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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
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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.
Pros
Great benefits package
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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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Good place to work enjoyed time there
Tenant Researcher (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAJune 26, 2018
Great company for a fresh college graduate they train in house, easy to do work only issues are metrics are high, great perks and even has own chef! Highly recommend
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Metrics too high
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3 stars
Field Research Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 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.
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a typical day at work
Janitor (Former Employee) –  Fort Hood, TXJune 15, 2018
long day with 10 building to clean by yourself not enough people to help you, long drives somethings lack of communication with manager and secretary.
Pros
hours
Cons
not enough time or people
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State of Flux
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 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.
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Stress-free Position
Office Administrator (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJune 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.
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Research
Research Manager (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 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.
Pros
Free snacks and coffee
Cons
Brutal atmosphere of fear leeching from the top down.
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a glorified call center
Commercial real estate market analyst (Current Employee) –  Columbia, MDMay 21, 2018
I would not recommend this company to anyone. The company does not value its employees and the company has a high turnover rate. Executive management has no idea how do effectively run the company.
Pros
great co workers, benefits
Cons
working for this company sucks the life out of you
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