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Updated Apr 17, 2014
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71% Approve of the CEO

comScore President, CEO, and Director Magid M. Abraham

Magid M. Abraham

(76 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great culture, fast paced, dynamic organization, entrepreneurial spirit, good work / life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Very much a self-directed work environment, not alot of clock watching from management"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "While they talk about work-life balance, they don't actually practice it"
    in 10 reviews
  • "can have long hours depending on client and project"
    in 9 reviews
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comScore is smart but not perfect

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at comScore full-time for more than a year

ProsTop notch clients- top notch co workers - learning a lot - a company with a lot of bright people- I really like working for comScore- even if I have some very big cons.

ConsLong hours- low pay and client expectations are not set correctly. No one ever tells a client no. Speaking up is not welcomed. You feel like things aren't open and available to most people. Little to no room to advance.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow people to speak up- a lot of great people are at comScore - let them shine.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Product Manager Intern (Former Employee)
Reston, VA (US)

I worked at comScore part-time for less than a year

ProsPeople were helpful
They treat their interns well
High probability, IF YOU NETWORK WELL, of converting into full-time

ConsNEED to network well, not just do your work well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A Big Disappointment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at comScore full-time

ProsAll I could come up with is:

1. Work with "big name" companies.

2. Work with "real time" data.

... it's a short list, I know.

Cons1. Very cliquish; difficult to "break in" to the group. Some long-time employees treat you with disrespect because you're "the new guy" so I found it very difficult to fit in.

2. While they talk about work-life balance, they don't actually practice it. You're to be "plugged in" all the time. They want you online on your company-issued laptop and they "strongly encourage" you to set up your work email on your personal cell phone, too. It basically becomes a 24-hour per day job.

Get an email at 2:15AM? You better answer it! If you wait until you get to the office in the morning, you'll be questioned about why you didn't answer it, lectured as to how important it is that you be "in the loop" and then

3. Telecommuting is offered, but there definition is a little different. They'll let you work from home, but that's after a 10+ hour day of working in the office.

4. Talent flight. I would hear the conversations in the break room or cafeteria of people who were openly complaining about the environment and their desire to leave as soon as they can. I wasn't surprised when I would hear that so-and-so had left to work for another company.

5. Rumor mongering! Goodness gracious but there was always someone talking about someone else! Now that I think about it, this is tied to Cons #1....

6. Questionable practices and methodologies. They are in a competitive market but I saw "smudging of numbers" -- "Is that a 1 or a 7? Let's see how it works out with both and go with the one that gives us the best answer!"

Advice to Senior ManagementI wouldn't even dare to give them any advice. They already have all the answers; and, if they don't, they'll make them up as they go along and hope it works out.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at comScore full-time for less than a year

ProsInnovative products and dynamic learning community, teamwork orientation

ConsHigh churn rate and lack of onboarding support

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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comScore is an analytics company, not tech, that moves slowly and is very reactionary to market need.

Senior Client Services Analyst (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at comScore full-time for more than a year

ProsThey have a great brand name.

ConsSlow moving and very obviously not a dynamic moving company.

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Great place for fresh out of College- not so great for experienced professionals.

Current Employee (Current Employee)
Reston, VA (US)

I have been working at comScore full-time for more than a year

Pros-Laid back environment
-Great people
-casual dressing
-lots of office activities

Cons-very low salaries as compared to industry standerds
-Every second person is a manager of some kind
-Promotion is not based upon performance but rather on the years you have been with the company- thus a lot of unworthy people end up becoming managers.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe middle layer of management needs to be smaller- too many managers spoil the broth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at comScore full-time for more than 3 years

ProsRelaxed environment . drinking.. free food

ConsLong hours of work ... with minimum compensation. micro managing

Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate the hardworkers and experienced folks.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to learn about the digital space.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at comScore

ProsLots of great and intelligent people who are passionate about changing the digital landscape.

ConsThere is a fairly regimented promotion schedule that doesn't always reward people for strong work, but rather keeps everyone on the same level based on time at the company.
Pay doesn't match other Bay Area/Silicon Valley companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to keep top talent

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Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at comScore as an intern for less than a year

ProsA lot of training opportunities

ConsThe program is not long enough

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Run. Run very far away from this place.

Campaign Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at comScore full-time for less than a year

ProsFree drinks and snacks. In the Chicago office you get to work in the Sears Tower, so that's pretty cool.

ConsI was hired on as a Campaign Manager for their vCE AdEffex product. I left a stable job for this position. Main reason I left was comScore offered me a better salary and normal hours. On the Friday of my third week with them, I was called into my manager's office. There was someone from their Reston, VA HR office on the phone telling me the company was going thru some restructuring and my position was no longer needed. THREE WEEKS after hiring me they just figured that out?!? Poorly managed company to say the least.

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what you do and don't need before hiring.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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