Tableau Software Reviews

Updated April 29, 2015
112 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
4.3
112 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Christian Chabot
99 Ratings

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)

More Pros and Cons

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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

    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!

  2. Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have worked at this company in a Sales capacity for over 4 years and can confidently say that it is a great company to work for. Great culture and great people.

    Cons

    It is a growing company so there will always be pains but Tableau has been able to handle them well. The base pay could be greater but if you perform you will be making above average for the industry.

    Advice to Management

    My advise would be to keep hiring talent and keep the high standard. Also please continue to properly train the new employees so that they are prepared to enter a high volume environment.

  3. Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer
    Current Employee - QA Engineer

    I have been working at Tableau Software full-time

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

    Pros

    Productive and positive culture. Products are fun to work with and teach to other people. Roles are not limited. You have the freedom to jump to projects on which you want to work

    Cons

    The company is working out some of the growing pains of becoming an international company. These will be solved but more needs to be done to ensure teams split across countries remain connected.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    Sales Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Aldie, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Aldie, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderfully refreshing atmosphere. Superb team attitude. Everyone has to demo the product as part of the interview process which forces you to learn it and appreciate it. Product is like no other I've ever worked with. Management is open, honest, trustworthy, and they are down to earth. No egos here. Everyone sells, everyone contributes, and everyone wins. Amazing company.

    Cons

    None - I have loved every second of it. It compares to no other software company in the world. I'm a new employee as of a month ago and I've been super impressed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it all up. It's refreshing to see everyone working together for the common good.

  6. Helpful (7)

    Not recommended unless you are desperate for a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location and benefits are decent

    Cons

    Management Poor, Pay is very low for the industry and no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing your employees and start hiring managers that aren't straight out of college that you can pay less. Start paying you employees what they are worth.

  7. Helpful (2)

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tableau Software

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

    Pros

    Great community. Fun workplace.

    Cons

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

  8. Helpful (1)

    A company that keeps on rising!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tableau Software

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

    Pros

    Great people, company, mission! Very collaborative and dynamic work environment. Lots of food is a plus as well! If you want to grow with a company, this is a place to do it, as promoting from within is very common in most teams. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Load balance and career development sometimes takes a backseat to the daily grind.

    Advice to Management

    I'd like to see management making training and development more of a priority. Investing in the development of your employees is something every great company should do and we are GREAT!

  9. Helpful (2)

    The Only Company That Makes Me Happy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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... :)

  10. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good compensation good people food free

    Cons

    some growth pain growth is fast

    Advice to Management

    nothing to advice

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great people, great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tableau Software

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

    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 Management

    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.

Work at Tableau Software? Share Your Experiences

Tableau Software

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.