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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 (2)

    "Uneven"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at comScore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    [This review is coming from a former Rentrak employee, working out of Portland.]

    - There are interesting problems to solve, in a variety of areas. No shortage of work to be done.
    - Smart, engaged co-workers

    Cons

    - There are high-level directives from top executives but daily tasks seem unfocussed. There doesn't appear to be clear direction from mid-level management.
    - An aging technology stack is kept working with minimal investment in upkeep. Scattered efforts to improve or replace our stack have failed to coalesce into real change. Bugs can exist for years without efforts to squash.
    - Many of the best engineers from Rentrak have left since the buyout.
    - Upper management seems to have a severe case of ADD, distracted by the latest flashy thing. They don't seem involved in the day-to-day work.
    - 401k match and benefits are pretty weak for the industry and location.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on quality software, whether that means fixing or replacing existing application. Instead of chasing the short-term dollar with custom client work, use your developers, working together, to create better software that delivers to all of our clients.


  2. "Client Insights Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (8)

    "Amazing talent held back by upper management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at comScore full-time

    Pros

    The boots on the ground are amazingly talented, passionate, and hard working.

    Cons

    The executives and management teams have one set of rules for themselves and another set for the people actually doing the work.

    Department managers, when not working remotely or on vacation, work in silos and repeatedly undermine each other's work.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the talent turnover can be alleviated. Be present and understand the project.


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  5. "analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    intelligent coworkers, nice management team, work flexibility, friendly work environment

    Cons

    lack of training opportunity or career development services

    Advice to Management

    provide more guidance on career development

    comScore Response

    Dec 2, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks so much for the feedback. As we go into 2017, we're looking at a number of needs for the employees here at comScore. The top initiatives are to better help employees identify and pursue career ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Account Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Clerk in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Account Clerk in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at comScore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    comScore offers a lot of benefits: Group Outings, Gifts, Free Food, In-House Health Fairs, Reflexology & Massages, Work From Home, Summer Hours, and more.

    Cons

    Stagnated Advancement, Demands to complete assignments not outlined in job description without additional compensation, Overtime called "Additional Hours" where you work for less than normal pay.

    Advice to Management

    Value the opinion and assignments of your direct reports.


  7. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at comScore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance; understanding, smart, and helpful colleagues; exciting industry; renewed focus at CEO level; have the appropriate mentality and data assets for success

    Cons

    dealing with the administrative support teams can occasionally be a nightmare; at times keeping non-performing employees too long; no putting necessary TLC on some product offerings

    Advice to Management

    evaluate the product offerings and put necessary TLC on products we want to keep and grow. ensure proper staffing level to support quality delivery

    comScore Response

    Dec 2, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for posting a review! We agree with the renewed focus from the top down, and we're excited about 2017's possibilities. We're also driving much of the focus toward the Product arena, so we ... More


  8. "I love the work environment"

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

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

    Pros

    very balanced work life
    very passionate and helpful team members
    managers, directors are very humble and always willing to help

    Cons

    future of technology in Chicago office is not known. they just asked everybody to move to Reston

    comScore Response

    Dec 2, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for the great comments. We really aim to show that we know that life exists outside of the office, so we're happy to hear that you feel the balance. It's also been a hallmark of comScore that ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Start Out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Client Insights Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Client Insights Analyst in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    comScore is a respected industry leader in audience measurement. Working in the digital space, our data isn't perfect but you can tell clients feel it's the best out there. Coming out of school you get thrown into the fire pretty quickly. This can be a good thing as you are forced to learn new skills and your resume evolves in rapid fashion. The Reston office has a great twenty-something community ideal for making friends out of school and networking across different verticals. comScore is a unique company which offers big responsibility right away with competitive compensation hiring out of school.

    Cons

    The company has been through some turmoil recently and it has kept upper management distracted a bit (understandably). Teams can be set in their ways and depending on the team long hours from younger employees and shorter hours from older employees can be common. comScore can try to be everything for everyone and I think that definitely affects my team. The desire to answer every question can takeaway from the ability to answer a few questions more completely. Constant changing of priorities can make accomplishing goals difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Investing in data assets is vitally important and comScore has done so. But investing in people and infrastructure is important as well. comScore hires a lot of recent graduates and almost all of them disappear within 3 years or so. I don't think that's coincidence. While perhaps that's an intentional decision there is a generational gap forming which I think is becoming problematic particularly when different teams have different experience levels and are working together.

    comScore Response

    Dec 2, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for the thoughtful review. We agree that career pathing is of the utmost importance. We feel particularly strong about this as it relates to recent graduates. We want to make sure we are ... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    "okay"

    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
    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


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