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Good to start building your career

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in McLean, VA
Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in McLean, VA

I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Great work/life balance. Schedules are very flexible and management is very open to these kind of concerns - You work with some amazingly bright fellows. - You can work at multiple projects at the same time using different technologies. Rotation is enough to keep things interesting - Management is in general very friendly and open to new proposals and to give your ideas a shot - Career plans are generally good, at least in the Software Engineering area

Cons

- Poor compensation/perks available. In general, MicroStrategy offers way less (at least 10%) than what other comparable tech companies offer in the area. Perks are almost non-existent (the only good one we have is a gym at the HQ). Bonuses are also very small. Talented people usually jumps ship after a couple of years for obvious reasons. - Some managers are very good, but others are very inefficient and disorganized, causing a mess in projects. Also, we're normally short-staffed in terms of QA, UI and Program Management personnel, so we as developers end up doing tasks we shouldn't. - A lot of immigrants. Not a bad thing per se. The problem is many barely speak/write English and this makes communication though at moments. - Many tasks are performed at the China center. This is a problem as many of your QA engineers will be located at the other side of the world and you have no chance to talk to them. - I'm not a big fan of the board and president. They don't seem to be very involved with personnel and MicroStrategy has grown so big that bureaucratic hurdles appear constantly as the company tries to reshift to accommodate the strategies they pick.

Advice to Management

You should take into account what the market offers to talented Software Engineering professionals. Compensation and perks are not primary but are very important, and you're lacking the interesting in doing more to keep your employees happy.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Exciting and dynamic workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Vienna, VA

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Visionary technology work with an intelligent and diverse workforce. Most employees are highly motivated. New HQ building is employee centric.

    Cons

    Often operates as a dot.com type of shop, which can be disconcerting for those looking for stability and predictability. No stock option or stock purchase incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Finance related processes are burdensome. Stock option/matching program would be great - current rules make buying stock a poor financial choice.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great employees and the useful software

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, intelligent, hard working, dedicated employees; Their software is useful and in demand; Consumers love it; Heavy cost cutting in this economy has helped emphasis the importance of BI and analytics software

    Cons

    Senior Management is frivolous and the employees pay the price of their wastage


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