CoStar Group - My time as Field Research Photographer | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (12)

    "My time as Field Research Photographer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Research Photographer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CoStar Group full-time

    Pros

    I’ve worked for Costar almost 2 years now. Before accepting the position I asked a friend how she liked the job. She really seemed to like it. She said you work 5hours in the car, then 3 hours at home editing everyday. Sounded fine and I took the job. I went to training in Richmond VA and Washington DC for about a week was trained exactly as explained, around 5 hours driving in search of for sale/ rent commercial properties and 3 hours of editing and uploading at home. The owner Andrew Florance comes and talks with the trainees for a full day. His presence and speech is captivating, making you think you’re in for the best job of your life. That’s what it was for the first year, an awesome job. Things have changed drastically. In the past 3 months I’ve gone through 3 different managers and literally no one I started with, including 2 of my previous managers, 80% of my original team nor friends still work for costar. Now you’re expected to work the entire 8hr day from your car. Also being micromanaged and tracked every step of the day. It would take me far to long to list all the cons of this job. The other recent negative reviews do some justice, but honestly be prepared to hate this job after a few short months.

    Cons

    Don’t have the energy to find another job.

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    CoStar Group2018-11-12
  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive 

    I have been working at CoStar Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Big company easy to get lost in the mix

    CoStar Group2019-12-14

    CoStar Group Response

    December 16, 2019Senior Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you're enjoying your time here at CoStar Group! Definitely take advantage of all top-tier benefits we offer. As you mentioned, we are a big company, but there are ways to get involved and get to know your colleagues in smaller groups. You don't mention which office you work in, so check to see if your office has a CoStar Group Builds chapter. Builds brings together your colleagues' talents to improve, sustain, and brighten the communities in which we live and work. It's a great way to get to engage in philanthropic projects and get to know team members from different departments. Thanks again, and we're glad to have you on the team here at CoStar Group.

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    "Temporary Place, no real growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on you position, the work is good and the pay can be.

    Cons

    This place operates as if there is a fire all of the time, and there is no real growth within the company. It is very easy to make lateral moves but moving up is difficult. Support really depends on who the manager is, unfortunately if you have a poor manger then there is very little recourse. It really feels like the company protects managers over the employees. Company operates as if there is always a fire drill happening, and does not move strategically. (expect for acquisitions)

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    CoStar Group2020-02-14

    CoStar Group Response

    February 19, 2020Senior Manager

    Thanks for the 7 years you've been part of our team at CoStar Group. We appreciate the contributions you've made in your time with us. Along with offering generous benefits, CoStar Group remains committed to offering competitive compensation that attracts, retains, and rewards high-performing employees at all levels. Our goal is to foster an ecosystem in which innovation thrives. Thousands of current and former CoStar teammates have been promoted and/or changed roles as they’ve grown at CoStar. We encourage you to speak with your manager about how to evolve your role and/or about opportunities for further professional development. Thank you for being part of our team!

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