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  • "Great people who are passionate(in 20 reviews)

  • "An extremely healthy and fun work environment(in 16 reviews)

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  • "Work life balance, over demanding clients(in 32 reviews)

  • "Senior management ruled with favouritism(in 18 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      MSLGROUP New York

      Feb 10, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A creative environment with wonderful, smart people. MSLGROUP offers terrific career opportunities, a great training program, and pretty generous benefits.

      Cons

      Since MSLGROUP is part of Publicis, business decisions may not always reflect what is best for the NY office, but the company as a whole. Recently there has also been significant turnover in senior management, but that will hopefully level off soon.

      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Management change needed

      Jan 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Exposure to the industry and some, not many, strong brands.

      Cons

      Employee churn; senior management indecisive, poorly educated in business management and employee development; long hours of recreating the wheel. Senior management rehashes old ideas that never worked, are outdated; advancements requires politically butt kissing not hard work and revenue generating ideas.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A great learning experience

      Oct 8, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The majority of people at MSL are great at what they do and keep the place chugging along. Benefits are pretty good. Lots of days off & vacation/sick leave/personal days. Flexible work from home policy and as long as you get your work done they do not really watch the clock.

      Cons

      Raise/promotion cycles are inconsistent. Many rounds of layoffs so people do not feel job security. US senior management/new business need a shake up.

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not Good

      Oct 25, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Vacation policy is very good compared to other agencies.

      Cons

      Lack of authentic culture - the culture that does exist is fake and orchestrated; Lack of motivation and intelligence in a majority of co-workers as well as Senior Management; Not able to win new business and have a hard time holding onto existing accounts; Poor leadership.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Run don't walk.... scarey place to work

      Feb 2, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are some good people, although most have already left. So short staffed that you will get to work on lots of different projects Great place to learn how to play politics and upward management (if that is what you want)

      Cons

      In the three years I worked there I never saw a strategy or plan for growth The turnover of staff and senior management is insane - 2 Global CEO's, 3 NA Presidents, 4 NY MD's. The new management team believe you are crap unless they hired you. MSLGROUP on your resume is not good for your career.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Horrible Experience

      Dec 1, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - salary and benefits are industry competitive - larger Publicis Groupe family provides great pool of resources - some staff members are nice to work with

      Cons

      - senior management is very dysfunctional - senior leaders show no respect for peers and subordinates - some senior managers do not care about employee well-being - obscene overtime is mandatory when working with some leaders - staff have no respect toward senior leadership - no top-tier clients with a lot of small one-off projects - horrible new business development process - a few people have been at the company for a long time, some for too long - people quit or get fired every month - promotions often awarded to people before the person is ready to be promoted - on the flip-side, a lot of people are working far beyond their title - overall a stiffling working environment - no brand recognition for MSLGROUP (even among other local PR agencies) - growth opportunities that exist within Publicis Groupe are essentially unattainable because of overburdened workload expected of employees Caveat: this review is specifically regarding the MSL Chicago office. The company as a global whole offers a lot of great programs for career and personal development, and the North American CEO Paul Newman has been a fantastic addition.

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      12 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Challenging, but trying its best!

      Jun 26, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      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.

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      MSL Response

      Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing, North America

      We're optimistic too on the future of the company. There are so many great things happening. The recent Town Hall is a good example of how Paul and his management team is committed to being transparent with employees.

    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great agency with a great spirit

      Feb 24, 2014 - Senior Vice President 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Optimistic people who honestly believe in the growth plans and thinking laid out by senior management. Some of the nicest people in the business work at MSL. It is in general a collaborative environment...and creative. Fun place to be at this time in the industry. Some new digital leadership has had a huge effect on the business.

      Cons

      A bit of dead weight. Negative complainers who have been with the agency for a number of years who don't care for hard work it takes to make MSL the #1 agency in the world. Fortunately they are being fired or 'self selecting' and leaving. Within a year -all of them should be gone, and the entirely NEW MSLGROUP will be in action!

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      MSLGROUP CHICAGO

      Feb 23, 2014 - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work on high profile accounts, with eager young talent and opportunities to touch many clients when help is needed

      Cons

      -overworked - office is extremely understaffed (when people quit, they do not replace them, they put the workload on other staff members who are already over worked) -poor leadership(senior management will through you under the bus to CYA, I was told to always CYA because this would happen.) -Senior staff does not push back on clients, they are supposed be "experts" but instead they agree with clients even if they don't agree -Office pushes overbilling ( was scolded for not billing enough on a client. I would have to lie about time (management enforced this)spent on a project just so our office could make their goal -not creative or willing to think outside of the box and push clients, would rather just say "YES" instead of coming up with new ideas -If stressed and showed it, you'd be scolded I could go on and on. I hope this helps you realize that this is a very bad environment, people will use and abuse your time, and you will be very stressed at all times because they WILL overwork you.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Run for the door

      Sep 10, 2010 -  in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Peer to peer work fostered team building and growth. There was a marked change in the kind of people recruited around 2007.

      Cons

      Around 2006 a change started which was solidified by 2007 during which bigger egos and old dogs were brought in and the creative climate that had bred bright ideas and exciting work vanished. Upper management, espcially in the Chicago office, lacked vision, knowledge, ability, ambition but had an overabundance of ego and unearned self praise. The senior management surrounded themselves with yes men who fanned the flames of ego. In the 1990s and early 2000s this was a gem of an agency. Those days are long gone. Workloads are heavy and basically managed and worked by lower level staff. Upper management sticks to a tired business model, tired ideas. It became comical watching them tote out their trite ideas for pitches to new clients. The dirth of creativity here will mumify the dead.

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      4 people found this review helpful
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