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Decent Place to start, but that's it

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

I have been working at CoStar Group full-time for more than a year

Pros

Out of college, the Research Associate position can be a great first job. Decent pay ($40K), and great, young colleagues. Decent benefits and 401k matching.

Growing company with opportunities to move up, however, there are caveats (see cons)

Once a quarter or so you get a free ticket to a baseball game with $20 to spend as well.

Cons

Monotonous work.

Many managers are inexperienced and overbearing.

Upper management is out of touch with best research practices and they constantly try to drive the processes that are used by the researchers instead of results that are achieved.

Even if you are promoted, you you are still undervalued/under paid and overworked. And the opportunity to move up again is many years off. I can't imagine staying at this company for the years required to move up vertically 2 steps.

Broken metrics system which does not reward the researchers who actually provide the most value to clients.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't focus so much on the processes, focus on driving results. At least don't apply a one-size-fits-all approach to the 1000+ researchers.

Pay your employees more, this will lead to higher quality personal and better data.

Don't be implement minimum baselines with just a couple of weeks left in the quarter to screw employees out of bonuses.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Its not a fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CoStar Group full-time

    Pros

    Pay, travel perks, conferences, etc...

    Cons

    Everything else. Very hastie work enviroment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Dishonorable firm. Work at your own risk.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at CoStar Group full-time

    Pros

    None...There is nothing redeeming about this company. The remote pro is that they lend out bikes to ride in the city. Thats about it.

    Cons

    Do not own up to their commitments. Beware any promises of salary, bonus or any compensation. they do not disclose the fine print regarding quota and commissions. It is nothing as described in the interview process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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