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Neustar Overview

Sterling, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Neustar is a fast-paced, vibrant, and innovative information services company. Our authoritative identity provides over 14,000 companies with relevant and actionable insights that help drive growth, and shape industries. We’ve capitalized on our expertise in real-time ... Read more

Company Updates


    Neustar Reports Rampant Growth of DDoS Attacks in 2016

    Dec 19, 2016 Mitigation of Multi-vector DDoS Attacks Has Increased 322 Percent in 2016; IoT Botnets, DNS-based Attacks and Conventional DDoS Attacks Present On-going Risk December 19, 2016 - STERLING, Va. - Neustar, Inc.


    Neustar Launches Data Directory to Help Brands Create More Valuable Connected Customer Experiences

    Dec 7, 2016 Partnerships with Industry-leading Data Providers Offer Unprecedented Reach While Neustar's Authoritative Identity Powers the Precision Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced new enhancements to PlatformOne™, an award-winning identity data management platform (IDMP), with the release of its Data Directory.

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Neustar – Why Work For Us?


Company Facts

  • Headquarters:
  • Sterling, VA (USA)
  • Founded:
  • 1996
  • President and CEO:
  • Charles E. Gottdiener
  • Employees:
  • Approx. 2,000 worldwide

Neustar is a hotbed of entrepreneurial spirit. In our quest to develop and improve client-focused solutions, we embrace innovation and encourage creativity.

These values are deeply rooted in our culture and transcend everything we do. Our offices are abuzz with bright, energetic minds working on the next big thing, all learning and creating together, and having a lot of fun along the way.

For close to two decades, our advanced solutions and experienced employees have been catalysts for the success of our customers and the performance of our company. Neustar’s vision is to be the single most trusted source of commercial insight and analysis. We are shaping the future of information services by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors, and ecosystem partners.







Center for Learning and Development

At Neustar, we believe in the continuous growth and development of our employees, and that learning should be an experience, rather than an event. We offer an extensive catalog of custom-designed courses and programs that engage learners, and bring market relevant ideas to life. Neustar offers a variety of learning formats to employees, including live classroom training with industry experts, custom-built eLearning courses with multimedia components, such as commercials, simulations and videos, as well as an extensive online course library with over 300 topics.

Innovation Speaker Series

Neustar’s Innovation Speaker Series was designed to inspire our employees to innovate and think in different ways. Our Innovation Speaker Series is intended to educate, inspire, and stir the inner creativity of our employees by experiencing first-hand how industry leaders are addressing big problems.

Past Innovation Speakers:

Vint Cerf – Referred to as the "Father of the Internet"

Dan Pink, Author – “Whole New Mind, Free Agent Nation, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko and Drive: The Surprising Truth that Motivates Us”

Linda Bernardi, Author – “Provoke: Why Global Culture of Disruption is the Only Hope for Innovation” 

Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, Author – “A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons”

Mark Bowdon, Author – “Worm: The First Digital World War”

Joshua Foer, Author – “Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything” 

Jack C. Chow, Author – “Building a Customer-Centric Culture”

Walter Isaacson, Author – “After writing American Sketches.” Walter Isaacson also wrote the Steve Jobs biography entitled “Steve Jobs.”

Scott Anthony, Author – “The Silver Lining”

Bill Eggers, Author – “If We Can Put Man on the Moon…”

Scott Belsky, Author – “Making Ideas Happen”

David Shenk, Author – “The Genius in All of Us






Lisa Hook, President and CEO of Neustar Named 'Woman of the Year – Computer Services and Software', Stevie® Awards

Neustar Offices

With over 17 offices around the world, Neustar offers you the opportunity to travel and find a job that’s just right for you.


Sterling, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; McLean, Virginia; San Francisco, California; San Diego, California; Denver, Colorado; Louisville, Kentucky; New York City, New York; Salt Lake City, Utah; Champaign, Illinois


Beijing, China; Staines, United Kingdom; Costa Rica; Colombia, Colombia; Melbourne, Australia

Just for Fun

At Neustar, employees are rewarded for their dedication and hard work, and occasionally we have some fun at work too!

At Neustar, you can find some regular stables like on-site massages, yoga, ‘lunch and learns’, industry events, snacks and fruit, women leadership forums, fun after-work activities, and much more. See a few of our favorite pastimes below:

March Madness; Holiday decoration party; Jersey Friday; Halloween Party; Indoor Golf Invitational – Take Your Putter to Work Day; Trash-ketball; Kentucky Derby Parties; Promotional Launches; Tailgate


At Neustar employees have a wide array of benefits available to them, including spot bonus awards, education reimbursements, wellness programs, fitness reimbursements, retail discount programs and comprehensive healthcare coverage plans, to name a few.

