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We are a diverse and talented group of people.
Our culture goes well beyond education, class rankings, resumes and technical aptitude. We totally get it that to have a truly effective culture, people need to work well with each other and not just with technology. We have built a team of outstanding people across the company and currently have over 2,400 employees in 28 countries. Our people are a highly educated and diverse workforce that blends the talents of veterans with graduates from prestigious schools around the world.
We value work-life balance. It’s not just rhetoric.
We love our casual, energetic and flexible environment and promote a healthy balance of work and play. This means you have the freedom to meet family needs and personal obligations, while mastering your career. We offer an excellent Employee Assistance Program, child care referrals, reimbursable safe taxi rides and much more
Our on-site fitness center at our corporate headquarters is open 24/7 with free classes before, during and after work. Take advantage of health-conscious cooking and juicing classes taught by our corporate chef.
Shoot some pool or watch a football game on the ceiling-to-floor projection screen in the employee lounge. Enjoy company-wide events such as Food Truck Friday's, Thirsty Thursday's, happy hours, and quarterly Company Day celebrations. Watch your favorite DC sports team, concert, or show from the comfort of our Verizon Center suite. Choose from a wide selection of computer, rental car, hotel, and mobile carrier discount programs.
We offer competitive salary and bonus packages, health, dental, vision, flexible spending account, 401k with company match, 3-5 weeks paid vacation based on tenure, paid maternity/paternity leave, casual dress, etc.
I have been working at MicroStrategy (Less than a year)
Innovation program and events ( twice a year one week hackathon, 20/80 program : 20% of your time assigned to your own project if approved)
If do believe there is a true initiative to make this place, a great place to work, we have diverse events, team event every quarter (even though we might have to remind this advantage a bit)
I am kind sad to see recurrent skeptical comments, I would (maybe naively) hope more employee would feel like I do, I am excited to go to work everyday and I enjoy my team and my work.
Good work life balance, my managers are very comprehensive and caring about my growth and personal well being.
There is a quite hybrid version of Agile applied, I think that leave the SMs a little bit powerless. There is wrong agile rules being applied that biases the whole point of SM, like 1 point = 6 hours (the velocity will never change, there is always 40 hours in a week), so it is kind of impossible to get anything out of this data, to learn from it, have meaningful look at our productivity (like you are expecting from Agile). And this meaningless data is a key metric for the data driven management..
There is a true believe that being a data-driven with "switches" that you can turn up or down is the dream company... on the contrary, I personally don't believe it is possible to inspire people in the long term with the carrot and stick approach. We need to leave enough autonomy and trust to employee so they can do their best work. I do think the 20/80 program initiative is driving us in the right direction.
The compensation is not what I would expect even though I do feel recognized. The promotion do not solve that problem much (little raise). It is too bad because the only solution to "fix" our salary seems to change company.
Advice to Management
Thanks for the energy put into making this place a better place to work. I do love to come to work everyday. That being said, I do personally believe that there is not much that you can get out of a data driven management other than having people focusing on playing with the system. Inspired people (that I believe would do the best work) won't care about it. I don't care about it. We need to make sure that inspired people have their autonomy to work on what they are interested in. I believe that what you will get out inspired employee will worth it. That might mean that they might not go to the right direction, maybe fail at first, but with patience, so game-changer, great work can be born from that.
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at MicroStrategy.
First I got an Online Assessment one week after I applied from a social event of Mircrostrategy , which includes four parts, coding problems, design problems, verbal problems and mathematical problems. These questions are not hard and should be done within an hour. Then as soon as I completed all these questions, I got an email to set up a time schedule for a phone interview. The phone interview was simple and quick, just 15 minutes. And we just went through some standard processes, like her introducing Microstrategy and me explaining details on my resume. But I think the reason that the phone interview was so fast is that my resume is not impressive at all and they just want to go through standard procedures. Anyway, in the following week, I got the rejection email.