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Cision CEO Kevin Akeroyd
Kevin Akeroyd
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  1. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management was always supportive and trusted judgement. Teleworking was encouraged if productivity was maintained. Benefits and insurance were on par with other companies and salaries competitive.

    Cons

    The company is constantly growing and from an IT side, these create regular challenges and insecurities with roadmaps. Other than that the environment was always good

    Cision2019-04-15
  2. "A pleasant day at work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friendly people - Free to try out anything in terms of the technology stack. - Flexible WFH options - Challenging work - Great work-life balance

    Cons

    At times, acquisitions are a little frustrating. a laid back culture sometimes gets you bored.

    Cision2019-04-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ethical, Transparent"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    12 acquisitions over 5 years have been painful, and we've felt it. It helps, though, that CEO and senior leadership continues to actually show up in our offices, keep everyone focused on the vision and mission, and takes the hard questions face to face and gives honest answers

    Cons

    Trying to change the tires while the care is going around the track at 300 mph

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up - you can't communicate frequently enough

    Cision2019-03-27
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cision full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are nice, office is conveniently located, flexible PTO/benefits/WFH

    Cons

    The pay is literal garbage.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they are worth, and maybe you can stop the churn and retain good employees.

    Cision2019-04-08
  5. Helpful (8)

    "A Hell of Cubicles"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers and lower management were good people.

    Cons

    Poor pay, no path for growth or advancement, our office eventually closed. This is pre-merger. Any opportunity to move to a different department where there might be advancement narrowed to nothing. I was a Video Editor but the company called us “Production Technicians” in order to severely underpay us.

    Advice to Management

    From what I can tell, they haven’t changed. Pay people what they’re worth, pretend you care.

    Cision2019-03-29

    Cision Response

    April 15, 2019Senior Recruiter

    I want to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am sorry that your experience at Cision did not match our intention of being an employer of choice. Since your time with the company, we have made large investments into our employee workplaces and investment in learning ...

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    "Hired and laid off within two quarters"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cision full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with and led on the floor each day were wonderful. The Morrisville office had a decent setup. There was some flexibility to work from home depending on your boss. The industry is also rather interesting.

    Cons

    I went through several rounds of interviews here over the course of several weeks before starting in the fall of 2018. I actually took a sizable pay cut and left a company I had known for many years all because I thought the world of PR was intriguing and the office was much closer to my home. Throughout the process I was also assured that Cision was very invested in the Morrisville office and that there would be many...

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    Advice to Management

    I along with most of my team were hired and then let go within a six month period. For senior leadership to not only spend such a huge amount of money and time on hiring these people only to completely change course mere months later but to do so with such utter disregard for the lives or careers of those let go shows how incompetent and morally disgusting the leadership team is. If you're a job seeker and considering...

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    Cision2019-04-07

    Cision Response

    April 15, 2019Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We regret to hear you time here was so negative. This is not a typical employee experience. We obviously do our best to avoid removing any positions and take those actions seriously. However, with our continued growth we did have ...

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  7. "Solid company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cision full-time

      Pros

      Invests in growing the business

      Cons

      Fast paced growth causing growing pains

      Cision2019-03-13
    • Helpful (5)

      "Stay Away"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Cision full-time

      Pros

      - smart colleagues - decent salary - laid back atmosphere

      Cons

      None of the pros matter since the place has gone down the drain after the acquisition of TrendKite.

      Advice to Management

      C-level execs: keep sinking the ship!

      Cision2019-04-10
    • Helpful (13)

      "Could prevent massive layoffs"

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      Former Employee - Software in Chicago, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great quality people Flexible work hours

      Cons

      Trying to turn profitable for few years with many acquisitions. Mass layoffs just to show balance sheet with profit.

      Advice to Management

      New shiny object (Trendkite) application seemed to way to go which I totally get it. Why we couldn't have built better in house application? Because product had agenda to carry over customers from legacy platform and we were told to build/move same functionality to new application with same infrastructure. Instead building more efficient and smart, we have built hybrid system with lots tons and tons useless features....

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      Cision2019-03-06
    • "Cision"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Cision full-time

        Pros

        Great place to work for

        Cons

        There is nothing that I could think of

        Cision2019-03-04
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