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theScore Inc. Overview

Toronto, ON
201 to 500 employees
2012
Company - Public (SCR.V)
Internet
Unknown / Non-Applicable
theScore’s mission is to create highly-engaging digital products and content that empower the sports fan’s experience. Its flagship mobile app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America, serving ... Read more

Mission: theScore's mission is to deliver the fastest, deepest and most customizable scores, stats and news to sports fans on mobile devices anywhere through its market leading applications and established and emerging media platforms.

Company Updates

  • theScore has moved into the top five of US sports social media accounts in October!

  • "theScore is emphasizing diversity more than ever and I look forward to seeing that continue."

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    Meet the Team - Yolanda Cheung | theScore App: The Ultimate, Personalized Mobile Sports Experience

    theScore is the ultimate, personalized mobile sports experience, on iOS, Android and all major mobile platforms, connecting fans to what they love through an addictive combination of real-time news, scores, fantasy information and alerts while creating and curating content that is mobile optimized, comprehensive, customizable and seamlessly shareable.

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theScore Inc. – Why Work For Us?


Justin Boone - NFL Supervisor

"If I had to pick one thing specifically, it’s probably the ‘War Room.’ On NFL Sunday the whole team is in there and we have games on all six TVs and it’s such a great atmosphere. It’s the perfect combination of working at a high level and at the same time having fun!" Learn More.



Steve Surya - Developer

"Being a huge sports fan it was always a place you’d like to work, so when the opportunity came up I jumped at it. In terms of the development community theScore was always a pretty respected shop and always looked like a cool place to work!" Learn more.



Andrew McKay - Scrum Master

"It’s just a great environment and there’s so many great people, and really smart people too. If you hate your job the days are going to seem very long. In contrast, my days seem super short." Learn more.



Samantha Grant - Customer Success Manager

"(I love) the people I get to work with and the environment. It’s fun! I really enjoy coming to work everyday. Not to mention the drinks and the snacks are pretty awesome – and the coffee is great!" Learn more.

John Levy

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

 
John is a media industry entrepreneur, growing his family’s small cable business into one of the 10 largest distributors in the country before founding and building theScore Television Network to become a leader in authentic and interactive sports entertainment, providing sports news, highlights and live games to more than 6.6 million homes in Canada. In October 2012, John and his team structured and executed the sale of Score Media’s television assets to Rogers Media and the spin-out of Score Media’s digital assets into a new entity – theScore, Inc. This allowed John and his team to focus 100% on growing theScore’s hugely popular mobile platforms, including its flagship app ‘theScore,’ one of the most popular sports apps in North America.
 
 

Benjie Levy

President & Chief Operating Officer

 
 Benjie oversees the development and  execution of theScore’s business strategy and  has been instrumental in shaping its digital  media offerings, including the creation and  launch of theScore’s mobile apps. A graduate  of the University of Toronto with a B.Com  specializing in Finance, Benjie began his  career as an investment banker in the  Communications and Media group at BMO  Nesbitt Burns in Toronto, prior to joining  theScore in 2001.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tom Hearne

Chief Financial Officer

 
Tom is responsible overseeing theScore’s financial performance, identifying trends and opportunities to further drive the growth of the business. He joined theScore in 2008, having previously served as CFO for multiple Canadian hi-tech companies where he completed four IPO's, 10 financings with more $400 million raised, and eight M&A transactions. With more than 20 years of financial management and advisory experience, Tom is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Economics degree from Trent University.

