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ThoughtSpot Overview

Sunnyvale, CA
501 to 1000 employees
2012
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
The world’s most innovative enterprises use ThoughtSpot to empower every person in their organization, from C-suite executive to front-line employee, with the ability to quickly uncover data-driven insights with a simple search and automatically get insights pushed to ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to build a more fact-driven world by empowering anyone with the ability to ask data questions, get answers, and find insights, whether in the boardroom, back office, or online.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#10)

ThoughtSpot – Why Work With Us?


ThoughtSpot is a next-generation search & AI-driven analytics platform. With ThoughtSpot, users type questions into a search box like they would with Google or Bing and instantly get precise answers. The analytics platform presents best-fit visualizations so users can easily analyze data, create reports and build dashboards without relying on IT. ThoughtSpot connects with and combines any on-premise, cloud, big data, or desktop data source.

 

Search gives everyone fast and easy access to granular insights. AI automatically discovers personalized, relevant insights hidden in your data.

 

ThoughtSpot’s AI insights engine SpotIQ can automatically ask thousands of questions about billions of data points and bring back dozens of insights in seconds. It arms non-technical business users with insights through anomaly detection, trend analysis, comparative analysis and more.

 

With natural language processing (NLP), search enables conversational analytics so business users can ask questions directly from their data in natural language and instantly get results.

 

Using ThoughtSpot, leaders from every industry can do their own data analysis. Whether you’re a store manager, a mortgage broker or a hospital clinician, we all want faster access to information. ThoughtSpot is helping every employee ask questions and get answers from their company data, with zero training.

Come join us!

Culture

We describe our culture in two simple words: Selfless Excellence. We put the company and team ahead of oneself as we aim to be world class in everything we do (or we don’t do it at all).

Mission

Help make the world a bit more fact driven

Opportunity

$70B Analytics INDUSTRY

Technology

250ms TO ANALYZE BILLIONS OF ROWS

Benefits

We’re happy when you’re happy. To make this happen, we offer competitive compensation and stock options, and all the big-company benefits you’d expect — medical, dental, etc. — without compromising the vibrant energy and funky perks of a startup.

  • Company of good people
  • Builders are always wanted
  • Transparent Culture
  • Central Location
  • Commuter Passes
  • Office Space
  • Free Healthcare
  • Stock Options
  • Gym & Yoga
  • Gourmet Meals
  • Happy Hours


ThoughtSpot Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Excellent mid tier growth company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ThoughtSpot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1.)Flex time off: Having No max to the amount of days off is a huge value. ThoughtSpot has flex time off meaning you can take as many days off as your manager will approve. I personally have never seen someone get rejected for time off. You also have the flexibility to live your life when things come up. I have had a scenario for example where I needed to abruptly leave due to a emergency surgery happening on my grandfather and there was no questions asked about leaving.

    2.)Unique product: ThoughtSpot is one of a kind in its ability to provide self service analytics via search at scale. This was the primary reason for TS being named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.

    3.) Rapid Growth = Opportunity: Since ThoughtSpot is growing so fast, there are new roles/titles regularly being added. Promotions from within are the norm for ThoughtSpot employees that excel in their past and current roles. I have seen many of my colleagues including myself be promoted in the 11 months I have been with ThoughtSpot.

    Cons

    1.) Change: When you are growing fast you have to be nimble and nimble means change. Many consider change bad because its a shock to the system when something changes from the norm. ThoughtSpot is constantly changing the way it operates and though it is necessary for continued growth it can be frustrating in the moment.

    2.) Abrupt Departures: ThoughtSpot does a great job of training and providing resources to its employees, but not performing is not tolerated. I have worked in environments where it seem like colleagues could do anything(or nothing) and still have a job... This is NOT the case with ThoughtSpot. Whether it's not performing or being more of a hassle then you are worth, I have seen a couple of people be abruptly let go without prior notice. At least this was the impression.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the employees and keep feeding the rocketship that is ThoughtSpot!

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ThoughtSpot Photos

ThoughtSpot photo of: Showing off our new swag
ThoughtSpot photo of: Playing in Vegas
ThoughtSpot photo of: Some TS ladies at the holiday party
ThoughtSpot photo of: Engineering trip to Truckee, CA
ThoughtSpot photo of: Dancing at the holiday party
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ThoughtSpot Interviews

Experience

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Getting an Interview

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    Outbound Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at ThoughtSpot (Palo Alto, CA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    I had an internal champion in the company who asked me to cold email their Outbound SDR Manager. Let's call him Brad. After the initial phone screen with him, I was asked to do an email and voicemail assignment for a prospect of my own choice that would fit their ICP.

    Brad was quick to follow up, said my emails and VMS were great and invited for an on-site to meet with their sales team. I had a great interview experience; met with their Inbound and Outbound team members including their Dir. of Sales & Ops. Got to learn about their sales process which has multiple stages.

    Also got to listen to their CEO during their weekly handsoff where he was sharing the company's product roadmap.

    From my experience, the company only hires A-Players and if you can't keep up with the pace you're fired!

    I ain't no Andreessen Horowitz but ThoughtSpot looks like an IPO play for sure. So if they offer you a seat, jump on it.

    Reason for declining me: Went ahead with other candidates on the pipeline with more experience.

    All in all, I enjoyed my conversations with everyone and even got a couple of respone back to my "Thank You" emails!

    Cheers,
    Ron Burgundy

    Interview Questions

    • - If you could change something in your past, what would you do differently?
      - What is your prospecting process like?
      - Salary expectations?
      - Why should we hire you?   Answer Question
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ThoughtSpot Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in the Bay Area(Small), SF Business Times, 2015
  • Forbes Best Big Data Companies to Work For, Forbes, 2017
  • Glassdoor Top 10 Best Places to Work (Employees' Choice), Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2020
  • Wealthfront Company to Launch Your Career, Crunchbase, 2019
  • LinkedIn 50 Top Startups, LinkedIn, 2019
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