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Cision Overview
Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Cision is a leading media communication technology and analytics company that enables communicators to effectively manage their earned media programs in coordination with paid and owned channels to drive business impact. As the creator of the Cision Communication ... Read more

Mission: Delivering the Ultimate Technology to Power Your Story!

Company Updates

  • Cision unveils the Cision Communication Cloud™!

    Welcome to the Future of Earned Media Communications | Cision

    It wouldn't quite be accurate for me to write that "earned media is back," because to many communicators, it never actually left. In fact, 81 percent of marketers view earned media as more than or equally effective as paid media.

  • Cision welcomes Kevin Akeroyd to the role of Global CEO!

    Cision's Journey Continues: Thoughts From Our New CEO | Cision

    Over the years, I have found that a big part of being prepared for the future is understanding the past. Today, as I embark on an exciting new chapter and challenge, I can't help but reflect back on 25 years of twists and turns in the road that brought me here.

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Cision – Why Work For Us?


Cision: Power Your Story.

As the leading global media intelligence company, Cision serves the complete workflow of today’s communications, social media and content marketing professionals. Offering the industry’s most comprehensive PR and social software, rich analytics and a Global Insights team, we enable clients to improve their marketing and strengthen data-driven decision making.



Research exciting career opportunities at Cision and be part of the innovative team that is creating the next wave of PR and media solutions.

What's kept us cutting edge for more than a century? Innovators like you.

At Cision, we believe that staying in the lead means always moving forward. That's why we are committed to finding and keeping the best and brightest people as part of our team. After all, it's our people that fuel our innovation, service our customers, and keep Cision at the forefront of PR and media solutions, technologies and services. Do you have what it takes to join our team?


The Cision Work Culture

Passionate people from around the world, connected to a common vision.

Passion. Innovation. Commitment.

Cision is a diverse group of people from every region of the globe. Separated by oceans, time zones, geography and languages. With different backgrounds, cultures and customs. Yet we all share one common vision: to create the best possible place for the world's communicators and media professionals to connect.

Our staff is passionate about what they do each day, because of what we do together as an organization. Leading the industry in helping communicators navigate, stay ahead of, and capitalize on the evolving media landscape.

At Cision, you not only get a front-row seat to the innovative tools and technology powering the next-generation of communication - you get to be among the first to use them, making history and bringing never-before-seen capabilities to our clients. All to help communicators get their story out efficiently and effectively. Through traditional media, social media and whatever comes next.

Working in an industry that's always evolving requires a specific kind of person. Individuals who not only embrace change, but can provoke it as well, find a place where they can thrive at Cision.

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    "Opportunity if you can see it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beltsville, MD
    Positive Outlook

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


    It's crazy to me that so many people are saying there isn't opportunity...we're in the middle of a huge acquisition, obviously things are going to be a bit stalled right now. I truly believe that the business opportunities on the other side of this will be pretty incredible. Just gotta stick it out.

    Pros of Cision aside from that are vast. Great benefits and PTO, plus all those little office things that help make the day more enjoyable. Cool office, gym, free starbucks/soda, food trucks, etc.

    My favorite part is the people. Through all of it, they make you want to stay.


    If you don't like change or have a hard time handling it, this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Most of your employees realize that this is a crazy time for everyone right now. We see your vision and we're following it. This company has so much opportunity and we can see it right along with you. Just make sure that hard work and loyalty pays off in the end.

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Cision Interviews



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    Business Development Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cision (Chicago, IL) in April 2017.


    Job was posted on Built in Chicago and I applied early February. I was contacted perhaps a day or so later to set up an initial phone screening. Very pleasant, very friendly. Was moved on to the second phone interview with the hiring manager. That went much differently from the first. I initially didn't receive a phone call from the hiring manager and waited for an hour or so, then emailed my point of contact, so we rescheduled. On the day that I was supposed to have the interview, I STILL didn't receive a phone call, waited again, and then emailed my point of contact AGAIN. They apologized and said the hiring manager was very busy, and rescheduled it for later that day. I received the phone call 10 minutes late of the rescheduled time and finally talked to the hiring manager.

    The hiring manager seemed incredibly disinterested and seemed to be pulling questions out of thin air (should've known, this exact thing was mentioned in a review on Glassdoor previously). The phone call was short and I didn't get a chance to sell myself.

    Horrified, I quickly emailed my contact again and asked for a second go. At this stage, there was a ton of miscommunication between me and my two points of contact, and the hiring manager so they rescheduled it anyways.

    Second phone interview with a *different* manager was successful. Fantastic conversation.

    A day or so later I was invited for an in-person interview scheduled for two weeks later.

    In the mean time, I was requested to take a Wonderlic exam & prepare a 10 minute pitch for the interview. The Wonderlic exam was in two parts, 1. A ton of (unnecessary) math problems and 2. personality.

    Upon interview day, I did not have to make a formal pitch to the two people interviewing me (one which included the first hiring manager) but was asked questions that related to it (so make sure your pitch's answers are well rehearsed!). Interview went extremely well. Made them laugh at one point, visibly lighted the hiring manager's (still uninterested) mood. Hiring manager told me out the gate that they were waiting for the "class" start date (training?) and would give me a call in two weeks once they had it. The other person who'd also been interviewing me asked if i had any other offers, if i needed an answer now, or if I could sit tight at my current position until they straightened it out. I told them I DID have other offers, but was gunning for this one, so I could sit tight (retrospect, I should've asked for an answer right make sure you guys do that!!!).

    Two weeks later around early April, I received an email stating that they'd chosen another candidate, and the position was reposted the next day.

    Waste of time.

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Cision Awards & Accolades

  • High Performer: Who Tops Chicago Tech – Cision, G2 Crowd, 2016
  • Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago, Built in Chicago, 2016
  • U.S. Power List – CEO Peter Granat (ranked #44), PR Week, 2016
  • Best Content Analytics Solution – Cision PR Edition, SIIA - Codie Awards, 2016
  • Best Business Information Solution – Cision PR Edition, SIIA - Codie Awards, 2016
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