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Updated August 15, 2017
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MicroStrategy Chairman, President, and CEO Michael J. Saylor
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Pros
  • work life balance is very good there (in 80 reviews)

  • Great People to work with and always challenging assignments (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management takes too much time to get things done (in 51 reviews)

  • For a company that preaches transparency Microstrategy does not do a good job at all in being transparent with those not in senior management (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Sales Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Any individual employee can make a difference at MicroStrategy.

    Cons

    MicroStrategy operates in a very competitive environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to increase investment in product innovation and marketing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good knowledge base and friendly culture. Everyone in my team is talented and helpful. It's a great starting point as a junior software engineer.

    Cons

    Even though the culture is called "Agile", it's still slow on the process and administration.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Everyone Always Comes Back"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, work life balance, atmosphere

    Cons

    Ability to Grow, Boys Club in Upper Management, Big brother (Usher), salary

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make the atmosphere positive. People stay in jobs for the people so continue to make this a fun place to work and you wont have a problem


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great place to work. Plenty of variety of project work. Work with and learn from some of the best people in IT. Management does a good job of matching consultants with assignments that make best use of their talents while challenging you to expand your skill set. If you have a chance to work for this company, take it!

    Cons

    Lots of travel (50-75%) if your in the Professional Services organization. That can be a problem for some people but it suited me just fine.

    In my case work location was split about 50/50 between working from my home office and traveling to customer sites throiughout the US & Canada.


  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Psm in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Psm in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Terrific People. Challenging Customers & Great Product. Not to mention good pay.

    Cons

    Dispersed employees (but then i was in Service and hence dispersed)

    Advice to Management

    Not sure why people complain, but overall good experience.

    MicroStrategy Response

    Jul 14, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for this feedback! We appreciate your review, glad you had a good experience here, and wish you luck.


  6. "Fun place to work with plenty of opportunity"

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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

    Great culture, with an HR department and CEO highly invested in employee development. It's a pleasant work environment and it's enjoyable to interact with people and go to meetings. Compensation and benefits are good, and there are many perks, particularly if you are at HQ. A new Employee Fitness program just launched, with the company providing FitBits to all employees which is pretty exciting. Finally, the company is profitable and in good shape financially.

    Cons

    Lots of changes going on at the executive level, with decisions that don't always make sense. Sometimes it feels like you need to be a CXO to have any decision making power.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and continue to listen to employee feedback.

    MicroStrategy Response

    Jun 25, 2017 – Chief Human Resources Officer

    Thank you for the review and for noticing. There is great energy right now at MicroStrategy and a lot in the works to continue to evolve and enhance our culture and work environment around the world... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Not as bad as everyone says!"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent employees
    Great comrade on teams
    Fantastic gym
    Excellent location

    Strong moves towards employee health | fitness
    Free education for continued self growth at MicroStrategy

    Cons

    We need better communication from upper level management to mid tier directors. I have seen improvement in this category but more work needs to be done in this area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep talent at the company through competitive compensation and continued employee benefits.

    MicroStrategy Response

    Jun 20, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for the cheerful review ! It is our top priority to provide a positive, unique employee experience and our recently hired Chief Human Resources Officer is working with our leadership team... More

  8. "software engineer intern review title"

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

    I have been working at MicroStrategy as an intern

    Pros

    it was a good experience

    Cons

    no cons just pros ok.


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start the job. Lots of opportunity in every team. Good initial pay to start with. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Very less benefits, compared to other companies. No stocks, really !Lot's of legacy stuff hanging in there. Not a lot of big data teams and processing. Bosses want to be impressed/amazed.

    Advice to Management

    Bring a lot of benefits, else people will look outside.

    MicroStrategy Response

    May 30, 2017 – HR

    We appreciate your review and it’s great to hear you are surrounded by cheerful co-workers. While our benefits are competitive, your feedback will be passed on to our Benefits team. Our big data team... More


  10. "Innovative company in growing industry with amazing platform for enterprise analytics and mobility."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with smart, motivated and interesting people on an amazing product.

    Cons

    No time for lunch :).

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the envelope to make great advances in the BI industry, in order to make our customers successful.

    MicroStrategy Response

    May 5, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for your cheerful review. We appreciate your feedback and we will communicate this to our product teams. Wishing you success and more time to enjoy lunch at MicroStrategy :)


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