Cision – San Mateo, CA
Cision is looking for a creative and highly driven Social Product Manager to lead the development of the Cision Social Edition software. This is a… Cision
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I worked at Cision full-time (More than 3 years)
The Emeryville office was a good place to work while it lasted although it seems like the video production department, of which I was a part, is pretty much defunct. A great location near major companies like Pixar attracted a variety of services and food options. If you didn't care much about making more money or career advancement then you could be happy there. A great job to work if you just got out of college and you don't have any better opportunities.
Low base salary for the San Francisco Bay Area and very little chance of significant career advancement. Salary pretty much topped off at 36-40k for non-sales staff - even middle management - and most made less than that even after many years. There was a constant sense that there was tinkering going on around the edges, so even things that didn't need to be fixed management tried to fix so they had something to put down on their quarterly reports. Constant pressure to perform at the highest standards but no reward at all for doing so. On the contrary, my time there was one where there was a constant threat of lay offs even for people who were working hard. As with all companies, the majority of the money went to executive salaries and perks for sales staff, while the crumbs were divided among the people who did the real work that made the company profitable. No one left here with a set of skills that landed them a great job afterward.
Advice to Management
People work hard for you and you should pay them decently. It's not easy to live, pay student loans, and raise a family on less than 36k a year in one of the most expensive areas in the world.