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Updated May 9, 2017
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Pros
  • good work-life balance, good place to learn technical skills (in 27 reviews)

  • This is highly discouraging when acclimating to an already very stressful work-environment (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance depends on your team and your vertical (in 15 reviews)

  • Long hours, became a bit bureaucratic (which was not always the case) (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Several good things, a few bad things"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at comScore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart engineers here. Most of the hostile and cranky engineers left when Rentrak became comScore, so there's a generally good collaborative environment.
    Engineering managers are all really good too (good at insulating engineers from business people!)
    Some of benefits are of acceptable quality.
    Managers seem willing to give you more money if you're competent and ask for it.
    Managers encourage very good life/work balance.

    Cons

    Some engineers are incompetent or slackers and get away with it, which lowers morale.
    401k is of inferior quality.
    Upper management seems to generally be of poor quality, though this most recent round of upper management seems OK.
    Company is entrenched in scandal.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the Portland benefits you slashed when Rentrak became comScore (transit passes, decent 401k).

    comScore Response

    May 2, 2017 – Recruiting

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate the comments on the 401k plan, and we're currently reviewing that. Per your comment on transit passes, we do currently have commuter ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "product manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at comScore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very good perks, a lot of products to work for

    Cons

    pays low salaries compared to othercompanies

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing right now


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start your career, but not the best opportunities for advancement."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Insights Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Client Insights Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at comScore (More than a year)

    Pros

    Variety of clients, relaxed culture, good learning experience in the digital advertising ecosystem. A good company to start your career

    Cons

    Overall management was rocky, not many opportunities for advancement, lots of red tape. Promotions are given out based on time spent at the company and not what you have achieved.

    comScore Response

    Feb 17, 2017 – Recruiting

    Thanks for your review, and for the time you spent with us here at comScore. We've had some management changes in the last few months, and the improvements we are seeing from this change have been ... More


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Company needs better mangement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at comScore (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart co-workers that care about their products

    Cons

    Terrible management that is temperamental and nepitistic

    Advice to Management

    Get better people managers! Also provide better compensation and benefits.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great potential, bad management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at comScore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a result of all the issues, the company is restructuring its verticals, its products and strategy. Systems are being updated and integrated. People have more accountability, like it was supposed to be from the beginning. The company seems to be going the right direction when it comes to systems and processes.

    Cons

    Culture became too rigid. Feels like a government job rather than a tech company. No effort was made to retain a lot of smart people who left after issues continued.

    Advice to Management

    There is no sense of trust, unity or purpose among staff. Rebuild trust. Motivate employees. People don't come to work to contribute to the company's mission and vision, they work and receive salaries but that's it.

    Increase benefits to attract the best talent in the area. Hire one amazing person instead of two average people. Yes, the pay and benefits are comparable to mid sized regional companies in the area, but way below average compared to global companies with comparable goals and aspirations.

    Most importantly - rebuild the tech culture. organization is not flat anymore, managers don't listen to subordinate ideas anymore and act like silos..

    comScore Response

    Jan 20, 2017 – Recruiting

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We've definitely had a rather unusual 2016, as we integrated the business with Rentrak. We realized that there were some adjustments in the ... More


  7. "Client Insights Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Insights Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Client Insights Analyst in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at comScore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to work on some cool projects. The amount of autonomy you are given is unique for a position this early in your career.

    Cons

    The company can feel as though it lacks continuity and structure. Depending on your team you can end up working long hours.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at comScore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flex time off, work from home privileges, pretty standard 9-5 hours, social activities, well-respected company in its field

    Cons

    Inexperienced management (department level), average pay, uninspiring annual merit raises, platforms always seem to have data processing delays or bugs, poor execution of ideas

    comScore Response

    Dec 2, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for the review. We're glad to have you as part of the comScore team. We're working across the organization to increase the skills and capabilities of our managers. We have identified this as a ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "okay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at comScore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good health benefits
    good location in Reston Town Center
    smart coworkers

    Cons

    Growth depends on the project you are working on.
    Product team has no vision and has no clue about market trends.
    Senior managers do nothing for the development of their direct reports(atleast my manager doesn't)

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear vision and strategy. Invest in your employees - not just VP and C level executives but everyone that works for the company.

    comScore Response

    Dec 5, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for the review, we appreciate the honesty. We've noticed some need for improvement in the product realm for us, and have taken some steps to address leadership at the product level. We're ... More


  10. Helpful (5)

    "3 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Client Service Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Client Service Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at comScore (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you need to be a firm 9-5, you can be. There also seem to be a number of flexible work opportunities if needed.

    Interesting industry.

    Starting salary is decent for the industry (but increases are small).

    People are generally friendly and non-competitive.

    Cons

    Short paid parental leave.

    The goals of the company are somewhat unclear. There are overarching buzz words, such as cross-platform, but no concrete internal and commercial goals communicated to help us get there.

    Employee retention does not appear to be a high priority.

    Product and technical industry knowledge lacking in the Sales department.

    There is not a strong "culture" at comScore. You have offices where large sections of people do not know one another (although the offices are not extremely big). There is also very little done day-to-day to create a culture and improve employee morale.

    Doesn't seem to be much training for managers on how to best manage people and grow their careers.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, I think this company needs to think about investing in its people the same way it invests in new products. There is a lot of talent within the company, but many people are not being properly motivated to reach their full potential. I think we could squeeze a lot more out of the resources we already have, instead of continuing to spend money on new ones.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Directcor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people. Learned a lot. Opportunity if you want it

    Cons

    Long hours, became a bit bureaucratic (which was not always the case)

    comScore Response

    Aug 24, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for taking the time to review comScore! We're glad to hear that the work is challenging and you se opportunities for yourself! We know we're not always a typical 9-5 shop. We have a number ... More


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