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  1.  

    Great Company, extremely happy for the opportunity here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great reputation, blue chip clients, amazing HR department, decent autonomy with my peers & supervisors.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to excel as an individual, as the agency is so large. Sometime cumbersome in process, again, due to size & volume.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA. I think this agency still has a great reputation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great all round internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leo Burnett

    Pros

    Allowed to work on a variety of real projects, interns weren't strictly policed by department etc.

    Cons

    I guess the fact that the Internship was unpaid, but I knew that coming in. Great experience though, learned a lot.

  3.  

    A lot of good people, who get lost in politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, big clients. People who do great work get recognized and receive good assignments. There's a lot of global work coming through Chicago.

    Cons

    Political minefield, really hard to produce great work. A lot ideas get lost between the floors and meeting rooms and don't even go to the client.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Watch your back

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Talent Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Talent Manager in Troy, MI

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, like moving to different positions this is the place! People here are great, however underlings are afraid of their own shadows for fear of being watched by management.

    Cons

    Secretive with everything they do regarding employees. Your job title is different than the next person doing the same job, thereby allowing them to 'eliminate position'. Initial training is poorly managed and rules change daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great agency, Fun internship, a bit superficial

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    Former Intern - Account Management in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Account Management in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    My internship experience was phenomenal. They really know how to treat their interns and make the summer a blast.

    Cons

    Depending on your team, theyre REALLY not good at giving you straight forward and honest feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great company in need of improvements

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    great sense of community
    competitive salaries
    good advertising
    variety of client accounts

    Cons

    chicago office is big fish in small pond and must diversify their talent and offerings to compete with top global creative shops and smaller digital shops

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    chicago office is big fish in small pond and must diversify their talent and offerings to compete with top global creative shops and smaller digital shops

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing culture, talented people, globally recognized clients

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    You learn the ins and outs of advertising and have the opportunity to participate in truly fantastic creative development. The culture is amazing and it's clear Leo Burnett is the best ad agency in the Chicago area.

    Cons

    Especially at an entry level, raises/promotions are not performance based but rather cyclical based on how many years you've been at the company. Such a system can be disheartening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider being more transparent with the raise/promotion process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior AD in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior AD in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    lots of opportunities. Great people.

    Cons

    Clickee. You must find your groove.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your creative a little more

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Prepare to work hard

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Leo Burnett as an intern

    Pros

    As one of the top advertising agencies in the world, Leo Burnett looks great on a resume. In addition, you will work with a handful of people and are treated like an employee. There are tons of opportunities for interns to meet each other and there is also volunteer work that is fun.

    Cons

    Not everyone has equal work. Some interns definitely worked a lot harder than others and also had to work overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that interns are getting equal work.

  11.  

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people. good environment. well known agency

    Cons

    Bad at promoting unless you try to quit. a bit dated. led by accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees for less shifting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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