Life Within Our Walls
Ad Age's "Best Places to Work" for two consecutive years, here's why.
In 1935, a former newspaper reporter and adman founded a start-up advertising shop in a Chicago hotel room. With a staff of seven, he named it The Leo Burnett Company, Inc. 76 years later, that little start-up has really grown up — we now staff approximately 1700 people in the U.S., with 95 offices worldwide.
Keeping so many employees challenged is a big responsibility and it's important to create an environment where creativity can flourish. We do this by committing to work-life balance. Our eyes aren't always glued to a computer screen and creating the next ad, we can take a break and listen to a hit Indie band from our Artists in Residence program, stay fit at Revisions (our on-site fitness facility), or use Michigan Avenue as a "living lab" to take part in a 1000-person scavenger hunt designed to experience the tangible power of retail and digital marketing. We can even wind down after work at our in-house watering hole -- "Star Bar".