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Updated October 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "My managers have all been good and encourage a good work-life balance" (in 81 reviews)

  • "Great people, casual flexible work environment" (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper Management: This is probably the greatest challenge within MicroStrategy" (in 54 reviews)

  • "When I told senior management that they have to" (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Starting to hit its stride --- momentum forward"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredibly smart, creative and passionate workforce and true belief by many, many folks in the MicroStrategy platform strength and market potential. A focus on excellence combined with a belief in face to face interaction as much as possible. Some great hires recently across the business. Culture is very results and KPI focused - truly a data driven attitude - can cut both ways but mostly positive.

    Cons

    Company is still working through the right mix of field empowerment and top down direction and strategy--- both are needed and leadership sometimes can lurch a bit between them or be impatient with the time and effort required to move from idea to execution to institutionalized business practice. Also work to do on moving from a pure technology to business solution focus --- and finding the right mix of both.

    MicroStrategy Response

    Aug 9, 2018 – HR Manager

    It's always great to hear from a current employee. We agree -- a lot of great recent hires have joined in all departments -- our newest addition being our Chief Marketing Officer, Marge Breya. We... More


  2. "Senior Sales Ops Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Tysons, VA
    Current Employee - Sales in Tysons, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing Culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing really its amazing overall.

  3. "Associate Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay out of undergrad
    interesting work
    nice gym on site

    Cons

    401k and health care plan not good

    Advice to Management

    Give better health and 401k benefits. 6 year vesting schedule for 401k is unfair.


  4. "IT Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work, latest technologies. Innovations.

    Cons

    Unexpected dead lines, Priorities keep changing.


  5. "Solid product, GREAT people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time

    Pros

    Awesome product, fairly flex/casual work environment, GREAT people

    Cons

    leadership needs to engage and LISTEN to the employees so they can lead better

    Advice to Management

    leadership needs to engage and LISTEN to the employees
    hire more diverse candidates-if you hire all like-minded people then you get the same old


  6. "associate software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time

    Pros

    1. Top work-life balance in China
    2. Top hourly salary

    Cons

    1. Annoying training for product using, even for developer!


  7. "Human Resources Department / Talent Acquisition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, casual flexible work environment. Challenging work and opportunity for individual career growth.

    Cons

    Workload is very heavy and although that can be good and challenging it also doesn't allow for you to serve all your client groups with the upmost quality and attention because of being spread so thin.

    Advice to Management

    Would recommend hiring more people in order to better spread the workload around so that we can successful hit our goals and serve the business better.

  8. "Technology is a good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tysons, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tysons, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    MicroStrategy has a diverse workplace and the people you work with are helpful and smart. I am in the technology department and like most jobs, what you put into it is what you get out of it. I like the location and the on site gym, with free classes. There has been a push recently to promote employee career development and it is not too difficult to switch teams. My managers have all been good and encourage a good work-life balance. There are a variety of technology stacks in use, some old and some new and there always opportunities to improve and learn.

    Cons

    - Lowish pay
    - Company outlook not great

    Advice to Management

    - Empower Software engineers more
    - Reward higher performers and do not be afraid to get rid of unnecessary positions/people to get costs under control


  9. "Love working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time

    Pros

    Very intelligent coworkers, good team, work hard play hard, good work culture

    Cons

    they don't pay/subsidize further education


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Smart Individuals, Toxic Culture"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tysons, VA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tysons, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Talented employees with great ideas and execution
    - Cross team and departmental projects/exposure to different business lines
    - Meaningful face time and working relationship with VPs and CXOs

    Cons

    - Culture of gossip and complaining about other employees and management
    - Collective sense of frustration about management decisions
    - Lack of appropriate vision regarding company strategy (getting lost in the weeds)
    - Agile value used as facade for indecisiveness and poor project planning
    - Feedback listened to but not heard and acted upon

    Advice to Management

    Why bother hiring talented employees if you micromanage them and don't leverage their knowledge and skills? Listen to their suggestion, give them ownership, and trust that they'll execute on their vision.


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