Leo Burnett Reviews

Updated May 24, 2022

To filter reviews, or .

Found 1,020 of over 1,406 reviews

3.6
62%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
Approve of CEO
Leo Burnett CEO, North America Andrew Swinand (no image)
Andrew Swinand
173 Ratings

What people are saying about Leo Burnett

Join the conversation on

Advertising

116.1K Members 

Ask candid career questions

-1 - https://www.fishbowlapp.com/bowl/advertising/posts?cf=gd&utm_medium=Glassdoor&utm_source=glassdoor.com&utm_campaign=Reviews&utm_content=Employer-content-prominent-Reviews&utm_term=Leo Burnett~13844
Join the conversation on

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
Cons
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.

Ratings by Demographics

This rating reflects the overall rating of Leo Burnett and is not affected by filters.

Want more demographic options?
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Place to Cut your Teeth

    Jan 20, 2022 - Strategy 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    People, Training, Culture, Benefits, Remote Work

    Cons

    Lack of growth Internal politics Difficult clients Can work long hours

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good and bad

    May 16, 2022 - Account Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some really great people who care about others and you can learn from.

    Cons

    Toxic individuals who cozy up to creatives - so they’re untouchable.

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  3. 2.0
    Former Employee

    An ok experience- good resume builder but not lots of long term growth.

    Apr 28, 2022 - Product Owner 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Passionate and interesting colleagues. Lots of holidays and flexible PTO Lots of co curricular activities and perks

    Cons

    Rigid, old school ways of thinking/process Low/under pay gap Poor raises and promotion structure No clear job definitions with unreasonable expectations across roles Constant restructuring, reprocessing, rehashing with little fix to process problems. Clients who expect the moon and get upset when they don’t understand how things work. Expect LB to fix their internal problems.

    Continue reading
    Be the first to find this review helpful
  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Company

    Mar 2, 2022 - Junior Producer in Detroit, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Family like atmosphere -Great Benefits -Flexibility Accommodations

    Cons

    -Compensation could be better to stay competitive

    Continue reading
    Be the first to find this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Ok

    Mar 2, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You're part of a big family

    Cons

    High stress environment, low pay high expectations

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great people

    Feb 16, 2022 - Associate Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    People overall are friendly and great.

    Cons

    Don’t promote or provide merit raises within.

    Continue reading
    Be the first to find this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Dead End for Creatives

    Mar 14, 2022 - Creative in Detroit, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are decent-ish and the people are pretty nice. Due to a lack of any exciting or challenging work, there was plenty of free time.

    Cons

    First off, I would caution all potential employees to dig, dig, dig. Ask loads of questions regarding your role title, what this entails, and what your day-to-day will look like. The management here has a tendency to mislead new hires, promising flexibility across mediums, when in reality they'll lock you into whatever departmental niche needs filling (i.e., if you're hired as a junior art director on the retail team, good luck ever getting experience with TV, social, or ANYTHING other than retail). Additionally, the creative output here is consistently brain-dead, safe, and uninspiring — mainly due to the client's (and legal's) chokehold on the team's every move.

    3 people found this review helpful
  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Legacy Agency

    Feb 8, 2022 - Account Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Supportive team members who are always willing to help.

    Cons

    There seems to be at least 10 steps associated with doing anything either big or small.

    Be the first to find this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Believe the bad reviews

    Mar 7, 2022 - Creative Director in Detroit, MI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Parts of Office are OK.

    Cons

    The absolute worst office manager in the business who promotes the untalented hacks who cover for him and kiss his bum. Gets drunk at lunch. Talks bad about you to other employees behind your back. Loud and unprofessional. It's a complete and total embarrassment. HR knows all about it and does nothing. Some good creatives there, but they consistently produce the worst automotive work in the business.

    Continue reading
    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    pretty good

    Jan 26, 2022 - Junior Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    cool clients, good people, nice benefits

    Cons

    average salary, quality of work depends on which client you're on

    Be the first to find this review helpful
Viewing 1 - 10 of 1,020 Reviews

Leo Burnett Reviews FAQs

Leo Burnett has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 1,406 reviews left anonymously by employees. 62% of employees would recommend working at Leo Burnett to a friend and 51% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Leo Burnett employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Leo Burnett. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

62% of Leo Burnett employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Leo Burnett 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Leo Burnett to be career development, benefits, culture and the cons to be senior leadership, management, compensation.

Popular Careers with Leo Burnett Job Seekers

JobsSalariesInterviews

Work at Leo Burnett? Share Your Experiences

or