Tableau Software Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Christian Chabot
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Pros
  • Great product with a large and enthusiastic user community (in 17 reviews)

  • work life balance and culture are great (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Company is growing rapidly so there are some growing pains (office space, IT resources, etc (in 7 reviews)

  • The company is going through all sorts of growing pains (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Technical Consulting at Tableau - EMEA

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tableau has a great atmosphere and company culture. The resources of a large company but the feeling of a tech start-up, its win-win. Our team is very young and everyone has different skills that they bring to the company. This fosters a feeling of information-sharing that I think it really unique. I feel like I learn something new every day, and I'm constantly amazed by my peers. The company itself places a huge emphasis on personal development and training so you can really focus on what you want to achieve here. Good horizontal and/or vertical movement within the company, with a lot of support from management. Good mix of value of individual achievement as well as team success.

    Cons

    Gaining weight from all the free food in the kitchen! Working at Tableau can be very fast-paced as its in a high-growth phase. Be prepared to ramp quickly and take on responsibilities when joining.


  2. Helpful (8)

    Monotonous & Stressful Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAM in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - SAM in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Tableau Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Market leading product. Good salary (if you're hitting quota). Lots of sales training. Trips to the US. Free food. Do well and you may well be promoted quicker than at other companies.

    Cons

    If you're applying for a sales role within the Commercial team, know that this is a glorified call centre. Client-facing opportunities arise but you're told you can't leave the office. Meanwhile client is telling you the competition is delighted to come out and see them. Micro management that prefer the stick to the carrot. Growth plans are aggressive and the pressure trickles down. Long sales cycle (although management will insist it doesn't need to be) so it's hard to land big deals within 6 month probation. Inequality across the territories - be prepared to see some of your colleagues booking constant "blue bird" deals or having partners book 50%+ of their deals whilst you're bending over backwards for a single license deal.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a more holistic approach and support people at the first signs of trouble.


  3. Sales account manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tableau Software full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growing company Interesting market and technology Very fun and young company Managed with the American attitude

    Cons

    Too much monitoring and not enough support from the management

    Advice to Management

    Please see Cons above


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  5. Helpful (4)

    OEM

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OEM Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - OEM Account Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very Good product with a large focus on adding features to their enterprise offerings. good analyst relations and so leads from gartner, forrester etc make for a constant lead flow. Everything is salesforce and if its not in salesforce then it never happened!

    Cons

    have a very narrow view of customer success or satisfaction. Expect all clients to self serve and for the OEM's a very hand s off approach and reluctance to hear the OEM's requirements. if ithe deal is too chanlenging then they drop it and move on. That level of customer success will hurt them as they grow. The management are all north american in culture and expertise and those they send to manage EMEA are there for the ride rather than for their skills.

    Advice to Management

    learn about Europe and hire local talent and listen ti their expert advice. Pay according to EMEA market conditions and not just try to reoplicate your NA operations


  6. Helpful (1)

    A good place with aggressive growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Area Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Area Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has great products with high demand and good brand awareness. Working as a Sales Area Manager for nearly 3 years I have seen the team grow from around 20 to a 100 plus and management make the long serving employees feel appreciated, always willing to take advice and thoughts on how things are going. I know other people have had bad experience with the management team, certainly in EMEA (as most of the management have been externally hired and have less experience than the actual sales team!!) but overall very good - the kitchen with free food is a huge bonus.

    Cons

    Hours can be long - it's often frowned upon to leave any time before 6pm (even if you started at 7am!) - if you don't integrate well with the team and management (make yourself heard) you could find yourself out of the door very quickly (a few people were literally collected at their desk and asked to leave after failing probation) - but I would stress that this is not common - and most of the people thath ave been hired have been very successful.

    Advice to Management

    Must focus on developing well defined career paths, make more of an effort to get to know the team better (certainly in EMEA)


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great Product and Immense Potential, Negatively Impacted by Weak Senior Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A fantastic company started by smart people with a clear vision that they have successfully turned into a reality. The product is amazing and the customers love Tableau, they are engaged and friendly, customer relationships can feel more like "coffee with a friend" than a corporate meeting. American benefits such as a kitchen full of sweets, chocolates and fizzy drinks (if you like that sort of thing) and plenty of beers in the pub next door to celebrate a big deal closing!

    Cons

    A lot of management in EMEA do not seem qualified for their level of leadership, a common error in such fast paced companies. People have been promoted into roles due to circumstance and tenure not necessarily because they are well suited. Focus is ONLY on the number, No people development, no basic HR support, no excuses when the number isn't there. Senior management live in the data and create a culture far removed from the one Tableau speaks to. Disorganized goals, slow responses, and a splatter gun approach to priorities are a daily occurrence.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to not just recognise changes to be made but actually make them and put the "lead" back in Leadership. There are some AMAZING people in Tableau who are passionate and hard working and would be a shame to lose them


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sales Area Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Area Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Area Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall great company and dynamic environment! I liked it here: great people, approachable managers,supportive coworkers,stuffed kitchen-free drinks and food,flexible with small breaks, ownership of your business, opportunities to learn a great product and earn lots of money

    Cons

    Highly competitive,confusing structure, new company, sometimes people can be focused only on doing numbers, they would come early and stay work late and due to time difference with HQ meetings organised after 5.30pm which is time to leave, but you MUST stay

    Advice to Management

    Reorganise the structure and specify certain responsibilities and rules, don't require people to come earlier or stay longer as you can cause them burn out; everyone working in Tableau love it so please the people who bring you money


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great product, great company... IF you love BI and Data

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Tableau Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many young people, good product, good working environment (most people enjoy working there) free food and drinks. team building events

    Cons

    startup company in Europe with high expectations and below average salary. understaffed support department, many sales people and high targets. highly competitive space.. Tableau has a great product, but much smaller than the competition atm. Being a Data company, everything is highly KPI and Datadriven. Much of the management is young and inexperienced. Sales people are expected to be Sales Engineers to a great extend. You will only succeed and be happy here if you truly love BI and data and enjoy working with like minded people.

    Advice to Management

    could be a much more fun place to work if everything was not so data driven. Hire more consultants to assist the sales people.



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