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- "flexibility and great people to work with" (in 155 reviews)
- "The culture is great and as employee it is easy to feel supported personally and professionally." (in 114 reviews)
- "great benefits and look after their employees wellbeing" (in 111 reviews)
- "Great work/life balance" (in 56 reviews)
- "The team was great about giving me the support I needed to come up to speed and learn the environment." (in 27 reviews)
- "Poor management from Salesforce acquisition onward" (in 58 reviews)
- "6) Did I mention low pay?" (in 39 reviews)
- "As anywhere, if your direct manager doesn't support you, can be difficult to find purpose." (in 31 reviews)
- "Terribly low salaries and stock options while founders get $200 Million each?" (in 29 reviews)
- "Too many changes being attempted by senior leadership to keep the company relevant." (in 26 reviews)
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- 5.0Apr 2, 2011Software EngineerCurrent EmployeeSeattle, WA
You work on a great product that makes a real difference in people's lives. Great company culture, great leadership and vision, and a great breadth and depth of technologies and challenges.
Growth brings challenges and the company will have to work hard to avoid becoming like the big behemoths that it is currently disrupting.5
- 4.0Oct 30, 2021Senior Sales EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
Great salary and benefits thanks to Salesforce, great colleagues and a really friendly and supportive culture. People are genuinely passionate about Tableau the product and use it all the time as well as selling it.
Can’t think of any in my role
- 2.0Feb 11, 2021Senior Security EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearSeattle, WA
Some of the nicest people I've ever worked with. Hands down. People take a lot of pride in the product and how much the customers love it.
Tableau is the poster child for what happens when nobody ever tells the developers "no". We have like five ticketing systems, five project management systems, four collaboration tools... Half the time, it is impossible to figure out where you even need to go to get something done. And all of that confusion has been compounded by getting acquired by Salesforce. Tableau has more technical debt than I've ever seen in 26+ years in the industry. I've been here almost a year and have done virtually no engineering work. Just produced a long list of documentation laying out the strategy to fix the technical debt in my purview and I'm not a day closer to getting anything done.3
- 5.0Jun 9, 2016Sales Area ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSingapore
Great culture, very good work life balance. Amazing product to sell and great to see a lot of customers get excited. Not much politics and Lots of people like to help each other's.
Building internal career. Hard to see strong leadership in middle managements. Healthcare benefit can be better... But not much things to say.5
- 2.0Sep 21, 2019Solutions ArchitectFormer Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
Excellent training programme which starts in Seattle HQ training you in Tableau's products and sales messages. It's hard not to be motivated in the company's ambitions. Some of the nicest colleagues that I've come across anywhere.
The services organisation in EMEA does not take the opportunity to provide role based training and development to new team members. If you cannot already fully fulfil on the job you will quickly be shown the door. It was evident that Regional Delivery Manages are not adding any value. Rather than doing this they could be seen creating or seeking problems to justify their existence especially with the pending Salesforce merger. Training for the Tableau Product is great but role based training is absent. This is evident across all levels of management. The current role based training that exists is reading an on boarding guide. The organisation does not have time to provide mentoring as discussed in these documents.6
- 4.0Oct 31, 2014Enterprise Account ExecutiveCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Awesome culture reinforced by a very strong management team. Unique and innovative product. Smart, talented, humble people make working at Tableau a great experience day-to-day. Outstanding company vision that is shared by every employee. Incredibly loyal and fanatical customer base.
Sales comp plans are mediocre. The land-and-expand sales model skews chances of success toward reps with more mature customers with a high install base. Simple products and pricing is nice, but there's limited flexibility to get creative with deals.
- 5.0Mar 19, 2014Technical Account ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearSeattle, WA
Tableau has a fun, transparent, and most importantly *collaborative* culture. People are smart and they work hard here. There's energy and optimism in the air because we all believe in the leadership and our products. An innovative company that emphasizes R&D to extend their market-leading position - this is a company that's dong all the right things. Where I came from previously, departments battle each other and managers are more concerned with building their own fiefdoms than putting company/customers' interests ahead (sound familiar?) and I can honestly say I haven't seen a trace of that here. I always thought one of those 'best companies' to work for published in various articles only exist in silicon valley; I can't believe I'm actually working for one. Pinch me, I must be dreaming....
Tableau does not pay the highest salary. Unless you're a rock $tar $oftware engineer, then you can write your own golden ticket.3
- 4.0Jul 17, 2016Software EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSeattle, WA
The people are amazing. I love the people I work with and I have never felt pressured or stressed at work. Everyone is approachable and easy to talk to. The CEO and executives truly love the product and even they are easy to approach should you need to. The product is great and the best on the market. Although, the market is beginning to change and competition is getting intense. Everyone I have worked with is really smart and you will learn a ton while here.
There is really only one product to work on and while the scope of that product is always increasing it still is only a single product. We don't have huge AI or ML work, distributed systems work and some other areas that are quickly becoming important in the technology field. If you are okay with the limited scope and available projects, then this isn't really a con. Things have gone down hill considerably in the last 9 months or so. At least, that is how I feel. We have grown a ton and hired a huge number of senior engineers from outside the company. Instead of the career growth I was told about when I accepted the position, I am working on less interesting projects while senior engineers, who were just hired, are getting more interesting work. I assume this is because it is probably cheaper to hire from outside the company than to promote internally. I have spoken to my management team about opportunities and they seem receptive. Although, nothing seems to change. Then there is the complete lack of a working stable build system. The build system is a house of cards. It doesn't seem that much thought was put in to how to scale the build system with the number of engineers. It is now atrocious with a full build taking several hours. It isn't unusual to spend at least 30% (sometimes much more) of your day waiting for builds or trying to get flaky tests to pass. Good luck trying to productive. Pay, as others have mentioned is pretty sub-par. If you want to work here, get a competing offer, otherwise it likely won't be competitive with other major companies. In fact, despite better performance reviews this year than last, raises and equity refreshes were less. Also, not the companies fault but the stock is completely unreliable.30
- 2.0Feb 28, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsSeattle, WA
- There are some talented, motivated, truly brilliant people at Tableau. - Product centric culture does a great job of getting everyone aligned behind a single vision and purpose. - Professional development—they're not afraid to spend money if you're genuinely curious and interested in learning new things.
- Compensation—you will not be paid well. - They're filling the middle with people managers that are unwilling and unable to execute even the most cursory tasks. - The extremely relaxed management style enables under-performers to skate by, which places an unnecessary and unfair burden on their top-performing peers.6
- 5.0Dec 17, 2018Corporate CommunicationsCurrent Contractor, less than 1 yearSeattle, WA
-Company culture: there's just something in the air at tableau that's not like other places. Everyone here believes in the product -Management: very organized, approachable, and open to coaching -Amenities: from fully stocked to kitchens to pop a shot to awesome benefits -Location: Working in Fremont is a blessing -Upward mobility and career opportunity: Lots of areas to move around within the company -Size: The company is growing like crazy but you are still able to see and feel the affect of your work -Free Product training: Every employee uses Tableau and gets the chance to earn certifications free
-Separate teams/departments: Sometimes teams have different priorities and everyone needs to be better at working together, however this is getting better -Parking: Employee parking is on a waitlist basis and i'm too cheap to pay for a lot but the company pays you a pretty substantial commuter subsidy! -Not enough time/incentive to learn the product: Although they give you the resources to do so, it is very difficult to find the time to learn the product as much as i'd like to -As the old CMO used to say, "Work is work, it's not called fun. But these people and this place make this the least sh*tty place to work at!"