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Tableau Software Overview

Seattle, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
2003
Company - Public (DATA)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
In 2020 the world will generate 50 times the amount of data as in 2011. And 75 times the number of information sources (IDC, 2011). Within these data are huge, unparalleled opportunities for human advancement. But to turn opportunities into reality, people need the power of data ... Read more

Mission: We help people see and understand data. Seven words that drive everything we do. And they’ve never been more important.

Company Updates

  • The Puget Sound Business Journal named Tableau a Top 10 Best Places to Work in Washington! This is our 11th consecutive year on the list and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Want to join our #datafam? http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQIWi

    Are You Tableau?

    We're looking for great people to join us. If you love data and want to build the next great software company, Tableau is for you.

  • New Tableau subscription offerings that enable customers to deploy the right analytics solution for everyone, from the sophisticated analyst to the casual user. Meet Creator, Explorer, and Viewer: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ6RH

    Tableau Introduces New Subscription Offerings to Help Organizations Scale Analytics to their Entire Workforces

    SEATTLE, Wash., April 24, 2018 - Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) today introduced new offerings that combine new and existing analytical capabilities into packages appropriate for everyone across an organization, regardless of skill level. With a new way to buy and scale Tableau's best-in-class analytics platform, organizations now can cost- effectively achieve a critical objective: enabling the data-driven enterprise by putting the data in the hands of everyone.

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Tableau Software – Why Work For Us?


Tableau Software is a company on a mission. We help people see and understand their data. After a highly successful IPO in 2013, Tableau has become a market-defining company in the business intelligence industry. But don’t take our word for it—read what analysts like BARC and Gartner have to say about us. (Spoiler: You’ll find terms like “Leader” and “#1.”)

Tens of thousands of companies and organizations have chosen Tableau. From the executive suites of Fortune 500 companies to the jungles of Central America, from immunology research labs to high school robotics club meetings, our software can be found anywhere people have data and questions. Additionally, journalists, bloggers, and major media web sites have embraced our free product, Tableau Public, for its ability to help them share data online in the form of interactive visualizations.

  • We Are On a Mission
  • We Build Great Products
  • We Use Our Products
  • We Work As a Team
  • We Respect Each Other
  • We Are Honest
  • We Keep It Simple
  • We Delight our Customers

Dive deeper into our Core Values here!

We started in the computer science department at Stanford, and established our home base in Seattle soon after. Our new headquarters building, pictured here, features stunning views of Gas Works park, Lake Union, the Space Needle, and downtown Seattle. In the US, you can also find us in Austin, Palo Alto, New York, and Washington DC. 

As a global organization, we maintain offices all over the world, including in London, Singapore, Frankfurt, Vancouver, Sydney, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Dublin, and Paris. 

Tableau Foundation

Changing the way organizations do good with data

Tableau Foundation is backed by the spirited employees and partners of Tableau Software.

We are passionate about helping people drive change through action.

And we care deeply about the communities we live and work in.

Read more here.

Tableau offers internships throughout the company in Development, Operations, Marketing, and Sales. Whether writing code for our newest feature, or creating social media plans for our marketing team, you’ll do real work that makes an impact. Join us for 10-12 weeks in the summer, and get ready to experience Tableau from the inside, be mentored by the best and brightest, and have a blast with your fellow interns.

Intern Benefits

When you intern with Tableau, you’ll get to:

  • Work on code that ships
  • Have coffee with our Execs
  • Work with other amazing interns from around the world
  • Have the opportunity to become a product expert. Then you can wow your friends when you go back to school by developing cool whizbang vizzes
  • Score some awesome t-shirts
  • Be mentored by super smart awesome people

Tableau Software Reviews

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    "Great culture, awesome product"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
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    I have been working at Tableau Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love working with outcome-oriented team, not nearly as much internal politicking as some of the other places I've worked. AWESOME product that people easily fall in love with.

    Cons

    The company is clearly maturing from startup phase, and the grumbling from early Tabloids that "things used to be better" ignores the fact that there are plenty of good people here who are excited about working on the next phase of the company's growth.

    Advice to Management

    The structural changes may be uncomfortable for individuals, but so far the big decisions have been the right ones. Keep it up!

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Tableau Software Photos

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Tableau Software photo of: 11 consecutive years on the list of Best Places to Work in Washington by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
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Tableau Software photo of: An amazing Saturday with @GWWIB! It was so great to meet with you all and to hear one of our own, Miranda Osterheld speak during the Science and Engineering Panel. #MakeYourMark
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Tableau Software Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Tableau Software (Palo Alto, CA) in December 2017.

    Interview

    - Initial phone call with HR
    - Phone screen round - Asked 1 leetcode hard question (NDA, so can't disclose)
    - Followed by Onsite - 4 rounds-
            1st round -This was a Design round and they were more interested in how you resolve the conflicts in the backend and what design decisions would you make for resolving those conflicts.My solution was a mix of how I can optimize the backend implementation logic and also made few design changes so that I was fulfilling the non-function requirements like- latency , consistency etc.
    - 2nd round was coding round, was asked a leetcode hard problem. Correct and optimal solution matters but they respect if you can modularize your code and this gives you some extra points.
    - 3rd round was a general conversation round , talking about my passions & interests. Also making me a little more familiar with what the team was doing.
    - Last round was a coding round , which began with some discussion on one of my projects and then was presented a coding question which was again a hard question of Dynamic Programming.

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Tableau Software Awards & Accolades

  • LinkedIn Top Companies 2018: Where the U.S. wants to work now, LinkedIn, 2018
  • LinkedIn: Top Companies 2017: Where the world wants to work now, LinkedIn, 2017
  • Best Places to Work in Greater Washington DC, Washington Business Journal, 2017
  • LinkedIn Top Attractors 2016, LinkedIn, 2016
  • 100 Best Small Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times (UK), 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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