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Exciting and dynamic workplace

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Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Vienna, VA
Current Employee - Senior Director in Vienna, VA

I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time for more than 5 years

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for MicroStrategy

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    MSTR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary, Technology, otherwise nobody will join

    Cons

    No recognition for the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop attrition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good to start building your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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