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CoStar Group Field Research Photographer Reviews

Updated Nov 3, 2019

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CoStar Group Chief Executive Officer Andrew C. Florance
Andrew C. Florance
10 Ratings
  1. Helpful (10)

    "Learned nothing and gained nothing (except weight and back problems)"

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    Former Employee - Field Research Photographer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CoStar Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -paid vacation (training trip) to Washington D.C. -iPad -no office -make up your own hours (as long as it was 8 hours in a day) -good benefits -plenty of sick/vacation time off -no physical contact with boss -occasionally enjoy the outdoors

    Cons

    -horrible company car (disgusting/used toyota prius) -poor upper "management" skills -lack of organization -unhealthy work environment -horrible pay for the amount of work you put in -"compensation" was a joke from day one -stuck in the horrible car for 8 hours a day -began the job with "management" stating its quality or quantity. quickly transformed to quantity first.

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    CoStar Group2013-10-21
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Field Research Photographer"

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    Current Employee - Field Research Photographer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Potentially a great job if your used to working by yourself in the field and left to achieve targets (because your an adult and should be trusted). Good pay and benefits (after 5 years) but no real career progression.

    Cons

    The role has steadily declined from great to an intolerable nightmare. The USA now micromanages to within a second of your day. Only recently calls were put out to every field worker asking them to shoot a selfie to prove they were working. There is no trust from management in the USA. Regardless of the low moral management perseveres with illogical demands including working from the car a minimum of 7 hours a day and that includes editing images in car. A recent health and safety review criticised the company and yet nothing has changed. Should you avoid this company? Read the good reviews from way back in 2013 then forwards to the present day and make your own mind up.

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    CoStar Group2017-08-06
  3. Helpful (7)

    "O.K if you don't mind working in a car for 8 hours"

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    Current Employee - Field Research Photographer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CoStar Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is great, benefits are great

    Cons

    You HAVE to work in the car for 8 hours and you cannot stay in one location for more than two hours. Long term this is terrible health wise (constant back pain). This is a recent change as we used to be able to work from the car and at home. They are ALWAYS tracking you and there is a camera pointed at you in the car. The job is all about numbers so the more you do the happier they are. If they don't find you're being productive they will tell you (may be written up as well). I really don't see any room for advancement unless you're in a major city with an office. Everything is micromanaged. Managers just care about the numbers/metrics.

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    CoStar Group2017-04-30

    CoStar Group Response

    June 12, 2017CoStar Team

    Thank you for leaving a review. If you are experiencing back pain you should let your manager know and seek medical attention. We know that change is difficult and not always well received and we are sensitive to the demands of the field research job. However, the Field Research role is a critical one in terms of the value the data brings to our customers. Unfortunately in may not be for everyone. We’d like to gather more information, please email us at hrdepartment@costar.com.

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