What does it take to get a job with Leo Burnett? What is it like working at Leo Burnett? ACR takes a look:
About Leo Burnett
Leo Burnett is a global, full-service marketing and advertising firm. The company is home to some of the world’s top copywriters, graphic designers, art directors, producers, and more. These professionals create advertising, including graphics, for companies in all industries. Some of the agencies most high profile clients include Canon, Fiat, Chrysler, Nike, Allstate, ING, Norton, and McDonald’s, to name a few.
Over the years, Leo Burnett has collected hundreds of awards from the coveted ADDY to the Gold Lion. The company’s latest accomplishment includes a sweep of the 2011 Cannes Young Lions Printing Competition. For the second year in a row, the agency won first place in the competition, “beating out nearly 50 creative duos from agencies around the world to obtain a Gold Lion.” Also in 2011, Leo Burnett won eight Cannes Lions, 30 CLIOS, and 16 awards at the 13th Annual One Show Festival.
Leo Burnett has strong presence in markets from Argentina to Zimbabwe. The company has more than 9,000 employees working at 96 full-service agencies in 85 countries around the world. U.S. offices include Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York.
Leo Burnett Jobs
Leo Burnett, like many advertising and graphic design agencies, is always looking for talented artists and designers. To apply for a position at Leo Burnett, visit the website at leoburnett.com and click “Careers” at the bottom of the page. You can search for positions by location.
As of September 2011, the company’s career site was in the process of converting to an enhanced system, so we were unable to access job listings. Several websites such as SimplyHired.com and Glassdoor.com had several listings for designers and digital artists. Please check these websites for current openings and keep checking the Leo Burnett career site for updates.
Leo Burnett Salaries
Salaries for Leo Burnett employees vary depending on job responsibilities, skills, and education, but they are competitive within the industry. Leo Burnett does not list specific salaries on its website. However, sites such as Glassdoor.com report salary information for most companies. As of September 2011, the site listed 122 salaries for Leo Burnett. The salaries are posted anonymously by employees and employers. Just a few included:
- Graphic Designer: $38,000-$42,000
- Production Artist: $34,000-$37,000
- Senior Art Director: $76,000-$83,000
- Creative Director: $115,000-$126,000
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median annual wages for graphic designers across the U.S. were $42,400 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $32,600 and $56,620. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,110, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $74,660. Designers in upper level positions averaged $95,000 and independent contractors averaged $57,000.
Keep in mind that graphic designers may earn more or less than the average depending on the region and other factors. For example, Detroit graphic designers average $46,310 per year, while New York designers average $58,620 per year. At $73,600, Silicon Valley graphic designers earn one of the highest average salaries in the industry. To compare salaries by city and/or state, visit www.bls.gov.