Tableau Software Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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Christian Chabot
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Pros
  • You work with a great product and people who are intelligent and motivated (in 17 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is great and hours are very flexible (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • I am honest, I can not think of any, except that our company is growing rapidly and that's a pro (in 7 reviews)

  • Company is growing rapidly so there are some growing pains (office space, IT resources, etc (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    1 person found this helpful

    Amazing company that allows you to be act on your creativity and see your ideas in action!

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    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Tableau Software

    Pros

    Tableau is great about letting you drive. Unlike other bigger companies, working at Tableau allows you to have an idea and watch it come to life. We're still in the build and grow phase that promotes that creativity and innovation and celebrates that rather than saying no, or "we've tried that before so we know it doesn't work".
    Huge career growth potential and just a downright fun place to work.

    Cons

    There truly aren't any cons here to report!

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  2. good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tableau Software

    Pros

    Great community. Fun workplace.

    Cons

    the avocados in the kitchen are often not ripe...

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. great place to work. I like it

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Tableau Software

    Pros

    good compensation good people food free

    Cons

    some growth pain growth is fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing to advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great people, great culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tableau Software

    Pros

    Awesome, smart people around you who always want to get a drink after work. It's hard to not be friends with your colleagues.
    A great product that is fun to sell.
    Customer Conference is always a blast.

    Cons

    Odd hierarchy/structure in enterprise sales, but it makes for a better team environment.
    Disconnect from other teams due to office scatter in neighborhood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of them could be around more often!
    My managers were great at mentoring and managing while also building level relationships as if they were on the same level as me - keep it up.

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    Positive Outlook
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  6. The Only Company That Makes Me Happy

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great customer-centric culture, leadership that's doing everything right, investing in & achieving huge growth, taking over the world. I've been here for 2 years and, for the first time in my life, am not planning my next career move; I'm here to stay for the foreseeable future.

    Cons

    None. There are growing pains (impossible to avoid when your company is doubling in size year over year for 10+ years), but all things considered those pains are handled very well. The extremely competent team is doing their best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For team/mid-managers in development: embrace Scrum! Drive it home, hard. Not all dev team managers are fully on board, and without full buy-in the effectiveness diminishes.

    Be more generous with annual compensation adjustments. I've been disappointed at both of my annual reviews / compensation adjustments. I was reviewed well, but the compensation adjustment didn't meet my expectations. Once my initial stock award stops vesting (5th year), I'll be earning less than I did in my 1st year. You're lucky I love this place... :)

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Awesome company! Great location

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Very competitive stock compensation
    Great/meaningful product.
    A-level engineers

    Cons

    Processes need some work. We need to invest more in processes

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great company with tons of potential, not the best pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tableau Software

    Pros

    Great company that's growing with lots of potential

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best, but may be worth it bc company is growing so fast, hopefully meaning more career opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have greater monetary increases in salary after a promotion, currently the max is very low at less than 5% per year (and we only have annual reviews).

    People are overworked. People eat at their desks and stay past 7pm. This isn't a healthy culture or a great work/life balance.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Very fun and energetic environment!

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    Current Employee - Technical Support in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Tableau is a great place to be overall. The growth of the company rumbles through consistently and can be felt by everyone. IT creates excitement. The culture is great and as employee it is easy to feel supported personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Sometimes I think the company is growing a bit too fast and that communication across the channels lacks. Follow through can be a challenge sometimes. There needs to be a bit of budge on the year "requirement" to move to another role because we are busting at the seams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down and make sure we are experiencing controlled growth. Do not make promises to people about promotions and advancement when it might or might not happen.

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    Positive Outlook
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  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Fun, challenging, and great opportunities for growth and development

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    Current Employee - Product Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Product Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Tableau Software

    Pros

    I am truly excited to come into work each and everyday. Both the people I work with and the product we sell are incredible and the company culture is unmatched.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring great people!

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Amazing culture, great co-workers, tons of positive energy!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    This is the best place I have worked at so far. The culture is just amazing! I work with very intelligent, motivated and fun people, every day is a challenge and we work TOGETHER towards our goals. Great leadership, I actually feel like I my contribution matters here and everyone is having an impact on the company. Open and transparent communication, from top to bottom. Lots of room for growth. Not to mention our amazing product!

    Other benefits: Med/Dental/Vision fully covered at no cost to employee. Fully stocked kitchen, fun company events.

    Cons

    We are growing very quickly and as other here have mentioned before, there are some growing pains. But it's really not that bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire good/caring people and maintain the amazing company culture as well as open communication.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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