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Leo Burnett Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "Benefits and drawbacks"

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    Former Employee - Copywriter in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Great resume-builder and amazing opportunities for networking in and out of the advertising industry. Would recommend for those reasons alone.

    Cons

    Cutthroat work environment leads to potential growth that's heavily tied to team and management -- luck of the draw in that case. Opportunities for upward mobility limited for those reasons.


  2. "Finance Manager"

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

    Pros

    People and Culture are second to none

    Cons

    long hours make for a mediocre work life balance

  3. Helpful (3)

    "If you're stuck in Chicago, this is the best place to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Certain teams have a high standard for creative, lots of holidays off, can be family friendly depending on the account

    Cons

    For every really good project, there are a dozen terrible ones. Briefs have zero strategy. Agency bends over backwards to give clients exactly what they want.

    Advice to Management

    There is way too much red tape to compete with scrappy, independent shops. And invest in some interior design--it's embarrassing. The agency looks like a corporate accounting company.


  4. "Creative Director"

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    Current Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people. You work hard, but the people here make the difference.

    Cons

    In need of a makeover.


  5. "Great Place To Work"

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

    I worked at Leo Burnett full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and the collaboration between teams was outstanding. Generous vacation and time off plans - good work life balance.

    Cons

    Wish they got into the digital arena more - possibly why the agency is currently struggling. Creative wields a lot of influence, as is typically with any agency.

    Advice to Management

    Try to grow the client base. There are a tremendous amount of dedicated workers who are looking for new opportunities with the agency and it would be a shame for that talent to leave.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good place, but oh, the Politics."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing resources.
    Many many good people.
    Cute perks like free beer.
    Nice cultural benefits like Artists in Residence.
    Big name agency brings in big names for interesting, healthy discussions.
    Benefits were amazing.

    Cons

    The politics are a complete nightmare.
    Oh dear lawd, don't have a computer problem ever.
    Some people need to delete their account.
    "Youth culture" = ageism in some departments.
    Publicis stranglehold.

    Advice to Management

    I feel for you. You're in a tough place. Either hand over the keys (to Publicis) or fight to keep them. The in-between space is killing people.


  7. "buyer planer"

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    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

  8. "Good for entry level experience"

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

    Pros

    culture, team spirit, character building

    Cons

    Salary, training, benefits, career trajectory


  9. "Great culture and great at promoting from within"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great culture. Great people, for the most part. Great at promoting from within. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Better teamwork, ownership and communication between various departments


  10. "Account Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work Environment and Good Hours

    Cons

    Less Agility in delivering projects.


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