Poor Management and No Career
Senior Developer (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 17, 2017
Dont get me wrong, CoStar is a good company and has strong revenue and strong customer base. If you're looking for job security and typical 9-5 job. This is a dream job. Once you leave office premise, you're off duty. Because CoStar does not even provide you with laptop or VPN access for that matter. So you're off the hook. The downside is, you've absolutely no option than to come to work or take PTO even in severe weather conditions or when you have a Doctors appointment.
CoStar consider themselves as a data company. They solve all problems in the context of a database. They So if you're a SQL developer or you love SQL, this would a good job for you. If you're a server side developer who wants to design and develop scalable, distributed systems, CoStar will disappoint you. CoStar is way behind in most cutting edge technology and processes. They are completely unaware about Continuous Integration, One click release, Automation, Any agile process. (Sigh...)
Such lack of processes and technology actually has lot of potential for refinement and growth but the upper management (especially in Technology) will tie your hands to do anything.
Benefits, Work life balance
No Empathy and empowerment. Limited career growth options. Very conservative environment.