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"Decent Place to start, but that's it"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Out of college, the Research Associate position can be a great first job. Decent pay ($40K), and great, young colleagues. Decent benefits and 401k matching.

Growing company with opportunities to move up, however, there are caveats (see cons)

Once a quarter or so you get a free ticket to a baseball game with $20 to spend as well.

Cons

Monotonous work.

Many managers are inexperienced and overbearing.

Upper management is out of touch with best research practices and they constantly try to drive the processes that are used by the researchers instead of results that are achieved.

Even if you are promoted, you you are still undervalued/under paid and overworked. And the opportunity to move up again is many years off. I can't imagine staying at this company for the years required to move up vertically 2 steps.

Broken metrics system which does not reward the researchers who actually provide the most value to clients.

Advice to Management

Don't focus so much on the processes, focus on driving results. At least don't apply a one-size-fits-all approach to the 1000+ researchers.

Pay your employees more, this will lead to higher quality personal and better data.

Don't be implement minimum baselines with just a couple of weeks left in the quarter to screw employees out of bonuses.

Other Employee Reviews for CoStar Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, professional environment, unlimited earning potential

    Cons

    Not a 9 - 5 job, but if you work hard, the rewards are limitless!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "not very good to research staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    great starter job for people right out of college. Benefits.

    Cons

    no career path. dictatorship. lack of respect for research as well as clients.

    Advice to Management

    invest in research


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