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Tableau Software Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Incredible dedication to work/life balance and personal development" (in 63 reviews)

  • "Great product that really does help people" (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • "Growing pains, but that’s a nice problem to have" (in 47 reviews)

  • "Culture is very similar to Microsoft, some issues with work-life balance" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (12)

    "Great culture, awesome product"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love working with outcome-oriented team, not nearly as much internal politicking as some of the other places I've worked. AWESOME product that people easily fall in love with.

    Cons

    The company is clearly maturing from startup phase, and the grumbling from early Tabloids that "things used to be better" ignores the fact that there are plenty of good people here who are excited about working on the next phase of the company's growth.

    Advice to Management

    The structural changes may be uncomfortable for individuals, but so far the big decisions have been the right ones. Keep it up!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company and Culture!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tableau Software (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company and Culture.

    Cons

    Nothing major - all petty items.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tableau Software full-time

    Pros

    Good People, Good Product, Good Culture

    Cons

    Low Industry Pay, Promotions and pay increases are not aligned


  4. Helpful (11)

    "Great culture, great benefits, great people. Not so great pay or career growth."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - THE PEOPLE. Tableau does a great job at hiring people who are great to work with and are dedicated to their jobs.

    - Benefits. Fantastic health insurance, ESPP program makes up for the lame 401(k) match, free food is a great perk.

    - Interesting product and industry, company is growing and doing well.

    - Very nice buildings and facilities.

    Cons

    - Lack of career growth. Be prepared to stay in the role you were hired to do. And if you are offered a promotion, you will be low-balled on the salary.

    - Pay. Expect to make 20% less than your peers in other companies. This used to get slightly evened out by stock grants, but those have gotten much less generous.

    - Parking is a huge pain.

    Advice to Management

    Attrition is high because you refuse to pay long-time, talented employees industry standard wages. They don't need more food or free t-shirts. It doesn't make any sense to let talented people walk away when you just have to hire someone to replace them at the wage they wanted to be paid in the first place, except now you have someone who knows nothing about how the company operates.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Still Loving it 3+ Years In"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with very smart and talented people. Our stage of growth translates into getting to learn and work on new things constantly. No day is the same.
    The culture / benefits / free food / work-life balance are all tough to beat and I feel that the company actually cares about its employees.

    Cons

    While the equity piece of compensation is great, base comp could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep compensation competitive. Keep the positive culture going and don't cut things like company events.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Stay away from Customer Renewals Team!"

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    Current Employee - Customer Renewal Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Renewal Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing product, great benefits, great location

    Cons

    Austin office managers are the worse. Very immature, bullies, do not understand their job nor the product.

    All the hard working employees are gone. Disappointment and dissatisfaction is clear and there’s not a singular individual I know that is not currently looking for a new position.

    Advice to Management

    Get some decent managers at the Austin office. The current ones are a joke. Just look at the turnover we had in 2018 from those two managers. This is just a reflection of their work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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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

    Everything is good here, working content, salary, work-life balance, etc.

    Cons

    Haven't found any pros so far

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Age Discrimination"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tableau Software (Less than a year)

    Pros

    For younger not for people who are 40 older

    Cons

    AGE Discrimination cannot prove it, however, they cover their tracks good


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company/Mgmt"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tableau Software full-time

    Pros

    Leader in field, incredible company culture.

    Cons

    401K match is only $2500 which is pathetic, but make up for it with ESPP.


  10. "Looking for the best"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've seen a few reviews saying pay is not fair. I disagree with that. There are opportunities left and right to increase your pay substantially if you play it intelligently. Lots of room for growth and professional development.

    Cons

    They are hiring you because you're intelligent and they're looking for the best, so they're going to ask a lot. Still I've never felt it was more than I could handle and if I did, a rational conversation could be had to figure out how to improve for both parties. If you like being kept busy and like challenges this is good for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the employees and keep doing what you're doing. I love management's attitudes, I never met a single person I got a bad vibe from. I was in training and a Sr. Director well known in the company walked straight up to me and started talking to me about the funniest things. It really humanized him to me and made me feel appreciated and important.


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