MSLGROUP Reviews

Updated February 11, 2016
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MSLGROUP CEO Guillaume Herbette
Guillaume Herbette
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Pros
  • Fun environment great people great line of work amazing office space (in 10 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to grow and take things on (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance nearly non-existent (in 11 reviews)

  • Recently there has also been significant turnover in senior management, but that will hopefully level off soon (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Worth a look"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, energetic group of colleagues.

    Cons

    Lots of changes recently, there is a feeling that if you weren't hired by the current leadership, you aren't valuable to the company


  2. Helpful (1)

    "AAE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AAE in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - AAE in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSLGROUP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work experience and decent salary.

    Cons

    Promotions for many employees are slow to come.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Back on track"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There's a new energy since previous leadership was let go and the office is an overall much happier, more positive, creative and thriving space. People are working hard, but also having fun and feeling rewarded for their work and smart thinking. This place has had some major issues in the past but it feels like a new agency, one people are excited to be at.

    Cons

    THere's a need to win some new business to bring in more to the client mix. Still important for the teams to push themselves creatively. There needs to be more staff to support the work, but leadership is working on that we've been told

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving things in a good direction and people will stay and make this a great place to work and an award winning firm.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nightmare - In Every Way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MSLGROUP full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some of the colleagues are ok but most people stick to themselves - basic media sweat shop so good to hone this craft

    Cons

    Management has zero direction and treats people like they are nothing - it is common to see executive staff and senior staff yelling at people daily and actually seeing people cry on the office

    Advice to Management

    Quick - have parent company assume all responsibilities - change the name to Publicis PR and let this negative horror show go away for good


  6. Helpful (3)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to care about all your staff (not just the ones you hire or the men) All that shines is not necessarily valuable.


  7. "Summer Insider (Intern)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    amazing culture, huge workspace, location, diverse clients

    Cons

    long hours, too busy, high stress


  8. "Great People and Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun culture created by dedicated and talented HR staff in SF. Really smart, strategic people work here, and there are some interesting disruptive and innovative clients.

    Cons

    There are changes at the top (at Publicis) currently in play. These changes could be positive - time will tell.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great culture. You have recruited a talented and hard-working employee base. The SF office is too well-kept a secret - the work being done by the staff is some of the best agency work I've seen over a long career.


  9. "An ideal place to learn and grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Account Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MSLGROUP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Older staff is very helpful and nurturing. Excellent training program for people new to PR. All work is done in teams which never puts too much of the pressure on the individual.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover mostly due to compensation but what else is new for PR?


  10. Helpful (6)

    "LAY-OFFS!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MSLGROUP full-time

    Pros

    Made good friends but most have fled this office already. I'd say free food, but budget cuts have affected the perks we used to have.

    Cons

    Awful Human Resources and Senior Management. They don't care about anything or anyone but themselves. Senior human resources director wasn't even in the office last week when the LAY-OFFS happened! Left to the junior HR staff to manage terribly. For the remaining employees, salaries are frozen, there are no bonuses except for the self-important do-nothings. I'm so sorry I joined.

    Advice to Management

    Publicis, please fix and fold MSL into another one of your successful agencies, use their HR group and their senior management get rid of this motley crew in New York. Save the rest of us who are crying with disbelief at the messed-up company we are still working for.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "AE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MSLGROUP full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and perks of the big agency are good

    Cons

    Team morale was very low



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