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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. "Great Environment!"

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back attire, driven teams, open communication chains, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Unclear/blurred goals and visions at times. Responsibilities not always clearly defined.

    comScore Response

    Jun 2, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for the review - we stress many of the things that you mentioned in the "Pros" section. We're continually working to strengthen communication across all teams, so that everyone is on the same ... More


  2. "Entrepreneurial public company"

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

    Pros

    Many great people working on difficult problems.

    Cons

    World of media // advertising is very dynamic and keeping pace means constant change--not a place for people who can't deal with a background level of uncertainty.

    comScore Response

    May 17, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for your review, we really appreciate it. We definitely agree that our industry is rapidly changing. A little bit of comfort with some ambiguity is helpful in succeeding here, as we sometimes ... More


  3. Helpful (18)

    "Really headed downhill"

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

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

    Pros

    There are some really really smart, caring and collaborative employees at comScore. People that will really teach you and help you grow. Free snacks and drinks. Unlimited vacation, which is a nice idea...

    Cons

    While there are some amazing co-workers, you will also find a slew of conniving, arrogant individuals whom will act like your friend and really want you to grow at the company, but really, they care nothing about you at all and only care about themselves. There wasn't really a path to growth, and it's difficult to transfer groups internally. Work life balance depends on your team and your vertical. Pay isn't that great and training opportunities are slim to none. It's a factory. Stock price went down dramatically after they filed their 10K late and it hasn't bounced back since. There was a layoff (again) in February, meaning there has basically been a layoff every single year since I've worked here (3 years). Inconsistent structures among verticals and responsibilities across titles is also inconsistent. There are a lot of prideful, egotistical and incredibly fake salespeople that just care about the sale and don't care about the product or the people delivering the products. Focus on the sales cycle to be more collaborative across sales, analytics, insights and marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Tone down the salespeople. Train them to be collaborators and strategic. Develop consistency among roles and teams. Actually give people a reason to stay and give them transferable skills and focus on training.

    comScore Response

    May 12, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for your review. We're sorry to hear that your experience was less than ideal. However, we'd like to point out a few things: We have a clearly defined policy for people to pursue ... More


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  5. Helpful (30)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Free soda, coffee, tea, candy, and peanut butter sandwiches, if you like that sort of thing. Clean office. Nice location downtown near lots of great food options, especially if you like mediterranean food. Pay is decent, slightly above local market rate for senior people.

    Cons

    This is the only place I've ever worked that actually made me want to stop being alive.

    I worked in the Portland office, which was acquired by comScore when they bought Rentrak. The place was a mushroom farm with a pretty bad/depressing atmosphere to begin with. The company had low morale from years of poor management and was basically a palace of frowns, and an annoyingly meeting-heavy culture did not help. It was also the least diverse place I've ever worked. Almost entirely mopey white guys.

    The comScore acquisition made everything much worse. Some of the perks went away, many of the resources needed to do our jobs became very scarce (cloud servers, etc), they made all of the Linux-using engineers switch to OSX and Windows, had a pretty oppressive "we own all your thoughts" employment agreement, and many engineers left because of it, myself included.

    All of this might have been something worth putting up with if the company was putting Humans on Mars or curing cancer, but at the core of it, comScore is a spyware company. Their business model is based on making it easier to deliver more targeted ads to people and maximize the revenue from those ads. So, every day you go to this mushroom farm where you're doing nothing to make anyone happy or improve the world with barrier after barrier is set up in front of you, and it chips away at you little by little until there's nothing left.

    Now that I don't work there, I'm not sad anymore. Please do not work at comScore. It will crush your soul. Heed this warning, it may just save your life.

    Advice to Management

    Shut down the business and go home. You are providing nothing of value to the world. You are wasting the time and energy of some very smart people who could otherwise be making the world a better place.

    comScore Response

    May 16, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for your candid and colorful review. We'd think that most employees here don't share your sentiment. We're not sure how long you stayed after the merger with Rentrak, but obviously there are ... More


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Low salary, weak benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free snacks, nice office in Willis tower, big cubicles, decent hardware.

    Cons

    They don't pay well to senior developers. Sometimes they give new title just to keep employee. Frequent layoffs aka restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in senior developers. College hires can't run company, they need to learn from somebody.

    comScore Response

    Apr 25, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for your review, we appreciate it. We're really happy with the centric location of our office in Chicago, as it's really convenient for those coming from the NW Suburbs. We're working ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great work/life balance"

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

    I have been working at comScore full-time

    Pros

    great work /life balance. benefits are great and friendly environment to work in. happy with the hours and the relationships made.

    Cons

    Do not have all that much to complain about. It is a steep learning curve to get on pace with the technical landscape.

    comScore Response

    Apr 18, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for the review, and we appreciate the kudos, as we try to make this a balanced environment for all of our employees. We definitely realize the challenge in getting up to speed with the large ... More


  8. "Sales Manager"

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

    Pros

    Good place to start off your career.

    Cons

    Employee favoritism and little to slow advancement within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Employee Retention.

    comScore Response

    Apr 25, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for the feedback - we appreciate you taking the time. We're particularly proud of our ability to bring in employees fresh off their degree programs to give them an opportunity to begin and ... More


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Not a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the salary is pretty good

    Cons

    Not a great place to work


  10. Helpful (11)

    "run far far away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work-life balance
    some SQL skillsets
    cannot think of any

    Cons

    managers hide information about the product
    nothing new to learn after 6 months
    annual layoffs
    rumors everywhere
    full of politics

    Advice to Management

    fire the unqualified ppl
    only promote those who know how to manage ppl to manager level

    comScore Response

    Apr 26, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for leaving a review. As we've addressed before, we definitely DO NOT have annual layoffs, and have (with proof) refuted this in the past. Yes, of course things happen from time to time where ... More


  11. "Interesting company, good work/life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, casual work environment, flexible hours. If you prove yourself capable, you can have a good bit of influence on the direction of your team's work. The company is always working on new R&D so things stay interesting. Your mileage may vary depending on your team. Co-workers and managers are generally smart and friendly people.

    Cons

    Teams can get stuck in their ways. There is resistance to overhauling old code, so you can get stuck dealing with hacked-together legacy code and poor design decisions. There is often too much focus on adding new features and not enough on quality. Again, mileage varies by manager and team.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with employees. Make internal transfers more available.

    comScore Response

    Mar 31, 2016 – Recruiting

    Thanks for leaving this review, we appreciate you taking the time to do this. We try to foster an environment where people can shine via their skills and expertise. We're a fast moving company and ... More



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