Compare Burson-Marsteller vs MSL BETA

See how working at Burson-Marsteller 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 Burson-Marsteller vs. MSL. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Burson-Marsteller

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MSL

Employee Ratings

  • MSL scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 320 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 415 reviews)
MSL employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Burson-Marsteller employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.4
MSL employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Burson-Marsteller employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
MSL employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Burson-Marsteller employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.8
Work-life balance
2.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
3.0
MSL employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Burson-Marsteller employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.9
Culture & Values
3.4
MSL employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Burson-Marsteller employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Burson-Marsteller Ceo Donald A. Baer
48%
48%Donald A. Baer
CEO Approval
MSL Ceo Arthur Sadoun
N/AArthur Sadoun
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
52%
% Recommend to a friend
59%
MSL employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than Burson-Marsteller employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
34%
Positive Business Outlook
51%
MSL employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than Burson-Marsteller employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Burson-Marsteller has 80 more total submitted salaries than MSL.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Client Executive65 Salaries
$50,194/yr
Senior Associate76 Salaries
$77,704/yr
Manager41 Salaries
$100,086/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Account Executive56 Salaries
$57,317/yr
Intern30 Salaries
$17/hr
Senior Vice President29 Salaries
$199,689/yr

What Employees Say

  • MSL had 2 more reviews than Burson-Marsteller that mentioned "Great people" as a Pro.
  • MSL had 7 more reviews than Burson-Marsteller that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 18 reviews)
"Smart people"(in 16 reviews)
Pros
"Great people"(in 20 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 16 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 25 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 22 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 32 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 18 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Senior Associate

I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Very interesting work, excellent work experience on diverse set of projects - issues, corporate affairs, etc.

Cons

review cycles are rare and pay is low

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

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