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CoStar Group Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Feb 24, 2017
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC) in January 2013.

    Interview

    The interview was uncomfortable. The interviewer was rude and condescending. He did not understand why I was interested in the position. He cut off a lot of my responses. I knew the interview was over before it really began.

    Interview Questions

  2. Helpful (3)  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC) in September 2016.

    Interview

    You first have a point of contact with a recruiter from the company. Then from a hiring manager if approved from the company. It took about a week in a half for me to get a call back. The recruiter does a lot to see if you are a great fit to move forward and schedules the second interview if a hiring manager is interested in your credentials

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about the company? How long have you been in sales and how many appointments do you have weekly? Do you work well with a team dynamic with a territory ?   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I only had the phone screening. The phone screening questions were .NET and responsive front-end related. They were rapid fire. The asked me about 30 questions in 15 minutes. They continually asked me a new question while I was answering a previous question. I would get 2 words out and zip, the next question came. They felt like if they got the answer they liked then they just moved on to the next question. Not really the best way to communicate, in my opinion.

    I answered over 90% of the questions correctly. They felt like a couple of my JavaScript answers weren't strong enough so they elected not to interview me in person. I found that bazaar considering I answered almost every question correctly. What, does Costar think they are the best company in the world?!?!? My references from prior CTOs are sterling and prove I have been a value asset. I found it insulting that they chose not to interview me over something minor.

    Either way, I have a new job somewhere else that is more respectful!

    Interview Questions

    • Describe JavaScript using strict.   1 Answer
    • When do you use Group By in SQL?   1 Answer
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    Research Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC) in September 2012.

    Interview

    took about 3 hours, met with director, research manager and hr recruiter

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    its a all-set position, no negotiating

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC) in January 2013.

    Interview

    It starts off with a phone interview asking you the traditional interview questions. After screening you to make sure you're not totally incompetent, they either send you to an on-campus interview session or straight through to HQ.

    While their new "state-of-the-art building" is a wow-factor going in, you'll get a sense that something is amiss in the company. The research director was incredibly honest with me in saying they had a very high attrition/turnover rate within the first year. I think he said the number for research associate was 70% if not higher. There is a good reason for that. It seemed like a job you would get bored at very quickly. The pay may be high but the reason they do this is to try and incentivize better workers who won't shirk.

    I was almost highly impressed by CoStar until I got through the final round of interviews. I was told I would receive a final decision within the week. I waited a week- no answer. I waited two weeks and placed a call to check in with them and they said they'd call me back which they did not. After finally a little over a month, I call for what was at least the fifth time only to be told that I was qualified for the position but that I was not "passionate enough" about the job and that I didn't give enough details about my experience. Maybe it was because I was recovering from the flu going in. But if you have enough passion for real estate, cold calling and sales, and can convince yourself that you want to stay here for more than a year- then have at it. But don't say the reviews didn't warn you.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    I randomly ran into a recruiter as he walked out the building in DC. I had a quick interview via phone with him. Then I was brought to the dc headquarters for a day long interview process which included 2 interviews, lunch, a building tour, and a 'side by side' with a current researcher.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were very generic and most asked you to describe a time or experience in which you dealt with a certain situation or overcoming a challenge. The hardest part for me was the simulated phone conversion test they give you. Make sure not to say "ummm" a lot.   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC) in May 2012.

    Interview

    I was selected to interview which I elected to have to pay for my flight. It was easy just study the company be ready to do a live call after you meet with a recuiter. Than you meet the manager who goes over the position. Afterwards, if you pass that you meet with the director who interviews you. The office is in a good location. Overall, the interview I thought was good.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I declined the position the company refused to pay for my flight after I got the job. The company requested me to front the money for the flight. Additionally, I found the company salary is stated $40,000 eventhough, I am completing my MBA they can not come up on an offer. The job I had currently pays me more.

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    Territory Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC) in June 2014.

    Interview

    One on One job shadow with a current employee, then interview with a manager, then a tour of the headquarters in Washington, DC. Lasts a few hours and is fairly straightforward. Not much more than that.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Fairly intense interview. Wanted to know about experience and motivation to get into real estate. After the phone interview I was told they were going with another candidate but I called the recruiter and basically said that I want the job and ended up getting a chance to go to DC to do some in person interviews and was given the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to get into real estate?   1 Answer
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at CoStar Group (Washington, DC) in June 2016.

    Interview

    The process was pretty smooth. It's a two-part interview and takes up a total of 2.5 hours. The first hour is spent shadowing a research Associate at their desk. You watch them conduct a phone interview and how they collect information for their database. The RA will ask you to make a mock phone call but it's not very difficult seeing as though you are given a script to read from and the call is placed to an employee within the office. The second part of the interview is a sit down panel style discussion with Research team managers. They will ask you general questions about your resume, your work ethic, your duties as a RA, and try to guage you general interest and commitment to CoStar and commercial real estate. It's important to remain enthusiastic and excited about CoStar and commercial real estate.

    Interview Questions

    • Why commercial real estate? Why CoStar? Where do you see your self a year from now? If you could have any job a year from now what would it be? How are your time management skills?   Answer Question
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