Spot Bonus Awards

This award recognizes employees who have made contributions that improve our organization's performance. Neustar's growth and success are attributable to the contributions of all employees in every operational and functional segment of the business. Innovation, commitment, and hard-work are the qualities of employees who have enabled Neustar to become the performance-driven company that it is.

Tuition Reimbursement

Neustar also provides tuition reimbursements for employees seeking to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree. Neustar will cover a portion of the tuition, books and fees associated with a pursuing a degree program.






Recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of Greater Washington's Healthiest Employers for four consecutive years (2011-2014) and a 2015 finalist for the San Francisco Business Times’ Healthiest Employer of the Bay Area award.


For four consecutive years, Neustar has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of Greater Washington's Healthiest Employers. We are proud to offer a thriving, award-winning Wellness Program with a wide variety of health-conscious activities throughout the year! Our robust wellness program has included:

Health Fair – Neustar hosts an annual health fair to showcase our benefits and wellness programs

Walking Challenge – Our most popular, annual wellness event!

Weight Watchers Program – 50% Reimbursement

Biometric Screenings and Flu Shots – No Cost to the Employee

Fitness Boot Camp

Onsite Yoga

Onsite Massage

Wellness Webinars and ‘Lunch and Learns’





At Neustar, we care about our community and believe that giving back is an integral part of every employees' journey. 



Neustar recognizes it is our responsibility, as a good corporate citizen, to help enrich our surrounding communities. As an integral part of our growing communities around the world, we understand the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We have implemented programs and policies to support, and demonstrate our community commitment.

My Digital Life

Neustar offers the My Digital Life program, a digital literacy and citizenship program, to students in California, Virginia and Kentucky – states that Neustar calls home. The program teaches middle school students digital literacy, online safety, and excites children about career opportunities in STEM fields. To date, more than 125,000 students have benefited from the program.

Year Up

In partnership with Year Up, Neustar offers a one-year, intensive training program for low-income, young adults (ages 18-24) in the DC/VA metro and San Francisco/Silicon Valley areas. The program provides young adults with hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internship opportunities. Many Year Up interns have been hired as permanent Neustar employees.

Green Initiatives

Neustar office locations around the world have numerous recycling and conservation programs in place. Three of our sites (Sterling, VA, San Francisco, CA and San Diego, CA) have received LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in recognition of the company's commitment to managing its energy consumption, water efficiency, and material use during the design and construction process. The company has also received Green Globe certification for its Data Center in recognition of integrating eco-friendly systems; such as airflow controls and power usage monitoring that help lower costs, and optimize efficiencies.

Employee Involvement and Volunteerism

Neustar employees can take advantage of up to eight hours of Volunteer Time Off each year for volunteer services – a potential donation of more than 10,000 hours annually to our communities. Additionally, monetary donations are matched through the company’s Matching Gifts program. Our employees support numerous initiatives including Coastal Cleanup, American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk for a Cure, Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's and Candlelight Rally, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and in-kind drives to collect food, backpacks, toys, shoes, and care packages.


Neustar Reviews

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    "Great company - lots of changes"

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Sterling, VA
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    I worked at Neustar full-time (More than 5 years)


    Neustar is a good company to work for, with great benefits and plenty of opportunity


    Neustar has been building a niche for itself after the loss of its largest product line. Due to this, there are many changes in the company. If you are willing to ride out the changes, you can go far.

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Neustar Interviews



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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Neustar (Los Angeles, CA).


    First brief phone screen with the recruiter. And then he set up two phone calls with two senior managers. After that an on site interview where I talked to 5 different people. Each conversation lasted around 30-40 min. The recruiter was very efficient and made my interview process very fast and smooth. He replied to emails very fast and always kept me updated. The phone interviews were not too hard. Only one case study question was a little tricky. I was asked to estimate annual car sales. The on site interview was a little difficult. The managers I talked to asked some very good questions and picked my brain quite a bit. The interview with the head of the department was the most difficult. Definitely need to think very critically to answer the questions well. I really appreciate that it was a very organized and efficient process.

    Interview Questions

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Neustar Awards & Accolades

  • 25 Best Companies for Women, Daily Worth, 2015
  • Best Places to Work in Kentucky (Large Companies), Best Places to Work in Kentucky, 2016
  • Top Work Places, The Washington Post, 2014
  • Washington Post 200, Washington Post, 2011
  • Women Who Mean Business, Washington Business Journal, 2010
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

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