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www.comscore.com Reston, VA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Feb 22, 2014
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comScore President, CEO, and Director Magid M. Abraham

Magid M. Abraham

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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It's the worst place I've ever worked!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Reston, VA

I worked at comScore full-time for less than a year

ProsFree drinks & snacks- pretty much to keep you working longer hours

ConsWorst place I've every had the displeasure of working! Starts with HR, there is minimal communication from them, no face time, no orientation time, not there to help you review any info as a new employee- pathetic. Then, there is minimal training which oftentimes the info can be incorrect then you're held accountable for poor communication from your manager! Long hours, I worked over 60hrs /week for 2mos straight without any kind of comp time & they don't pay time & a half you get 1/2 time for anything over 40hrs! What an insult to my hard work & commitment. Then laid off w/ minimal severance pkg, some people were there longer than me didn't get anything, just told to leave! So much prejudice, nepatism/favortism that it is clear they don't like anyone not like them! I hate this place & can't wait to leave, just give me my last paycheck & severance & I'm outta here!

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to manage people, promote from within & stop lying to your staff about hours & some "comscore code" what a joke! You're kiling people, literally with these ridiculous hours & unreasonable expectations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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If you like living in fear of layoffs, this is the place for you

Ad-Ops (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at comScore full-time for less than a year

ProsSnacks. Coffee. New decor. The immediate group of people I worked with were OK. Maybe not the most talkative bunch for me, but to each his own.

ConsI've been sitting on this review I wrote eight months ago, but as I just heard that comScore did ANOTHER round of layoffs (almost exactly a year after I was laid off) I figured it was time to share:

The upper-management that runs their ad-ops area should be ashamed of themselves. The company spent a month and a half recruiting me, interviewing me both in person and over the phone. They made me an offer and I accepted. I gave my two weeks at my job and started at comScore the following Monday. At the end of my third week there I looked over to see the girl that I started with putting her things into a box. They had let her go. I was surprised, but what shocked me even more is I was then called into the manager's office where I was greeted by an HR person from the Reston, VA corporate office.

That's right, I was let go. Along with about 50 other people across the company. Corporations are well within their rights to employ people for as long or as short as they wish, but their reputation deserves the hit if they pull crap like this. To add to the hilarity, my severance package was worth more than the time I spent there.

A couple months later comScore reached out to me to see if I would come back as two people had resigned from the department within a week of each other. I asked for more money or a signing bonus. The recruiter had the audacity to say "if we were to do a bonus it would have to be paid back if you left within a year." I wasn't the one with the commitment issues in this relationship.

I later found the meeting minutes from the quarterly shareholders meeting where it was discussed that they would be reducing costs via layoffs. An extremely short-sighted solution to appease investors.

Thank God the company I was at before comScore called me up and asked me if I wanted to come back. I accepted that with a promotion and significant increase in pay.
This company does not deserve your investment; whether it is as an employee investing in your career, or someone actually foolish enough to buy stock in this outfit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Chicago, IL

I worked at comScore full-time for less than a year

ProsWorking in Willis Tower,

ConsWork/life balance, high TO rate, over promising clients

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Run. Run very far away from this place.

Campaign Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at comScore full-time for less than a year

ProsFree drinks and snacks. In the Chicago office you get to work in the Sears Tower, so that's pretty cool.

ConsI was hired on as a Campaign Manager for their vCE AdEffex product. I left a stable job for this position. Main reason I left was comScore offered me a better salary and normal hours. On the Friday of my third week with them, I was called into my manager's office. There was someone from their Reston, VA HR office on the phone telling me the company was going thru some restructuring and my position was no longer needed. THREE WEEKS after hiring me they just figured that out?!? Poorly managed company to say the least.

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what you do and don't need before hiring.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Try to avoid this opportunity.

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Reston, VA

I worked at comScore full-time for more than a year

ProsThe company has a very convenient location in Reston center (DC metro area), close to metro and bus station and public garages. The company treats you with free coffer, sodas, and potato chips

ConsVery low professional ethic, most of managers are not technically literate. There are lots political games and wasteful meetings. If you are an engineer your promising is impossible unless you have close relationship with high management.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to change the business model to more human valuable sector.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Reston, VA

I worked at comScore

ProsLearn skills like excel and client management that's easily transferable to other jobs

ConsData used is tainted. The act of changing numbers in favor of clients is widespread and evidently entwined in the culture at comScore. People turn their heads but that's why turnover is so high and why I left--you end up not believing you're providing a good/honest product to clients that will positively impact ROI. I have heard people make up panel data to skew in favor of a client! Also, there is no transparency to clients and to internal folks. There's a "locked" folder that details "true sample size" (invisible to client service folks) that have the real sample/panel size... comScore says they have 1 million panelists in the US but at any given time the panel is as low as 500K or less! Horrible business ethics...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not so good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at comScore

ProsPleasant people and nice atmosphere.

ConsThere are limited career opportunities.

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Great place to be fooled

Sales Manager (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at comScore full-time for more than a year

ProsYou can work from your homeoffice, you can get a company car, a laptop and a cellphone
Good products

ConsNot engough space to fill in all the cons in this field, but the most important for me is that they always find a way not to pay or to avoid paying your commission. They chang the conditions on this, on your job title and on your assigned task at any time the like without explantion and communication. NO matter what your contract states the change it to their own discretion. The company has an extrem high employee churn rate.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be honest, say what you do and do what you say and respect your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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