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Helpful (6)

Great technology, but company cannot get out of it's own way.

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at MicroStrategy full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

it's a great technology, and is recognized as such in the industry.

Cons

Does not treat employees well; Mediocre comp; Led too much to the whims of Michael Saylor (The stock symbol is not MSTR by accident!) Everybody at corporate has been there forever - single mindset and not very dynamic.

Advice to Management

Treat employees better; Lose the mercenary sales team mentality.

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  1. Helpful (8)

    Horrible executive management

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

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Moved forward by hiring industry experts to sell BI to the C-level executives in verticals, but then brought in an SVP in Sales who completely destroyed the positive momentum in new account acquisition.

    Cons

    Getting rid of your Industry solutions division was a big mistake. Horrible senior mismanagement...lack of vision, inability to stay focused and on course.

    Advice to Management

    Look to your business partners to get an understanding on why and how they retain their most valuable senior executives.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Good to start building your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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