Alteryx Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

To filter reviews, or .
3.4
64%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
Approve of CEO
Alteryx Chairman & CEO Dean Stoecker (no image)
Dean Stoecker
140 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits (other than PTO which is very industry standard)(in 16 reviews)

  • "Great culture, great product, even better energy and people(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some growing pains but nothing that can’t be managed(in 9 reviews)

  • "As this is a fast growing company the seniority of the company and the management need to balance the growth, and they do(in 6 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "AMAZING"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alteryx full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great product, even better energy and people

    Cons

    None, I love this Company!

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good company with great benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee In Orange County 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alteryx full-time

    Pros

    - get to work with a solid product with top clients in all industries - big data, analytics, and automation are the future - product is in high demand - constantly bringing new things to market - lots of opportunity for career development and growth if you put the time and effort in - benefits are great - stock options + the soaring stock price - can learn from some intelligent people - reimbursement for a lot of personal wellness activities - awesome in person conferences / employee events

    Cons

    - rapid growth (which is a huge plus) but can lead to oversight of certain things - teams that don't always think globally

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alteryx full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good work life balance - Good benefits - Interesting technology - Growing industry - Decent engineering culture

    Cons

    - Salaries are lagging a little (older company maybe not quite aware of where the industry is now) - Older technology - Quite a lot of turnover in management - Analytics company with very few analytics aware engineers / leadership (which is understandable given the nascent nature of the industry) e.g. Analytics department was a mess when I joined and was still pretty bad when I left. Lots of academics that know very little about software and don't really add much value.

    Continue reading
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Misguided direction from leadership time and time again"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alteryx full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pretty developer-centric, although it used to be more so. (Teams used to have a lot more say in their own internal processes with many teams trying some pretty outlandish ideas back in the day.) A lot of teams have very cool culture and vibe, and the company encourages that. In recent years, the company has been very successful in internally modernizing/streamlining automated processes. Compensation and benefits are very competitive. The stock is on an explosive trajectory upward (in spite of what the rest of the industry/market seems to be doing). A lot of cool problems being solved everyday in different codebases/languages/tech stacks across the organization. I put a Neutral outlook on Dean (CEO). He is super gregarious and a great representative for the company/product/brand. His big data catchphrases simply grow trite; if you've heard a couple of Dean speeches, you've pretty much heard Dean. Very nice guy though and attempts to connect with and show appreciation for all areas of the org (although he is clearly a sales guy at heart). 6-month outlook will depend upon how releases of new product lines fare (and whether or not the user base embraces these new experiences). A lot of potential for success here, but also a lot of ways the company could misstep. e.g., Misrepresenting one of these new product lines as a replacement for the previous XYZ product line (or for the partner's/competitor's ABC product line) could aggravate users.

    Cons

    A lot of little pet projects- many of which flounder about wasting resources and never coming to fruition. Frustrating to see resources wasted on things that-- even if they do get completed-- the customers really don't want as much as leadership/management thinks they do. Moreover, there is a large disconnect between leadership/management and our user base. Leadership/management is out of touch with our main product (Designer) and the niche value it provides. For example, having seen many years of quarterly innovation days, leadership/management does not contribute/participate. (Participation, otherwise, is usually very high across the company-- even outside of the engineering org.) When the company wants to update/modernize a product line (e.g., server), the tendency has always been to rewrite all functionality from scratch. With decades-old legacy products and a bunch of rosy-eyed (usually newly-hired) developers, this leads to a lot of reinventing the wheel (in the best case) and a lot of new problems (in the worst case). This has happened time and time again with various iterations of lightweight, web-based versions of both the desktop and server products. Every time, there is a naivete (or perhaps hubris) that THIS rewrite will avoid all of the problems from the previous rewrites; more often, there are just new defects and anomalies being introduced (not all of which are being identified). In response to diverging visions, there seems to be a tendency to terminate many passionate advocates for the main product (including the original CTO, who wrote this product himself). This has led to displaced/disjointed excitement for the product and an overall decrease in morale across (at least) the engineering org.

