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Turning into a call center with a lack of emphasis on research
Research Associate II (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 20, 2017
The research department continues to be overhauled, deemphasizing different research processes and centralizing the job of a research associate. This may be good for people that wish to have a call center job that does not revolve around sales, but they are still pushing a script on employees. Do not get the word "research" in the job title associated with the fact that little research is actually conducted.

The pros are the fact that the job is technically hourly, meaning your day can end regularly at 5:00 - 5:30.
Pros
Work-Life Balance
Cons
Zero chance of learning or advancement while high-level management controls research
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Not as advertised
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 20, 2017
The role of a research associate has changed quite a bit in my time at CoStar. What started out as an interesting and challenging role has shifted to a role where all of the decisions are taken out of your hands and you aren't really doing any valuable research. Management has turned their talented research department into a glorified call center, even though they will deny it.
Pros
Free food, work-life balance, office location
Cons
upper management/leadership
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Minimal opportunity for advancement
Community Researcher (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GADecember 28, 2016
As a Community Researcher there's very limited growth. Unrealistic expectations are set by individuals who have no experience in getting the job done. Revolving door with management and low morale account for the high turnover rate. 2-3% yearly raises. The best part of this job is the insurance benefits. CEO prohibits using microwaves for eating seafood and popcorn as national company policy. Redundant job duties
Pros
Free break room snacks, good health insurance
Cons
High turnover, limited advancement opportunity, lack of communication between different departments, constant changing prohibits proper learning
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Great Stable Job but was difficult to advance forward
Research Associate II (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 13, 2017
Great stable job with a great CEO. Was initially difficult to move up which is why I left. A typical day involved calling real estate professionals and making sure their information is accurate in the CoStar data base. Great opportunity to work for a Fortune 500 company and to learn more about corporate life.
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Smart people in a fast-paced IT environment
Sr Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Washington City, DCMarch 22, 2017
Great people but relatively little communication department-wide. Generally low amount of politics and everyone gets a lot done but because it's generally so good, few people leave which makes advancement tough.
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Research Associate II (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 20, 2017
The job role was interesting and your are able to learn a great deal about the financial services industry and flows of global capital. Can be a high-pressure environment and little training provided.
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Don't recommend
Senior Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 6, 2017
It's turning into a call center. Terrible communication internally. Don't wish this job on anyone. Extremely metric based company, they change metrics weekly and have goals that are unattainable.
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Good Company
Collections Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 17, 2017
This is a good place to start a career. Would not recommend if you are looking for career advancement. I've never worked in a more hostile environment, but this is a corporate setting so be prepared.
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Great Place to work
Research Analyst-Sale Comparable Research (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 24, 2016
wonderful cutlure and funy employees and great managers. Everyone is very helpful and a great place to learn and grow. Very positive work atmosphere! Love it!
Pros
free snacks
Cons
nothing
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Ok job
Community caller (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 6, 2017
The job is easy and pays well but it has become very stressful with new management . It has gotten to the point where they clock the amount of time you take off the phone for bathroom breaks
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Costar
Community Caller (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GADecember 15, 2016
Awesome job, awesome location. Great area to work in. Easy setting and great pay. I enjoyed my coworkers and they company itself. They take care of their employees.
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Good first job
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 6, 2017
Good company for those that are graduating college and looking for their first job. The company rarely promotes from within.
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Great products
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 20, 2016
The company has great products. Could work on the culture, very competitive. Sell products that aren't very expensive.
Pros
Products
Cons
Culture
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Corporate setting
Sales Comp Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 23, 2016
Many daily tasks, researchers are under appreciated and treated like children. Constant changing, nothing is stable, they could change you to a different team instantly without your opinion.
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Research Associate (Former Employee) –  DC, DCNovember 10, 2016
Good benefits and work environment. Unrealistic goals to meet and the work is monotonous.
Learning curve stops after about a year.
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One of the better companies
Lead Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Ontario, CAAugust 22, 2016
Excellent leadership in the executive level; however, not all management teams are in tune with the company's direction; have typical office politics found in any Fortune 500 companys
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Fun place with a lot of employees
Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 18, 2016
It was an interesting experience. I was able to learn a lot about commercial real estate. I grew as a professional and gained skills in many areas.
Pros
Free food
Cons
short breaks
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Great start
Territory Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  HQ, DCFebruary 23, 2017
Costar is an awesome place to work if you're just moving to the area, want a job that can give you corporate experience, and aren't quite sure which career you'd like to take. The sales floor is high energy, fun, and competitive. There's always a chance to make lots of money if you sell sell sell. Drawbacks are that there's little room for advancement, you're promotions are name changes and a higher base. If you're a little sketchy and don't mind being a little shady, you will do well and the managers take notice. But, don't make too much money because they start to scrutinize your deals and figure out WHY you're making so much. The sales manager is awesome, but he definitely plays favorites with the ones who are making the most. He doesn't micromanage but the metrics are extremely rigid.

They also make lots of decisions very quickly. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't and you just have to go with it.

The culture is young and vibrant, the office is grade A and beautiful and there are lots of perks. It's a corporate environment so anyone can be axed and it's hard to get promoted and your career potential is rarely cultivated.
Pros
Free food, great insurance, rich commission plans, work life balance, location
Cons
Bad mgt, no advancement, limited job security
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Very organized workplace with constant opportunities to stay busy and interact with different people.
Team Member (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 6, 2016
A typical day at work involved talking with multiple people from across the United States. I learned how to be patient as well as enhance my people skills. The management was very organized and monitored us all the time. My coworker and I worked well together because we were all productive and good at our jobs. The hardest part of the job was dealing with rude people and sometimes we would spend long periods of time sitting in one spot. My most enjoyable part of the job was assisting in the marketing campaign for Apartments.com.
Pros
Productive work environment, Constant human interaction, assisting with important marketing campaign
Cons
Speaking on the phone with sometimes rude people, staying in one spot a lot of the time
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Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 23, 2016
The company has provided us with a great team of managers. What I really like about all of them is that there willing to go the extra mile for you and is sincerley caring and understanding. The company is steady growing and inspiring at the same time to further your career in mangement.
Pros
Events, Outings Etc:
Cons
Short Breaks
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