This week’s Featured Employee, Arjun, joined the Cision family in June 2013. Arjun is a Senior Account Manager, Team Lead based out of Cision’s London, U.K. office. He Studied Media and Advertising at the University of East London.
When asked what his greatest accomplishment at Cision is, Arjun replies, “becoming a team leader. I started as an Account Manager and a year later I was leading my own team!”
Q: If you aren’t at your desk, where are you most likely?
A: If I’m not at my desk I’m solving client queries with the Customer Service team (those guys are legends) or I’m sitting with other colleagues helping them out with questions they may have around clients, products and prices. Or I’ve just gone to get a green tea!
Q: What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?
A: I love going away, so I’m always planning a new trip! Other than that I’m a massive fan of Japanese art so I’m always looking for cool hidden galleries across London. I also love going to the gym, I’m training myself right now to do a fully balanced handstand (do you know how hard that is, damn).
Q: If you could pick anyone in the world to have lunch with, who would it be and why?
A: Right, who would I pick.. Hayo Miyazaki a japanese director and the co founder of Studio Ghibli – His animated movies are incredible I would just sit there and pick his brain! His creativity is off the chart!
Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: Fajitas (Can’t go wrong!)
Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A: I’m sure you guys have guessed this one by now… Japan. But I guess I would have to go check it out before I move there, other than that I did contemplate moving to Chicago and Canada – purely because I believe they have beautiful cities and amazing cultures.
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
A: A compass, when I was in Tanzania I went into a small shop in the middle of nowhere and picked up a compass which cost me next to nothing, when I brought it back to London and into an antique store turns out it was made of gold!
Q: What’s the one word you would choose to describe yourself?
Q: What’s some advice you would give a new employee for being successful at Cision?
A: Stay focused, plan ahead and make sure you have set your goals. Cision is a great company to work for and to grow your career so Good Luck!