Cision

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Cision Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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2.8 96 reviews

58% Approve of the CEO

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Peter Granat

(19 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is great, Cision is an Industry leader and the staff is great(in 8 reviews)

  • Some people in Sales can work from home (others are not as fortunate)(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Zero room for advancement, zero growth opportunities and a depressing work environment to top it all off(in 4 reviews)

  • low pay, expect you to do task out of your position title and etc(in 6 reviews)

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    Great Place to Work

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Pros-Culture and Work Life Balance. Cision places a strong emphasis on this and it shows. The people that work here are great and seem to really love their jobs.

    - Upward mobility is an emphasis. Management really believes in promoting from within, which is fantastic if you are looking for a company with a strong career path.

    -Goals are fair.

    ConsI don't have Cons to contribute.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to be if you don't care about career advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe benefits (including summer hours and PTO) are pretty decent. The people I worked with were all friendly and great to work with. The work environment was casual. Work life balance was excellent. The Chicago office is very conveniently located.

    ConsIf you plan to work at Cision in hopes of advancing your public relations career, DON'T. There are many young people at Cision with backgrounds in PR/marketing/advertising, and they all end up disappointed that the company does not offer them a way to realize these talents. There are zero opportunities for professional development, even when you attempt to make the opportunities for yourself.

    If you are looking for a steady paycheck in a dull, not wonderfully managed yet (for most departments) not stressful environment, you will like it here. If you have a specific career path in mind (especially if it is in public relations) and you want to gain experience that will one day be worthwhile outside of just one job, save yourself a big stall in your career and skip Cision.

    The compensation is NOT competitive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Cision SVP, Group Human Resources responded to this review

    Jul 17, 2014

    Thanks so much for contributing this feedback. It is great to hear you enjoyed being a part of the Cision culture; we work very hard to create a positive and comprehensive environment for our ... More
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    Cision Sales

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe company offers great benefits including summer hours and colleauges were really great to work with.

    ConsCompany struggles with communication in between departments sales managers do not work well with each other causing issues with the different sales teams. Sales training is very poor and leadership is non exsisting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to train Managers on how to work well with each other and lead by example.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Cision SVP, Group Human Resources responded to this review

    Jun 16, 2014

    First of all, thank you very much for your input. We pride ourselves on having great people, so it is great to hear you enjoyed working with your team. In regards to the need for additional training ... More
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    Cision was

    Broadcast Account Manager (Former Employee) Emeryville, CA

    ProsThe early years were great with managers that were involved and cared about our team, there was no lack of appreciation for a job well done. Great benefits and great people to work with. Fun product and awesome clients.

    ConsManagement & direction disappeared from our daily roles, with the lack of appreciation along with heavily increased work load, stress levels sky rocketed. Cision unfortunately spiraled down to become an unhappy work place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're ideas were great, but you're lack of action and involvement is unacceptable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very outstanding compay

    Electronic Processing Clerk (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe constant change of work details, and the people.

    ConsNot enough career advancement for people without Master Degrees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot as interested in all levels of job titles role to company's sucess

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Account Manager

    Account Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsStable Company and they offer a good trainingprogram

    ConsHorrible Management who create a hostile work enviroment

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and be reasonable

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fired many lower paid employees to keep VP salaries

    Account Executive (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsHad a downtown location, easy access via mass transit.

    ConsAny company that hires just to fire within the next year due to "economic reasons"...but keep all VPs salaries the same is unethical. Advice to any person looking for a job should stay far far away of this place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so greedy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's mixed feelings

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsVacation policy is really great
    Benefits are pretty good, you get to choose between two medical plans
    For the most part, the people are what make Cision great. Not necessarily the managers or senior leaders ( each department varies) but the actual employees are just good people.
    They have really tried to make change happen for the company culture and at times, you can tell. It has been good changes
    The work/life balance is good for the most part ( again, depends on your department), but I think most people would agree.

    ConsThe pay isn't always what you would consider fair or up to industry standards. It's very hard to get increases when you're in certain roles, even if you are given more responsibility. It isn't consistent throughout the whole company.
    There have been a lot of changes and even though some are good ( mentioned above), some just drive uncertainty among the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your people. Communicate with them, it's a small company, there isn't a need to be so formal in your communication, just be open. Bigger changes will only happen when the management and senior leaders advocate for it. Starts at the top...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't stop looking for job. There is little to no opportunity at Cision. The company is a sinking ship.

    Production Technician (Former Employee) Emeryville, CA

    ProsPeople are mostly nice, but that's about it.

    ConsPoor benefits plan, the sales department tends to forget that their coworkers are human beings (and HR ignores the issue), pay is extremely low for the knowledge base required to do the job, executives only care about the stockholders and will execute mass layoffs to increase stock prices, extremely high turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCision was hands down the worst workplace I've ever been employed. I witnessed the LA office close and nearly 40 layoffs in a year and half of employment. Three month after I left they announced that they were closing the NY and SF offices (one of which I worked at). I never received a cost of living increase on my paycheck despite the CEO promising that raises were "on there way". The people in my department were the only saving grace of my time spent at Cision. There is zero opportunity at Cision, You will not be promoted and you will not receive a raise. You will end up doing a lot of work that is outside of your job description and you will not be compensated for it. Cision will suck the life out of you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture, possibly lacking leadership

    Account Coordinator (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe environment and culture are really what makes employment here worth while. The people are friendly and helpful in every department I worked with.

    ConsThe biggest challenge of working here is to keep up with the constant changes. Typically change is great but when there is strong a strong leadership team to relay those changes and communicate effectively it gets difficult to keep up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your strongest employees instead of baby-ing the more incompetent ones. Focus on the people that are valuable.

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