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Tableau Software Reviews

Updated February 13, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work/life balance in my team" (in 66 reviews)

  • "Great product, and awesome culture" (in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • "Growing pains, but that’s a nice problem to have" (in 48 reviews)

  • "Growing so fast can lead to growing pains where things were done quick rather than correct" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to work. Full of smart poeple

    Cons

    none i can think of


  2. "Tableau is a great place but upper management is out of touch."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tableau Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love Tableau! Most of your coworkers are smart, humble, easy to work with and rational.

    Cons

    Management is moving to a DevOps world. Upper management is out of touch.

    Advice to Management

    DevOps like Amazon is the wrong way for software engineers who want stability and predictability. A better model is to have a team dedicated to keeping the site up and to qualify the product before putting it into production and be able to roll back if something goes wrong.

  3. "Great place to work and learn"

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    Former Employee - Escalation Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Escalation Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid benefits - great culture and user community along with the mission helping people see and understand their data.

    Cons

    Some difficulties transferring to a different role in a different department


  4. "Great company. Not always competitive compensation for NYC or Bay Area"

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    Former Employee - Senior Service Delivery Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Service Delivery Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture. great people. great shared mission. good product that is loved by customers. great benefits.

    Cons

    a little slow at executing from time to time. But not always. Compensation in large cities like NYC or Bay Area is not competitive (that depends on dept). The RSU's (stocks) do help through.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, carry on what you are doing! review compensations for large cities like NYC or Bay Area. Not competitive enough.


  5. Helpful (12)

    "Great Branding Machine Without Any Depth"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best thing about Tableau is the people who are non-management. They are the ones who are keeping the company afloat with their dedication and passion. They are willing to put in the time and do their job even in completely ambiguous circumstances.

    They also offer great healthcare which is hard to find elsewhere.

    Cons

    1. Pay - they seriously undercut their employees on pay. Especially in Seattle, they super underpay individuals who should be paid a lot more, and well below Seattle's median pay of $75K annually. These are the people keeping the company going everyday with their passion. They do provide you with RSU's but the amount you get in RSU's does not bridge the gap between what you are paid and what you should be paid annually. Eventually they run out and you are still underpaid.
    2. Management does not care, nor are they experienced managers. It's all about individual contributors and getting the glory where you can. You will be thrown under many, many buses, and it's actively encouraged to get ahead.
    3. There is no career growth at all. Even if you invest in yourself, get exceeds expectations multiple years running, they will not invest in you to move further ahead.
    4. There is not any education compensation, or attending other conferences besides their own. If you want to get ahead, you will need to invest in yourself.
    5. You have no voice whatsoever, only those who have their "friends" in right places will have a voice. The customer's certainly don't, even though management says they do.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and invest in them. It's not about the old boy's club anymore and you have lost serious talent because you refuse to see beyond your first tier of executives. Your product exists because of your people and your customers, and getting your customers drunk at your conference isn't enough to make people return to your product year after year.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great stepping stone in your professional career. You will learn from the best."

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company does a great job training and investing in their employees. Especially sales people. You will have many opportunities to advance your professional career and development, while learning from some of the best trainers in the industry.

    Cons

    Huge disparity between upper management and sales employees. Middle managers are very entitled, non-quota carrying and can create a toxic environment if given the chance.

    Advice to Management

    It's a great company to work for. Keep your mid-level managers in check or give them a quota and sales activities to execute. Stop hiring or promoting young mid-level managers who have never managed before.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Deal Desk Coordinator
    Current Employee - Deal Desk Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the company culture at Tableau

    Cons

    None that come to my mind

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, and awesome culture.

    Cons

    Enterprise upper management struggle, and starting to be more like Oracle

    Advice to Management

    You got to pay people what the industry is reflecting, and don't kill the culture.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "SALES"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Culture, amazing co-workers and the environment. The product is incredible and the customers love it.

    Cons

    Average Salary is smaller than others IT companies.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tableau has free food and kitchens that are fully stocked, moral events and all the usual techie perks

    Cons

    They are working on fixing their desktop product which is a huge monolithic piece of code and all in perforce which makes trying to develop rapidly a huge pain.

    Advice to Management

    Tableau is feeling the growing pains of going from a little to mid sized company and needs to invest in it's infrastructure in order for it to be able to continue to grow.