MicroStrategy Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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2.8
46%
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MicroStrategy Chairman, President, and CEO Michael J. Saylor
Michael J. Saylor
600 Ratings
Pros
  • "MicroStrategy is a good employer to work for with flexibility, work life balance and diversity culture(in 95 reviews)

  • "Great people, benefits and lots of challenges for those willing to look(in 45 reviews)

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  1. "MicroStaretgy"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Microstrategy Developer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Satsfies all requriements of users. Espescially Transaction Services and also very much secure

    Cons

    Little bit expensive and it will take time to understand

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  2. "Lead BI Engineer"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time

    Pros

    good work culture, competent salary

    Cons

    does not encourage remote teams


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time

    Pros

    Great Suite of Analytics Software solution

    Cons

    Slightly bureaucratic in nature , which at times impedes agility on the ground

  4. Helpful (4)

    "Sales for a New Product (Usher Mobile Identity)"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in East
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MicroStrategy

    Pros

    NOTE: I was not a Business Intelligence Sales Rep - I was brought on for a new business unit. *They hired many insanely talented and accomplish people *The allure of a new product with a big vision, with the ability to to cross sell into BI install base *They do have an awesome HQ Office. *Michael Saylor's Yachts *Good Comp potential

    Cons

    *Many of those said talented people turned over quickly for various reasons. *The inability to get core sales people to take product seriously because the CEO created many new shiny objects/products so no serious credibility. Also, the realization that people who care about Business Intelligence (business people, architects, users) are not the people who buy security, and could care less. *At the time, the President (since ousted) made life incredibly difficult, as he was a lawyer who didn't have sales/experience - his management style and unrealistic expectations lead to many people across product, sales, etc leaving. lots of micromanagement *Product was not as far along as expected when I joined - felt like was touted as this ready to go awesome life changing thing - but reality was different story.. *Cross functional collaboration non existent - core sales people on their own island. *Turnover, turnover, tunrover *Comp never panned -product never ready so it became subjective. *Went from we're going to do this the right way to "what, no 10M dollar sales, cut costs" very quickly. Not sure what it's like now.

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  5. Helpful (30)

    "What a waste of a company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Design Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nothing except that the ex-CTO (the most stuoid guys I've met in my life) was fired and the so called Presidents were too as well. The three of of them are the reason the company is where it is.

    Cons

    Current CTO talks Agile. Not technical. And no experience in BI and actaully implementing Agile. Agile is not about time tracking. It's about Values and Principles, which pathetically is missing. Competition winning over customers. MSTR calling employees that were laid off to join again at 50% increments. I got that offer as well. Just shows how pathetic the state is.

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    MicroStrategy Response

    May 23, 2016HR

    We appreciate your input on working at MicroStrategy. Ten years with our company is a long time and we appreciate the hard work you contributed to the organization.

  6. Helpful (24)

    "Its become Toxic .. Run! Run!! Run!!! .."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Technology, hottest space to be in right now .. Analytics and Mobility!! PRIME could have potentially disrupted the Analytics marketplace like no other .. but ALAS!!!

    Cons

    Ever since the Apex Capital letter and SIRF report came out questioning Saylor's role in the company, he's hit a self-destruct button and unleashed his tyranny over the once 3200 staffers. Perhaps affected staff should come together and file a class action lawsuit against Apex Capital and SIRF and hold them responsible for putting so many people world over out of their jobs. A majority (~90%) of the Global Management team (Director and above) from a year back are no longer with the company, nuff said. These are the frontline staffers from Sales, Marketing, Sales Engineering, Technology, Education etc that made the company what it was. One can't destroy the executive crew and reach where you would want to reach. Saylor has really gone berserk, gleefully egged on by the two Presidents. The company is being proxy controlled by these two gentlemen and has fallen victim to their power struggle and greed. Between them have decimated this once cutting edge software company. This is what happens when you let lawyers run a software business, complete and total annihilation. Wake up guys and stop eyeing the 400MN that the company has in the bank, you are destroying the goose that laid the golden egg and destroying people's careers for your greed. All that is left in the company are skeletal staff and a huge army of HR, Finance and Legal overhead staff. Man to Man, MSTR probably has the most skewed overhead staff to productive staff than any other company you would ever see. It is sad to see a company operating in the most exciting Analytics and Mobility space getting squandered away like this for no good reason and with 400MN in the bank. Its a shame.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent environment, complete solution"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MicroStrategy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent environment, teamwork Solution is complete, I learned a lot regarding BI world with MicroStrategy vision and solution CEO presentations always have a new approach, different vision, and usually he drives the implementation very fast Enterprise support and Expert.now are initiatives (and inovations) that takes care of the customers, MSTR cares about the sucess of MSTR customers, it is an internal feeling

    Cons

    Full process of Employee performance review could happen each 6 months instead of quarterly

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great customers, difficult to displace incumbent solutions"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Presales Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Solid base of technology - Existing customers really like the product and get value

    Cons

    - Everyone has something already so displacement sell is painful - Corporate HQ can be disconnected with what the field is hearing. Slow to react to changing market

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  9. ".."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time

    Pros

    Nice office, good salary and good equipment

    Cons

    Terrible company culture, forcing overtime

  10. Helpful (13)

    "Almighty $$$"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MicroStrategy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers, you can make great friendships

    Cons

    C-level management doesn't care about people, only money counts.

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