Leo Burnett Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance most of the time (in 12 reviews)

  • Some great people and great opportunities for great work (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, but worth it if you love it (in 13 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is very bad, compared to the salaries (in 7 reviews)

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  1. AD

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Leo Burnett

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. Learning experience is valuable. Great benefits too. People are great.

    Cons

    It's a bit corporate at times but they have a lot of money to spend on parties.


  2. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Miami, FL

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Known and Stable company, good clients,

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to grow

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees more opportunity to grow


  3. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leo Burnett

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible people, culture and values.

    Cons

    None, Burnett is a terrific place to work.


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  5. A Mixed Bag

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people here are great to work with, and there are many opportunities to make good work.

    The benefits are great.

    Cons

    There's low morale among the creative staff. The work/life balance has become completely out-of-whack. The opportunity for raises and promotions is severely limited by the Paris Publicis office. The scale used to evaluate work doesn't reflect what the clients actually need.

    Advice to Management

    Look at industry salary averages in the marketplace and pay accordingly. Listen to your staff when they have problems. Don't be a sweatshop. It's not worth it.


  6. Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leo Burnett

    Pros

    excellent company huge accounts.

    Cons

    long hours but the environment is really good


  7. Great creative enviorment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ACD in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - ACD in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always open to world-class creative.

    Cons

    Upper management tends to be to hands on.

    Advice to Management

    Require some to take a Dale Carnagie course


  8. Great place with great opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good pay. great culture. lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Hard to reach top management


  9. Jr. Strategist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending on the team it's a great environment to be at.

    Cons

    No steady job growth plan.

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent with salaries, bonuses, compensations and adjustments.


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    Do Not Work In Retail Prod Dept.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Producer
    Former Employee - Senior Producer

    I worked at Leo Burnett

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pro's - Great creative folks! Good benefits, perks, added day- breaks, music acts are brought in to entertain people!

    Afterwork cocktail hrs!

    Cons

    Head Management of Retail Production dept, do not support and help their employees.

    No real acknowledgement of successes.....

    Upper management give a lot of Talking and grand standing. Try to make themselves sound great! Very little in support and help!

    In the Retail Prod/dept. Certain manager/supervisors try and Intimidate their producers, verbally abusive!

    Little Chance to get time off! / Vacations -
    If you can take a week at most! Difficult.... Good Luck....

    HR people are only there, to serve the Company, not employees! very 2 faced!

    Terrible leadership - Production / Retail Management styles! A lot of Hot Air Guys......

    Advice to Management

    Really Listen to your People, and speak truthfully, Making sure they can take Vacations..
     Do not make employees Feel Guilty about it! Help Do Not Punish......

    Pay Increase are Tiny.... Get Salary you want Up Front! or Forget It!


  11. Buying media for ads

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Buyer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Media Buyer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Leo Burnett (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing work culture.
    Friendly people.
    Brilliant exposure

    Cons

    Show process with paper work.



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