Leo Burnett London Reviews | Glassdoor

Leo Burnett London Reviews

Updated March 10, 2019
26 reviews

Filter

Filter


1.8
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Gareth Collins
1 Rating

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

  1. "Loved"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leo Burnett London full-time

    Pros

    great place to be at

    Cons

    not enough time to recreate


  2. "Disorganized"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, young company, lovely offices

    Cons

    Systems are a bit chaotic and unprofessional

  3. "Not in a good place at present"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Leo Burnett London full-time

    Pros

    Spacious office, good parties, good training budget

    Cons

    Poor opportunities below AD level, deceitful when it comes to salaries, no diversity in staff, can't seem to win any business and is losing a lot of what it has...


  4. "Good People. Good Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are awesome. A great place to work, people are supportive, and real team-players.
    The work is like any large agency, you have the bread and butter clients mixed in with the fun projects. You have lots of opportunities to make great work, you just need the right brief and the right accounts people to help you get it out the door. They do always strive to push the work.

    Cons

    There's no reward for effort. The pay was never increased accordingly.


  5. "Perfect place to go if you want your creative career to die."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Creative in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leo Burnett London full-time

    Pros

    There are still some lovely (and really sad) people working here.

    Cons

    I could speak about the cons for weeks, but the biggest issue is the CCO. She’s the Trump of advertising: all PR and no capability. The way he’s driving an entire nation into the ground, she’s driving and entire agency into the ground, all the talented, passionate people with it.
    I cannot understand how the future of such a historic agency was put in the hands of someone with zero work or experience to qualify her for the job. She is the most incompetent person I have worked with in my entire career, and most of my peers think the same. Zero experience, no respect for people’s times, acts like the agency is a playground.

    Baffled that no one is calling her out and that she has maintained her role this long. I’m really not bitter, just worried and a bit sad. And, honestly, the proof is in the results….

    Advice to Management

    Change your CCO.


  6. "A caring and supportive agency environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic, talented people who care about the work
    Generally a pretty good work/life balance
    Pro bono work

    Cons

    Generally quite slow to promote / issue pay rises and incentives


  7. "The worst place I have ever worked"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Kinda cool office, some nice brands to be worked on.

    Cons

    Horrible culture, crappy pay, miserable staff, absolutely horrible management, 21 days holiday (this is in the uk!) miserable location of the office.

    Advice to Management

    Change your miserable culture

  8. "Bad culture. Good individuals."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leo Burnett London full-time

    Pros

    Had and has great people to work with. Good location. Good salaries.

    Cons

    Poor creative steer. Blaming attitude. Poor support system across and within departments, which seems to be affecting morale. Long nights as well as all-nighters more often than necessary. Honest feedback and open conversation is indirectly discouraged.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Could be so much better"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leo Burnett London full-time

    Pros

    A few very good people in all departments (creative, strategy, account and production).

    Good clients, good briefs, good opportunities.

    Cons

    Severely undermanned and undermotivated right now. Not only producing mediocre work, but celebrating it.

    Lots of old-timers that don't really want to do good work.

    CCO is a nice person that means well, but is incredibly out of her depth: doesn't have good ideas, can't spot a promising idea, can't make work better (actually makes it worse), gives confusing feedback. She has good intentions but is holding the agency back and probably costing a lot of money.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the good and motivated people.

    Agency would be better instantly by replacing CCO with an inspiring leader. It'd be better even if she's not replaced. Why wait?


  10. "Terrible place to be at the moment. Steer Clear."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some genuinely nice people work there, although many (the lucky ones) have left recently. Goodish, Central location.

    Cons

    Leo Burnett used to be a strong, household name in advertising. This London office is more like a sweatshop that churns out McDonald's meat ads (poorly at that). There is no trust between any of the senior management. I also don't think there is much talent between the 3 of them either. They walk around the office talking so much that they fail to actually provide any good feedback on creative work. When they do, (especially in pitches) it's usually rather confusing or conflicts with the brief given on day one. They leave all of their feedback until last minute. They don't care about the actual employees who churn out all the work for them, even if they are staying until 4-5am in some cases. There is no sign of an HR team here either. Where are they when employees are working for almost 24 hours straight some days and nights? No wonder LB won't win any work when their employees are burnt out. There are no perks of working there. No pay reviews, no healthcare (or talk of it), no training budget, no party's, no culture. Steer clear unless you like working with advertising dinosaurs who treat you like their scavenged dead meat!

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some fresh faced talent. Get rid of the old guard. They're ruining the company. Think outside of TV and Press. Maybe give employees a review once in a blue moon. Add some colour to the white walls of the building, god knows the employees could do with some colour in their lives!