CoStar Group

www.costar.com
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Solid Company..

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

I have been working at CoStar Group full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Fun work environment, great money opportunity

Cons

Limited advancement, managers are sometimes sarcastic

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Work here for a year at the most, then get out any way you can!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    CoStar is a decent place to begin your professional career, especially if you are interested in Commercial Real Estate. CoStar has name recognition (for better or worse) in that industry. The hours are regular and the pay is okay for entry-level. Most employees are in their mid-20s and there's a good deal of camaraderie among teammates and fellow researchers.

    Cons

    Upper management is 100% disconnected from research. You are evaluated on the number of phone calls you make that last over two minutes long. This number is the main focus, despite the fact that it is in no way correlated with the actual data production or quality.

    There is very little to no room for promotion. When individuals are promoted it seldom has to do with their ability to lead, overall subject knowledge or background. This has created a never-ending cycle of clueless managers leading disgruntled and disengaged researchers.

    Employee morale has been low since the day I stepped foot in the door and every additional day spent here provides more incentive to seek employment elsewhere. After you spend a few months here and the initial high of having a job wears off, you begin to realize just how much you hate waking up and going to work here every day. It's not a coincidence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your researchers for once. Stop judging performance by comparing the number of two-minute phone calls made, an entirely arbitrary number.

    Also, most importantly, find a way to compensate for loyalty and performance. A researcher who has worked here for two years knows far more and is a much greater asset than a new hire, and yet there is virtually no difference in salary. This needs to change immediately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great learning opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to real estate, opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Some employees do not take pride in their work and instead bash management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More continued learning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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