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MicroStrategy Vienna Reviews

Updated August 3, 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 83 reviews)

  • Great People to work with and always challenging assignments (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management doesn't always give initiatives enough time to see if they work so it can feel like you're changing direction several times a year (in 52 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. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management open to suggestions
    Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Training is a bit lacking

    MicroStrategy Response

    Jul 13, 2017 – Chief Human Resources Officer

    Hi there, thank you for this feedback and we have heard you about the training. Did you know that MicroStrategy was recently named Lynda.com’s #1 most engaged customer. This journey started with our... More


  2. "Best in Enteprise reporting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Still among the best in enterprise BI. Excel in enterprise BI

    Cons

    Lost focus and now cant seem to catch up with data discovery vendor even with focus. Also missing data engineering spectrum of things

    Advice to Management

    Need better data discovery tool. Why no offer in data engineering side of thing.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "It's ok for a job right out of college"

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really get a hands on look at all portions of the business and have the build connection c-suite level executives, as you work alongside them.

    Cons

    There is little room for upward mobility. This place is good to start out, and then move out. It's hard to find someone here who has been with the company for more the 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to you workers and provide avenues for promotion

    MicroStrategy Response

    Jun 15, 2017 – Chief Human Resources Officer

    I like your advice to management and agree with it. I am the new head of HR at MicroStrategy and one of the areas where we can do better is in how we support the first year and ongoing career... More


  4. Helpful (26)

    "Run!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team-level colleagues were terrific.

    Cons

    The reviews aren't kidding. This place is crazy.

    Top level management is too busy sucking up to CEO to offer anything of value. People are in charge that have no business in the business, like the clueless joke of a CTO that no one in tech actually respects.

    There's back-stabbing, constant reorgs, miserable employees, whiplash from all the changes in direction that go well beyond just normal business decisions, arbitrary rules, whiney good ol' boys getting their way not because they have a clue, but because they think they're entitled, and there's not even the flexibility offered at most tech companies.

    Oh, and then there's the sexual harassment and downright prejudice.

    It's a wonder MSTR has managed to stay open this long, but with all these issues and a product that frankly is pretty behind the market, I doubt for too much longer.

    Advice to Management

    Like management here takes advice. They know everything. Just ask them.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, fantastic environment, always learning new stuff. I always had a tremendous amount of freedom to come up with solutions to a wide range of situations. Mike Saylor was a great visionary, not afraid to try new directions.

    Cons

    It was sometimes a bit confusing as to the direction the company was heading. This is sometimes a downside of having a leader like Saylor. The minute management started paying attention to the short term goals of Wall Street, the company changed for the worse.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It's what you make of it"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities are there for the taking. Cannot beat the time off accruals. People are still the best part of this company.

    Cons

    You will have to prove your worth. Not everyone pulls their own weight. Some risk averse upper management makes some moves and decisions difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on your people


  7. "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent comp plan and earning potential, phenomenal products, tier one clients who seem to love the products, great SE's to support sales cycles. I was skeptical prior to joining due to some of the noise on this site, but it turns out there is a huge amount of opportunity at MSTR.

    Cons

    Interesting culture which has seen some changes at the top of the company. The communication to the field can be improved. No stock options. If I am a top performer I want to share in the company profits, which have been very solid lately.

    Advice to Management

    Start the employee stock option program and the employee stock purchase program. Deliver more and better communications out to the field. Start showing appreciation to the field sales staff who are carrying the company on their back.

  8. Helpful (29)

    "Sad shell of a previously great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees are among the smartest, dynamic, and driven you'll find anywhere. They are dedicated, passionate, and team workers. Good flexibility in occasionally working from home when necessary.

    Cons

    Supremely dissatisfied employees given the recent turmoil and new CTO. Technology lacks direction, employees feel micro-managed, and formerly highly motivated employees have been reduced to "clocking it in" and just putting in required hours. Executive management seems oblivious (or don't care) that those remaining feel untethered, disrespected, and unmotivated. Some free drinks and lunch really don't disguise the greater problem here.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing an incredible amount of intelligence each and every day. Please open your eyes and stop this sinking ship. Sure, you have the "transparency" you have so touted, but at what cost???


  9. Helpful (67)

    "Worst company I have ever worked fot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very talented people work at Microstrategy that are willing to work very long hours to meet unreasonable deadlines.

    Cons

    The executive team surrounding Saylor are "yes" men, afraid to question his unreasonable demands or have a reasonable discussion on any topic. No one is empowered to make any decisions. No training or advancement for employees. Large scale layoffs at Saylor's whim. No long or short term stategy. Most key people have left the company in the last year.

    Advice to Management

    Put in an executive management team to run the company


  10. Helpful (19)

    "Everyone is leaving the company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time

    Pros

    none anymore. used to be a great company.

    Cons

    they have lost about 1000 employees over the past 9 months, the majority of which left on their own because of how bad the environment has become.

    Advice to Management

    the only thing that will save the company is getting rid of the CEO (rumor is, he's getting ready to sell the company, so perhaps this will happen)


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