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MSLGROUP Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work, great work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people with a fantastic attitude to their work (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Still some work/life balance issues, but it's a PR agency (in 15 reviews)

  • Senior management has been there for years with no value-add (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MSLGROUP full-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, attentive supervisors, easy commute

    Cons

    Very corporate and traditional, lots of opportunities to learn however!


  2. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time

    Pros

    food. good clients. good salary. growth. y,

    Cons

    tiring. cliques. lonely. confusing. help.

    Advice to Management

    people need to get closer, less clicky

  3. "Soulless, Toxic Environment with Questionable U.S. Leadership"

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

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time

    Pros

    As a part of Publicis, MSL did have potential.

    Cons

    The current U.S. CEO continues to rip apart the company, its people and disparage its clients.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people and clients and the results will follow.


  4. "Was a good ride"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team and collaboration; learned a lot, and worked on a lot of fun clients. I started with a smaller agency that was acquired by MSL so got to experience the large agency model for several years. Worked with some great people, had exposure to new things and types of services. Overall good work/life balance for PR.

    Cons

    There was a lot of executive management turnover that made it challenging to understand the focus/vision for the company, where you fit, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people with level specific trainings, cultural activities and offsites. Better technology and more modern IT systems/processes would also be appreciated.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Growth through acquisition drives poor culture; connection to company"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global firm enables international travel. Interesting clients.

    Cons

    No cultural identity. Offices fight for budget. No investment in people beyond what comes from being a large employer (network discounts, etc.).

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize culture - it helps drive growth.


  6. "Sr. Director"

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

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time

    Pros

    Great staff and a number of extracurricular activities for staff

    Cons

    Constant changes to senior
    Poor employee moral


  7. "It is what you make it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MSLGROUP full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and clients. You will never be bored if you are good at your job.

    Cons

    dramatic colleagues who are cliquish

  8. "Hopefully getting back on track"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off, overall flexibility

    Cons

    There has been a ton of leadership and employee turnover at the Chicago office over the past year which has created an unsettled culture and gaps in talent and capabilities. The agency is doing some soul-searching and needs to figure out who and what it is that sets it apart from everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Be creative. Win new accounts. Do great things despite the headwinds from NY and Paris.


  9. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teams are manage accordingly and team members are enjoyable

    Cons

    Promotions are run on a once-a-year basis and growth is slower than expected

    Advice to Management

    Show more value to employees


  10. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time

    Pros

    Encourages growth within company. Access to an array of supervisors and mentors for professional development.

    Cons

    A change in management caused a rapid shift in office culture and procedures. Took some getting used to.


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