Compare Microsoft vs Tableau Software BETA

See how working at Microsoft vs. Tableau Software compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Microsoft vs. Tableau Software. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Microsoft

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Tableau Software

Employee Ratings

  • Microsoft scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: CEO Approval.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 28417 reviews)
Microsoft employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Tableau Software employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 869 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Microsoft employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.7 higher than Tableau Software employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.1
Microsoft employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than Tableau Software employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.4
Microsoft employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Tableau Software employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Microsoft Ceo Satya Nadella
98%
98%Satya Nadella
CEO Approval
Tableau Software Ceo Mark Nelson
98%
98%Mark Nelson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Microsoft employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 20% higher than Tableau Software employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
71%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
88%
Microsoft employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 21% higher than Tableau Software employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
67%

Salaries

Microsoft has 71,311 more total submitted salaries than Tableau Software.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer12669 Salaries
$120,000/yr
Program Manager3337 Salaries
$122,600/yr
Support Engineer382 Salaries
$99,765/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer146 Salaries
$132,639/yr
Senior Product Manager14 Salaries
$170,071/yr
Technical Support Engineer48 Salaries
$49,215/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Microsoft.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Pro at Tableau Software.
  • "Review system" was the most mentioned Con at Microsoft.
  • "Growing pains" was the most mentioned Con at Tableau Software.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 1973 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 1732 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 89 reviews)
"Great product"(in 89 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Review system"(in 543 reviews)
"Large company"(in 372 reviews)
Cons
"Growing pains"(in 51 reviews)
"Company is growing"(in 26 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Partner Engineering Manager

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Good team, work life balance, Good Pay. If you are in a good product team, a lot can be accomplished. Key is hiring and retaining talent. Its very hard to keep people in msft due to competing... salaries from google and FB.

Cons

Lot of Politics. Need to maneuver politics to get work done. After Satya, things have become much more smoother. But still there is so much overheard in the management layer. Lot of leaders think... they are technically good and want to get involved in decisions.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Benefits, pay, management, culture The work is exciting!

Cons

Some career path things are still be smoothed over, but leadership still goes to bat for their employees

Advice to Management

Define career path a bit more

Job Postings

Microsoft has 7,282 more recently posted open jobs than Tableau Software.