positions are created for a few of the owner's friends, but otherwise, no growth potential
    Unrealistic Goals
    Favoritism with "drinking and party friends" in the office.
    Office location is not ideal for anyone unless you live off of the blue line
    Money is valued over everything, employees are totally replaceable
    From the top down, no values or morality
    Lying to executive and potential advertisers
    Directors are either insane and no one wants to work with them or the do nothing and can't help their teams
    Terrible Morale
    Chaotic Environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire all new management- existing management is awful
    Value your staff more than the bottom line
    Do something about the morale
    Improve turnover rate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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