SALES EXECUTIVE (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 18, 2018
There are many ups and downs with this company. When things are going great and you are making great money, they suddenly change the pay plan. Goals are difficult to reach. Benefits are good and starting salary is fair.
Too many variables and market flooded with sales people
Market Analyst (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – September 5, 2018
My day to day job consists of discussing trends and creating a narrative for the cities i cover. I have learned so much at this job it would be difficult to put in a review. The hardest part of the job is the constant change, but sometimes that is the most enjoyable part as well.
Senior .Net Full-Stack Engineer (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – August 28, 2018
Costar has great practices in agile strategies for their SDLC. A fair amount of freedom to learn, test and hone skills are available so long as long as you've met your deliverables. The culture is great with transparency being a key component. If however, you get a manager that is set in his ways then your job difficulty increases exponentially.
Account Executive inside sales-Apartments.com (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – August 27, 2018
Be prepared to come in everyday and grind it out on a daily basis. Must make about 80 calls a day and selling is purely over the phone. Cold calling may be one of the hardest forms of selling but once it's mastered then the earning potential is there
Research Associate (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 13, 2018
If you're looking for a job that is secure whether the market is up or down, Costar is your place. They offer a solid benefits package, 401k match, stock for hitting milestones, snacks in the kitchen, etc.
The work as a Research Associate is SUPER repetitive. You call the same people in your portfolio every 30 days in an endless cycle. But sales comps mix it up. They're easy and the more you do the better you look.
Territory Manager (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – July 27, 2018
8am to 5:30pm. 30 minute or an hour lunch break 40 hours a week Prospecting is key Cool Managment staff learn by yourself how to sell over phone Phone calls all day every day 80-100 calls a day Managers are helpful a great place to start out
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – July 13, 2018
I hated working there. They basically have the employees stealing information. I hated that job because it made me feel less human. Employees competed for bonuses that were promised to them for meeting quota.
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – July 9, 2018
CoStar is a great job right out of college. If you are looking for a job that will get you used to the corporate life this is a good choice. High Turnover rate. They do not compensate you for putting in extra effort almost everyone there recieved the same bonus regardless of their work out put
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – July 8, 2018
If i could give this company zero stars I would. It is an incredibly high stress job for no apparent reason. There are large tv screens with live stats of where you stand on your team, in the office, and in the company at any given time. Making a 90 second call is the only thing that matters to upper management, not the actual research that needs to be done for the CRE professionals who use the subscription.
Free yogurt and hummus, great coworkers, don't have to think about the job when you go home
Field Research Manager (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – June 20, 2018
Work culture is great, pay isn't. Travel opportunities are a plus but the hours not being flexible makes the job tough at times. Managers are driven by HR practices so lots of written warnings are fairly often for very minor mistakes.
Research Associate (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – June 11, 2018
Working for any company, especially an information company change is inevitable. Unfortunately with CoStar change happens far too often, and the expectations and metrics take far too long to catch up with the goals. With a "yes man" corporate culture, change is always implemented and never questioned or given constructive feedback before implementation. This causes headaches, angst, and is constantly happening without any transparency. While the company provides great benefits, a comfortable working environment, it lacks communication with its own employees, and pushes back against any criticism.
Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 9, 2018
My position was relatively stress-free. The environment as a whole was unpleasant at times due to the dissatisfaction of other employees within CoStar Group. My position held no challenge and offered no way to move up within the company.
Research Manager (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 25, 2018
Heavily metrics driven, salaried employees must work certain hours - overall soul draining. Learn research elsewhere. Quick early promotion and then languished in one role because there was no other upward mobility.
Free snacks and coffee
Brutal atmosphere of fear leeching from the top down.