MSLGROUP – Why Work For Us?

 

We're trusted advisors and creative storytellers.

That's right.  We are our client's most trusted advisors and creative storytellers for the Conversation Age. Our approach is real-time engagement.  We are communications architects and master storytellers.  We build and execute market-leading communications strategies and brand narrative unbounded by media or technology channels.

We have personality to spare.

Sure, we're a bit quirky.  But, there's an intelligent purpose behind our brand.  Let's get acquainted. 

We help you find your career dreams. 

As we evolved our network in North America in 2013, choices for crafting an exciting career path at MSLGROUP have become broader than ever before. Now is a great time to be at MSLGROUP to pursue your career aspirations.  There's a team of people who will work with you to help you reach your dream.

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We are content-centric communicators.

We are experts at content-centric communications.   We work with clients to organize content-centric communications campaigns at the highest levels.  Our campaigns work across channels, media and mediums and function in real-time.  This is our real-time news center.

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MSLGROUP has a long-tradition of being a collaborative workplace where creativity thrives from the hallways to the conference rooms.   Through a combination of exceptional programs to help employees learn and grow, MSLGROUP is committed to creating a culture of inclusion, spirit and courage.  The agency provides leadership and mobility opportunities to junior staff, a career path program and comprehensive training for all levels of employees.

We've got the best training program in the industry.

MSL Academy is the corporate university for MSLGROUP in North America, recognized by an industry trade publication as the best in the industry in 2013.  It's designed to offer professional development and skills-based training at all levels.  The broad curriculum reaches as many employees as possible on a variety of topics such as digital/social/media, PR-based kills, client engagement and communications and presenation skills, to name a few.  Training programs are offered through regional webinars and online learning on a networkwide basis.  We hold a vareity of workships and courses in local offices and host centralized advanced learning as well.  Some of our offerings are by nomination only, while the local office programs, webinars and online learning library afford learning opportunities for all.


We're making strides on diversity.

In the 2014 Corporate Equality Index issued by the Human Rights Campaign, MSLGROUP’s operations in the U.S. scored a perfect 100 points and earned the official distinction of being one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”  No other large PR agency was ranked at all, although several holding companies were ranked. According to the Human Rights Campaign, over the past 12 years, the Corporate Equality Index has become the gold standard for corporate policies and practices related to LGBT employees and their families.  

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MSLGROUP achieved its perfect score by fully meeting all five of the organization’s criteria, including equal employment opportunity policies that cover both sexual orientation and gender identification, employment benefits that include equivalent spousal and partner benefits as well as “soft” benefits at parity, organizational LGBT competency, public commitment and responsible citizenship.

 Several other Publicis agencies appeared alongside MSLGROUP on the list of 304 companies in the U.S. with perfect scores, including Digitas, Leo Burnett, Publicis Healthcare Communications, Publicis, Inc., Razorfish, Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia.

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We offer flexibility with accountability.

If you are like many of our employees, you have multiple responsiibilities demanding your time.  A flexible work arrangement can help you achieve a stronger work/life balance and be mutually beneficial to you and the agency.  Your work location and the actual hours worked depend on the needs of our clients and teams and the requirements to get the job done.  We offer several arrangements to suit your flexibility needs:

  • One work from home day per month
  • One work from home day per week
  • Summer flex time
  • Holiday flex-time
  • "Phase back for new moms / "Flex Hours" for new dads
  • Reduced work week or flexible hours
  • Telecommuting

Together Work's Better can lead to exciting mobility.

We celebrate collaboration and our best-in-class creative storytellers with an annual global competition.  Two winning teams in each region are rewarded with the experience of a lifetime -- a week-long personal development trip to one of the 100+ MSLGROUP offices aroudn the world.  To compete, you collaborate with others in teams to sbmit a 2-minute video that articulates an exciting BIG IDEA.

Generation Activation is our Gen Y leadership iniative.

Generation Activation is our internal program intended to empower the next generation of emerging leaders who embody our DNA and personify our boundless and entrepreneurial spirit.  The GA Program covers three major programs:

BE:Cause:  Offices issue a revers RFP, asking local, non-profit organizations to apply for a grant which is fulfilled by pro bono communications work delivered by the Gen Act team.

Community Connected:  Identifies and leads agency volunteerism participation.

