CoStar Group

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Run far away!!!

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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 (more than an year)

Pros

Location, office design, free snacks..

Cons

Micromanagement, impossible metrics, unrealistic goals changing ever 5 minutes, shady practices, backstabbing inexperienced managers (most not all).. being great at your job is not enough for these people you've gotta be willing to kiss a lot of **** to succeed..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop promoting inexperienced children to managerial position--if you must, at least put standardized practices in place to hedge against their stupidity. Make training more rigorous by requiring researchers to read a book or two on CRE and test them on the info.. that will significantly improve the quality of your data..

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Monopoly within the industry but not much of a SF based company...

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at CoStar Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent amount of opportunities for those that are willing to relocate and commit 100% to the company. There is a variety of job offerings and career location options from Washington, DC to San Francisco, CA. Deep pocketed company that will provide equipment and travel expenses and company credit card. There is structure and stability.

    Cons

    Not much of a Silicon Valley company. Values are the polar opposites, blue chip vs. start-up. The culture is motivated by fear and hope. Management is slow to react unless its from Andy Florence (CEO). 100 sided interest are at stake when new projects are underway, from mid-level mgmt, upper mgmt, lower level sales people to sr. level sales...too many heads are butting and everyone thinks they're right. Not much synergy within the organization. Too much politics and ass kissing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees will not stick with a company if the grass is greener on the other side. Increase transparency and compensate based on the work.

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

    Pay not high enough for the demands placed on employees

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    Current Employee - Field Researcher
    Current Employee - Field Researcher

    I have been working at CoStar Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Fun paid training in Washington D.C.
    -Not stuck behind a desk

    Cons

    -Management only cares about "getting the shot," regardless of any difficulties you might encounter while on location; i.e. angry property owners, personal safety issues (I once had someone try multiple entry points to break onto my vehicle with me in it).
    -You're alone all day every day; that might be a pro to some people, but it wears on me.
    -Pay is not really very high for the amount of work done and what is expected of you.
    -Commission schedule does not take into account the region of individual researchers; not everyone works/lives in densely populated areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to constructive criticism and advice for change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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