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Leo Burnett Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "buyer planer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Buyer/Planner in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Media Buyer/Planner in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    amazing agency with strong collaboration of talent

    Cons

    long hours, clients can change


  2. "Systems Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to work

    Cons

    Never had an issue working there

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  3. "Purchasing Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Advertise for large companies so they get a lot of perks.
    The people are nice
    Every floor has a nice break room

    Cons

    Poor management
    Very disorganized
    Pay was bad

    Advice to Management

    They should focus more time and resources on the finance team. Everything is messed up due to lack of appreciation.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Doesn't promote the hard workers"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Great Paid time off
    Killer Holiday party
    For the most part, good people
    Causal dress atmosphere

    Cons

    Politics politics. Lack of advancement careerwise. Promotion of people who do not deserve it. Lack of raises or bonus for most employees. Account management promises more than can be delivered.

    Advice to Management

    Leo Burnett is behind the times. Stop thinking print!! Think digitally. Eventually your workforce is going to leave if you burn them out.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bad pay, inflated egos, lack of communication"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Good opportunities to do work above your level
    -Lots of days off
    -Awesome summer and holiday parties
    -Decent work/life balance

    Cons

    -Huge lack of collaboration, very individualized work efforts 99% of the time
    -Lack of communication as well, would sometimes wait up to 7+ days for project feedback
    -Focused entirely too much on awards and not on the people making the work for them
    -Here, Leo Burnett is a deity, and senior management has been drinking his Kool Aid for decades. If you disagree with his values or work, you'll get more than your fair share of criticism and dirty looks.
    -Stuffy corporate culture

    Advice to Management

    Stop running your agency like Leo just founded it yesterday/back in the 30s.


  7. "Leo Rocks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Print Production Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Print Production Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. get a free apple every day

    Cons

    The work life balance is tough - but thats part of the business. I watched the sun come up from the windows a ton of times.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Bad Team Vibes!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    Great Creative perks, beer, wine, pizza, musical guests!

    Cons

    Work 24/7 hours are 60-70 a week. Can't' seem to get away from work. Vacations are hard to take. No Coverage. Executive level don't have their employees best Interest at heart. Too political. Bad Teams, backstabbing each other!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your long time employees. Take their advice, and protect them. Make sure they feel they can take vacations, without burdening them, making sure theyre coverages are in place!


  9. "Account Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Account Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    LB is full of heart and soul

    Cons

    As with any large organization, change can be slow to take. Even slower to provide individuals with advancement and reward.


  10. "Wonderful place"

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

    Pros

    The people are some of the most creative and most business savvy people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Owned by Publicis Groupe makes them move slower with decisions.


  11. "Planning Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    this is a great place to work for those who are willing to commit and be completely focused.

    Cons

    Low initial pay and extremely long hours. Good advancement potential. Young and vibrant environment

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth!


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