Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at CoStar Group
- Research Associate (96)
- Account Executive (7)
- Research Analyst (5)
- Research Associate I (4)
- Sales (3)
- Research Manager (3)
- Advertising Sales Consultant (3)
- Field Research Photographer (3)
- Financial Analyst (2)
- Field Researcher (2)
- Scrum Master (1)
- Digital Imaging Manager (1)
- Research Associate II (1)
- Inside Sales (1)
- Senior Research Analyst (1)
- Senior Research Associate (1)
- Senior Accountant (1)
- Junior Software Developer (1)
- Client Service Associate (1)
- Web Developer (1)
- Inside Sales Representative (1)
- IT Manager (1)
- Senior News Editor (1)
- Temprary Telephone Researcher (1)
- Community Caller (1)
- Call Center Resource Analyst (1)
- Sales Consultant Position (1)
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I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at CoStar Group.
I applied on Linkedin and I received an email on March 11th asking when I would be free for an interview within the next week. I provided 3 times slots. Did not receive correspondence until March 26th, when the recruiter said she was sorry for the late response and asked for a time to speak. She stated that she would call for an interview on April 1st. She never called and I received an email an hour later saying she was sorry and when was another good time. She said she would call April 6th at 2pm. It is now 3:11 pm on April 6th and I have not received a phone call or an email from her.
- Can you interview with us? 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at CoStar Group in December 2014.
The most unprofessional people I have ever came across in my professional career. I went through the on the phone interview and it went well so I eagerly came in for a 3 hour in person interview. Everything seemed to go well and the recruiter Afzaa Nathani told me that they would get back to me in a couple of days. I proceeded to write a hand written letter to every person that I came into contact with from the interview. I received no follow up call from anyone from CoStar. I continued to call each these individuals as well and I did not receive a reply from anyone.
It is hilarious that a company whose business model is based off of following up with their clients, could not even follow up with people that they are recruiting for their company.
Thankful I found a job in DC that I love but this will not stop me from bad mouthing CoStar to my colleagues.
I would still like a response.
- What would you do if a broker will not give you information? 1 Answer
- No OfferNo Offer
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days – interviewed at CoStar Group.
Contacted by phone from recruiter out of the DC office. I was given a high level overview of the position and it was stressed several times that this was/is NOT a sales position. We agreed to speak again in two days for a more formal phone screen. The next call was more to learn about past job duties from previous employers. Pretty Typical. It was made clear to me which questions would be asked of me in the face to face interview. The questions to expect and the way to answer them was given. That didn't bother me too much, but having read the very negative reviews of current and past research associates I declined the face to face meeting. Also, it seemed more and more of a cattle call to get warm bodies in through the door. The push was on to fill a training class. Initially I expressed that I couldn't interview within the time slot offered and was pretty much told that's the only time it was going to happen. That inflexibility gave me cause even more to think it's about numbers not accommodating quality talent.
- What makes you interested in Commercial Real Estate Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferAccepted Offer
Initial contact with an HR representative to ask prelim questions and set up a more formal phone interview with another HR representative. Typical interview questions. Received an invite for an in-person interview. The in-person interview is about three hours. You meet with a Research Manager who asks you typical interview questions. You then get to sit with a Research Associate who shows you the role you will be in. They will also ask you to perform a mock phone call where you read off a script. After that you meet with a Research Director and its more typical interview questions. Everything is behavioral and they want to see that you can hold a conversation.
- Name a time when you dealt with a difficult customer or client and how you resolved the issue. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at CoStar Group in August 2014.
The process was very quick. I applied on a Tuesday, was emailed on a Friday, spoke with a recruiter on the phone on Monday, interviewed in person on Friday. I was then offered the job that next Monday, meaning the entire application and interview process took less than two weeks - efficient! I found the interview to be comprehensive and provided me with enough information about the company and position to make an informed decision. The hour long mock phone call/shadow of a Research Associate gave great insight into the position.
- What drew you to the commercial real estate industry? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC).
Initial phone screen. Questions were straight forward, standard behavioral questions. This was followed by an in-person interview in their DC office with Research Managers. The questions delved deeper into my resume and qualifications as opposed to behavioral questions. The interviewers seemed unprepared with one doing all the talking and the other just listening.
- How would you persuade those unwilling to speak with you to divulge information? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at CoStar Group.
Submitted an application online and they reached out to me within a couple of weeks. Did the first two rounds within a 2 day period over the phone. Questions weren't too difficult, just asked about background and why you want to get into Real Estate
- Weren't any questions that stumped me, come prepared with a good question or two. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferAccepted Offer
I applied through college or university – interviewed at CoStar Group.
I sent in an application, they called me on three separate occasions and were all friendly. they gave me relatively usually questions about the company and DC. what I would be doing with the team and etc. friendly interview process
- there were no curveball questions at all Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week – interviewed at CoStar Group.
Was referred by a professor to this company and got a call from a recruiter a couple of days after sending in my resume. Scheduled an initial phone interview for that week. Questions were pretty much exactly what you'd expect from an initial phone screen. She went over my resume, asked me why I was interested in CoStar and why I was interested in the commercial real estate industry. The rest were very general questions about how you work in teams, how you feel about having your performance measured, what traits and experiences do you think make you an ideal candidate for this position, etc. This only lasted about 15 minutes at which point she said she wanted to schedule a second phone interview with a manager before bringing me in to the Atlanta office where the position was located.
At this point I took advantage of my opportunity to ask her questions about the bad reviews for the company and specifically the research associate position. She didn't really have any good answers for me. She was deflecting, kept on saying that they are "taking on a new philosophy" in their Atlanta office. Problem is, she could not articulate that alleged change for me at all and many of the poor reviews I've seen are recent reviews from people in the Atlanta office. When I asked if they had any kind of interview or survey system to garner feedback from their current employees, she said "um...we have an exit survey." Red. Flag.
If I hadn't been referred, I probably wouldn't have bothered with the second phone interview but I went ahead and did it. It felt like a carbon copy of the first interview, save for a few additional technical questions about my experience working with databases and spreadsheets and my experience communicating over the phone with customers. I declined to fly to Atlanta to continue the interview process in person because it was clear to me that this position was simply not for me. It's a glorified telemarketing position where you cold call a bunch of property managers and brokers who don't want to talk to you to try and get information for the database out of them...all while being measured by a metrics system based on how many of your calls last over 2 minutes.
- Couple situational questions about how you would handle an uncooperative customer on the phone...all very predictable interview questions besides that. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC).
Applied through the campus career site and was contacted by a recruiter for a brief phone interview. She asked about my interest in commercial real estate and gave me a chance to ask questions. Next was an awkward video interview, and then an on-campus interview. The on-campus interview was entirely behavioral. Next was the interview in DC. This was exactly the same as the on-campus interview. Interviewed with a research manager and a research director. Both were supposed to be behavioral, but in the interview with the director, he asked me why I wanted the position. He harped on the cold-calling and how boring the position is. He told me I was overqualified and asked many times why I was even interviewing for this position. Overall, CoStar is looking for moldable people who are going to do what they are told. Intelligence or your GPA are not even factors, they just want people who will blindly obey. Would be a good opportunity to get in with CoStar, but from my conversation, the manager told me I would be stifled at CoStar. Our conversation was very telling that there was no future for me with CoStar. Thought it was interesting that a manager would say this.
- What have you recently learned about CoStar in the news? Answer Question
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