Tabula Inc

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Tabula Inc Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
13 Reviews
4.2
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  1.  

    Smart people, challenging work, poor money management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tabula Inc full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Really smart people
    Challenging and ambitious idea

    Cons

    Poor money management (probably cause of too much funding in one round)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late!

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A unique company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tabula Inc

    Pros

    The technology is unique and very interesting. Coworkers are talented, but nevertheless very accessible. The culture in general is very open. It is a start up, so everyone needs to pull his or her weight.

    Cons

    Financials situation is not good. The vacation is pretty standard. New employee training is much better than anything I have seen, but that was expected considering unique technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better focus on delivery of products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Execution problems

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tabula Inc full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people to work with, relaxed start-up atmosphere, work hours were not outrageous only occasional fire fights.
    Interesting technology. Lot's of technical challenges

    Cons

    Unfocused projects: Projects did not always track across functional boundaries,
    lack of accountability: failure and lack of results were often ignored which is OK but only to a certain point
    Too much "middle" leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great experience, great technology

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tabula Inc

    Pros

    I was exposed to several different aspects of the business, I was able to work in many cross-functional efforts. The technology was amazing!

    Cons

    Market traction is slow to adopt and recognize technology, no 401k match.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun place too work if you are in the right team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tabula Inc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    challenging work, brilliant CTO, brilliant coworkers

    Cons

    Management team has "big company" mentality at times.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast moving place with lots of smart people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Tabula Inc full-time

    Pros

    Excellent management, very bright and smart co-workers, nice company lunches.

    Cons

    They do not hesitate to fire people who does not generate results fast enough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Smart people. You must have a strong technical background to work here as a support staff type.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Tabula Inc full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Internal information sharing meetings for all. Very good.

    Cons

    Difficult to work for someone who hasn't managed technical writing before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support for non-Phd employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just because you make a better mousetrap does not mean the world will beat a path to your door.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tabula Inc full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Since I have been at Tabula, I have been deeply impressed by my fellow employees, who are great stewards of a hugely complex technical conundrum. They are very dedicated, and they really want to make a mark on the industry of reconfigurable computing, even stretching to compete with Company X and Company A. But this technology could have much wider implications. Tabula may create a niche between APIP/ASIC chips and FPGAs, which would be a huge accomplishment.

    Cons

    Sine I have been working there, I have seen many example of the company management getting muddled as to what the end point should be. The exit strategies floated all seem extremely long term, and this is not appealing to employees who are counting on leveraging their options. In Series D financing, some dilution occurred, and employee who left, were essentially diluted to near zero. It is quite apparent to people both within and outside the company that they will need additional financing to bring the second round of ABAX chips to market. Only with the new line of ABAX chips can this company reach a break even state, so this financing must occur. It will result in further option/stock dilution to the employees. As time goes forward, the situation will become iffier and iffier for the newest employees. Loyalty is already on the wane.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider exit strategies which protect the position of the employees. They have all made huge sacrifices, and it would be a tragedy, if the investors got paid in a deal for sale of intellectual property or partnership with another player. An IPO is out of the questions for years to come. As the economy improves, loyalty wil become harder and harder to maintain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Exciting, Challenging, and Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tabula Inc

    Pros

    High impact and visibility, great management team as well as employees...Talent bar is extremely high, with a great culture and people.

    Cons

    start up cons...although there is open communication throughout the company, being a start up, the future is uncertain as well as having limited resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As of now, just keep being open with all of us employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    not enough resources to handle such an aggressive project

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Tabula Inc

    Pros

    Good balance between work and family
    Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Project too aggressive
    Not enough resources
    Project is too complicated and not likely to succeed due to high employee turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to set a more realistic goal as the resources of the company is severely limited

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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