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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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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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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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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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Terrible Boss
Corporate Events Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Bethesda, MDJanuary 26, 2017
My direct report was required to take anger management classes due to the way they treated others. Needless to say, not all directors were like this.
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Awful Telemarketing job!!!
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAJanuary 15, 2017
CEO and investors give you a 4 week training boot camp. Metrics are ridiculous and they play favorites!!. They will move people to higher level portfolios without training. Management plays your calls in front of everyone and critiques the calls. They mislead you in the interview to think you are not on a dialer and will only be on phones 1 hr. a day but that is the minimum! Managers send out emails every 5 minutes on stats. The culture is negatively competitive, cold and overly formal. This job should be jeans and t-shirt. The head of research and management talks to employees any way they choose. You are strapped to your desk. This is not a great place to work and you are not learning any software or transferrable skills. You will not learn much about real estate. Its mostly customer service and people don't know CoStar so they hang up a lot. Run from this job it is stressful and a super call center with so many changes because nothing was planned ahead of time. The CEO walks around almost everyday changing things. Many chiefs with different goals and absolutely no consistency. Management needs to close the building and rethink what CoStar really is. Read the MANY negative ratings!! They are true! Poor company to work for!!! Run!!
Pros
aramark vouchers
Cons
everything is awful!! Telemarketin 100%
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Comment – March 15, 2017

If you want a career this is not the place to be! Look around...all college students looking for their first opportunity thinking that the pay is great! They are registered with every staffing agency pulling desperate 20 yr. olds that have never had a first real job!

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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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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 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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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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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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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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