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MicroStrategy Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
244 Reviews
3.2
244 Reviews
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MicroStrategy Chairman, President, and CEO Michael J. Saylor
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing here is the work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Great products and it's great working with so many smart people (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • international collaboration, good work-life balance, bi training (in 6 reviews)

  • Senior Management is frivolous and the employees pay the price of their wastage (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Completely disorganized

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time

    Pros

    Lots of real and large business problems to solve in a space that will only become more important in the future

    Cons

    There is a complete lack of direction shared by all. CEO micromanages all aspects without any real input or delegation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work together to build a plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Plausible Deniability is not Leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA

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

    Pros

    World class talent throughout the organization. Good career opportunities if you're willing to stick your head out.

    Cons

    Executive management is out of touch. No meaningful communication plans in place. There is an authoritative arrogance in the executive suites which undermines product, employee, and customer/partner potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take classes on basic leadership skills. Focus on empathy and unifying organizational goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Education Specialist  in  Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Education Specialist in Vienna, VA

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

    Pros

    - Great people
    -Great training
    -Great work life balance

    Cons

    Very hard to get salary increases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    interesting & challenging work, cool people, young and fun environment usually, sometimes scattered technology direction

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    Former Employee - Quality Team  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Quality Team in McLean, VA

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great benefits, except no tuition re-imbursement - good vacation time off after years build up.
    great people, offers in-building access at hq to a nice gym and a pool table and big-screen tv-break room
    Metro?
    right next to Tysons Mall, lots of good lunch food options to hang with friends
    paid garage parking

    Cons

    garage is often full after mid-morning, hard to find a spot1
    Mall is really hard to commute in and out of during 2 months of Christmas
    Not all managers are really people persons, or have ANY real training
    some requests are beyond achievable and require significant unpaid over-time to work on yet still not reachable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train managers to manage people more, not just be technically focused; find a way to mandate time for technology training investment during work hours towards work goals; don't forget to maintain the desired corporate culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Initially it was good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    time off policies
    work balance
    colleagues and team

    Cons

    upper management
    people management
    Promotions and pay scale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have faith in employees and not just the share holders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with amazing culture

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people & an amazing product. Great culture -many opportunities to connect with leaders

    Cons

    Travel was a bigger constraint. Ready to take any challenge many times out of your subject area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lack of direction, focus, rewards

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in McLean, VA

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours and a lot of vacation
    Decent starting salary but then it will stagnate
    Gym, offices

    Cons

    There is a complete lack of direction at the upper management ranks and the levels right below. There are no roadmaps, good plans or vision....
    We claim to have the best but with our salaries and culture, we cannot get the best. They go to Sillicon Valley

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better
    Offer more training and make sure teams are given time to innovate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Okay until Upper Management switches directions (bound to happen at least once per year)

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative  in  Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Tysons Corner, VA

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    MicroStrategy has lots of great people that I've been lucky enough to work with in my time there. The vacation time is good and the work-life balance is nothing to complain about.

    Cons

    The executive team is severely fractured and can't get out of their own way or their own egos. People on our team aren't allowed to leave the department until the end of a quarter which makes moving up within the company incredibly difficult as the hiring managers obviously want to fill their positions quickly. The incompetency of the two managers in the Business Development group is unparalleled. They were promoted to management positions not because they were the best of the best and interested in managing people but because they didn't move into another role internally or quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a path for the company and stick to it. A lot of good employees are questioning the company and what kind of future they have here after seeing so many of their accomplished colleagues get laid off due to management's carelessness with headcount and product strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior consultant

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good technology. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Salary increase isa challenge. You have to fight for promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have to regulate annual salary increase

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Consultant

    Current Employee - Senior Consultants  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Consultants in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very good in technology and a promising future. The skills you will acquire worth a lot in the market

    Cons

    Salary increase ca be a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More team buildings and regulate employee salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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