CoStar Group Interview Questions & Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 2, 2014
Updated Jul 2, 2014
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  1.  

    Research Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CoStar Group.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you persuade those unwilling to speak with you to divulge information?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at CoStar Group in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    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
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at CoStar Group in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    no negotiation, full salary and benefits
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at CoStar Group.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • What have you recently learned about CoStar in the news?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at CoStar Group in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    took about 3 hours, met with director, research manager and hr recruiter

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    its a all-set position, no negotiating
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at CoStar Group in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview to see my interest. I was invited to interview in their headquarters. The interview took the whole day in their new and impressive facilities. I met with about 3 different managers all generally asking the same questions. Why was I interested and where I wanted to be in a few years. Nothing too difficult.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your favorite class at school that is unrelated to the industry and why.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at CoStar Group.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed in December for the DC office, still have not heard if I will be offered a position. Frustrating that they could invited me into an interview and still not tell me whether or not they would offer me a position. I had an interview on campus and then an all day interview at the office, seems unprofessional that they expect me to wait around this long for them. I don't graduate until May, but they should still let me know.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested in commercial real estate? Nothing too out there   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Research Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at CoStar Group.

    Interview Details

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

    Negotiation Details
    $40k per year, no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Research Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CoStar Group in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Usually starts with a detailed phone screening call from recruiter, followed by a call-back for an interview with hiring manager and director.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated an extra week of vacation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  11.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CoStar Group in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    First interview was phone interview with HR. Asked general questions about my background and some situational questions (how I deal with stress and pressure, an example of leadership and teamwork). Second interview was with a Research Manager at the company's HQ in DC. She asked me general questions again as well as more about my interest in the position. The second half of the interview was with a Director which was even more laid back.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you had to manage a workload under pressure   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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