Leo Burnett Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
176 Reviews
3.9
176 Reviews
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Leo Burnett Chairman and CEO Tom Bernardin
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91 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very flexible with working from home and other work/life balance issues (in 9 reviews)

  • This company does a great job with providing a fun, informal work environment (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Depending on account, work life balance varies largely (in 6 reviews)

  • You can expect to work long hours depending on the client and/or project (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing advertising agency environment. Leo Burnett fosters a supportive, a learning, and an interactive environment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President, Regional Director  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President, Regional Director in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    If you want to contnue your growth and development in advertising, Leo B is the right choice. Great benefits, great perks. But you'll find the reason you stay is for the growth experience.

    Cons

    Always depends on who is assigned to your group, but you learn to make the most of it. You can learn from ANY leader, some are better than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think upper management needs to be aware of everything that happens in the field and a way more willing to listen to what works in one versus another. Some of the leaders are less willing to look at new things than others. But overall, Leo B fosters an open, supportive environment. Great place to think and create!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Loved the place

    Current Employee - Art Director Inter  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Art Director Inter in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Leo Burnett as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunities as an intern to work with lots of people
    Feedback was actually helpful and constructive
    Cool and smart people

    Cons

    Worked lots of overtime with no overtime pay

  3.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    The company cares about its employees and has a lot exciting events. The company provides lot of opportunity to help out in Volunteer events and giving back to the community which is really great.

    Cons

    People will talk about you behind your back. Need to always watch your back. Outside that aspect of certain people in the company it is great to work in an environment that has so much creativity and amazing campaigns being worked on.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to grow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leo Burnett

    Pros

    Big clients. Smart people. Great culture...benefits, flexibility, fun

    Cons

    Can fall victim to its size.

  6.  

    Ship without captain

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good client portfolio. Nice facilities. Free coffee.

    Cons

    Top management was clueless about new-business acquisition and valuing their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Get rid of Old-School LB veterans that lack a solid grasp of today's digital evolution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Can't find place in digital world.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great at TV & Print advertising, office culture can be fun.

    Cons

    the agency has had a hard time finding its place in the not-so-new digital world. training people on new technology and how to be creative in a space other than TV or Print doesn't seem like a priority. not knowing how to navigate digital waters has lead to constant restructuring of roles, leaving employees wondering what their job really is (and if it will be there for them in a few months)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart people
    Big clients
    Office location
    Flexibility
    Work life balance most of the time

    Cons

    Work really depends on the client you work on
    My teams had big turnover
    Upward mobility is calculated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Leo Burnett

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

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Work with very smart people and great brands

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy. Promotion process can be lengthy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to move faster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    What you expect from large agency

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - If you are looking to learn a ton, while working with top clients than Leo Burnett is the place to be. Great culture and lots of opportunity to grow within the agency (up to officer level)

    Cons

    - raises are few and far between
    - being promoted to an "officer of the company" / VP is very political
    - high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to keep top employees you need to compensate them accordingly

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A challenging, but good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. They really try to create a fun work environment. There are many social activities and opportunities to have a good time. The agency is full of many talented people that are inspirational to work with.

    Cons

    Can be very demanding and stressful, depending on the client you're working on. It can feel like management is disorganized or confused at times, but not more than you'd expect from a large media/advertising company. Depending on your role, there can be few career opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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