MSLGROUP Reviews

Updated May 24, 2020

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3.2
57%
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56%
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MSLGROUP CEO Guillaume Herbette
Guillaume Herbette
62 Ratings
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  • "there's no work/life balance, I don't think someone could survive more than 5 or 6 years without serious breakdown(in 25 reviews)

  • "Senior Management should communicate more to the wider business(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MSLGROUP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    people, culture, work environment and growth opportunity

    Cons

    salary on the lower end of the range

    MSLGROUP2018-10-20
  2. "Assistant Account Executive"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assitant Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great first experience as a professional

    Cons

    Sometime unpredictable and long work hours

    MSLGROUP2020-05-24
  3. "Fantastic co workers, but messy organization"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MSLGROUP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Work from home - Flexible hours\ - PTO

    Cons

    - Long hours - No over time pay - No work life balance

    MSLGROUP2019-12-30
  4. "Good Place to Grow Career"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at MSLGROUP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - great opportunities given to junior staff if you work hard

    Cons

    - very understaffed, on almost every team

    MSLGROUP2019-11-08
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Nice people, not great culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AAE-SAE in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coworkers were lovely and most leadership is kind. Vacation/PTO is insanely good.

    Cons

    Everyone has the same mindset and if you do not fit into that mindset, you won't do well. Promotion cycles are not consistent anyway, with people getting their actual promotions many months (nearly a year) after submission. Layoffs and people leaving on their own accord makes for a inconsistent workstyle -- office of about 20-25 lost 3 people to layoffs and 5 resignations (3 going to competitors) within the last six months of 2018. Three of those resignations were the only POCs at the company. Also, they tout it as "food and beverage clients" but their only real client is a commodity board, which doesn't make for exciting client work.

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    MSLGROUP2019-07-19
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Woof"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with really interesting clients

    Cons

    It's petty, tribal and is managed much like a high school cafeteria. Beware of the queen bees.

    MSLGROUP2019-07-10
  7. Helpful (1)

    "The red headed step child of Publicis"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MSLGROUP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Outside of the US, MSL has a good reputation. Could be a good experience for a first job.

    Cons

    MSL is not a creative agency so it does not fit with any other agency in the Groupe. MSL's brand reputation in America is terrible, for good reason. New US CEO wants to be a consumer shop, but they don't have the talent or ideas to be competitive. Raises and promotions have been "coming soon" since the the begging of the year, and people are leaving every week.

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    MSLGROUP2019-07-01
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Run if you can"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The employees were the only good thing about this company.

    Cons

    Horribly mismanaged No leadership No vision No concern for employees No growth or development

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    MSLGROUP2019-04-23
  9. Helpful (1)

    "good place for an intern but not for an employee"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MSLGROUP part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    can get an insight of PR industry; one could learn a lot if he/she wants to

    Cons

    heavy work load; not so nice colleagues; lots of pressure

    MSLGROUP2018-12-18
  10. Helpful (1)

    "A great learning experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time for more than 3 years

    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.

    MSLGROUP2018-10-08
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