    Continue reading
  5. Helpful (1)

    "“high growth hiding management/internal issues, and structural deficiencies.”"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alteryx full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    used to say product was solid but product development leadership bailed, signaling a lack in viable development (why would she leave if its going well?) There are some truly great people at alteryx, a great product does attract talent and there are good heart-ed people here

    Cons

    My goal with this review is to hopefully help even just ONE PERSON from experiencing what I when through (even if it's simply avoiding trouble there) during my LONG 18 months with this organization. During the 2018 Christmas party, Scott Jones. the president and CRO of the company made sexual advances towards my date. The night culminating with him reaching out and connecting, messaging her on social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn. super inappropriate in ANY context writing things like “was great meeting you, let's keep in touch” we all know what that means... You can only imagine how that made me feel as an employee reporting under him. This alone is WILDLY scary, and as someone who has to work under someone with that type of character, it drastically changed my views of our organization. High growth has masked a large lack of sincere competency internally, specifically in lower/mid-level management. people have inherited roles they aren't qualified or prepared for (other reviews allude to 23-25 year old managers) and it rears it’s head in a number of different ways. my manager has been at AYX for multiple years, but DIDN’T KNOW (and actively joked about not knowing) the server product was NOT physical and was software. This was breathtaking and frankly not surprising. if you don’t even understand the products, how could you ever help someone sell them? very odd to me but typical for these leaders. needless to say, most of the room also did not know this information. that's important when trying to groom intelligent salesmen/women People are most focused on your “Brand” and not the quality of work you put forward management is very stick and carrot - empty words by leadership regarding advancement - blatant favoritism....as a majority of these reviews allude to, an overall toxic/unhealthy environment. Products outside of the designer are not great. They do offer "Alteryx for good" hours which are meant for volunteer work during work hours. Naturally in sales you want to be there as often as you can but when I requested to use my "afg" hours (while exceeding quota) I was greeted with a " Is that a good use of your time?" Alteryx targets younger individuals to save costs but most people have been in college and know more about frat houses than software environments. Some people have no sales background at all, lots of “buddy” hiring. Don't voice alternative views as management often sees this is combative or antagonistic. Then your "personal brand" gets tarnished, once that happens there's no coming back. Another review posted here wrote "The environment is fear based and you’re always wondering if you will fall out of favor and get fired. CEO and his team seem to perpetuate that." this is a very accurate statement. There are a HOST of other issues internally but at this point you get the picture, no sense in beating a dead horse...

    Continue reading
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Just okay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alteryx full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Appearance of a cool culture

    Cons

    Management has no direction, terrible work life balance, uncontrolled growth

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great customers, good coworkers"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Alteryx full-time

    Pros

    Really nice atmosphere and customers love the product

    Cons

    Growing quickly, not all team members are really A+ players

    Continue reading
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Life at Alteryx"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alteryx full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and people. The platform is amazing too

    Cons

    Don’t really have any in mind

  9. Helpful (6)

    "Toxic leadership over the delivery teams"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alteryx full-time

    Pros

    Customers still love the product, but that is starting to turn. Recent hires in leadership are showing improvement but have a heavy headwind to make progress. The people you work with are great, intelligent and driven but lots of helplessness from all aspects of the delivery teams.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover in the Product and Engineering leadership. V and C level hires consist of toxic sociopaths that cause harm to both employee and customer faith. Seems to be no board oversight of the people in place. Internal projects are rolling disasters getting forced against the advice of the employees.

  10. Helpful (16)

    "This place is toxic!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Alteryx full-time

    Pros

    The stock is doing well. The offices are nice with free snacks and lunches sometimes. Some people “in the trenches” are incredibly nice and hard-working people that I get to call friends. The sales team seems happy. If you’re looking for a toxic, fear-based culture, this is the place for you!

    Cons

    This place is chaotic, toxic and bordering on hostile. Let’s start with the marketing team as that’s where I sit. Marketing has struggled over the years and our latest CMO is the absolute worst. Currently, everyone is off doing their own thing because there is nothing to align to. The CMO values politics and continues to bring in minions that agree with her. We have now lost a VP and Director in a month amidst the worst job market because they were tired of dealing with this chaos. These losses have rocked teams across the org as both were considered high performers. But, when people challenge the CMO and her tyrants, this so-called “leadership” will spread rumors to tarnish reputations and create a scapegoat for blame to always keep the needle pointed away from themselves. Something as simple as spelling errors are met with lengthy meetings to discuss how the CMO and the CSO are right until people just say “yes, you are right”. Duplicative work is being done across the org and no one knows what to trust causing confusion for colleagues across functions. Customers are even getting unhappy with a product built on 20 year technology, lack of innovation and trust me, I know we will do a good job of putting lipstick on this pig to help the CEO maintain his billionaire status. The CEO cares more about getting people back in the office than anything else and only shut down offices when required to by law. The entire leadership team is a good ole boys club that rule based on loyalty and create anxiety and fear. And the plan for the company? Reach a billion dollars in revenue. How are we going to get there? Any way possible. There is no structure from the top and with around 1400 employees, this company is in desperate need of real leadership. There are just a lot of shady practices going on here, please here my desperation as I plead for happy souls to stay far far away, especially if considering a job in marketing. Heed this as your warning!

    Continue reading
Found 187 reviews