MicroStrategy

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MicroStrategy Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
338 Reviews
2.4
338 Reviews
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MicroStrategy Chairman, President, and CEO Michael J. Saylor
Michael J. Saylor
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The vacation time is good and the work-life balance is nothing to complain about (in 41 reviews)

  • Great company, flexible working hours, and lots of diversity (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Morale is low and the lower ranks have lost faith in upper management (in 15 reviews)

  • international collaboration, good work-life balance, bi training (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 13 people found this helpful  

    The blind leading the blind

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA

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

    Pros

    really nothing at all, except if you are fortunate enough to be allowed to have lunch on the 14th floor which is great, the rest sucks

    Cons

    this company is led by a CEO and his executive puppets who have no idea about technology or business, they operate like a hundred years ago which is why the company is going under rapidly, there were great people at some point, most of which have resigned and left to stop their pain of having to work for these clowns, I wish some of the shareholders would have insisted more to fire the CEO and his yes-men before it is too late

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    resign!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 15 people found this helpful  

    No longer a best place for a professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Design Engineer in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Design Engineer in McLean, VA

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Have gym, lounge and no discrimination for minority. Closed to mall and theater, convenient for shopping and dining. Office is cozy.

    Cons

    Unstable, all techniques they are using are outdated, there is no value to learn their architecture cause no company are still using it. No any training, the high level management is terrible, they kept opening and shutting down the new product and no clue about next step. Try to avoid it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 15 people found this helpful  

    Michael Saylor: the lowest rated CEO on glassdoor - for good reason

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    really can't think of any

    Cons

    worst company you can work for, the CEO is nuts, the "executive team" is clueless and watching the company go under, the board is a joke, no governance and controls in place, the entire management would have been fired long ago in any normal company, but this isn't a normal company, it is Saylor's sandbox he can play with, the price for this madness is paid by employees who either suffer in silence or decide to leave, the only good news is that it will soon be over since the company is collapsing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire the CEO and his incompetent yes-men who have been hanging with him for a decade or longer, bring in professional leaders (and keep them) and start all over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 33 people found this helpful  

    Came in with high hopes and left with total disappointment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Covered parking, work life balance, easy access to the mall, onsite gym, employee lounge, extremely smart people, beautiful building, good benefits.

    Cons

    MicroStrategy has the potential to be a fantastic company, but executive leadership is ruining it for everyone. They love to over hire (with no real budget in mind) and then let people go once they realize that they have over spent. The CEO is a nut job who would rather party on his yacht than run his company the proper way. Some of the smartest people in the industry work at MicroStrategy, which is the real reason this company is even still standing. Executive leadership could destroy it all if they don't start to realize that their employees are important and should be valued and appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like they are important to the company and not just dollar signs. Be more transparent and address bigger issues instead of letting rumors spread like wild fire. Lastly, DIVERSIFY your executive leadership team. It's a frat house up there and it's getting boring and old.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Job Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MicroStrategy

    Pros

    Nice interpersonal relationship. Nice team leader.

    Cons

    They mostly use C++ and COM, the Technic is old.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Director

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Professional Services in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Director of Professional Services in Tysons Corner, VA

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

    Pros

    Smart people surround you. Career advancement and competitive compensation

    Cons

    Mgmt is not as flexible or open to as many new ideas as they probably should be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 26 people found this helpful  

    Working hard and being loyal is meaningless

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The majority of manages not on the 14th floor of headquarters are very professional and strive to do the best for their employees and their department.

    Cons

    Executive managers on the 14th floor of headquarters are physically, intellectually, and professionally disconnected from each other and the departments they are supposedly managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO is still working under the belief that Microstrategy is a new cutting edge technology and trying to create markets for products that have none. Until you manage your mature products and staff like an established corporation, there will be nothing more than minimal movements in your profits and a downward spiral for your stock price.
    You will never do better unless you invest in the people and products that have already proven to do well for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 24 people found this helpful  

    The company has gone through massive hiring followed by massive layoffs followed by massive hiring, etc.

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

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

    Pros

    Global opportunities. Great salary and vacation. Many good people work there.

    Cons

    CEO is a great visionary but cannot lead his ideas toward implementation. Senior management focuses on profits yet does not implement logical processes to ensure success. The company is a competitor in Business Intelligence but does not use its own system to create valuable reports and dashboards to run its own business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set the strategy and empower your people to lead the initiatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 9 people found this helpful  

    still hope

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

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

    Pros

    1. benefit is somewhat appealling 2. work–life balance is real, and that is its best part, but not for company.

    Cons

    not well paid. I once told the hr to take the campus recuit only when we really need to recuit. But unfortunately it didnt work out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    Good company, risky side projects

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

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I love the company, the people and the work life balance
    You get to learn a lot
    You have fun

    Cons

    Company has risky projects which differ from their main offering and lead to job insecurity
    No clear recognition for good work
    No clear path of career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact more with employees and make sure that all low level employees are aware of what we are trying to acomplish with the new releases/features/offering and WHY

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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