CoStar Group

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    I felt usless

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at CoStar Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They had decent benefits and the main office was nice.

    Cons

    The job and the potential growth as an employee was dismal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    CoStar Group Response

    Dec 4, 2014

    Thank you for your feedback, and I’m sorry to hear you did not have a positive experience at CoStar Group. We value everyone who works here, and they should feel valued at the same time. But it ... More

  2.  

    Research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CoStar Group full-time

    Pros

    This company has great benefits and has a free membership. They feed people very healthy and have good health ins. Also the training is amazing, they send you to Washington, DC for two weeks or a month and pay for your food and stay.

    Cons

    The work can get very monotone with each day, because it's pretty much doing the same thing every day. There is nothing really bad at this job, people are really nice around you. They only people you wouldn't really want to deal with are the once that you talk with on the phone sometimes sometimes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 12 people found this helpful  

    Everyday is groundhog day... Nothing was you did yesterday matters today

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CoStar Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworker, I have made the best friends
    Free Food
    Decent benefits but are getting worse each year
    There is a lot to learn if you can also can learn it on the side while making your calls and checking on the boxes that show that you are a good employee
    Lots of young employees who like to grab a beer after work, great "how to make costar better" conversations after work because the only people who can understand what it is like to work for costar is other costar employees.

    Cons

    If you do not come out of the gates after training and get noticed, you might as well just leave. Because your prospect for success diminishes after 6 months of being there. After a year, you are ready to leave, and if get lucky with a decent manager that actually cares about you and your future as a professional worker, than you can make it longer. You have to find some bit of joy in job, focus on that, and try to make it through all the other crap they like to shell out.

    They like to dump a bunch of projects on you at the last second, and treat it like its life or death to finish it, then it just goes away. Where did it go? Why did I stop everything to work on this project for nothing to come of it, and then get asked why I don't have enough phone calls.

    If you start this company, in the first 6 months, just don't think about learning anything, just pick up the phone and call and talk to someone, anyone... Its not about who you talk to, its just about how long you talked to that person. If you are lucky enough to work in a market that has a big current event going on, such as a weather event or sports team in a playoff situation, then you are getting your calls for the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for new grads to get corporate experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CoStar Group full-time

    Pros

    Good building, good location, company likes to spend on company events for employees (ex. Xmas party at Art Gallary in DC). If you're starting off new to working environment, its a good place to gain experience on how a corporation works.

    Cons

    very bureaucratic, middle mgmt is not good, its the upper mgmt that runs things. Company culture is egoistic and has a sense of "we're the best in the business".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 14 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away

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    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CoStar Group full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Worst company that I have ever worked for. Management is a complete joke. If you are thinking of working for this company I would suggest that you think twice. Who has sales people that have no territories. Middle sales managers are in over their head and new head of sales is clueless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All should move on. Ship is sinking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very beneficial. If one is thinking about getting into the commercial real estate industry, this is the place to start.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CoStar Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, great office environment, possibility for promotion, food and beverages always free and available.

    Cons

    Very high turnover, unique dynamics for benchmarks and goals, management styles can vary significantly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Tedious work, but great environment and amenities.

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at CoStar Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Workplace was great. Beautiful, great locations, lots of perks.

    Cons

    The work is really tedious. Boring stuff, and management RIDES you for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management does a great job. The nature of the work requires they be super demanding. Hard to deal with, but I see no other way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 9 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away!

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I worked at CoStar Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, employees you work with are great, close to lots of food places, easy to get to!

    Cons

    Metrics are unrealistic, bonus structure changes a week or so before paid out, you can't trust anyone, some managers act like they are still in high school, and you feel like you are working for big brother. You think you will be promoted, but you don't. The lazy folks get promoted, not the ones who work their butt off!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with better metrics by market, not make it universal!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fast past and intelligent people - a little too fast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CoStar Group full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, good technology, good salary

    Cons

    Not very strategic - lacks in enterprise proficiency - Sr. management not as good as they think they are

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    360 degree reviews

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good & Bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CoStar Group

    Pros

    room for growth, promotion

    Cons

    lots of backstabbing and gossiping

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont give into the gossip

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