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Andrew Swinand
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  • "Some clients can be extremely demanding, which impacts work-life balance(in 33 reviews)

  • "very long hours, difficult clients(in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

  2. "Starting to decline under new management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Director 
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Many, many great people work there. The benefits are good and the vacation policy is very generous.

    Cons

    Seems to be shrinking with a number of layoffs happening on a regular basis.

  3. "Great place to start."

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    Former Employee - Producer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    good benefits and large network.

    Cons

    There is a high turnover rate.

  4. "More forward-thinking now than ever before."

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    Current Employee - Vice President Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on big brands and get promoted if you have the talent and drive.

    Cons

    Some clients can be extremely demanding, which impacts work-life balance.

  5. "Too much talk about purpose but, in the end, politics rule the work"

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    Former Employee - EVP in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Benefits Family feeling. Not too demanding or challenging (if you like comfort)

    Cons

    Too much politics. Old school. TV commercial-driven.

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk about change; change! Listen to the people.

  6. "Analyst"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Leo Burnett full-time

      Pros

      People and office building

      Cons

      Pay, industry decreasing and senior leadership

    • "Former employer."

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      Former Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL

      I worked at Leo Burnett for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Laid back atmosphere. Enjoyed working there back in the day.

      Cons

      Would like to have received more direction from my managers on various projects.

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      "Great place to work for some"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Leo Burnett full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Amazing culture. Work hard, play hard mentality. Casual work environment. Great and smart people to work with. - Great clients. You will absolutely get big names on your resume. - Actively working on issues with diversity in the building. I found Leo to be fairly diverse already but they're openly handling issues with retention rates among PoC. - This is not a boys' club. Leo has also been working actively to make...

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      Cons

      - Will shove you into another role unrelated to your skillset as needed. Would probably be best if they spent that money hiring a good person for the role. For example, a team needs a copywriter and can't find one so they'll either pull another copywriter from another team or just have some random project manager play this role until they find something more permanent. Or maybe this setup will be permanent and each person...

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      Advice to Management

      1) We live in a digital age and world now and this dinosaur mentality of doubling down on project management and creative work for print doesn't cut it. If there's any way you can, you need to make sure you keep digital work in-house as lots of other agencies are doing the same. It will only benefit you in the future and put you far ahead of the game. You lost a lot of amazing digital talent that worked on a lot of amazing...

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    • "hr manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Leo Burnett full-time

      Pros

      great culture to work in

      Cons

      no career development to speak of

    • "not a good place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Leo Burnett full-time

      Pros

      will give you money to keep you

      Cons

      disorganized, poor leadership, poor communication

      Advice to Management

      invest in your people.....genuinely

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