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Tableau Software Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • Great benefits, great work life balance (in 54 reviews)

  • Great product that really does help people (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • Growing pains plenty of changes and not much continuity with customers but this is due to the business growing so fast (in 44 reviews)

  • Culture is very similar to Microsoft, some issues with work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Database Engineer"

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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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Great management and people.

    Cons

    No Cons, I am very happy.


  2. "Principal Technical Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Principal Technical Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continuous learning as product evolves, get to work with world class Enterprise Customers. Actively participate in growing the team through participation in hiring process and attending hiring events. Get to mentor team members and present, get to attend Seattle-based All Hands Meeting and work annual Customer Conference. Company's core values are seriously taken and lived (Culture is great at Tableau!). Dress code? What dress code? This company really is on a mission to help their Customers see and understand their data. Benefits are good and health insurance is great. All in all, I love working here.

    Cons

    Hours can be long as one would expect in a TAM role, Customer environments can be challenging with respect to integrating Server product. Salaries tend to be lower than other companies in the Austin area for this role. Bottom line: The pros far outweigh the cons.

    Advice to Management

    Need to make salaries (not just benefits) more competitive to successfully recruit and retain talent. This is one of my main concerns...can we recruit and retain top talent in the face of significant competition in Austin.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Pay is too low"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture, work life balance, benefits

    Cons

    Pay is too low. Pay is just too low!!

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay or keep losing talented people. Losers will stay forever.


  4. Helpful (12)

    "Ghost Town in February 2018"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technology is truly amazing

    Those left from the original Tableau Team are amazing people and great colleagues

    Insurance benefits are top notch

    Great employee stock purchase program

    Cons

    New managers from the outside are bringing in a non-Tableau oriented culture which is threatening the great legacy environment.

    Partner ecosystem is a disaster - very poorly managed - last person they brought in from outside to run the program was a flunky from the new sales leader's old organization. She didn't last very long b/c she didn't know how to work within the company's structure effectively.

    Sales Management is chaotic and consistently shoots from the hip. Rolls out new program ideas without having thoughtfully addressed how to operate or manage.

    The company doesn't have a good solid way of converting customers from the old license structure to the new subscription structure without becoming overly complicated, opaque and usually not to much benefit of the person selling the deal.

    The BEST employees are leaving the company given the lack of good internal leadership, movement to more of a factory-based, process focused business operation and very low pay compared to other quickly growing technology peers.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining good people at the company instead of letting very highly skilled employees leave in order to make ends meet.

    Create a separate Sales Planning organization to handle all the yearly account planning, redistribution, etc. that can help the sales team keep the flow at the end of the year and beginning of the following. Sales Reps cannot focus well on Q1 planning in Q4 because there is no transparency in account distribution until well after the beginning of Q1 in the following year. Don't you see how it disturbs the company's ability to be truly productive during that period.

    Please take time to more actively listen to the needs of employees and take action. There are far too many examples of management's request for feedback whereby nothing ever changes.

    Please focus better on hiring in new talent that is actually qualified for the job and be willing to pay what a good person is worth to land them. Be very careful of bringing in new managers who have no history selling Tableau as they will not be able to help the team.

    Spend more time really cultivating the great talent that was originally hired into the company. I see no evidence of the company's efforts to groom promising individuals for the next rank. Without some semblance of a career development program, current employees will be forced to look to external opportunities as they grow in their function.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, product, culture. Just a great fun place to work, and the energy is fantastic

    Cons

    Pays about 30% under average, though you get equity in the company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "The spotlight has all but dimmed"

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

    I worked at Tableau Software full-time

    Pros

    GREAT co-workers and culture. Management has always been fair and work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Tableau is not innovating. We are buying companies to stay relevant and pay is still below average. Too many other BI companies are beating us head to head - the king of the mountain is slowing being taken down.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more on R&D and pay your employees more base salary


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tableau Software full-time

    Pros

    Great Company, Great Team, Good work culture

    Cons

    Salary too low, not many opportunities to move in the company

    Advice to Management

    Seriously think about not loosing your current employees, Give them opportunity to move up in the ladder.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not Salvagable"

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    Former Employee - Development Manager
    Former Employee - Development Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, satisfied customers, work-life balance

    Cons

    below average pay, nepotism, poor management, no vision, technical debt, attrition

    Advice to Management

    you've created an "good old boys network" promoting friends and colleagues multiple times in a few years. It's toxic. A title does not make a person fill that role and there are many senior managers and directors who never mastered being a manager, developing people. Fix that. Secondly, fix tech debt. Not by mandating stupid initiatives like CD19 for everyone on all teams everywhere. Do it the right way, and commit to it. Take risks - stop paying lip service to being a company that takes risks. You don't. Tableau is risk-averse.


  9. "Sales Area Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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 work culture, supportive team and managers, innovative and open to new ideas, creative workforce, fun quarterly and yearly events

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive with the large tech players located in Seattle, WA

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay to be more competitive.


  10. "Principal Architect"

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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

    "Freakishly friendly" culture conducive to innovation that inspires to give your best

    Cons

    Hardly any cons to mention

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating and continue introducing disruptive products


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