Trend Y:  Showcases the trend-identifying talents of junior staff members to position them as "on-the-ground" experts in communication. 



Our social & digital practice performs at the global level.

MSLGROUP has one of the most global social and digital practices of any large agency with representatives across more than 22 countries.  We can boast some of the top talent in the social sphere.  In the last year, two executives have been cited as among the 25 most influential advertising executives on Twitter. 

 

We're focused on social and digital innovation.

In 2013, the MSLGROUP social digital practice introduced our IRM IMpact tool.  

 

SXSWi excites us.

Our CEO Olivier Fleurot discussed Millennials in a Featured Session with Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore and Cosmoplitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles. The session trended on Twitter as the panelists shared their views on Millennials within the workplace and discussed how Gen Y is changing the world of business.

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Many members of our global Social/Digital team met before SXSW for a Global Digital Summit:

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 Look at our 2013 global showreel.

 We work for some of the largest and most exciting clients in the world, from leading auto brands to the top consumer product companies.  We count some of the largest retailers, third-party groups and technology companies among our clients.  When you look at our work, it has a strong international flavor.  We serve many of our clients in multiple markets around the world. 

 

 

Want to see more?  Enjoy our work from 2012.

 


We're passionate about thought leadership and industry engagement.

We take our thought leadership and industry engagement seriously. This past year, from the World Economic Forum discussion with PRWeek and Arianna Huffington to our participation in Cannes to our global Wired Women study, we’ve demonstrated a strong presence within the industry. We launched The Social Wisdom of Wired Women at the Holmes Global PR Summit with a panel discussion involving Randi Zuckerberg, Stephanie Agresta and Stacy Martinet of Mashable. We also developed an eBook on Native Advertising. In the past year, we hosted Brian Solis in our offices during Social Media Week, Porter Gale and Ekaterina Walter for events, and we achieved the second largest share of voice in our industry at SXSWi.  

When it comes to industry engagement, we were proud sponsors of the PRWeek Awards, the SABRE Awards, the PRWeek Conference, the Holmes Global Summit, the Silver Anvils, the Critical Issues Forum, ExL Pharma Content Marketing event, the Cause Marketing Forum, and the PRSA Connect 13 event.

In partnership with the PRSA, we developed the PRSA ethics app under the direction of Mark McClennan, who was also elected to the PRSA's Board of Directors.

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And, at the Holmes Global Summit in Miami this fall, our corporate practice was named the best corporate consultancy in the world. This is an enormously important credential, of which we can be very proud.

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR THOUGHT LEADERSHIP IN 2013:


MSLGROUP's People's Insights - The Million Hits Series



The Social Wisdom of Wired Women Around the World


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 Renee Wilson Talks about Learning Agility at Cannes



 What Does It Take to Be a Great CMO?


 

Purpose + People = PurPle



MSLGROUP Reviews

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    Challenging, but trying its best!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at MSLGROUP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    MSL has had its share of issues in the past year but the senior management is really trying to turn it around. Paul is very involved with the NY office and knows most of us by name. Refocusing on things like performance management and keeping office spirits high have helped turn morale around in a few months, and there is no shortage of incredibly talented people here.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult but not impossible. Teams were understaffed for a little while, and even with a full team some of the accounts will keep you in the office late regularly. There was high turnover for a month or so, but things seem to be settled, at least for now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay involved with the junior staff and be transparent about office happenings - we're all adults and can handle it. Don't skirt around the issues the company is facing. Continue with quarterly employee engagement events, since snacks and a glass of wine make any crazy day feel better.

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MSLGROUP Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at MSLGROUP in April 2014.

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    One of the best and most comfortable interviews I've been to. Very exciting and interactive. I feel that the interview went just the way they treat their employees. You could see a great vibe within coworkers.

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MSLGROUP Awards & Accolades

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Corporate Consultancy of the Year, The Holmes Report, 2013
Global SABRE -- Corporate Media Relations, The Holmes Report, 2013
Corporate Equality Index Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign, 2014
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2014
PR Product/Service of the Year, PRWeek, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.mslgroup.com
Headquarters Paris, France
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Public
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe’s strategic communications and engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events. With more than 3,400 people across close to 100 offices worldwide, MSLGROUP is also the... More

Mission: We are a future-focused agency that creates and celebrates data-driven big ideas and communications solutions in the digital age. We're focused on delivering... More

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