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Tableau Software Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits, great work life balance (in 50 reviews)

  • Great product that really does help people (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • Because the company is growing so fast get ready for change (in 21 reviews)

  • The company is going through growing pains (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Tech Support at Tableau"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Absolutely amazing coworkers, excellent immediate managers. Expectations were reasonable and I always felt that management was on my side. While I was there we had pretty high turn-over because of the low pay, but they recently gave a huge raise to everyone in tech support right before I left, which mostly fixed this issue. Good training program for Tableau products. Great benefits, free food, good culture. Its clear that Tableau as a company cares a lot about its employees. While I was there it definitely had some growing pains while it was maturing into the large company it is now. I didn't leave because I didn't like Tableau, its just the job wasn't for me.

    Cons

    There wasn't a lot of training for non-Tableau products, which became an issue as our customers became more sophisticated. Advancement path was not always very clear and there were limited opportunities for people in tech support to move to other roles within the company. Not very many women/minorities in leadership positions.


  2. "Senior Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Tableau Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great product with driven people

    Cons

    The company is going through growing pains

  3. "Tableau rocks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing product, wonderful customers, bright future.

    Cons

    Increased competition, need to innovate.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Company that sees potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tableau Software full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, clear benefits and promotion structure, ability to work with you to balance life

    Cons

    Like other tech, female to male ratio is still quite low.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tableau Software full-time

    Pros

    Tableau has been a fantastic place to work for many years running. They have been able to recruit and retain both highly skilled as well as great people for as long as I can remember.

    There are also several internal initiatives to up-level all employees, providing people with skills they're able to use in current and future roles.

    And, new leadership seems to have the right idea, although all the kinks aren't yet worked out.

    Oh, and it's by far the best product in the data visualization space, hands down.

    Cons

    We are that awkward teenager that is transitioning into a grown-up company. We don't have answers to all questions, and we aren't totally sure what we need to become in a year.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to review compensation annually to avoid spurts of attrition that can easily be avoided.

    Also, limit the marketing fanfare about products until we're sure they work.


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tableau Software full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, good team, good environment

    Cons

    too many environmental things to worry about at work


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, Great people, open and respectful culture,

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to other companies in the area.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Dept"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tableau Software full-time

    Pros

    autonomy, incredible culture, focused on success of the individual

    Cons

    still experiencing growing pains, switches direction a lot

    Advice to Management

    Refrain from switching directions so fast. give the business time to react


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Mission-driven mid cap holding on to start-up culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tableau Software full-time

    Pros

    Extraordinary career growth potential in emerging industry. Generous benefits and perks that stop short of being cliche.

    Cons

    High attrition of engineering sr. management - partially attributable to time in residence among "2nd Gen." hires (3-4 yrs)

    Lower than average cash compensation


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Almost great company, doesn't care about retention or growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture, fun and intelligent colleagues to work with, great product and work environment

    Cons

    non-US employees are 2nd class to US employees. 0 progression for non-US employees and offered less to no opportunities. Almost my whole team has left for positions that pay close to double, or more senior roles externally than options we applied for internally (but were rejected and not even given an opportunity).

    It's sad that external companies we've never worked with are more willing to reward and recognize me and my ex-team-mates than Tableau. This was more about never being recognized for our potential and capabilities than Tableau paying lesser.

    There USED to be a flat hierarchy but these days you can give detailed feedback for years and still nothing has changed. My advice to anyone leaving Tableau: don't bother with exit interviews. Nothing will change.

    Advice to Management

    To new middle management: stop trying so hard to please the existing management. You're hired to fix existing problems and surface them, not hide or blanket them to maintain status quo so you look good.


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