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54 English questions out of 54

October 19, 2021

What is paid time off like at Tableau Software?

Pros

You get paid and you get some sort of corporate experience.

Cons

If you’re into being micromanaged, undermined, and treated like a kindergartener, this is the job for you. When you can and can’t take your PTO is extremely controlled (i.e. three black out days at the end of each month and eight and the end of each quarter), sales will walk all over you and management will do nothing about it. Over half of Deal Desk’s work was transferred to OM without any adequate compensation or tangible training. This team is continuously treated as entry level when this is clearly not the case - it was three years ago but once DD decided to hand over the majority of their work, this team requires some form of experience in the workforce and for some reason managers continue to hire people with no form of knowledge. Tableau is notorious for underpaying their employees - making less than $60k in tech while living in the city of Seattle is just unacceptable. There is no encouragement for career growth. Since COVID hit, management has had no regard for personal time and increased the work load while barely addressing a worldwide pandemic. Management has failed time and time again to have any sort of communication skills with their team. Seattle is full of startups - apply to literally any of those before Tableau.

Advice to Management

Listen to your people. Don’t ask for feedback just so you can say you asked, actually take the feedback into consideration and make some changes or else your team will soon be nonexistent.

When you can and can’t take your PTO is extremely controlled (i.e. three black out days at the end of each month and eight and the end of each quarter), sales will walk all over you and management will do nothing about it.

October 19, 2021

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January 28, 2021

Does Tableau Software offer massages?

Pros

Unlimited free snacks, coffee and drinks

Cons

Lack of diversity Lots of cliques

Advice to Management

Make a better effort to hire diverse talent and please do it for the right reasons and not just to check off a box

Unlimited free snacks, coffee and drinks

January 28, 2021

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January 28, 2021

Does Tableau Software offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Great atmosphere and leadership. Very competitive salary and benefits package too.

Cons

I cant think of much to say for cons - staff outgrowing current building maybe?

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work!

Very competitive salary and benefits package too.

January 28, 2021

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March 4, 2021

Does Tableau Software offer family leave?

Pros

Great foot in the door at the company. Definitely entry level and you are compensated such - my understanding is the pay for this role is below avg for similar roles in Tech. Most of the team is great, hard working folks. I've made life long friends and colleagues to keep in touch with. Great product too. A lot to learn and various pathways you can take for other roles within the company. Not much, if anything has changed since the Salesforce acquisition. Good benefits, ESPP, 401k. Pre covid - typical tech perks like big kitchen, lots of snacks, beer fridays, ping pong, etc.

Cons

The moral on the team has probably never been lower. Inept leadership with no direction other than do more, more, more. No recognition other than a small shout out during team meetings. Pay leaves a lot left to be desired considering how stressed you will be about making your numbers. People cut lunch times, breaks to make this happen. Leadership will preach "culture" but when it comes down to it you are nothing but however many cases you close. They like to throw around a ton of buzz words ie "freakishly friendly" which is confusing considering there is no metric at all for customer satisfaction. If you're a top closer, great keep going. If not, you'll probably be put on a PIP. Promotion path is non existent. People get promoted to a SR title with no explanation or path. When asked for reasons surrounding this, all the leaders will give you all different answers. Clearly promos are nothing but an eye ball test with the final say being the Director and how well you are liked. Team members are intimidated by leadership; if you have a backbone or disagree with something in a professional sense, there's a good chance you'll get blacklisted. Even once promoted, the team members continue in their day to day duties while not taking on SR level cases/duties. Even if you've taken on extra projects as a non senior member and excelled, it's more or less disregarded entirely when promotion time comes. Some people will/have got huge raises, while other top performers will only get inflation raises. When confronted, leadership gets defensive and will entirely dismiss you with no numbers to present the logic. Requesting days off is a nightmare with no clear process. You won't be able to take even one day off during "end of month" even though others will call out sick or somehow have already been approved PTO, further compounding frustration across the team. If you're looking to get on this team, put in your 6 months to a year time and start applying to other roles internally ASAP.

Advice to Management

During these COVID times, moral has only got worse. The leader of the team thinks nothing of anyone else other than their own numbers to present to execs while everyone else is being pushed around like a child. Please keep in mind these are all human being with their own goals and outlooks and lives. Be direct with the team. Don't overwork people. Make SR team members take on SR level cases instead of picking only easy cases to boost their numbers. The queue is not monitored or managed at all. Favoritism is out of control. The team/org starting at the top, really needs to be re-evaluated so people feel comfortable and not constantly anxious or intimidated. It gets to the point now it's all about case count and that's it, which seriously hinders people's career growth and moral. Engage *more* while we are all working virtual. Have a clear direction for the team other than quantity. Promote based on actual merit, not favoritism or a mysterious eye ball test.

Good benefits, ESPP, 401k.

March 4, 2021

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November 14, 2021

Does Tableau Software offer a wellness program?

Pros

Hyper growth with aggressive goals - budget being invested in Recruiting resources Great growth opportunities, no matter where you want your career to go People first approach driven from CEO level all the way down Company wide efforts to build inclusive, success from anywhere environment for remote employees Inclusive interviewing and DEI efforts are top of mind across the org which drives change Strong benefits and focus on work life balance (wellness days, etc) Giving back is part of the company culture (Volunteering Time Off, etc)

Cons

Internal communication and resources are at times overwhelming There is opportunity to take more advantage of our own products/customize them better for use in recruiting

Strong benefits and focus on work life balance (wellness days, etc)

November 14, 2021

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