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Leo Burnett Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. "Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good hours. very fun staff

    Cons

    rude customers, high stress job


  2. "Eh, might be better on creative side"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's been a struggle last few years. The industry is down so can't blame our Agency. However, it does seem to be turning around a bit

    Cons

    no raises in 2 years

  3. "Senior Accounting Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and generous paid holidays.
    The people are some of the best in the business.

    Cons

    Important information is not always communicated to the people who need it the most.
    No room for growth.


  4. "About as good as it gets in Chicago"

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    Former Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong company culture, decent leaders, good benefits.

    Cons

    Culture of workaholism, still pretty entrenched in the old paradigm of advertising.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and evolving.


  5. "Great place to learn high standards"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    High standards for the work you do make it a good training environment

    Cons

    Pressure from owners to produce profit

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the culture that is special


  6. "Awards driven, not client business driven"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Reputation attracts great young talent, atmosphere encourages growth & learning for entry level staff. Great resources for insights/research, etc, shared throughout agency.

    Cons

    Management and therefore creative is especially focused on winning awards, not about growing the client's business. Clients expect and deserve better; Leadership is not connected to the business.

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt needs to be in better touch with client business needs and the agency's delivery against those needs. Surprising that clients stay as long as they do, that seems to be changing.


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Brand Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Brand Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and variety of clients.

    Cons

    Professional Development is not implemented sufficiently.

  8. "creative"

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    Current Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Big brands, amazing people. Chance to work on nice accounts. Summer days.

    Cons

    Too much politics. Always depending on what Publicis France will tell us to do. Losing it's identity. Forget about raises.


  9. "Opportunity to be great, falls short"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Holiday Party is fun, Nice workspace, Very skilled employees, Tradition

    Cons

    Attempts to evolve, but doesn't follow through, very little people of color, super political company, need to hire more young thinkers with new ideas. Stuck in the past.


  10. "Uncertain Times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Genuine passion for creative solutions. Willingness to try new approaches to running the business.

    Cons

    No raises. Hard to advance. Without cost of living adjustments, your actual value decreases each year you stay.

    Advice to Management

    There are good people under your roof. While there are some interesting ideas for positive change, don't forget the basics, too.


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