comScore Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
133 Reviews

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133 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 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.  

    Still developing, but headed in the right direction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Intern in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Smart workforce and very flexible management (though I've heard this varies by department). Work-life balance was very good, though it can get busy during certain months. There are many opportunities to try your hand in different areas of the business and management is open to development opportunities.

    Cons

    Client expectations can sometimes be unreasonable as well as management's catering to client whims.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue rewarding employees for good work and presenting opportunities for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good launching pad - horrible management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Client Service Analyst  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Client Service Analyst in Reston, VA

    I worked at comScore full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Talented, smart co-workers. Exposure to a wide variety of brands and clients. The industry is growing and the job is fast-paced. You are always learning something new and trying to get recruited by clients and other players in the digital space. comScore is very well known and respected.

    Cons

    Management does not do a good job of retaining talent.
    Performance is not compensated adequately or fairly across different departments.
    Some teams can be very "clique-ish" and do not recognize internal problems such as poor management skills and employee turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I very much agree with some of the below comments regarding management, especially this one: High turnover in a particular department is a sign that the manager isn't doing a very good job. It truly is a shame to lose good workers because of one persons poor management skills.

    This could not be more true. Stop enabling terrible managers! They may do their day to day jobs well but if they are the reason you are losing the rest of your talent pool then they should not be managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Start for a new graduate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Good start salary. Learning curve is very high so you can learn tons of stuff.
    Good for your logic thinking ability. Relatively easy to be promoted to senior analyst.

    Cons

    Poor management. Lots of people are newly promoted to the leadership and they don't know how to coordinate different groups and give recognition which can be seen as incentives for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Reston, VA

    I have been working at comScore full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with smart people. Lot of things to learn..

    Cons

    Few management people are narrow minded which doesnt allow to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use people well with their capabilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    overall, good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    some telecommuting permitted; nice coworkers and colleagues

    Cons

    long day so telecommuting helped

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great to be part of a growing company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Reston, VA

    I worked at comScore full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Upward mobility for smart, creative, hardworking people; solid senior management team; flexibility given to top performers; great industry

    Cons

    Lack of investment in people management skill development; very aggressive revenue goals create a lot of stress from top-down; very data-heavy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create avenues for young analysts to get exposure and make an impact; collect feedback from the bottom of the organization to better understand the effectiveness of middle management; do more internal education -- everyone that works there should be an expert in digital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging and interesting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Manager  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Reston, VA

    I have been working at comScore full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Creating new technology and products all the time
    Work with a lot of very intelligent people
    Laid back office atmosphere and culture

    Cons

    Layoffs - across the board and targeted (4 rounds in 5.5 years working here).
    Sales staff - often sell garbage and don't support their business post-sale, creating a lot of extra work for those who are expected to deliver.
    Promotions - really only based on tenure, not so much on performance. There are some highly unqualified people working in senior level positions as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out the poor performers and focus more on performance when considering promotions. Don't promise things to clients that you know can't be delivered.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sales Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Smart, hardworking and loyal employees that are often working late nights to meet deadlines and objectives. Loved working with talented people and comScore is full of them.

    Cons

    Executive team needs to drive a vision throughout the organization that all may understand follow. When talent leaves, it is often a result or lack of upside. comScore needs to create a better path of success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vision and messaging comes from the top. This should be driven top down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long hours and a never ending workload.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Reston, VA

    I have been working at comScore full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice office and casual environment.

    Cons

    Feels like your job is on the line every other day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start encouraging work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Something needs changes

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

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

    Pros

    Great/Tablent ppl to work wit, fast/dynamic pace; lots of learning opportunites

    Cons

    unstable management. Limited resource for long term development

    No opinion of CEO

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