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Updated August 8, 2017
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  • Very little room for advancement (in 9 reviews)

  • There's not a lot of room for growth outside of the sales department (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Opportunity if you can see it"

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

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  2. "Good company. Lots of changes recently"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cision full-time

    Pros

    Highly focused on growth and dominating their industry
    Very good training before, during and on-going

    Cons

    Company is going through growing pains
    Many internal changes happening with integrating staff, products, services due to acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Cision Employee Review"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cision full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic Colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Management, Product Issues, Poor Compensation

    Advice to Management

    Management is very inconsistent and has been since my beginning at the company. Comes from the top down. Compensation is below the industry standard.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Introduction Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cision full-time

    Pros

    Great company if you are looking to get your feet wet in the PR or Software Dev. world.

    Cons

    The pay for anything under a developer is lacking, and the C-Suite Execs are more interested in expanding the business beyond their bandwidth than fairly compensating their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Refocus your efforts on the quality of your workforce and the compensation. A nice building and an espresso machine doesn't pay the bills.


  5. "Ever-changing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cision full-time

    Pros

    Business grows quickly
    Great work environment

    Cons

    If you don't like a fast pace this may not be for you


  6. "Media Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Media Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Media Researcher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture. Strong teams and caring supervisors.

    Cons

    A lot of new products coupled with people leaving. Made it hard sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cision full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job work/life balance was good

    Cons

    Weak compensation has led to low morale. Management has no strategic vision.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together before it's too late

  8. "Changing quickly"

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

    I worked at Cision full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cision has a lot of positives. There are many people who have worked at PRN for close to a decade and continue to work there. They are generous with time off and included same-sex partners in benefits before it was in all the states. They do frequent charity events and, since having Cision join as parent company, have invested in technology to make the job tools more useful/up-to-date. Some of the roles (operations) require a high degree of both speed and accuracy. Some thrive on this, while others burn out or become fearful of losing their jobs from making mistakes. Still, there are a wide variety of opportunities if you're willing to cross-train and find your niche.

    Cons

    So much is changing so quickly that it's difficult to keep everyone up to speed. The entire C-suite is now a bunch of white dudes with 1 woman representing HR. The company has not figured out how to support smaller teams within the company, mostly focusing on the needs of the largest departments. Some benefits have become less generous as the companies merged, and several rounds of layoffs have occurred leading up to their going public.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide trainings for managers. Find meaningful ways to incorporate diversity into your culture. Take the time to identify and connect with the appropriate internal stakeholders when planning for changes. Realize that some leaders have more responsibilities than is humanly possible to be attentive to and that small but important initiatives might be lost because of it.


  9. "Exciting but chaos"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cision (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positioning aggressively in an emerging market

    Cons

    Lack of concise and consistent communication to masses.


  10. "Press release editor"

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    Former Employee - Associate Editor in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I suppose the benefits

    Cons

    Everything else; you're an indentured servant and not a real editor

    Advice to Management

    Make the training more fluid and simplified. Don't promise 4 weeks of training and then change it to 6 the first day of training; that's cheating employees out of pay. Bait and switch: supposedly an editor, but more of a customer service representative and sales! Total falsities with job description.


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