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Leo Burnett Detroit Reviews

Updated March 5, 2019
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  1. "Love leadership"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Leo Burnett Detroit as a contractor

    Pros

    Great environment & people

    Cons

    Some favoritism & cliques & stereotypical office bs


  2. "Good for boring people"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    Okay pay, easy work, pretty laid back culture,

    Cons

    Upper management is highly political. No vertical career movement.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Advertising Back in the Stone Age"

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    Former Employee - Management Supervisor in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Management Supervisor in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice office space and perks.

    Cons

    LBD needs to get with the 21st century if they want to become a progressive organization. Working from home is looked down upon and managment expects to see employees from 9 am to 6 pm. Does this matter if the work is getting done?

    And about the work, there is no innovation which is partially due to the kind of GM work and the clients. The clients think they want innovation but that is not the case. Management thinks they bring innovation but that's also not the case.

    Management has their favorites and has made no bones about letting other employees know who they are and not to question them. The chosen few will be the only to progress in this backward culture.

    The cultural is pleasant but extremely lazy. After working other places, I see how lazy the creative is and that's why they continue to lose business. Too much responsibility rests on account -- more so than other agencies.

    Advice to Management

    The old school needs to retire and bring in new blood from the outside. Most importantly, let the new blood try to bring the agency in this century.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good 'ol boys club"

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    Current Employee - Copy Writer in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Copy Writer in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to do good work. Office.

    Cons

    Management is all about themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Management promotes and retains talentless hacks who A. Don't know what good work is or, B. Are incapable of coming up with good ideas. Work is the absolute worst in the car industry. Management is all about giving themselves raises and don't care about the people who do the work. As long as you keep your mouth shut and kiss some tush, you're OK.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Blended Family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Leo Burnett Detroit full-time

    Pros

    The office is close to home.

    Cons

    My biggest complaint is apathetic management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right people and let go of expensive, unproductive people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work."

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    Current Employee - Junior Copywriter in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Junior Copywriter in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is friendly. People are genuine and very friendly.

    There's a big push to make people happier in the work place and to listen to employee's issues.

    Relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Sadly solutions for making people happier end up making them feel the opposite. Push for changes really doesn't end up changing a whole lot.

    Low pay. Little opportunity for advancement.

    Little client variety.


  7. "management supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Collaborative culture and good people

    Cons

    Not as connected with main office

  8. "LBD Agency Life is good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Leo Burnett Detroit can be a good place to work, if you can fit into the office, workflow and its politics. There is not any initial job training, so you will have to be motivated and a self starter and have the ability to catch on quickly. They basically have one client, which is General Motors and it's divisions. The current clients are Buick and GMC. Past clients were Cadillac and Pontiac. They offer good benefits, have many fun social activities and the office environment is cool and hip. Lots of snacks, and free bagels every Friday.

    Cons

    Only servicing one client can be nerve racking in the ad business. And, the GM clients are very demanding, and continue to cut fees (and staff) each year. Some of the management is very disconnected from the actual day to day work. Not very easy to get promoted or to get substantial salary increases.

    Advice to Management

    Engage more into the day to day work, and communicate better with employees.


  9. "PM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Freedom and creative environment. Good environment to learn the business

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and communication


  10. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work. Great people that care about the creative output. This office has a unique culture unlike any other advertising agency in the metro Detroit marketing community.

    Cons

    There are very few negatives that are associated with this company. It is a a very neat place to work and is responsible for outstanding creative work.