Leo Burnett Reviews

Updated July 30, 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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236 Employee Reviews

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  1. Producer

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. If only it lasted longer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leo Needs More Work for Workers in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Leo Needs More Work for Workers in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Leo Burnett

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    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.


  3. Bored

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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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  5. Leo Burnett Chicago

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Leo Burnett

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best agency in Chicago for creatives.

    Cons

    Separation between creative and account makes a two tier system inside the agency.


  6. Beautiful Work and a Commitment to Excellence

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, inclusive culture, creative work. good people. Overall, a good place to work and does genuinely foster great ideas and compelling work.

    Cons

    As with all ad gigs, work/life balance is very dependent on which team you are on. Same goes for the people- some teams are great and others are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    There are always the few people that are negative, lazy and overpaid. The hard working people have to compensate for them and it creates a bitterness. Let them go.


  7. Great Place to work

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    • 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 work life balance, & benefits. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    It's much like any agency, it's all about who you know.


  8. Fun and rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very creative environment for such a huge agency. Great energy and people tend to really like each other, which again, for such a large agency seems to be unique. Great clients and able to touch all parts of the business.

    Cons

    Communication within departments or accounts is lacking. Career paths are not clearly defined, or I should say any sense of timetable or expectations of advancement. Discrepancies in pay appear hard to fix.

    Advice to Management

    Fight to pay people what they're worth, not what's in your allotment.


  9. Client Service Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people at Burnett are really bright and fun to work with. They are also somewhat young which might not be a positive if you are 50+. I really liked it, though.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure to perform at the top of your game all of the time. As a result, the hours are really long. 60-hour work weeks are not uncommon. There are a lot of politics.

    Advice to Management

    There is not enough time devoted to training. Learning on the job is good but training can helpful, too. Also, I'm not sure how much training, if any, is given to supervisors and managers. I think there would be less churn if more training was spent on that.


  10. AD

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    • 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.


  11. Good company

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    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



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