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Updated 25 April 2015
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  1. Great industry clout, but US focused and quarterly driven

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at comScore full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Developing some very interesting products and solutions for the digital industry. The company - and hence the employees - is viewed as an independent third-party to the media buyers and sellers. Flexible time off policy, but work from home is normal.

    Cons

    Senior Management focus really on US products and not much of US products launched outside of the US. Some markets get more products than others. There is no roll out plan for the markets.

    Advice to Management

    please focus on international development. invest in people too.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Generally an okay company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Client Service Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helpful people, exciting culture, generally easy work, excellent benefits - this is a good stop on the way to bigger and better things. Sr. management decides the direction of the company and that's that - there is no questioning it, but it is an excellent place to learn the ropes. I would strongly recommend this company to recent graduates, but you need to have an exit strategy in mind.

    Cons

    Massively political, dodgy practices, some pretty big egos which are unnecessarily inflated, limited growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Invest in ethics, be less driven by chasing the next quarter.

  3. Client Servicing Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Client Service Manager
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom- Just get the work done and the company doesn't bother what else you are doing. Travel in Sales/Servicing roles is immense (If you like to travel), JAPAC management is really good.

    Cons

    Monotonous work, Not much freedom to explore roles within the company (at least in APAC)

    Advice to Management

    Introduce new products, motivate employees and try being more communicative

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Unappreciated

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Depends what on what position. In the my department, you are basically dumped on and don't get compensated properly.

    Cons

    The workload, the people/environment can be stifling

    Advice to Management

    Rewards based on someone's performance

  6. Helpful (2)

    Good people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good team members
    Open source environment
    New technologies
    Great parties

    Cons

    Chicago is not HQ
    Not a lot of growth since quite some time
    Business model needs improvement

  7. Helpful (4)

    Start your career here then quickly move on

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at comScore

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office, always has food and snacks to eat. Great company to have on your resume, especially if you want to continue working for a digital analytics company.

    Cons

    Managers do not know how to manage. I know this is a blanket statement but in certain departments managers are not supportive and talk down to their workers, causing them unnecessary stress and creating a hostile work environment. If you do accept their offer, do not expect any kind of bonus or a pay increase overtime. They are known for keeping employees pay the same even if they do receive a new title.

    Advice to Management

    When placing someone in a management position, make sure they understand the proper way to manage people. This may sound very obvious but the high turnover in a particular department is a sign that the manager isn't doing a very good job. If someone does not have any management experience, you should put them in a management training course so they have a better understanding of how to properly handle workers. It truly is a shame to lose good workers because of one persons poor management skills.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Survey Research Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Survey Research Director in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Survey Research Director in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at comScore full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are what make comScore great. From the leadership on down they are approachable and supportive.

    Cons

    Project driven environment and sometimes there can be extremely tight timelines. Account folk (i.e. VPs/SVPs) do not necessarily have a research background. They will alter deadlines and even change the scope of work on you without your knowledge. This unfortunately mean that you need to take an aggressive project management role in addition to your other duties.

  9. Helpful (4)

    A company with (1) goal: get acquired

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at comScore full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - respectable reputation from the outside looking in
    - Excellent thought-leadership research being published routinely
    - one of the original analytics companies in the digital space led by pioneers in market research
    - some talented people, albeit they don't stick around for very long :(
    - It's fun to count the # of swear words the CEO can spew out when people forget to mute their lines during large internal conference calls. His temper is legendary.

    Cons

    - most unprofessional leadership / management i've reported to (+20 year career) = dishonest, fear-driven environment of the highest order.

    - little to no valuable hands-on training despite what they tell you = you have to work all the time to keep up. You will often times do the work of (2) people. You're in the deep-end from the day you start.

    - I've overheard SVPs concede that they'd NEVER sell for this company based on how they manage the business. Highly erratic revenue goals = very erratic (poop rolls down hill) management practices.

    -comScore is chronically laying people off in pursuit of trying to remain profitable. Understaffing is the norm there & you will work evenings & weekends regularly AND you will encounter checkpoints w/out anyone there to address client-facing time-sensitive requests everyday = bad for business relationships

    -Their legacy business (syndicated) is on the verge of decline based on the rapid evolution of media buying & the the rapid decline of their consumer panel which is among their only 'real' differentiators among competitors. This is exactly why the want to SELL the company.

    -They do not have a credible footprint/measurement approach in the mobile channel which is as important as their efforts to develop multi-platform solutions = soon will run into a brick wall if they're not acquired. Their business has an expiration date & it's closer than it appears.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on truckin'!

  10. overall, good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA (US)

    I worked at comScore full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    some telecommuting permitted; nice coworkers and colleagues

    Cons

    long day so telecommuting helped

    Advice to Management

    none

  11. Internet Tech Company on the Rise

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked out of the Canadian offices:
    - Good office culture (employees got a long quite well)
    - Plenty of snacks and drinks stocked in the kitchen
    - Good potential for personal growth (if going into Sales is your preference)
    - 3 weeks vacation starting (pretty on par with most tech companies)
    - Work/ Life balance is there and we get laptops to work from home for any emergencies

    Cons

    - The only way to grow within the Canadian offices if you are part of the client service team is to move into Sales. For those people that didn't want to go that route, their career path stagnated. Because the Canadian office is just a remote office of the US headquarters, it is really hard to carve out a long term career where you'd be able to work different areas of the business.

    Advice to Management

    - Open up more avenues of growth for individuals. The company is in a good position for future development and ensuring you attract top talent is key to sustained growth long-term.

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