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.
Free food, great insurance, rich commission plans, work life balance, location
Bad mgt, no advancement, limited job security