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CoStar Group
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXNovember 12, 2018
CoStar was a fine company to work for. It helped me build many relationships in the sales industry, sharpened my sales skills, and allowed me to carve out a passion for sales.
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Good place to start your career
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 30, 2018
CoStar was a great place for me to work starting out in my 20's. Good compensation for entry level sales, but advancement opportunities are severely limited.
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Good, Bad & Ugly
Director (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CAOctober 12, 2018
Great benefits & compensation, excellent products. Multiple systems not talking to each other, slow response times to critical issues. Unbalanced territories with unreasonable goals. Very little collaboration from departments and managers. Super-high turn over in certain markets. High-stress, management by threats coming from the highest levels. No-one seems happy there-can see it in their faces. The products favor territories with a lot of development and lower occupancy levels in apartments. CEO is engaging, and brilliant, but also explosive-making those around him to not speak up or challenge ideas=no collaboration.
Pros
great benefits, amazing offices, swag, great products/marketing
Cons
high stress, unachievable goals, very high turn-over, complicated processes, micromanagement
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busy company with job security and good benefits
Research Photographer II (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 10, 2018
Fast growing company, with ever changing conditions. Interesting job with good amount of travel. Overall, good working environment however the frequent changes in management were quite disruptive.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
high turn around in management
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Work hard and get paid
Associate Communications Engineer (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 10, 2018
CoStar has been great for me being in Systems. There have been many opportunities to learn all types of new technology and lots of experience implementing it as well.
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Terrible
Territory Representative (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 8, 2018
Do NOT work for this company. You will not be working there for more than 10 months, I guarantee it. They treat employees as expendable tools who are there simply to boost the stock price. Again, employees are treated terribly.
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Don't sell your soul
Research Associate II (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MDSeptember 21, 2018
Just keep looking. Don't waste your time reading anything about this place. The only thing good about it are your co-workers and the benefits. If you are not a favorite and/or kiss up don't expect to make it.
Pros
Pay. Benefits
Cons
Everything else. It's a glorified call center with ridiculous metrics that change on a whim, monthly..
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Nothing to say
Manager (Former Employee) –  Plano, TXSeptember 19, 2018
I really don't have anything to say, but be transparent with your employees about the moves the company is making. Try to value the employees that work with you.
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Constant changing of pay plan
SALES EXECUTIVE (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 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.
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Benefits
Cons
Too many variables and market flooded with sales people
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Sales is Where It's At
Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 10, 2018
The only thriving department that I recommend joining at Costar is Sales. If you are not Sales, then it's not worth it. Sales has great commission perks and is the most regarded department.
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Market Analyst (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 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.
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SDLC is a well oiled machine
Senior .Net Full-Stack Engineer (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAAugust 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.
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Great benefits package
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4.0
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Very Competitive
Account Executive inside sales-Apartments.com (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 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
Pros
free lunch, Good benefits
Cons
lack of leadership by management
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Solid job security & benefits
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 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.
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Territory Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 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
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No Management
Tenant Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJuly 25, 2018
No guidelines to follow

No management to rely on

No advancement

No encouragement for promotions

Get talked down too

Taught to pester clients on the phone
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Stressful workplace
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJuly 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.
Pros
None
Cons
The company is shady at best.
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Great Work Environment but Few Opportunities
Collections Specialist III (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 10, 2018
Great team members, but interdepartmental communication needs work. Promotions are common but there's an upper limit. Be too good at your job and it is difficult to change departments.
Pros
Free salads, approachable managers
Cons
limited career assistannce and mobility
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Good Company to Start working at
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 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
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Do Not Work Here
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MDJuly 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.
Pros
Free yogurt and hummus, great coworkers, don't have to think about the job when you go home
Cons
Literally everything else
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