CoStar Group Employee Reviews

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3.5 Stars
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 21, 2017
The role was challenging and you learned a lot about commercial real estate. In the research role it is a lot of cold calling, which gets old after a while. Management does not have a clear idea of the medium term to long term goal. You will work on a project for one week and then change focus the next week with no explanation. Also, the goals set for the position and these project are usually unattainable.
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Good for the right person.
Field Research Photographer/ Pilot (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJune 18, 2017
Very Large Corp company. Many levels of management that do not communicate clearly it seems. I worked in the field, many conflicting information concepts and ultimatums passed to us. Metrics are almost impossible to hit, compensation for commissions never attainable, expect maybe 30% of what they promise ($3k/month)if lucky. markets crowded with too many FRs. Benefits are very good (95% health care, 401k, fair holiday time etc). Work is very tedious/ monkey like. They provide you with everything you need, no personal equipment, and want you to do good work.
Pros
Benefits, Work alone from home/ no office
Cons
Pay structure, Work life balance
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High turn over, impossible goals
Sale Comp Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 16, 2017
Typical day at work includes being on the phone soft calling brokers, sellers, and buyers of commercial real estate and gathering as much information as possible. You are graded based on the information you collect, enter, and how you brand over the phone. This determines your level of success. I learned a lot about GIS mapping and commercial real estate that I didn't before. The workplace culture is competitive and fast-paced. You are constantly ranked and rated amongst your peers. The hardest part of the job was obtaining goals and performing high on a metric based scale. The most enjoyable part of the job was engaging and creating relationships in the CRE markets.
Pros
free snacks, benefits are good, near public transportation
Cons
unachievable goals
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Build relationships, make money, get out
Sales (Former Employee) –  Northeast RegionJune 15, 2017
You can make great money here. You will have the golden keys to meet with brokerage firms, banks, and real estate investors considering CoStar is highly necessary for their business. The product you sell if fun and user friendly. Your clients will typically need to warm up to you since they've seen so many reps come and go.

The company's internal infrastructure has issues supporting the behemoth sales team. It is difficult to hyper-focus on selling when accounting, sales ops, and customer support is unable to keep up with their work and it comes back on the rep.

You will spend a good amount of your time dealing with clients who are unhappy with their premiums and ones that may have been wronged by the previous sales rep. The ultimate kick in the teeth is that your commission can be significantly impacted by clients who wish to cancel their subscriptions that may have been sold by previous reps.

Overall, sales management is relatively competent and protective of their reps however tenured managers typically get what they want. Take this job to make contacts, money, and build your brag book. Aside from that, not much room for growth.
Pros
Great compensation schedule, benefits, offices, sales conference, prizes
Cons
Oversaturation of salesforce, inconsistency between LoopNet/Apts.com/CoStar, rules are made up as you go
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Great place
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJune 13, 2017
This is a great place to work. I would strongly recommend it to anyone interested in pursuing a career in this industry. The management is outstanding. The office culture is progressive and professional. The training and instruction is ample as is the continued support and education.
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glorified telemarketer
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJune 9, 2017
When I took the position, I didn't realize I would be forced to call people who didn't want to talk to us, and if they didn't want to talk with us, it was held against us.
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Good management but work life balance could be better
Technical Support Associate II (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 1, 2017
Good staff and great medical benefits along with life insurance and 401k plan. Kitchen for food is helpful but the hours and environment make it hard to really plan anything.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Work life balance
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Can only advance if you like commercial Real Estate
Community Caller Team Manager (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 26, 2017
Steady management turnover in research department. No development from upper management so front line managers cannot advance. Favoritism is constant.
Pros
Free Snacks, Plenty of PTO
Cons
No advancement, Favortism among managers
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Great place to learn about CRE
Researcher (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 22, 2017
The research role is a great place to begin a career in Commercial Real Estate. CoStar has unmatched benefits in the industry. The environment is very fast paced and reactive, in order to be successful here you have to expect change and be adaptable.
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Good place to work at
UI Developer (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 25, 2017
Decent place to work at, good experience and a lot of good projects. Great and experienced people to work with. Good PTO time available and other benefits.
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Good first job
Multi-Family Research Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 24, 2017
It was ok for what it was, low pay, good hours, good people, horrible management, no upward movement, nice facility, good food......................................
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I like working for CoStar Group
Community Researcher (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAApril 11, 2017
I like working for CoStar Group. The job location is in the middle of Buckhead Atlanta and there are plenty of restaurants around the job location. A typical day at work is very nice and laid back. I would recommend others to work for CoStar Group
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Good Money, Bad Metrics
Tenant Surveyor (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAApril 3, 2017
The company is entirely focused on metrics of completed calls. No matter how many calls you make, if someone doesn't answer, that is apparently a reflection of your effort. The company makes workers start from the bottom up, instead of playing to their strengths.
Pros
Free food, excellent health coverage
Cons
bad metrics, poor management
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what you make of it
Senior Research Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 29, 2017
difficult at the start but if you are capable of breaking into a good market and proving yourself there will opportunities to advance and possibly move into other departments.
Pros
nice office, metro benefits, room for growth
Cons
constant change
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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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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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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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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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Research Analyst
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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