CoStar Group Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Jun 5, 2015
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was very cordial but I felt as though the posting was highly dishonest. This is advertised as a 'research' position where you will gain technical knowledge of the real estate industry. I have an advanced degree and recently moved to the area. I have experience in research and applied to a large number of research type jobs in the area at e.g. Booz Allen, Deloitte etc.

    However, when the interviewer started talking about research and analysis it became clear that she didn't know what those words mean in a professional context. She told me you do research by googling things and entering the answers into a database. I was then told that you spend 60% of your time at this place on the phone asking real estate brokers questions. Also not research.

    I came to the conclusion that this position has nothing to do with research and has virtually no opportunity for career advancement. If you just need a job for some money this is fine. If you want a career or to gain skills, this is not the place for you.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    It was a basic interview process. It started with about 20-25 minute relaxed phone interview. If you are invited for an onsite interview, you have a brief tour of the facility, job shadow with a current research associate, have a mock phone call exercise (basically read from a script) do a panel interview and then you are done.

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    Research Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Two interview process. Cell rang during second interview, still got job. Must pass drug test.

    Negotiation

    $40k per year, no negotiation.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC) in November 2013.

    Interview

    First met Costar at our career fair. Very nice and engaging recruiters. one online interview and two personal interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain tough problem you encountered in the past and what you did to fix it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation, full salary and benefits

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Sent application via Linked in. Contacted two days later for a phone interview. Phone interview went well. Brought in for formal interview and onboarding. While I was impressed with the office, the surroundings, and the presentation by HR, my previous research on the company raised some concerns. Did not accept offer.

    Interview Questions

    • "Will you be committed for at least a year" hit me as odd. Then recruiter explained a "two thirds" turnover rate. Red Flag.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    It seemed too good to be true, and based on other sources, it is.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Applied through a career fair at my college. Interviewed at my school then they flew me out to do an all day thing which includes two more interviews, and a "side-by-side", building tour, and some presentations. They called me back about a week or two later with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • All very typical interview questions, but "why do you want to work for a company in the commercial real estate industry?"   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    none

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Very simple and to the point. They will ask about your resume and your interest in commercial real estate.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here? (After reviewing Glass Door's reviews.)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There were no negotiations. They gave a number and it was take it or leave it.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC) in March 2013.

    Interview

    First step was a brief phone interview and then an on-campus one on one interview. The on campus interview had a series of behavioral questions, which the interviewer would let you pass on one if you felt it did not apply to any experiences you may have had given that it is an entry level position. The final step was a full day interview at the CoStar HQ. This was a very planned out recruiting day, with tours of the building, two interviews, panel discussions, and a side by side with a current research associate where you watched what they do and then make a mock phone call.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were very behavioral based, and the interviews at the HQ had conversational flow to it.   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC) in March 2013.

    Interview

    1st Round - Phone Interview with HR recruiter (if pleased they will ask you to come in on the phone at that moment) - Basic background questions in reference to education and professional experience. First question was, "Why do you want to work in commercial real estate?"

    2nd Round - Consisted of three face-to-face interviews

    - 1st with one of the many Research Managers
    - 2nd side-by-side with a current Research Associate
    - 3rd with one of the many Directors of Research

    Group tour with other applicants at the end of the interviews...

    Interview Questions

    • Pretty straight forward behavior questions, therefore none...   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Could not match prior pay, vague in regards to future growth, would not allow relocation to another one of their offices.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC) in February 2013.

    Interview

    1. You are invited to an orientation on-campus after your resume fits their requirements.
    2. If they find you a good fit, you are invited to their HQ for whole day of interviews as well as given an overview of what the position would entail.

    Interview Questions

    • How will your experiences in the past contribute to your ability as a potential Research Associate?   Answer Question

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