Tableau Software Announces Aggressive Growth Plan for 2012, Makes Room for 300 New Employees

Seattle Company Nearly Doubled Staff in 2011


Following the announcement earlier this month that it nearly doubled its sales and grew its customer base by 40 percent in 2011, Tableau Software today revealed its plans to add 300 employees in 2012. The Seattle-based company, which also has offices in Kirkland, WA, Menlo Park, CA and London, added more than 160 employees in 2011 bringing its total to 350.

“We’re on a growth trajectory, and we need great people to help us make the most of our opportunity,” said Christian Chabot, CEO and co-founder of Tableau Software. “We have assembled a passionate and driven team of people who genuinely embrace our mission to help people see and understand data. We’re looking to hire more developers, salespeople, marketing and operations people who share our passion.”

In particular, the company is focused on hiring a wealth of software engineers with talent in key areas such as interactive analytics, mobile applications, internet scale distributed systems, high performance graphics, user experience and human oriented design.

The leader in rapid-fire business intelligence software got its start in the computer science department at Stanford in 2003 and moved its headquarters to the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle shortly thereafter. Tableau has had eight years of record sales, achieving 94 percent sales growth last year.

Tableau is also expanding its Bay Area office to a Menlo Park location that can accommodate 60 employees. The company will host an open house at the new office location, 800 El Camino Real, Suite 400 in Menlo Park on Thursday, March 1 at 5pm. People can register at

Tableau will also hold an Open House in Seattle April 26. To register, go to

This week, Tableau launched a new careers site to help attract talent and communicate its culture to prospective candidates. In addition to providing company background, the site profiles some current employees who have used Tableau products in innovative ways. It also makes a point to highlight what its staff does outside of the office, whether it’s visiting the Egyptian Pyramids or driving down the Oregon Coast. The new careers site and job listings can be found at

About Tableau
Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Ranked by Gartner in 2011 as the world’s fastest growing business intelligence company, Tableau helps anyone quickly and easily analyze, visualize and share information. More than 7,000 companies get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at