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Tableau Software Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
81 Reviews
4.2
81 Reviews
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Christian Chabot
75 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You work with a great product and people who are intelligent and motivated (in 13 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is great and hours are very flexible (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • I am honest, I can not think of any, except that our company is growing rapidly and that's a pro (in 6 reviews)

  • We are experiencing the normal growing pains of a fast growing company (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Sales Area Manager  in  Fremont, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Area Manager in Fremont, WA

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

    Pros

    work life balance and culture are great. every aspect is as simple as it can be.

    Cons

    it's growing so quickly- some things aren't as smooth as you would hope, but still very professional

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good mission, benefits, vision

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Tableau Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Connecting with customers as an engineer is hands-down amazing. I will always be proud of having conceived and delivered new features and user experiences, and then gratified to be able to interview users of the feature later. Tableau is going to keep making amazing new solutions happen in the self-service visualization and analytics space.

    Cons

    Fast growth and hiring that is (subtly) biased towards traditional Microsoft employees discourages exploration or awareness of different possible strategies. The core technical team played their growth strategy in too cavalier a manner, leaving later employees scrambling to compensate. The company's web strategy is frustrating to anyone coming from a web-centric background.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, great product.

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

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

    Pros

    Only one product, so the whole company pushes in the same direction. Very collaborative. Good small-company feel, even though the company is growing. Ability to make a difference, no matter your position.

    Cons

    Processes are not well defined, so there's a lot of ambiguity and things get dropped on the floor sometimes. We sometimes have crunch times, although this is getting better. May be growing too fast to maintain it's company culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Definitely no longer a startup

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance is fantastic and hours are flexible. Benefits are good, but not outstanding. The product itself is peerless and the development team is full of incredibly smart, helpful people who are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    The company is going through all sorts of growing pains. The intimate startup feel is gone and upper management doesn't seem to care about individual employees. Internal promotions are paid WAY less than outside hires. 401(k) matching is kind of pathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with your promises and give existing employees more incentive to stay.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great product, Poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Tableau Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Generally good pay. Great people.

    Cons

    Product is not that simple. There are more support people than sales folks. Product can be very difficult and requires sales consultants for the initial sale and then more professional services after purchase. Tech support is always backlogged with requests. The show me function is not enough for self service and empowerment to the users.

    Management does not recognized good people. Many of the senior level execs and VPs are looking at themselves and egos

    NO Work Life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize great people and put your on egos aside

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tableau Software full-time

    Pros

    awesome company, great culture and atmosphere

    Cons

    maybe not profitable yet ?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Product, Culture and Vision.

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    Current Employee - Sales Area Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Area Manager

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

    Pros

    Amazing vision and trajectory of the product. Great overall culture and values. Rapidly growing so opportunities abound.

    Cons

    Comes with the rapid growth. Work-life balance can be challenging with the pace that Tableau is moving. Sales organization is struggling a bit with how to scale effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the core values you have established. Careful with how quickly you scale the sales organization and the model you move forward with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tableau Software

    Pros

    Awesome work life balance. Lots of ways to have a large scoped impact. They put family first and their employees first.

    Cons

    Lots of ambiguity on how to achieve your goals - you need to be self-driven and not require hand-holding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structure is always nice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work experience. Growth & more fun than a barrel of primates

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

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

    Pros

    At Tableau you'll find smart, passionate co-workers who up your game. You'll generally be able to follow your bliss as people are encouraged to contribute wherever and however they can. Want to start a side project? You'll nearly always find 2-3 people who'd love to pitch in. I'm psyched to come to work just about every day of the week. The CEO still knows most folks by their first name - even those of us in the field. Tableau really feels like family. Less politics than usual. You are encouraged to disagree and challenge the status quo assuming you have facts/data to support same.

    Cons

    Compensation is average. Pay is a touch low but evens out with stock and good medical bennies. 401K matching was recently instituted, but a touch low. Company is growing fast so this isn't the place for folks who don't thrive in an environment where change is constant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work - continue to add from the outside, pulling in folks with deep enterprise experience to bolster our youthful exuberance. But don't turn us into SAP. Please.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Low Rates. No older employees. No diversity software engineer

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free Food.
    Good product.
    Ok health benefits but not for large family

    Cons

    No middle aged peers. Seems ageist.
    Company is obsessed with everyone being the same cheesy personality like a Tech factory.
    Too many office events and you are looked at strangely for wanting to go home and keep work/life separate.
    Low pay rate for software engineer with 15 years experience it's laughable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a work life balance
    As a software engineer I can do my job at home as needed
    Strange that a tech company forces you to go in and forces you to hangout with peers off hours so much
    Create more diversity of age and cultures

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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