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Leo Burnett Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Advertising & Marketing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Working at Leo Burnett

Our founder once said, “what helps people helps business.” But too often, brands become irrelevant because they’re spamming people vs. solving problems. To matter, brands need to think beyond the confines of advertising to create ... Read more

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    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time


    Great place to work for account management (lots of resources available to help drive business I haven't seen at other agencies), awesome creative product, great people to work with if you give your best effort.


    Mentorship is one thing that was lacking for me there. I didn't always feel like the big picture was taken into account, and as a result that affected people on the day-to-day like me.

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    Associate Creative Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Leo Burnett (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.


    I was contacted by a recruiter to let me know they were very interested in my work. Then they took another 5 days to get the interview scheduled. I had a 9am interview with 4 different creative directors that took about 3.5 hours. it was very casual, almost too casual, but long. I was then led to the door and told they would be in touch. After sending several thank you notes and emails, radio silence. Emails went unanswered for 4 weeks (not even a "we are still in the process, or we will get back to you") until i finally got an email saying they were not interested and I was not the right "fit." but wait, then another email came in saying they might have another position open for an AD/UX creative that they just might be able to modify for my specific talent and background. I was an AD 6 years ago and certainly was not interested in going back for a long shot and /or a lesser title. I also felt very let-down on my expectations of the company itself. I had always aspired to work at Leo Burnett, but I can't see myself going to work for a company with such poor recruiting and communication skills. This was truly disappointing.

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    • "so...what's up?" (yes, seriously)   2 Answers
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Leo Burnett Awards & Accolades

  • Leading marketers ranked us first among the top 100 agencies for creativity, strategy, execution and scale in the 2017 Advertiser Perceptions Study, Advertiser Perceptions Study, Marketer Perceptions of 100 Top Agencies, December 2017, 2017
  • We ruled the YouTube leaderboard with eight of the most-watched pieces of content in 2017, “Here are the 4 Creative Agencies that Ruled YouTube in 2017,” Adweek, December 2017, 2017
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