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theScore Inc. Overview

Toronto, ON
201 to 500 employees
2012
Company - Public (SCR.V)
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
theScore is an independent creator of mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to what they love through an addictive combination of comprehensive and personalized real-time news, scores, stats and alerts via its mobile sports platforms theScore and theScore esports and ... 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

  • We already knew that theScore was a great place to work, but the company has once again been named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ9hd

    theScore again named one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers! | 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.

  • Check out theScore sponsored & hosted functional programming event (FunctionalTO) from our Toronto office! Do unique tech stacks and learning opportunities interest you? Check out our technical roles!

    FunctionalTO - Project M36 by Diogo Biazus. Sept 2017

    Introduction to Project M36 in Haskell by Diogo Biazus. Since it was our first time recording, we had a few hiccups. - Ignore from 1:20 to 2:02 - Ignore from 2:16 to 6:58 - Loss of sound from 10:50 to 22:10 Sorry about that :(.

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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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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
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    I have been working at theScore Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a software developer it is important for me to be at a shop which values their employees' contributions and gives them the ability to grow. Since I have been at theScore, we have constantly iterated and innovated the products and platform. It is interesting to learn from a very data driven team who looks for results before sinking resources into unproven ideas. Additionally, other developers at theScore are continually trying to learn off each other and increase the skill level of the team via working groups and clubs.

    Finally, I feel that the hours I'm expected to work are acceptable. However the problems I am working on are compelling enough that I often choose to work more than the standard 8 hours a day.

    Cons

    There is often a push from product to iterate and neglect dev debt. Also, organizational goals could be better defined.

    As a result of being result-oriented, there isn't a lot of room for devs who are looking to coast. This is great for people who can and will put in the time to improve their skill-set, but less enjoyable for those who are comfortable and don't want to grow.

    While the health benefits and stock purchase plan at theScore are great, there is a tendency for salaries to be negotiated aggressively.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer organization goals is important for any company with a healthy company culture. Also, a creating a product we are proud of includes both new feature work and cleaning up old features.

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theScore Inc. photo of: theScore has a modern, colourful open plan space.
theScore Inc. photo of: theScore's patio
theScore Inc. photo of: Our arcade machine, with more than 600 games!
theScore Inc. photo of: theScore has a fully working kitchen with free snacks
theScore Inc. photo of: Healthier options in theScore's kitchen
theScore Inc. photo of: Some chill out time for the esports team
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theScore Inc. Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at theScore Inc. in July-2017.

    Interview

    Average interview. I had an initial phone interview with HR followed after two weeks by an in-person technical interview. The conversation was a bit superficial. The whole process took too long and what bothered me the most was their unresponsiveness. I only got an answer because I contacted them more than two weeks after the interview. Even that answer came after a few days.

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theScore Inc. Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2016
  • Canada's Top Tech Companies, Branham300, 2016
  • Best iPhone Apps, Digital Trends, 2016
  • Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2015
  • Best Apps of 2015, Google Play, 2015
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