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Updated 17 August 2015
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comScore Chief Executive Officer Serge Matta
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  • Work/ Life balance is there and we get laptops to work from home for any emergencies (in 12 reviews)

  • comScore is at the forefront of digital measurement and analytics which makes for a very exciting work environment (in 10 reviews)

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  • Work/life balance, high TO rate, over promising clients (in 10 reviews)

  • one factor that leads to long hours (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Listen to market requirements

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great name in the industry, great technology.

    Cons

    Technology is becoming outdated. US firm that thinks primarily of the US market. International is a MUCH bigger opportunity. Not enough service based personnel. Quarterly business culture cripples long term sales strategy. Not enough international cooperation on multi-national deals. Every man for himself culture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the market, and what it requires. Then develop tools/products to fix those problems. Stop forcing business through at quarter and year end that leaves significant value on the table and de-values future business dealings.


  2. Good start place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to get involved with the industry. Flexible working time with good life work balance. Basic tech skills learned including SQL, Hadoop, R and Python.

    Cons

    Not too much learning space after 1-2 years but still might be different case by case and team by team. Mentorship is not so great.

    Advice to Management

    Improve mentorship system and help people learn more.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place for tech-background

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid-back environment, nice people, decent salary

    Cons

    Limited responsibility and upward progression especially if you are not tech savvy


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Sr. Client Service Analyst

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    Former Employee - Senior Client Service Analyst in Reston, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Client Service Analyst in Reston, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience/solid compensation right out of college Ability to work across multiple industries A-List Clients Gain knowledge on the digital space/market research/advertising, etc... Interesting methodology, products Ability to work with multiple teams and gain that "liason" experience (CS/product/ad ops/custom/etc..)

    Cons

    - Some teams operate like exclusive clubs... moving up becomes difficult unless you mold yourself into their one size fits all model of excellence - HR/VPs do not necessarily act on employee feedback... bad people managers continue to manage analysts even when it is obvious they should only stick to client servicing/sales - Learning stalls after a certain points... Folks who stick around past 3-4 years are pretty much committed to staying at comScore at that point; you become such an expert on comScore products and methodology that it seems difficult for them to transfer those skills elsewhere. I've heard things like "comScore is all I know" - Questionable "custom" studies; sample sizes, etc...

    Advice to Management

    This place has potential; but so do many of the strong candidates you recruit out of top colleges. Don't put in the effort to recruit if you don't plan on retaining... listen to employee feedback. Make sure managers are actually managers and know how to treat people. When a team experiences 100% turnover at the analyst level (all for the same reasons) that should be a red flag. What are you waiting for to react?


  6. Helpful (1)

    A worm can roll a stone, a flea can bite the bottom of the Pope

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at comScore (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - comScore is an exciting company from inside and outside. - overall employees are communicative, friendly, interesting, helpful people. - outside of US, positions are not difficult to get, internal competition is at minimum. This provides the 'peace and calm' to concentrate to your work. Actually, they have big problem of finding the people they need. So if you are offered a position, you can take and easily keep it for a long time. - new products, acquisitions, new hires... Updating work environment. - Very good, balanced, rightful, just management by UK office.

    Cons

    - Very diverse, disperse, messy organizational chart in general. You have to find alternative ways to work. Otherwise you will be blocked in the middle of processes. Some (many) managers only have a title and a linkedin profile, they barely exist for the company. (but paid good, ofc!) - Probably a dead end for your career or you have to be creative because very little number of similar jobs/companies. Their understanding / system is totally different from other internet, digital marketing / analysis firms. - Difficult products to sell, to explain to customers. - No salary adjustments. You work for the same salary forever. - Absolutely no top-to-down communication. Closed doors. - Some metrics, a lot of data snippets are made-up, unreal, manipulated because of low investment, outside of US. Meaning, if there is no data, it is systematically made-up. - Speculated data is noticed and questioned by clients very often. you find yourself acting the devil's advocate. - My manager just forgot to tell me that my contract is annulated because of my transfer requirement. I continued working for a while waiting for a transfer, afterwards I learned that I wasn't officially 'working' there since a period of time. This is how messy things are sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    (in some cases) Remember that we should respect each other and act properly. be responsible, be interested in your work, be communicative. Update yourself about new technologies. Follow up non-comscore internet world. Even though you are an executive, you have to do your job. To higher management, You have to invest little more to data sources around the globe so that the success will continue. Otherwise comScore is losing strength. You have to create and realize a real marketing plan. Not press releases. It is 2015.


  7. Client Service Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training program. Smart people. Interesting and challenging environment.

    Cons

    None that i can think of


  8. Software Developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and dynamic people, good place to learn new technologies. Option to work from home.

    Cons

    Starting salary is lower than industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Increased communication between different teams would be helpful.


  9. Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Reston, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Reston, VA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work life balance - Smart people - Leader in the market and great products

    Cons

    - Does not invest in people or trainings - Tradition of Annual Layoffs - Management as clueless - Nature of business/products are such that cannot be a fast growing company. - Slow moving company and development processes. - Below market compensation


  10. Helpful (1)

    Had to wait forever to "actually" work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at comScore full-time

    Pros

    Good People, training, company values

    Cons

    salary, had to wait for a long time before I got some actual work


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good Start for a new graduate

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Reston, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Reston, VA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good start salary. Learning curve is very high so you can learn tons of stuff. Good for your logic thinking ability. Relatively easy to be promoted to senior analyst.

    Cons

    Poor management. Lots of people are newly promoted to the leadership and they don't know how to coordinate different groups and give recognition which can be seen as incentives for employees.



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