The mission of Tableau is to help people see and understand data. Tableau pioneered self-service analytics with the leading analytics platform that empowers people of any skill level to work with data. From individuals and non-profits to government agencies and the Fortune 500, more than 86,000 customer accounts and millions of people around the world use Tableau to get rapid insights and make impactful, data-driven decisions.
We believe that having diverse teams helps us better serve our customers around the world who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and ethnicities. Also, diverse teams bring different perspectives that enable us to make better decisions, be more inclusive in our thinking and actions, and attract world-class talent to drive innovation that delights Tableau customers. Our 4100+ global employees bring perspectives from a broad mix of lifestyles, culture, education, age, professional experience, and global mindset, to name a few, in addition to gender and ethnicity.
Building a more diverse workforce is a multi-year process that requires constant examination and analysis. As a data company, we not only embrace this opportunity to analyse our own data, but we are setting a higher bar for ourselves with a global pay equity study in 2019 to better understand where we can improve in our efforts to further cultivate a diverse workforce.
As part of the Equality Act 2010, the UK government introduced a reporting requirement for employers with 250 or more employees to disclose their gender pay gap as it stands on a given ‘snapshot date’ each year. In addition to gender, Tableau is committed to achieving pay equity for all employees. We are conducting a comprehensive global study to determine where pay gaps exist and by how much; factoring in gender and all races/ethnicities, locations, roles, level, experience and performance.
The UK regulation requires companies to, 1) aggregate pay and bonuses, including commissions, by men and women, 2) determine average pay and bonuses, and 3) report differences on the following:
- Hourly pay rate pay gap between men and women (mean and median)
- Bonus pay gap between men and women (median and mean)
- Percentage of women and men receiving a bonus (bonus pay proportion)
- Pay distribution of men and women, divided into quartiles
This is the first year in which Tableau is required to report on this data since the headcount threshold of 250 was not exceeded until 2018. Of the surveyed employees in Tableau, 38% (105 employees) are women and 62% (174 employees) are men representing job functions in sales, marketing, development and operations.