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Alteryx Reviews

Updated September 2, 2017
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  • No action or genuine concern of feedback regarding work/life balance and improvements to lacking culture (in 3 reviews)

  • growing company, so you need to be okay with ambiguity sometimes (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "Drop your current job and apply here."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All I can say is WOW to the recruiting team! Everyone I spoke to is so welcoming and made sure to keep me in the loop throughout the whole process. You can tell they really care about the candidate experience. As for the team - great group of people. Everyone is quick to help get you settled and I appreciate the open communication and down-to-earth vibe from the executives. Fun culture overall and AWESOME product. Every employee gets to experience the product first-hand during a 3 day training, which I think sets the company apart from others.

    Cons

    Some possible growing pains that come along with the rate at which the company is growing, but nothing abnormal.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire like-minded people.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great company, great product, great customers"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alteryx full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent product
    Works as advertised
    Perfect product+market fit
    Great leadership (mostly)
    Strong long-term vision

    Cons

    Recent exodus of talent in product/marketing/sales/leadership
    Common post-IPO problems for a company (micromanagement, pressure, etc)
    Addition of executives from outside has changed culture
    Many employees are becoming discouraged and disillusioned
    Transparency from Leadership down has disappeared

    Advice to Management

    Balancing between aggressive company goals and taking care of employees is difficult, but try to keep a collaborative, transparent environment with opportunities for career growth. Many people have recently left because of the lack of a clear growth path, and feeling like their leadership didn't really understand their strengths. Some leaders are more concerned with their own growth than the growth of those they have been entrusted to lead. Smart employees understand what a real promotion looks like, and when they are being thrown under the bus.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alteryx full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good collaboration, awesome product. Always learning new technologies.

    Cons

    Newer management is often awful, no transparency, and seem more concerned with their own careers than with careers of subordinates. Exodus of much talent is very troublesome, both voluntarily and otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Get your priorities straight.


  4. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alteryx full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, open to suggestions

    Cons

    middle management is a bit hit or miss


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company - Some Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic, smart coworkers at the Broomfield office. Tons of opportunity to learn and integrate the software into your day to day job. Tons of room for career growth.

    Cons

    The pace of growth makes things chaotic. Rapid growth means being constantly under staffed as it's hard to find and train new talent to keep up as the company expands. This results in hours that are longer and more stressful than they were pre-IPO. Work/life balance has suffered.

    Advice to Management

    The internal resources for career path management are lacking. Help your employees much more in this area.


  6. Helpful (19)

    "Mixed messages = mixed results"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alteryx full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Some of the best people to work with. Really, honestly brilliant people surround you daily.
    * Great product that fits a very necessary business need, and actually works as its supposed to.
    * Fantastic client base with some really good brands as customers.
    * Nice offices in Irvine and Denver area.

    Cons

    * Brilliant people need some brilliant executive leadership. Unfortunately with the recent-ish addition of a new CRO, culture and an environment of brilliance has faded somewhat. A not-so-subtle shift away from customer-centricity in favor of aggressive sales without any care of where customer needs end up is going to eventually bite.
    * Lackluster vision and strategy that differs from one executive to the next leads to confusion and disillusionment. Are we a services company? Are we a software company? Where exactly does a non-sales person fit into this org? All of this revenue-generating focus leaves those who aren't salespeople in the shadows without any support or voice to make a difference. Face it, folks, not everyone is a salesperson, nor should they be.
    * Compensation planning and account ownership among sales teams is distracting at best, and downright caustic at worst. The bickering between finance and sales leaves most folks in a constant state of uncertainty, not sure if they can even keep their jobs, let alone hit any goals and be successful at it.
    * Customer-facing confusion leads to internal frustration. Who should drive the customer relationship? If sales, be prepared to get sales fatigue from customers who don't want to buy any more and reps who are asked to do 2 (or 3) jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on money. Yes, you went public. Yes, it's fantastic that you've gotten this far in 14 years. Yes, it's exciting that our customers love us. But!
    - You're losing the support of the people who are doing the critical work of engaging with customers or building processes or making sure that the business is efficient.
    - You're losing touch with what customers are trying to do with your product in the long term. Keep focusing on selling, and you'll lose the long term war of customer retention. NOTE: Customers who renew aren't always the ones who are expanding.
    * Stop catering to sales for all company goals and awards.
    * Hire more female sales reps. It's truly a bro-fest He-man woman-hater vibe going on in Sales. that's not a sign of a healthy org.
    * Put some focus on process and efficiency and training. Take a breath and stop congratulating yourselves for a bit on going public. Time to actually start acting your age and do the hard things. People who have been there a long time don't know all the things. Bring some fresh blood into the management team and start thinking about how to keep your customers, not just how to get new ones. Get risky with your hiring. Be daring. Now's not the time to let the 'normal' of how you grew get stale as you mature.

    Alteryx Response

    Aug 17, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback. Alteryx continues to focus on being the leading Data Analytics Platform that is providing a significant impact around the globe to our customers. Our focus is on... More


  7. Helpful (12)

    "Don't fall for the hype, you don't want to work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alteryx full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Alteryx pays full medical, dental, and vision insurance. They have a beer fridge and free snacks. The fun stops there.

    Cons

    You'll see people cry at work, you'll hear your manager talk about her divorce, they will consistently cancel/put off performance reviews. Want a promotion? You'll be expected to put in 20+ hours a week of unpaid time to train on top of normal 40 hours. The company brags that 30% of senior positions come from inside hires - this is abysmal.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, stop using Pitney Bowes as a farm team. Stop thinking that a 30% hire rate for management is something to be proud of.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alteryx full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology, many excellent managers, Sales Engineers are top notch.

    Cons

    A lot of key people have recently left. C Level and VPs, Solutions Architects and Director of Operations. This is a real concern because it makes you wonder what direction company is going. After going IPO in March 2017, company became just like any other public company where they put limits on commissions, claw back commissions but continue to decrease territory and increase quota.

    Also, this is an extremely intense company to work for. If you aren't willing to put in the extra work after hours, this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the bleeding. You've lost key people who made tremendous positive impacts to the company. it would be good to address the company about the recent departures and reassure the team as there are definitely questions and uncertainty at the company right now. Took you 20 years to get to this point, don't lose it now....

    Alteryx Response

    Aug 8, 2017 – Director, Talent Management

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying the technology and the associates you work with. The organization has experienced a great deal of growth and change over the... More


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Terrible workplace masking as fun company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Alteryx full-time

    Pros

    Fun colleagues, fully covered health insurance

    Cons

    Toxic workplace, awful management, low raises that max out at 3% for good performance, low transparency, lack of vision

    Advice to Management

    Company has grown too fast, too much silo-ing amongst departments, poor managerial skills


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Not a fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alteryx full-time

    Pros

    The company will give you free snacks and beer on Friday afternoons to pretend it's a start-up vibe. Also the benefits are 100% covered for health/vision/dental

    Cons

    Horrible office politics, zero transparency, crowded overfull office, no one cares about anyone who isn't a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee retention and more transparency

    Alteryx Response

    Aug 8, 2017 – Director, Talent Management

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the comprehensive benefit package that we offer. We would like to better understand the concerns you shared regarding office... More


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