Leo Burnett

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Leo Burnett Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
206 Reviews
3.7
206 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very flexible with working from home and other work/life balance issues (in 12 reviews)

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


Cons
  • You can expect to work long hours depending on the client and/or project (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Loved it! Miss working there!

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Leo Burnett as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The internship program was amazing. Offered lots of opportunities with relevant advertising work, as well as other things, such as volunteer opportunities, Chicago living experiences, etc.

    Cons

    The summer came to an end and the internship ended.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leo Burnett

    Pros

    There is nothing I did not like about my experience at this company - it was a great environment and everyone was very friendly!

    Cons

    I don't think I can think of anything that I would change about my experience. It was very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Greatness awaits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    As any other place in the world, your experience will be different depending on your team. I worked with one of the best teams so you really get to do extraordinary things.

    Cons

    Theres not much regard to personal life. Sweatshop mentality (but you know what you're in for)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people. Be a little more competitive with salaries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Excellent outlook and experience, good culture.

    Cons

    Must be flexible with work/life balance schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    McDonald's Corporation

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great company - much more fulfilling than many people would think. It's a highly addictive culture that affords you the opportunity to grow and learn constantly. It's also a culture that is rooted in hard work and a down-to-earth attitude. So, if you're not a "roll up your sleeves" person, then it's the wrong place for you.

    Cons

    It can be a very political place - they're certainly not alone. But, the people are exceptional, even if the leadership sometimes loses sight of that at the regional level. None of the cons are serious enough to warrant not exploring opportunities with McDonald's.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    If you are a Designer, an Art / Creative Director, or an Account Manager this Agency might be a good place for you.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is the name recognition if you want to work in a well know, award winning ad agency. If you are on a creative or an account team for a major client (and you do good work) you will generally be highly regarded and rewarded. Other good positions might be Producer or Marketing Analyst. Also, the benefits are great.

    Cons

    It may not be the best place to work if you are not directly involved in client work. Overall the environment is generally fun but offset by a lot of stress, and very late hours are routine especially for client driven, creative work. The creative leadership seems top notch, but other departments no better than any run of the mill corporation. There is some opportunity for slow personal growth — great creatives and account people advance quickly but are also the first to go if a client is lost or unhappy. Many people in other departments tend to be lifers and this makes for a stagnant culture and little opportunity for innovation. There are also challenges with the agency being under the Publicis Groupe corporate umbrella, and the technology services, systems, and support are terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least 90% of your HumanKind culture supports the creative teams and makes success possible. Consider doing more to make them feel like it.

  8.  

    Good experience, and a good amount of benefits and perks!

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    Former Employee - Production Manager
    Former Employee - Production Manager

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    For the most part my experience was great! good creative people and a lot of diversity as well.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, companies like Leo Burnett, usually like to hire younger people and It's my belief and experience, that I spent a lot of time and effort training and explaining the print production process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would Invest some amount of training especially the account folks about the production process and what and how things operate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overworked and underpaid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Leo Burnett

    Pros

    There are fun people working there, but they all get burned out

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities for growth, development, and advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Learn to motivate employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun company, however, limited potential for advancement in the finance department.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leo Burnett

    Pros

    Fun environment. Good people. Great location.

    Cons

    Compensation is low. Management does not always have your best interests in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time and resources into your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    great place.

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

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    work life balance is strong.

    Cons

    its a goliath in nature. not agile and nimble. that will forever be its weakness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    culture is great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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