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Leo Burnett Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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  1. "Amazing Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Executive in Chicago, IL
    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. "Former employer."

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Leo Burnett (More than a year)

    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.

  3. "Great place to work for some"

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

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

    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 sure the environment is safe for all people of all genders.

    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 involved will just have more work dumped on them, who knows!
    - With the above point, they tend to swamp people with work while others may not have much to do. This, of course, depends on your role.
    - Most creatives in the building have little idea of how digital content works which made for plenty of headache-inducing back and forth discussions when work could have been done instead.
    - If you're looking for digital work, LOOK ELSEWHERE. Leo no longer has a digital team.
    - Some teams are terrible about pushing back against clients. We should not be giving clients everything they want at the drop of a hat just because they ask for it.

    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 clients in the building. Don't make the same mistake twice.

    2) Hire project managers and creatives who know digital work. Having multiple discussions to explain basic concepts ruins productivity and delays delivering work to clients, which slows profit.

    3) Stop being a yes man to clients. They're paying YOU for the work. If they want that work to be the best it can be, they need to slow down and be realistic about their expectations. You have to set those expectations accordingly.


  4. "hr manager"

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

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    great culture to work in

    Cons

    no career development to speak of


  5. "not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  6. "Great experience and family oriented."

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    Former Employee - Video Editor in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Video Editor in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented and flexibility during office hours.

    Cons

    None actually worth mentioning for the moment.


  7. "Awesome Agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    The work, the people, the teams

    Cons

    you'll work hard, but you will be treated well

  8. "Awesome turn around"

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

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

    Pros

    great leadership making changes fast

    Cons

    Can feel a little large at times


  9. "It's not the worst and not the best"

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

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

    Pros

    The creativity is great and all of the cool stuff that goes out the door. A lot of inspiring ideas.

    Cons

    They can pay you less because they will always have people who want to work for Leo Burnett


  10. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leo Burnett part-time

    Pros

    Nice shoes great selection for everyone

    Cons

    Bad hours. Too many snippets