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MicroStrategy Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
227 Reviews

3.3
227 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great initially, but has lost direction.

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

    Pros

    Get the chance to work on challenging problems, and a variety of projects, flexible work hours. On site gym and great location is a plus.

    Cons

    The people. Top management seems to have lost its direction, embarking on various pet projects recklessly. This results in layoffs when things don't go well.
    At the bottom, people are keen to show they are working hard by sending emails, asking useless questions based on their speculations. When in fact, you have already explained the issue and what needs to be done. It seems that people like to show that they actively thinking. But it is a nuisance explaining things over and over again.
    Career advancement is based on tenure, so not much motivation here.
    Long hours, even on weekends, you are expected to monitor your emails.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone who really knows computers and technology well at executive level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, creative idea, but also need improvements.

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

    Pros

    It is the top company for BI area. The pay and benefits is good. Has lot of creative ideas not only in traditional BI area, but also in Mobile, Customer Loyalty, and Identity.

    Cons

    It is not stable because the company has spent a lot of energy on new and unpredictable area like Mobile, Loyalty, and Identity. If the new technology cannot meet the market's need. It will layoff a lot of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more benefit to the employee. Be more patient to the new project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer  in  Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Tysons Corner, VA

    Pros

    A good start for non-CS students towards a software engineer.

    Cons

    This company lays off most new hires and withdraw many offers due to financial problems this week. The amount of severance package is 3 weeks's payment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to start a career

    Cons

    Pay is not very competitive

  6.  

    The people are what make this job amazing

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

    Pros

    MicroStrategy hires some really, really smart people. There is a huge potential for learning if you're the kind of person to seek it- you really have to want to learn stuff and ask a bunch of questions but the knowledge base is there and is, for the most part, friendly and willing to educate. Of course, I'm sure that's based on what department you wind up in as some positions are pretty isolating and you end up working on your own.

    Cons

    MSTR is fantastic at seeing the 3-5 year picture but has a really hard time sticking to a plan for the current and the next quarter. I really feel that MSTR would be fantastic if they went back to being a private company, but they butt heads with what investors want quite frequently because they have amazing vision but aren't the type to sit around and wait for it to be executed while making small, calculated steps that minimize risk to investors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on the fragmentation at the executive level- in my time at MSTR I have seen the execs become more and more divisive on corporate strategy and the push and pull of their day to day decisions and politics really dampen the morale of workers as well as prevent MSTR from being as cohesive and awesome as it could be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Do you enjoy having no life? Then Professional Services is for you!

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

    Pros

    The salaries are okay. Working for a vendor looks good on your cv. You can get time off provided you ask for it one quarter in advance. You get to visit many places.... to work there and stay in sad hotels for weeks on end. These are not really pros.

    Cons

    Forget about spare time or having a life if you work in Professional Services. Prepare to be pushed around and sent abroad week after week after week until you don't even know where you are anymore. Prepare to wait a long time to get your expenses reimbursed. Prepare to never know where you're going to be next week. Prepare to have to do all that travelling in your spare time. Prepare for managers who can't even pretend to care about you, your career goals or anything going on in your personal life. Prepare to get training in your already very limited spare time - but hey, it's something to do as you spend evening after evening in a boring hotel room in an even more boring city somewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage people. Stop treating the people in Professional Services like indentured servants. Make sure all employees everywhere get equal perks because right now it differs from country to country.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good for short stop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Tysons Corner, VA

    Pros

    Engineers here are smart, nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Not very agile as for current technology trend. Not motivated per performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better motivating system.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do Not Work There

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Planner  in  Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Project Planner in Tysons Corner, VA

    Pros

    Good location, parking was easy, nice office

    Cons

    Poor management, high turnover, lack of direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall satisfied

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good working environment with flexible working hours

    Cons

    sometimes have to work overtime. have to deal with existing big codebase which is messy.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best technology

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

    Pros

    Best technology in BI. Professional colleagues. Camaraderie and best value in your resume

    Cons

    You need to fight for promotions, raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to value the resources more. Need to initiate and consider raises and promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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