At Cision, we connect organisations to critical information and insight that enables them to control and manage their reputation across all media platforms.
Our analysis and insights team create the bespoke reports and coverage summaries that are crucial – and they’re recruiting for data analysts to join them. We talk to Thaneya to find out what happens in the world of Cision analysis…
How long have you worked here?
Almost two years. I started as a data analyst in May 2016 and just recently got promoted to a senior data analyst.
How did your background lead you here?
It wasn’t actually my background that led me here – I graduated from university with a Criminology and Psychology degree and was a sales order processor for two years, but I was still wasn’t sure about what field I really wanted to go into. My friend was working for Cision as a research analyst and referred me for the role as he knew I liked dealing with data and spotting errors, and the rest is history.
What do you like most about working for us?
Although it sounds like a cliché, it definitely has to be the people. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming and they just put you at ease from the moment you start working in the department.
Describe a typical day as a data analyst?
I don’t think there is such a thing as a ‘typical day’ as you work on accounts that all have different objectives and requirements. Each brief has different elements that the client is particularly interested in, so you soon learn what is important to each client and base your focus on that.
How would you describe the work environment?
I would say that the work environment is very friendly! Everyone is always on hand to help, and as it is a big department, there is a lot of knowledge within the people here and someone will always be able to answer your question.
This is also a very hard-working department and I guess we follow the ‘work hard, play hard’ routine as you are more than likely to find us at ‘Spoons on a Friday night!
How would you describe the work/ life balance here?
I think it varies for each individual, but it all depends on how you manage your time and know what tasks need to be prioritised and what can be pushed back to the next day. There are days where you may have a deliverable due the next day and you have to stay a little later to make sure it gets done, but there may be other days where your day isn’t as packed and on those particular days, you can take advantage of the alternative start times benefit and leave the office by 4pm.
What is your greatest achievement in this role?
I think my greatest achievement would be progressing into a senior role after only being here for a year and a half. Working for a company that had clear progression routes was something that attracted me to this place when I was looking to leave my old job as there were not many chances of progressing there.
Name three things you think it takes to succeed at our organisation?
Being proactive, knowing what tasks need to be prioritised and attention to detail, especially when you are dealing with the data.
Does Cision sound like somewhere you would thrive? Have a look at the roles in more depth and apply today.