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MSCO Reviews

Updated February 5, 2017
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  1. "Great experience but overworked"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Rye Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Rye Brook, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MSCO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience, great way to get involved in multiple industries.

    Cons

    Overworked, taken advantage of since they mostly hire new college grads who will do anything for work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more account executives so they can focus on 3-4 clients instead of an unrealistic 13


  2. "Terrible work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rye Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rye Brook, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MSCO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice coworkers, good food in cafeteria, high speed internet, entertainment listening to CEO's right-wing tirades

    Cons

    Working for MSCO is a terrible experience. The "author" and CEO of the agency is a volatile and insecure man who constantly berates and humiliates his employees in order to remain in control. MSCO was recently sold to a very wealthy family who decided to put their two inexperienced sons into Senior VP roles and now are making marketing and business consulting decisions without any experience in the field.

    Senior management has no idea what goes on behind the scenes. Run by sycophantic lackeys who are willing to throw even the most honest and menial employees in the company under the bus, they fear for their jobs on a daily basis because of the CEO's volatile and strange managerial style.

    This company is on a downward trajectory to destruction and I hope I get out of here before it totally implodes on itself.

    Advice to Management

    replace yourselves.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "MSCO- A great place to start your marketing career!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Associate in Rye Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Account Associate in Rye Brook, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    -Hands on learning experience
    -Exposure to many accounts and different mkts

    Cons

    -Smaller firm, which can mean it's less stable and fewer opportunities for advancement


  4. "A high-stress environment that can deliver a lot of experience in a short time. But don't try to be strategic."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rye, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rye, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Access to interesting projects, ability to contribute in many different ways.

    Cons

    Fiefdom. The CEO is the king and the rules change all the time. On a whim.

    Advice to Management

    Hire serious management. The CEO is a visionary. He is not a manager.


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very laid back office
    Casual and fun experience

    Cons

    would have liked more responsibilities


  6. "Toxic Uninteresting Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MSCO full-time

    Pros

    Occasionally there is a soda or two left after one day of restocking the fridge.

    Cons

    Clients are mostly start-ups that have no money to spend on real advertising but would like thousands back in return. Every client gets the same exact advertising plan: lackluster Facebook ads, LinkedIn, and sometimes AdWords. Terrible work environment. I am embarrassed to tell people I worked for MSCO.

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility and ownership for missed promised deliverables to clients and employees and stop blaming everyone else.


  7. "I still get upset when I think about my time here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice covered parking garage in the office building. I suppose this experience built some character.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Staff had no idea what they're doing. Employees had no resources... not even computers. Most of the other reviews that mention "learning" are probably from kids who had this as their first job. By now they'll have hopefully un-learned everything they experienced here. Pretty girls got promotions and praise. Males were under extreme scrutiny and would be berated publicly and mercilessly for any mistakes. Workload was such that nothing would be completed if one didn't work 10 hour days. Everyone worked 10 hour days. Working here was a total waste of professional time.

    Advice to Management

    I hope things have taken a complete 180 in the past few years.

  8. "No."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Young staff
    Good location
    Great graphics

    Cons

    Young staff
    Expensive
    Very amateur employees

    Advice to Management

    Be true to your word


  9. "Great Starting Point"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MSCO as an intern

    Pros

    You learn a lot. You actually get to sit in on meeting and pitch ideas.

    Cons

    It's was non pay and they ask you to do a large amount of work


  10. "Worst environment and culture you can possibly imagine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MSCO full-time

    Pros

    You work closely with the CEO and SVP of the company, but if you're a male, that's not a good thing. If you are well liked, you will learn a lot in a very fast pace.

    Cons

    The list is endless. The environment is toxic and unhealthy. The kitchen is empty with nothing but water and coffee, they don't supply you your own laptop or computer and if you don't answer emails quickly, including on the weekends, you WILL get reprimanded. You are expected to work 24/7 and the culture is that of whomever can stay the longest is the best. It doesn't matter how great your work is from 9 - 6, it's a competition of who leaves the latest. The employees that have been there the longest are the cattiest - gossip is the norm on a daily basis. The company is full of whiners and complainers. In what other company will a CEO hold a meeting to accuse an employee of something that they didn't do, and then not even apologize for it when he is proven wrong? MSCO is honestly a sinking ship and management is most certainly to blame.

    Advice to Management

    Fix yourselves instead of pointing fingers and blaming your employees.