Tableau Software

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Tableau Software Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
88 Reviews
4.0
88 Reviews
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Christian Chabot
80 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • You work with a great product and people who are intelligent and motivated (in 16 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)

  • Only "con" I can think of would be potential growing pains from all the growth Tableau is going through right year (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    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
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    Great product; LOVE the overall culture; Poor management with agressive management styles and practices

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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

    Pros

    Excellent product, great visionary leadership by co-founders.
    Health benefits are over the top and well appreciated; Great perks with fully stocked kitchens; beautiful offices
    Intelligent and talented people

    Cons

    Confusing structure, direction comes from many with little communication amoungst team. Inexperienced management; Unspoken expectations, watch out! Very very poor communication, very little colaboration. Disrespectful to direct reports. No delegation, therefore no personal growth. Experienced professionals not valued. Some senior management/management live in the data and create a culture far removed from the one Tableau speaks to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the language of empowerment. Engage the employees holistically.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great customers, great product, low employee success and morale

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Tableau Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Tableau has a great technology and a great customer base. The reputation in the marketplace is one of success and transformation, which makes it a great company to represent to the marketplace. If you are in a technical or support position, it's great.

    Cons

    Compensation is low, the pressure is painfully high and the sales attainment rates are low. Management is growing the company and satisfying Wall Street, without any regard for the success of individual contributors. The sales teams with the best accounts and territories see great success, the rest suffer with unrealistic expectations and under-performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to set individual and team goals based on the customer base and geographic locations. When you hire high-caliber players and the attainment rate is abysmal, pay attention and listen to "why". Blaming the individuals and teams does not boost morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Poor pay in an insane work environment...

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

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

    Pros

    Good Product
    Good financial position of the company

    Cons

    Very low pay
    No movement to other positions with less than 1 year in current position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people according to ability

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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 (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
  9. 6 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 (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
  10.  

    Working at Tableau, was a dream come true. I'm proud to be in this team of super cool and professional people.

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Office culture, teamwork, training, benefits, coverage

    Cons

    Nothing major.. I'm just writing since it's necessary to "enter at least 5 words for Cons"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome company, awesome product, awesome position

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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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Laid back yet productive. Really fun software to work with.

    Cons

    Salary on the lower side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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