Tableau Software

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Tableau Software Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
95 Reviews
4.1
95 Reviews
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Christian Chabot
87 Ratings

Review Highlights

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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great first job, limited growth opportunities, hardly anyone over 40

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

    I worked at Tableau Software full-time

    Pros

    good product for simple business users. More complicated as you enter enterprise environments.
    good benefits food and medical

    Cons

    very few folks are over 40 most are in the 20s and they prefer to hire that way. this hurts the company with those limited experiences for new hires. Management is overpaid and keeps profits and stock for their level Income/compensation inequality is definitely an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth, think about bringing more folks over 40 with great mature experiences to help take company to next level. Its time to stop acting like a start up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great product, Poor management

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    • 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 (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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great but not for everyone

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    * Awesome product, and you feel you are working on something with truly historic implications. That makes it feel good to come to work and easy to be excited.
    * Customers love the product and company
    * Public persona of the company is exatcly what it's like internally, very honest and transparent

    Cons

    * Low pay, for everyone across the board. It's a given, that we are all accepting low salaries for the privilege of being part of Tableau
    * Young, hip, tech culture can be irritating if you're not 26 years old and ride a skateboard to work. It seems to be a requirement to have action figures on your desk. We're not 11 years old, folks.
    * The high energy rah-rah culture sometimes feels forced and a bit cult-ish, as if anything negative or critical is "not part of the Tableau culture".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down!! Pay your people better, stop touting growth at all costs as a good thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do not work for Corp IT

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Infrastructure IT in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Infrastructure IT in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Except for the parties and occasional free food that Tableau organizes for all the company, the group in Corp IT tends to not have as much budget or management to compare to other groups in the org.
    The overall culture at Tableau is great and you find awesome people to work with in other groups, however Corp IT appears to have fallen through the cracks and do not posses the same level of quality people

    Cons

    Lack of strong management, disgruntled, over worked team that will argue with you at every statement or opinion you make. This is found mainly in the Corp IT group (includes network engineering, server admins) - Helpdesk team is the exception as they are very helpful and have good personalities.
    *Encounter a lot of Type A personalities
    *Very week leadership willing to drive issues or communicate issues with upper management
    Unless your benefit package (including base and bonus) exceeds by a large margin your current salary, I would think twice before joining this team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, great product.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  7.  

    Definitely no longer a startup

    • 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 an 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
  8.  

    Software Engineer

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    awesome company, great culture and atmosphere

    Cons

    maybe not profitable yet ?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Product, Culture and Vision.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Great Place to work

    • 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

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great customers, great product, low employee success and morale

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

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