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CoStar Group Interview Questions

Updated Feb 10, 2018
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at CoStar Group.

    Interview

    Process was direct and simple, apply online, got contacted in days, had a couple phone conversations/emails, then an in person interview a week or two later (meet with a few different people, mixed bag). Dodged questions including ones about about career advancement which is a red flag to me, but ymmv.
    Mentioned over and over how competitive and score driven the role is but the criteria is how many phone calls you make in a day/week/month and whether you follow the right script. Felt like they cared more about whether you'd be a "power player" calling hundreds of numbers a day than anything else you had to say.

    Interview Questions

    • basic stuff: why do you want to work for costar, what do you know about commercial real estate, are you ready/motivated to work in a competitive environment with heavy metrics, tell me about a time you helped a company you worked for succeed   Answer Question

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at CoStar Group.

    Interview

    Initial phone screening followed by in-person interview. They seemed very focused on people who were actually interested in real estate and research, and I believe they were concerned about turnover.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself working in 3 years? In the Real Estate Industry? At CoStar?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Senior Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Irvine, CA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    The HR from company contacted me for interview. HR called me to understand my skill set. The next day she setup phone interview. After the phone interview next day was 3 hours face to face interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Some general technical question based on selenium, SQL and test methodologies.   1 Answer
    • If the production release happens and there is a defect slipped in into the production, what if the manager gets mad on you for bad product quality?   1 Answer

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    Portfolio Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CoStar Group in January 2018.

    Interview

    Three stages: side by side, 2:1 and 1:1; all done in 2 hours. They did not ask a lot of questions, rather relied on my questions to direct the conversation.

    Interview Questions


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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Very slow and borderline unprofessional experience. Whole process took 3-4 months, with the bottleneck being getting a final buy-in from the CEO (who's not the hiring manager). Scheduled with the CEO on 4 different appointments and got last-minute cancellations and reschedule requests. On the last reschedule I mentioned to the recruiter that I now have a different offer on the table, and request if they can expedite this - and ended up not hearing back, at all. Very poor way to treat candidates who have spent time on the whole process, but perhaps this is a blessing in disguise as it makes my decision to accept the other offer a lot easier!

    Makes me wonder the culture and process of the company if everything is reliant on the CEO, with other "executives" not able to move forward and make their own decision. Granted this is for a VP position but I bet you if I am interviewing with Mark Zuckerberg or Tim Cook they would arrange their calendar no problem, or empower their team to do the right thing.

    Interview Questions


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    Photographer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CoStar Group in November 2017.

    Interview

    The manager gently described the roles of the position. No hard questions, fast respond on email. The manager gently described the roles of the position. No hard questions, fast respond on email.

    Interview Questions

    • Introduce your self
      Why costar   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Richmond, VA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Human Resource Manager was very informative about the company and the interview process, current research associate was exceptional about explaining job responsibilities and deliverables, Hiring Manager was hostile and emphasized they needed positive people in the workplace which really set up a red flag.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have a positive attitude?   1 Answer
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at CoStar Group.

    Interview

    You first shadow a research associate, who explains the process of contacting brokers. After, you are expected to engage in a mock phone call. This is followed by the interview, which consists of typical interview questions and lasts around half an hour.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Initially had a phone screen with a recruiter after I submitted a resume. Average phone screen, asked about back ground, asked about expected salary. Scheduled interview for one week later.

    First, met with a current research associate and went over her day to day. Listened to a few calls that she made and then made a mock call of my own to another associate about. For the call the you are given a script to read off of. Next, met with two managers. Pretty standard interview. Reviewed my resume and background, asked why Costar, why real estate. Standard. At the end met with the VP of Research, closed with a recap and any questions I may have.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Mobile Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 days. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview that talked about previous experience. Quickly moved to three hours on site interview with 1 tech interviewer and 2 managers. Overall good interview experience. Overall good interview experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a mutable array and index. Output an array that any value smaller than the value of array[index] to the left side. Required optimal solution.   Answer Question

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