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52 English questions out of 52

March 4, 2021

What is paid time off like at Tableau Software?

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.

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.

March 4, 2021

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January 16, 2020

Does Tableau Software offer massages?

Pros

The employees and management tend to be very kind and understanding, the benefits are excellent. There's a lot of "morale events" and free food, which are nice!

Cons

The company is growing much faster than it can handle adjusting to. There is a high turnover as a result, and a lot of burnout in the senior employees.

Advice to Management

Move slower. Stop changing job responsibility and piling extra responsibility onto your techs by disguising it as "opportunities for advancement". The tech department is not great at helping people advance, and the main help that comes from management is "I will provide support (encouragement and cheerleading)" vs. "I can help you find the proper channels and get you in touch". There's a lot of "help" that is basically managers telling people to "figure it out themselves". Thicken out the management and employees if this is what keeps happening!

There's a lot of "morale events" and free food, which are nice!

January 16, 2020

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June 15, 2021

Does Tableau Software offer relocation assistance?

Pros

The job is fairly easy in regards to the actual case work There's a lot of internal information to help resolve cases

Cons

Significant amount of gaslighting from management from everything to job positions to job expectations Internal information is currently in tatters between multiple systems, several not working at the moment Significant pay differences between individuals for similar job structures Not a great benefits package after moving to Salesforce Benefits

Advice to Management

Get onto the same page with both employees and other management before making a decision. Hearing different answers from every manager gets old quickly.

Not a great benefits package after moving to Salesforce Benefits

June 15, 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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June 14, 2021

Does Tableau Software offer a wellness program?

Pros

-Good entry point into Tech companies -Great product -Salesforce acquisition means great benefits like Wellness Reimbursement -Largely recruits smart, fun people

Cons

-Likely will be underpaid compared to Market if not in Direct Sales -Career progression is almost non existent -Salesforce acquisition means that day to day is bogged down with a lot of duplicated/onerous processes in order to complete work -High expectations with small teams mean that everyone is feeling overextended

Salesforce acquisition means great benefits like Wellness Reimbursement

June 14, 2021

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