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Updated December 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people make up the core of the business (in 15 reviews)

  • Great work environment, people, challenges (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • High stress considering how inconsequential this job is (in 8 reviews)

  • no one seems to care about either employees or clients - the service provided is getting poorer every day but no one seems to care (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Inside Sales Representative"

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

    I worked at PR Newswire full-time

    Pros

    Great friendly atmosphere. Room for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Not enough training, and commission decreases once sales goals are met consecutively.

    Advice to Management

    Please invest in better training resources.


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    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PR Newswire full-time

    Pros

    For a very large global company, they are very collaborative. There are some incredible and smart people there who truly know the industry and want to do what's best for their clients.

    Cons

    New commission plans are very delayed every year, sometimes not released until April or May. This makes it challenging to understand what your goals are and what you need to try to accomplish as you hit the ground running at the beginning of each year.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your employees value and worth. Make sure you keep a focus on that so that your good employees don't just become a number after the large merger.

  3. "Great Place To Work Great People"

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

    I worked at PR Newswire full-time

    Pros

    I was really lucky to work at this company. Great people make up the core of the business. The management and higher-ups are all smart people and very much care about you personally and your professional development. Good benefits and lots of places you can move to once you learn the business and products.

    Cons

    Cision may make some changes to the policy's and benefits that make PR Newswire so great. I say MAY though as any company buyout could bring these sort of things.

    Advice to Management

    Always keep those core values of employees and customers! Loyalty will continue as well!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Post Cision Acquisition"

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

    I worked at PR Newswire full-time

    Pros

    Decent starting Pay. If you keep your head down you can coast for years.

    Cons

    Salary increases are minimal. No matter how hard you work it never gets recognized.

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off the people who do the work.


  5. "Great Co-Workers"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PR Newswire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people, learned so much from Finance Director, VP of Finance, and CFO.

    Cons

    Company purchased and normal changes that come along with that kind of transaction

    Advice to Management

    Not familiar with new management team from Cision but the PRNewswire folks have great vision. Keep up the good work!


  6. "Nice people, overall good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PR Newswire full-time

    Pros

    The good, hard working, nice people are what makes it a good place to work. Everyone was fairly honest, hard working and sociable for the most part.

    Cons

    Stuck to old, legacy billing systems and products.


  7. "PR Newswire"

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    Former Employee - Senior Media Researcher in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Media Researcher in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PR Newswire (Less than a year)

    Pros

    PR Newswire is a great company. I can honestly not thing of a single negative comment to make about it. Its parent company, UBM, sold it to Cision, which is the company who laid people off. I have no opinion on Cision as I wasn't there long enough to know it. But I was nearly 20 years with PRN and it is a fantastic company that treats its employees like people, not robots. I still love PRN!

    Cons

    This site is making me fill this in but I do not have any negatives.

    Advice to Management

    I am not familiar with the current CEO so I am leaving that rating blank. But he must be good as the company is still good.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Director of Business Development"

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    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people to work for and they seem to really care about their employees. The compensation is very competitive in the industry.

    Cons

    Could be more opportunities to advance in company.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great starter job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PR Newswire (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -decent pay for 1st or 2nd job out of college
    -nice amount of PTO (before acquisition, not sure what it is now)
    -good health insurance plans

    Cons

    In the beginning, I loved working for PR Newswire, and made good money doing so. Ultimately, you see the favoritism set in and people become disgruntled with no way to vent the frustrations to management.

    The main goal of the company is to make more money every year in sales but pay employees less in the process.

    An unbelievable amount of inappropriate behavior and office politics lead people to eventually leave. They typically don't fire people but in exchange, slowly drive people out through calculated tactics in which the people eventually quit because they have no other option.

     If you desire to work in an office that is just like High School in its "clique"-iness and popularity contest atmosphere, this is the place. However, there are some people that are so dumb you're surprised they even graduated high school, let alone college.

    Advice to Management

    Be less fake and tell the truth. Get to the point in meetings and don't speak to us like we are children.


  10. ""Meh""

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PR Newswire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Clear pathways for advancement but clear favoritism gets in the way. I call it a good "starter job" but not a career.

    Cons

    Females not advanced as often as males, despite more female editors. Company not very forward thinking or strategic. Training and marketing depts inevitably lose their staff after a bad sales year. People have sex in the handicapped bathroom. Maturity level is garbage.


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