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Leo Burnett Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  1. "EVP"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Politics sometimes get in the way.

    Advice to Management

    Change is good, but keep communication transparent and communicate before things leak out to press.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Leo Burnett"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Producer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health insurance, well known clients that have been around for decades, lots of perks like free beer/snacks, unlimited sick days

    Cons

    Work-life balance is expected to be more work than actual life, 1,500 people in the company so lots of process layers and bureaucracy to wade through, negative environment, little encouragement from management, good 'ol boys club - all the white males make decisions for you

    Advice to Management

    Give people raises so they have incentive and actually want to stay. Leadership is important but it needs to stay consistent so people know what's going on and have someone to trust. More performance reviews and encouragement from employee/management.

  3. "Senior Copywriter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    They don't pay very well.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global, recognizable brands. Interesting and challenging work. Super talented people.

    Cons

    Tries to be forward thinking, but still living in the past.

    Advice to Management

    People do need raises.


  5. "Revolving Door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    End of year company party.

    Cons

    Constant revolving door with no career advancement. Deadlines given today were due yesterday.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your employees in order to retain talent.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Producer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global Recognition with global brands

    Cons

    Gotta watch your back at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Try to grow each member of your teams capabilities.


  7. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    Full of creative people to learn from.

    Cons

    A bit unfair wage for junior

  8. Helpful (4)

    "LB is still a "Good Ole Boys Club"in many aspects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and benefits. Many great, smart co-workers and blue chip clients.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the position I was hired to do wasn't cultivated as it should have been and I, sadly, ended up being a paper pusher. Very disappointing to say in 2016 but they made sure the "boot licker" older male in the department ended up in a good job while women that had much more experience ended up as paper pushers. This was like a bad marriage - the gig started off with so much promise and then you realize you married the wrong guy. Better and happier agencies, that treat their people equally in Chicago for sure.

    Advice to Management

    More women in top management - EVERY single department.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Creative Director"

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

    I have been working at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    Creativity is at the core of everything Leo Burnett does. Strong founder philosophy that survives to this day. Smartest people on the planet. Deep integration of technology to fuel creativity.

    Cons

    Going through plenty of change with new Chicago CEO Andrew Swinand, not all positive. (Glassdoor has Tom Bernardin as CEO, that is not current. Global CEO has been Rich Stoddart for more than a year.)

    Advice to Management

    Understand that you want to make change, fast. But if you still believe that creativity at the core is Burnett's point of difference, some of the changes feel counter to that.


  10. "Great Agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    Lovely company culture and great bunch of people

    Cons

    UK location is a bit out of London


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