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MSLGROUP Reviews

Updated January 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people with a fantastic attitude to their work (in 13 reviews)

  • Great place to work, great work life balance (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Demanding work schedule; poor work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • It's not surprising that senior management have been here for 5 (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Was an intern for MSLGROUP after I graduated, then was hired on as an AAE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young and energetic environment
    Great benefits and generous vacation policy
    Pursuing your interests is highly encouraged
    A lot of opportunity to work with senior and executive level staff
    Access to offices around the globe

    Cons

    Very slow in terms of the raise and promotion cycles
    Lack of transparency that stems from parent company Publicis Groupe

    Advice to Management

    Continue to engage with younger employees and give them opportunities to take on higher level work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership was Absent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were friendly and supportive

    Cons

    MD was non-existent. No leadership or direction. Client service and new business suffered.


  3. "Not a PR agency"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good vacation and personal/sick time, competitive salary, nice views in the office and great office location

    Cons

    I wouldn't consider this a PR agency. It's all pay-for-play strategy with no creative freedom due to red tape from partner agency and client involvement. No culture whatsoever and any team bonding event or activity that tries to create culture is fake and like pulling teeth. Terrible time management on teams thus terrible work/life balance and lots of last minute deadlines to be met for people on teams that didn't pull their weight. Favoritism from managers is very obvious. ZERO collaboration. Would advise anyone to stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Get some real talent at management level to stop high employee turnover and create a real culture that promotes team building


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  5. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule; lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    Demanding work schedule; poor work/life balance


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good first job, but not a guarenteed future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at MSLGROUP has some perks as do many companies. The employees were fun to work with, the clients seemed to be happy and we were recognized for our outstanding work.

    Cons

    Poor management
    lay offs were unexpected and given to the wrong people
    over promised clients
    no room for growth
    bad location
    favored certain employees

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to actually check in with all of you staff and see where their heads at.
    Follow through with promises and don't overwork staff
    Make sure the team is aware of all components with client and PR plan


  7. "Not Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MSLGROUP full-time (More than 3 years)

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Rebuild and start fresh - starting with some at the management level.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MSLGROUP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits; office environment; co-workers; vacation

    Cons

    Management; opportunities; salary; internal growth


  9. "Digital Strategy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MSLGROUP full-time

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial - tons of opportunity - bringing in new talented people across various disciplines

    Cons

    Any period of transition can be tough but if you're good with change and helping to set culture it's no biggie

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving in the right direction. Don't be afraid of bold moves.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "SVP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MSLGROUP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting client mix and an impressive global network. The account teams are talented and terrific, though they tend not to stay around very long.

    Cons

    Horrible management, which continues to turn over on a regular basis. Complete lack of work-life balance. Paris is only interested in the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the talent that you have and nurture it.


  11. "Enjoyed working at MSLGROUP Atlanta"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time

    Pros

    Amazing group of people to work with. Everyone is intelligent, hard working and eager to deliver strong results. Genuinely enjoyed working here. Good client roster. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    As part of Publicis, some decisions are out of MSLGROUP's control. Most agencies are owned by a conglomerate so this isn't anything new or different, but it can sometimes lead to some frustrations.



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