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MicroStrategy Overview

Tysons Corner, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
1989
Company - Public (MSTR)
Information Technology
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. The Company's mission is to provide enterprise analytics, mobility, and security platforms that are flexible, powerful, scalable, and ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to provide powerful technologies that empower people to run smarter organizations. We push bold ideas and aren’t afraid to take risks. Our casual and flexible work environment fosters a collective spirit of collaboration, creativity, and innovation. We ... Read more

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MicroStrategy – Why Work For Us?




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.

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Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms.  The Company's mission is to provide enterprise analytics, mobility, and security platforms that are flexible, powerful, scalable, and user-friendly.

The MicroStrategy Analytics Platform helps organizations build customized, sophisticated, scalable applications that create efficiency and drive profit.  Every application is personalized and deployable to an unlimited number of employees, vendors and customers with speed and security.

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We like perks.

  • Keep healthy.

    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.

  • Have fun.

    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.

  • Great comp.

    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.

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Insurance Coverage

  • Medical Insurance
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental/Orthodontic Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Company Paid Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Company Paid Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Investing in Your Future

  • Traditional and Roth 401(k) plans
  • Company 401(k) match

Time Away From Work

  • Paid Vacation/Sick Leave
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Jury Duty, Military and Funeral Leave

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    Pros

    Smart, hard working people. Great benefits, including high quality health insurance, generous PTO, employee gym and lounge. The culture is rare and hard to duplicate elsewhere. Every place has it's downsides and there are a lot more positives than negatives. I enjoyed my time at MicroStrategy and would work there again.

    Cons

    The constant shifting of priorities and strategy can be frustrating, but I have seen this at many different companies.

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MicroStrategy Photos

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MicroStrategy Interviews

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    Product Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
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    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at MicroStrategy (Tysons Corner, VA).

    Interview

    I was flown in and interviewed with 4 people in succession (from lower-ranking to higher-ranking). The lowest ranking person was more interested in giving me the lay of the land and what life was like at MSTR. Some people seemed like they knew about me coming and asked me specifically about my relationship with the employee who referred me. Others appeared unfamiliar with my resume and picked out random lines on it to ask me about. I was pressed to express an interest in/passion for technology and business intelligence, the first of which confused me given that my experiences were related to technology. The highest-level interviewer asked me to take a topic I'd studied in-depth, tell him my conclusion, and how I arrived at that conclusion. Another interviewer asked me for an analytical writing sample. Logistics were generally good, received a reimbursement for expenses incurred during my interview, but I heard nothing for quite a long time after the interview (and I did remember to send thank you emails).

    *Timeline*
    From referral submitted to HR screener: 2 weeks
    From HR screener to invite for on-site: <1 week
    From on-site to decision: >2 weeks

    Interview Questions

    • Why is business intelligence important? How does it impact different types of people?   Answer Question
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MicroStrategy Awards & Accolades

  • Best New Product of the Year - Consumer, Best in Biz Awards, 2014
  • New Product or Service of the Year - Business-to-Business Products - Gold Stevie, American Business Awards (the Stevies), 2014
  • Enterprise Service of the Year - Bronze, Best in Biz Awards International, 2014
  • SMB Product of the Year - Silver, Best in Biz Awards International, 2014
  • Best New Product or Service - Business-to-Business Products, American Business Awards (the Stevies), 2013
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