MicroStrategy

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6 people found this helpful  

Good to start building your career

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great employees and the useful software

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

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A wealth of opportunity in a dynamic, highly intelligent community.

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

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Communication is very good
    Varied everyday experiences
    Exposures to a plethora of technologies, from Servers, to Databases, to Mobile Devices

    Cons

    Pay is not at the top end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a great place to work, but tough to stay. There needs to be more incentives for more employees to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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