At theScore, everything we do is focused on delivering sports fans the ultimate, personalized mobile experience. If you share that vision, come and join us.

theScore provides its team with a unique work environment. Located on the fourth floor of a converted stove factory that dates back to 1872, our office has been designed down to the finest detail to provide the very best, modern, open plan work environment. Based in the heart of downtown Toronto's historic fashion district, theScore is beautifully set and easily accessible. With great facilities, including a gym, kitchen and patio, we also offer a Share Purchase Plan and flexible working hours. theScore has become one of the leading free sports apps in the world, so your work is going to have a big audience and an army of sports fans who will love you for making their lives better.

theScore

theScore is one of the most popular sports apps in North America. Lightning fast, incredibly deep and totally customizable - theScore provides real-time scoring updates and the most comprehensive live stats and breaking news from across all major leagues and competitions, including Rio 2016, NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA Football, NHL, EPL, La Liga, Champions League, World Cup and all major sports. It's available on iOS and Android. theScore is also available at theScore.com and on Facebook Messenger


theScore esports

theScore esports is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive real-time coverage from the world of competitive video gaming. theScore esports delivers live scores and stats from the biggest tournaments while its editorial team provides exclusive breaking news, match analysis and video content. theScore esports app is available on iOS and Android and at thescoreesports.com

theScore Inc. Reviews

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    Pros

    In a digital media landscape that is dominated by negative employment news and layoffs, theScore bucks the trend - and has been doing so for a long time. The company's small newsroom is always hiring - unlike basically every other newsroom in the country. From news editors, to video editors, to social media editors, to copy editors, theScore is always looking to add talent, not release talent, and that's been the case since the company's small newsroom launched in 2013. A work-hard, play-hard culture exists at the company, and employees are valued for their contributions, and recognized at multiple all-staff events (summer and winter holiday parties, for example) by management. theScore's mastered the little things: Gift cards for employees who go above and beyond the call of duty, a stocked kitchen full of drinks and snacks, a big projector screen during the World Cup so everyone can watch the action together ... and it's the little things that take a company to the next level. Opportunities for growth at the company exist - I can attest to that, as well as to the fact that many of my colleagues have received promotions as well. It's a dynamic, fast-paced environment, change is frequent, but in order to survive, the company must adapt, and theScore isn't afraid to fail. There's obviously a sports ethos that lives at the office: If you go down, go down swinging. The office is in the heart of downtown Toronto, and everyone who works in the newsroom takes pride in what they do.

    Cons

    Working nights and weekends can be challenging at times, the newsroom's schedule on the whole at times can be difficult to manage, especially on a personal level, but that's part and parcel of working in sports.

    Advice to Management

    Management has shown recently that it's willing to listen to employees who bring issues to the table, whether brought up directly or through anonymous company surveys. Management has also shown that it's willing to address said issues, and that's a major plus - it's one thing to listen, it's another to act. Everyone is hopeful that this continues into the future.

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theScore Inc. Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at theScore Inc. (Toronto, ON) in January-2018.

    Interview

    The phone interview was quite lovely and the woman I spoke to was easy to talk to, informative, and overall the most pleasant part of the experience. It pretty much ends there. I was brought it for an in-person interview, and the interviewer seemed completely uninterested in my experience or work ethic - rather he wanted to talk about how great the company was compared to it's competitors and why I liked them better. Basically they want you to tell them they are doing a better job. We didn't really click and I was completely happy to leave knowing that it wasn't a good fit for me. However, at the end of the interview, I was given a lengthy assignment to complete on a tight deadline. This was confusing considering how poorly I thought the interview had gone. I completed the assignment because I committed to seeing the process through, even though I no longer was interested in the position. About a week later I got a generic message from HR saying thanks but no thanks. The hiring manager didn't even have the decency to acknowledge my efforts or give me any feedback. I do think assignments are a great way to prove yourself, but I was disappointed by the lack of communication and respect shown to me throughout the entire process. I know the company has experienced a lot of turnover and they want to ensure you are up to the task, but this was a bit extreme. Due to the length of the assignment and the time commitment required, I was incredibly disheartened the hiring manager passed me off to HR and never communicated with me again.

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theScore Inc. Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2018
  • Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers 2017, Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers, 2017
  • Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2016
  • Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2015
  • Canada's Top Tech Companies, Branham300, 2016
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