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comScore Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
132 Reviews

3.1
132 Reviews
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comScore Chief Executive Officer Serge Matta
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/ Life balance is there and we get laptops to work from home for any emergencies (in 9 reviews)

  • Very smart people who work hard and are willing to help (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • While they talk about work-life balance, they don't actually practice it (in 10 reviews)

  • can have long hours depending on client and project (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interesting Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Great product, niche market for the products and services that they offer. Incredibly valuable to customers, and companies that utilize comScore data to make business decisions. Very much a self-directed work environment, not alot of clock watching from management. Easy to move up the ranks in some groups. They love to promote from within.

    Cons

    Management can be a little overbearing at times, from the top down. CEO is a bit of a control freak, "smartest guy in the room" syndrome, though often he is. Internal promotion is nice, but historically had not always been based on merit as much as tenure and as a retention tool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating, remember what made you successful as a small company. CEO needs to release the reigns in many areas. Delegate better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Better than any college education in understanding the competitive internet environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Analyst  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Client Service Analyst in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Work/Life balance good for pay. 1st year already travel

    Cons

    A growing public company with high performance goals allows for growth potential but quite a bit of stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A strong network of mentors for career development is a must have for the near future of comScore. Other firms in the industry propel the direction of their employees with a strong set of resources.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life and times at comScore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Very intelligent, bright work force.

    Cons

    Salaries are below market in a very expensive area to live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to maintain small startup culture. The 2% matching on the 401(k) is pitiful.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Creative and a Friendly Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    -Creative co-workers, Innovative
    -Friendly people
    -Chance to showcase your creativity, ideas
    -Intern given same importance as a full time employee
    -Decent salary

    Cons

    -Managers should be good leaders

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    An emerging leader who will hopefully play their cards right.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Innovative product line with impressive technical advancements. Small company / team dynamic with big company presence. comScore is an authority in their field.

    Cons

    Selection of management has nothing to do with an ability to lead. Compensation is competitive at best, but usually below market in areas that count the most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale the company at all departments, to meet the challenges of rapid, positive growth. Provide resources where needed, to ensure product line maximizes its potential.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work if you are independent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    High energy, fast growing, exciting place. Lots is happening. comscore offers employees great advancement opportunities. A lot of smart people you can learn from and marquee client names. Tremendous information about what is going on in the Internet and Mobile spaces. Smart management helped the company grow and broaden its business base through product innovation and well thought out acquisitions

    Cons

    Too much to do. The company has too many initiatives and people are not always clear on where they fit in. People are generally cooperative but not always. Challenges managing growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great strategic vision. Need to focus on helping the company scale and maiantain work-life balance. like the way the stock price has been trending. Keep doing the right things. Keep the company entrepreneurial,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work with intelligent, data-driven, analytical co-workers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Reston, VA

    Pros

    comScore really is a great place to grow your skills set. There is a lot of autonomy given and you are expected to perform well. It means pressure and maybe less structure regarding direction, but as long as you like that sort of thing, comScore is a great place to work

    Cons

    The company is still somewhat in start-up mode. There are not a ton of documented processes or easy knowledge sharing outside of talking with people. That works well when the office is small, but comScore now has hundreds of employees in multiple locations, so you have to be more proactive in contacting the right people to answer your questions than you would at a larger company that has a lot of internal documentation standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Productivity is peaking with the available resources. To continue to improve and growth the business, management needs to invest in human resources. Times are tough, but you have to make that investment now for the payoff later.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place for analytical-oriented people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing Solutions  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing Solutions in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    mid-sized, growing company with great brand in cool market space - get to see everything that's going on in the Internet, mobile, video, etc. CEO (Magid) and Chairman (Gian) are top-flight people and managers - great leaders.

    Cons

    Pockets of 'cliques' exist and some unnecessary politics, although overall good people. I worked in the Chicago office, where the layout is "honeycombed" (bunch of offices). I prefer a more open layout that encourages employee interaction more (more typical in tech).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    break down the walls in the Chicago office (or move). upon exit of employees, ask if they think that politics in comScore was 'greater than normal'

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Excellent culture, fast pace, interesting work

    Cons

    No retirement benefits, no education benefits, lots of people with very little training have come up through the ranks from college and have little insight about tackling new problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better training, and hire more innovative people for the analyst roles.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    comScore has great potential, esp for recent grads

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    Pros

    They offer a competitive salary for recent graduates and great learning opportunities.

    Cons

    No 401k match as it is not weathering the recession well. Also, they need to train their managers how to manage people. Sometimes not a good work/life balance, either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay positive, have a plan, and give us solid direction.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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