Leo Burnett Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. Freelance Copywriter

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freelance Copywriter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Freelance Copywriter in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Leo Burnett (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees are valued by the company. Being an employee or freelancer includes a challenging, but rewarding working environment, being able to interact with people who understand creative people and how they think and plenty of autonomy. If you to solid work, nobody's breathing down your neck. If you're stuck, there are plenty of people around to collaborate with.

    Cons

    My complaints about Leo Burnett are fairly minimal. Every workplace has it's politics and frustrations and it's no different here. But I felt that in my time there the system worked pretty well.

    Advice to Management

    Three day work week?


  2. Current employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast paced, good culture. Fun

    Cons

    Work-life balance can sometimes suffer


  3. Marketing Analyst

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, amazing holiday/time off schedule, fun work environment

    Cons

    Promotions and raised based on time at company, not based on performance


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  5. Business affairs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    never ending learning curve and free donuts

    Cons

    always on call and free donuts

    Advice to Management

    take a vacation, please


  6. Great company, hard to move up

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, smart people, fun perks/outings, good benefits, nice work/life balance

    Cons

    Compensation, expectation to "climb the ladder" based on time vs. merit/value


  7. Good Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I love the people I work with. There is a great sense of community and a passion for the work.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to rise the ranks.


  8. Its a great fun company with great benefits.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I love the worklife balance and the relaxed environment. Your peers are your motivation and they are their to help at all times.

    Cons

    Depends on what team and specially your managers if you love or hate your job. Some managers micro manage and don't appreciate your hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Managers and directors are not the only people who make the difference that is the reason why their is so much turn around with the staff they supervise.


  9. Producer

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    Current Employee - Producer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Producer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Leo Burnett (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good clients, job security and great people

    Cons

    Hard to move up, pay isn't great

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees what they would like to be working on


  10. If only it lasted longer

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    Former Employee - Leo Needs More Work for Workers in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Leo Needs More Work for Workers in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with very friendly and stress free environment. Free coffee and soda all day and apples too.

    Cons

    The Work was a grind and very temporary. Only last two weeks. I wish I could have stayed longer maybe part time even.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe have more work so people could at lest stay for a season.


  11. Bored

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Excellent benefits and flexible time

    Cons

    Not enough work or challenge. I am bored out of my mind most of the time. I feel like my talent is being wasted here.

    Advice to Management

    Distribute work to team members evenly



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