Compare APCO Worldwide vs MSL BETA

See how working at APCO Worldwide vs. MSL compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at APCO Worldwide vs. MSL. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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APCO Worldwide

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MSL

Employee Ratings

  • APCO Worldwide scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • MSL scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 259 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 397 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
APCO Worldwide employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than MSL employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.8
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
APCO Worldwide employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than MSL employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
APCO Worldwide Ceo Brad Staples
91%
91%Brad Staples
CEO Approval
MSL Ceo Arthur Sadoun
N/AArthur Sadoun
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
70%
APCO Worldwide employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than MSL employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
59%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
65%
APCO Worldwide employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than MSL employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
48%

Salaries

APCO Worldwide has 32 more total submitted salaries than MSL.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern71 Salaries
$14/hr
Director13 Salaries
$126,345/yr
Project Assistant25 Salaries
$43,034/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Intern30 Salaries
$17/hr
Senior Vice President28 Salaries
$196,637/yr
Project Manager3 Salaries
$57,475/yr

What Employees Say

  • APCO Worldwide had 6 more reviews than MSL that mentioned "Work environment" as a Pro.
  • MSL had 9 more reviews than APCO Worldwide that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 22 reviews)
"Smart people"(in 12 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 20 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 16 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 23 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 22 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 32 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 18 reviews)
Featured Review
"Awesome"Apr 23, 2021

Current Intern - Intern

I have been working at APCO Worldwide

Pros

Nice to interns and patient

Cons

I had no cons working here

Current Employee - Account Executive

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

Pros

- unlimited PTO and amazing benefits - pays slightly above industry standard - strong client roster - positive and progressive corporate culture - for the most part, teams respect the 9-6 business... hours, however there are frequent 10-11 hour working days depending on client needs and staffing - considering the agency lifestyle, I would say MSL has a decent work-life balance. Just make sure you're cut out for the fast-paced style and are ok with some long hours. - CEO is very transparent, cares about her employees - very steady promotion / raise cycle - business consistently performs well, leaving room for job security and steady growth opportunities

Cons

- For context, most of the "cons" for MSL are dependent on your team / client; MSL as a company is truly one of the best. - teams are often understaffed and/or have extremely heavy workloads -... requests for additional support take so much time that it often doesn't end up being helpful when the workload is too much - you will often be performing or expected to perform at the level above what your title is, and will often be wearing many hats / doing the workload of multiple people

Advice to Management

Help teams who are struggling with staffing to avoid burnout and increased turnover

Job Postings

APCO Worldwide has 204 more recently posted open jobs than MSL.