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comScore Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
138 Reviews
3.2
138 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/ Life balance is there and we get laptops to work from home for any emergencies (in 12 reviews)

  • Most coworkers are very smart, a lot to learn from them; laid back work environment (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Lousy work-life balance, no training or support for promising rising stars (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    All about making clients happy, not delivering a good product

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    Former Employee - Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Reston, VA

    I worked at comScore full-time

    Pros

    Flexible about work hours, dress code, IT policy. Lots of free food, lunches, happy hours. Relatively high starting salaries for younger employees.

    Cons

    Clients are never told no. Data integrity is not important to most managers. Priority is making clients happy by delivering data that gives clients 'good news' whether or not the data is sound. Result is 'yes men' get ahead in the company while people who question data quality do not.

    Too many layers of management, VPs report to other VPs who report to senior VPs who report to Executive VPs...

    Salaries are ok, but no bonuses for employees below Director level. 401k match is so small its almost nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute system of checks on data integrity or make changes to reporting structure to remove incentives for salespeople to mislead clients to increase sales numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to start a career but it really matters which team you're on

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Reston, VA

    I have been working at comScore full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, flexible hours, generous time off policy. A good place to start out and make friends and get your feet wet in the corporate culture.

    Cons

    Some teams promote their employees all the time, some don't at all which seems unfair. Management tends to play favorites and those who aren't in the "in-crowd" can be left behind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites. Consider not waiting until the last minute to solve problems and forcing everyone to scramble.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Focal point of innovation in the industry

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Reston, VA

    I have been working at comScore full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sharp, creative people with tremendous drive to creating new solutions. A playground for trailblazers. Solid meritocracy where high performers are recognized and rewarded.

    Cons

    Pressure of being first to market can create fire drills. Disconnect in communication between senior leadership and staff make it difficult for some to see their contribution to the bigger picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communicate corporate vision to general staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great as a start for a career, but its down hill after that

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at comScore

    Pros

    Great at the start. Projects are pretty interesting and great exposure

    Cons

    Cant learn much because everything is fake!
    Loads of politics and its not an ideal company to be in for more than 2 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to watch the potential and start noticing hard working employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    comScore is smart but not perfect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at comScore full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Top notch clients- top notch co workers - learning a lot - a company with a lot of bright people- I really like working for comScore- even if I have some very big cons.

    Cons

    Long hours- low pay and client expectations are not set correctly. No one ever tells a client no. Speaking up is not welcomed. You feel like things aren't open and available to most people. Little to no room to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to speak up- a lot of great people are at comScore - let them shine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Product Manager Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Product Manager Intern in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Product Manager Intern in Reston, VA

    I worked at comScore part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People were helpful
    They treat their interns well
    High probability, IF YOU NETWORK WELL, of converting into full-time

    Cons

    NEED to network well, not just do your work well.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    A Big Disappointment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at comScore full-time

    Pros

    All I could come up with is:

    1. Work with "big name" companies.

    2. Work with "real time" data.

    ... it's a short list, I know.

    Cons

    1. Very cliquish; difficult to "break in" to the group. Some long-time employees treat you with disrespect because you're "the new guy" so I found it very difficult to fit in.

    2. While they talk about work-life balance, they don't actually practice it. You're to be "plugged in" all the time. They want you online on your company-issued laptop and they "strongly encourage" you to set up your work email on your personal cell phone, too. It basically becomes a 24-hour per day job.

    Get an email at 2:15AM? You better answer it! If you wait until you get to the office in the morning, you'll be questioned about why you didn't answer it, lectured as to how important it is that you be "in the loop" and then

    3. Telecommuting is offered, but there definition is a little different. They'll let you work from home, but that's after a 10+ hour day of working in the office.

    4. Talent flight. I would hear the conversations in the break room or cafeteria of people who were openly complaining about the environment and their desire to leave as soon as they can. I wasn't surprised when I would hear that so-and-so had left to work for another company.

    5. Rumor mongering! Goodness gracious but there was always someone talking about someone else! Now that I think about it, this is tied to Cons #1....

    6. Questionable practices and methodologies. They are in a competitive market but I saw "smudging of numbers" -- "Is that a 1 or a 7? Let's see how it works out with both and go with the one that gives us the best answer!"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't even dare to give them any advice. They already have all the answers; and, if they don't, they'll make them up as they go along and hope it works out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Director in New York, NY

    I worked at comScore full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Innovative products and dynamic learning community, teamwork orientation

    Cons

    High churn rate and lack of onboarding support

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    comScore is an analytics company, not tech, that moves slowly and is very reactionary to market need.

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    Former Employee - Senior Client Services Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Client Services Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I worked at comScore full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have a great brand name.

    Cons

    Slow moving and very obviously not a dynamic moving company.

  11.  

    Great place for fresh out of College- not so great for experienced professionals.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at comScore full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Laid back environment
    -Great people
    -casual dressing
    -lots of office activities

    Cons

    -very low salaries as compared to industry standerds
    -Every second person is a manager of some kind
    -Promotion is not based upon performance but rather on the years you have been with the company- thus a lot of unworthy people end up becoming managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The middle layer of management needs to be smaller- too many managers spoil the broth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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