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CoStar Group Interview Questions & Reviews in Maryland

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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Interview Experience  

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Accepted Offer

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Senior News Editor Interview

Senior News Editor
Baltimore, MD

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at CoStar Group in February 2013.

Interview Details – Resume was submitted with full list of experience, accolades, recommendations from past employers, etc. A few phone interviews were conducted and the process took quite a while, but I imagine it was because they took care in their selection.

Negotiation Details – They were willing to negotiate within in a small range. The company is large, so know position levels and what they are willing to pay based on experience


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Bethesda, MD

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at CoStar Group in February 2009.

Interview Details – Phone Interview, 1:1 interview, skill test, background test, and drug test.

Interview Question – How do you handle change?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Columbia, MD

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at CoStar Group in October 2009.

Interview Details – They called me on the phone and asked me questions over the phone. Then they invited me for a second Interview. I went in and took a test and then got Interviewed for about an hour by a Manager, he asked a lot of the questions over and over but in a diffrent way. Then I sat with an RA for half an hour to get the feel of the job. Then I went and Interviewed with the director for about half an hour. The next day I got a call with an offer.

Interview Question – How are you able to handel change ?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Nope not able to


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Bethesda, MD

The process took 1 week - interviewed at CoStar Group in August 2009.

Interview Details – 1. Initial phone interview with hr rep, about 30 mins, historical, behavioral questions
2. In person interview expect to be there 3-4hrs.
 First you have to complete a computerized skill test, fairly simple.
Second is a historical and behavioral interview with a manager, about 90 mins
Third sit with a current researcher and see what they do, this is a good way to see the job first hand, lasts about 30 minutes.
Lastly you have a brief 30 minute interview with the director.

Interview Question – Why are you interested in commercial real estate research?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Bethesda, MD

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at CoStar Group in July 2009.

Interview Details – Applied through my school's career center website, got a call back a few days later. Took a phone interview which lasted roughly 30 minutes. After that, got invited for an in person interview, which was comprised of a cakewalk computer skills test, shadowing an employee, interview with a manager, and interview with a director. Got an offer a few days later. Entire process took about a week.

Interview Question – The interview was so bland that no questions can be really recalled. Just expect cookie cutter behavioral stuff.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – All the job ads clearly laid out the salary and benefits package beforehand, so I did not really negotiate. This being an entry level position, I had the feeling there was little negotiation involved any way.

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