Who we are
Cien, Inc. is a Silicon Valley style startup with offices in Barcelona, Spain, Miami Beach, Florida and in Dallas, TX.
The rapid improvements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) will soon change how everyone works. At Cien we want to help people and companies be more productive: to understand what drives sales productivity and guide companies to improve it using AI.
We are a people-data company. This means we unlock value from hard data while also analyzing intangible human factors. Cien looks beyond key performance indicators and takes into account the human and behavioral elements that impact sales professionals and steers them towards the shortest path to success.
The founding team members have all had major previous SaaS company successes, and this time they strive to make something 100 times better than before - hence the name Cien! Part of that aim is to build the best workplace possible to support our employees -- through great benefits, workplace design, perks and culture.
We are growing fast and are always looking for more awesome people… are you one of them?
What we believe in
Great People = Great Product
We believe that the only way to build a ground-breaking product is to have an extraordinary team. Our employees are at the heart of every project we work on, so we strive to give them everything they need to both love their job and give it their all. We all grow working alongside other great people and our employees’ happiness is a top priority.
Purpose and Urgency
We strive to make smart, confident decisions and act on them quickly, focusing on the impact it has on our customers. For us, it's all about results and tackling challenges day in and day out. When we solve one problem, we look for a bigger one. We help our co-workers and we take on more responsibilities when we can. We treat each day and every moment like it’s urgent, which means we give our best to push forward towards our goals.
Whether we’re working on our next product release, our next team offsite or on personal career development, we are always looking to go the extra mile and enjoy being challenged to reach our full potential. Maybe it has to do with the fact that we consider ourselves innately curious and lifelong learners. Perhaps it’s because we work with the latest technology and go all out for our customers. No matter the reason, we are always on the lookout for opportunities to improve everything we do.
Do the Right Thing
The main way to build and maintain trust as a business, an employer and a team member is by following a simple rule: do what you say you’ll do and act with integrity. We urge people to be passionate, collaborative, open and positive...then, success will follow. We pride ourselves on cultivating a work environment where we share a strong work ethic and welcome our differences. After all, our company will be richest if we let all members contribute in their own distinct way, appreciating the differences in roles, education, backgrounds, interests, skills, characters, points of view and so on. We simply want everyone around us to feel safe and empowered to bring all of who they are to the work they do.
Work Hard and Play Harder
Our goal is high-reaching and we are aiming to be extraordinary. In the rapidly changing environment that we are in, this means that we will be constantly challenged and pushed in many directions (it also means there will never be a dull moment!).
We thrive on chaos and enjoy moving forward as a team. We like to celebrate small and big wins, take time to have lunch together and get to know each other. We are strong believers that in order to do our best, we need to have a bias towards action, but we also make sure that we enjoy the ride at the same time. After all, we are here for the long run.
Always be cool
We have one rule to make sure we all love coming to work here: “always be cool”. Being cool and respectful to the people around us is the main reason why such a diverse team like ours (11+ nationalities coming from all sorts of backgrounds and experiences) can work so well together. We aim to build the best workplace possible to support our employees -- through our benefits, workplace design, perks and culture.
We are a tech startup staffed with amazing people full of ideas. That means that the only way is up. Each employee is key to our success and we empower everyone to make an impact. There is always space to add value and push projects from the bottom up.
It’s in our core to Measure What Matters so we strive to collect as much feedback as possible to improve our employees’ well being and happiness. We send a weekly survey to our employees so they can share their thoughts about everything: from what type of snacks they would like to have to how the relationships with their managers and peers are going. Curious to know what our employees think about Cien? Check out our Glassdoor profile!
Bring Your Whole Self to Work
Work should always be about learning. We are strong supporters of the 70/20/10 professional learning rule, so we ensure that we provide employees with the proper resources to move forward in their career.
70% comes from job-related experiences - our employees are faced with challenging problems and have a lot of autonomy to look for innovative solutions.
20% comes from interactions with others - we work cross-functionally and all of our team members are aligned under our shared goal.
10% comes from formal educational events - we know there is no “one size fits all" when it comes to training and development. That’s why we offer our employees a tuition benefit so they can choose the learning experience that will get them to the next step in their professional lives.
Feel healthy and energized
To make sure we have a moment to recharge and take breaks, we provide (free) healthy snacks, beverages, fresh fruit and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. We might also have a couple beers in the fridge and some days of unhealthy snacks, but those are for special occasions :)
Since plenty of water and food are not enough to feel energized throughout the day, we also offer our employees an individual fitness benefit. This applies to gym membership, yoga studio membership, or whatever activity our employees want to do to stay fit.
Organize our workday and time off
Our official start time is 10:00. Employees can attend an early gym class or sleep in longer to start their workday full of energy. We know that everyone here is committed to do their best so we are against micromanaging and all for autonomy.
Every employee is invested in getting things done on time and with accountability, so we know that when someone is taking vacation days it won't stop us in achieving our high-reaching goals.
No dress code
When we say “bring your whole self to work”, we mean it. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable: high heels, flip flops, shirts, jeans, suits...it’s all good, just wear something.
Time to connect
Every Friday at 4:30 PM is the Cien Town Hall, where we informally discuss any topic both professional and personal, have some snacks and drinks, and even enjoy musical guests.
Celebrate great work: at the end of every quarter we organize a team outing where we can have fun together and recharge our energy for the next one.
Choose your tech:
We want everyone to succeed from day one, so we give each new hire the option of using Mac or PC.