Salesforce is buying data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal

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  • Tableau fragmented
    What we truly want to know - how quickly does Blind combine our company channels?!?
    Jun 10 14
    • MuleSoft NFbG32
      Uhh. Not sure that happens.
      Jun 10
    • Robinhood 🎨🖌️fire
      What happened with Microsoft/GitHub/LinkedIn?
      Jun 10
    • MuleSoft NFbG32
      I can tell you that I don’t have access to Salesforce content in Blind, so I wouldn’t hold my breath.
      Jun 10
    • Microsoft / Eng 🌆blood
      Got a MSFT+LL channel along with just MSFT channel. But GitHub was not added probably because there aren't enough ppl from GitHub on blind
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce GH6538
      Mulesoft coworker just sign up for a new blind account with your salesforce.com email. Eazy peazy. I can tell you right now the salesforce channel is pretty kosher and boring though.
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce benimeoff
      Ya, they will not combine, you will get a SF email and then sign up. Tablaue channel will slowly die, all hail Salesforce, all hail the penis in the sky...
      Jun 10
    • Facebook / Eng BlackTee
      I hear, the Tableau channel actually has real discussions and people posting as their real selves sometimes.
      Jun 10
    • Tableau 3fortnight
      This is true. Some people post as themselves. And the channels are a mixture of vitriol, farce, and honest conversations.
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce benimeoff
      Welcome to the SF Ohana, that wont happen....Our channel is currently wondering why a thread that was trolling and shit talking a senior manager got removed....
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce GH6538
      All the threads shittalking VPs get removed. And sometimes the VPs get removed after that. So there’s that.
      Jun 11
  • Salesforce / Eng
    Full-Send

    Salesforce Eng

    PRE
    Modernizing Medicine, TransUnion
    Full-Sendmore
    😎
    Jun 10 0
  • Salesforce / Other ROFL_COPTR
    Welcome to da Ohana Tableau folks 🤘🏼
    Jun 10 3
    • Tableau Mas1n
      Guess I'm gonna have to figure out what yay means now.
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce Zed12
      Time to break out your Hawaiian shirts. 🌺
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce GH6538
      And muumuus
      Jun 11
  • Salesforce wtffff tho
    Nope. They don’t
    Jun 10 4
    • Tableau
      PinkGuy

      Tableau

      BIO
      Blind doesnt get it, do they?
      PinkGuymore
      What up, fam?
      Jun 10
    • LinkedIn / Product gassoup
      Yeah they do. We have a Microsoft+LinkedIn channel.
      Jun 10
    • Facebook / Eng BlackTee
      ...that nobody uses
      Jun 10
    • LinkedIn Al_Bundy
      What BlackTee? It’s always MSFT folks wanting info on transferring to LI! Lol. Grass is greener!
      Jun 11
  • Microsoft MSFTBRO
    They dont. Probably depends on how hard Salesforce integrated Tableau. Microsoft still has its own and Linkedin has their own.

    There is a separate MSFT+LNKD channel that nobody uses.
    Jun 10 2
  • Salesforce / Eng Gjjdhjekej
    Now I wonder what Einstein analytics aka Wave would be for
    Jun 10 9
    • Salesforce Salesf0rce
      💯
      Jun 10
    • Amazon bHXi80
      It’s going to trash. Prolly those people are going to be laid off soon. It’s sad how company use their peoples
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce ODXh26
      Knowing how many positions are open at Salesforce, they will likely have other opportunities available.
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce GH6538
      Raj might become new evp of tableau. Horrifying thought.
      Jun 10
    • New / Consultant elganon
      Having used both extensively, they are fairly different. Time will tell.
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce / Eng Gjjdhjekej
      But the only thing - they have to bring uniformity between these two products and sell based on usecase.
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce Zed12
      How are they different?
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce / Eng Gjjdhjekej
      I think tableau; is single machine solution - like desktop or cloud vm. EA is cloud platform where u don’t manage anything. Just pump data set up ETL flow and run query. EA Platform could have much bigger impact. But leadership and architects solved problems one by one - mostly re architect and building home grown solutions - rather than starting from Open source ELT stuff. They missed bigger picture and focused on smaller things.
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce
      vPhddn

      Salesforce

      PRE
      Amazon
      vPhddnmore
      I personally like wave than Tableau! I have used both the tools !

      If I remember correctly Wave was an acquisition too . We spent time coupling it tightly with salesforce

      What was the reason for waves slow feature churn rate ! It’s mostly the backend teams not being able to scale and not working with one bigger goal. Each team would work on their own items .

      May be better leadership would have sorted this out. Most leaders in Wave were introverts I don’t want to pin point anyone but they lacked charisma ! See them on big town halls they go hiding or shy to even ask a question!
      Jun 11
  • Salesforce !right
    Being based in Seattle, I’m excited to have Tableau join Salesforce!! You’ve got an awesome product and thus I’m sure tons of awesome people. Hope we get to work together soon.
    Jun 10 2
    • Tableau Mas1n
      Word.
      Jun 10
    • Tableau / Eng Hanrahan
      Thanks! We're pretty excited too :)
      Jun 10
  • Amazon / Eng cayde
    Lol. Currently trying to interview at both companies. Speaking of which, if any Tableau recruiters are reading this, please pick up my application from the pile. 6yoe @amazon. Pm for details.
    Jun 10 9
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      I even have a referral attached.
      Jun 10
    • Microsoft ( * )( * )
      Why want to move to these 2 if you are already in amzn ? Isnt money better in amzn ?
      Jun 10
    • Amazon hofhfudbs
      Maybe it isn’t money? And no, tableau pays better.
      Jun 10
    • Tableau YwcI06
      If you were referred, get the person that refd you to bug recruiters. It's kinda necessary.
      Jun 10
    • Microsoft / Eng 🌆blood
      Salesforce pays well too. Amzn isn't end of the road!!
      Jun 10
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      Sent a message a bit ago, thanks!!

      And I'm mostly doing it for money. But also, would like to try a smaller company, tableau's culture looks good, and benefits are ridiculously good.

      So I've been at Amazon for 6 years straight. Staying in one place for that long is a recipe for salary stagnation. TC 180.

      So I'm at the bottom of the band for my level and it will never move until I get promoted into the bottom of the next band. I'm close, but if I got a role at Tableau, it'd be equivalent to middle of the band for my next level at Amazon. I'd rather just go.

      I'm trying to do what this person did and negotiate with multiple offers. Wouldn't need them if I got the Tableau offer, but in case I don't, also going for Salesforce, Grab, Stripe, and Microsoft. I want to move to and work in the Eastside of Seattle, which is why I have chosen these companies.

      https://blog.usejournal.com/how-i-negotiated-a-software-engineer-offer-in-silicon-valley-f11590f5c656
      Jun 10
    • New Yunji
      Best of luck mate, just signed my offer yesterday myself!
      Jun 11
    • Microsoft zing!
      @cayde thanks for the blog link
      Jun 11
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      Thanks, @Yunji!

      Sure thing, @zing!! Make sure you also read patio11's (Patrick Mackenzie) mega famous negotiation post, linked to in the post I shared. I read patio11's negotiation post every time I interview.
      Jun 12
  • Indeed / Other
    unikorn

    Indeed Other

    PRE
    Google
    BIO
    Nope
    unikornmore
    Who cares
    Jun 10 4
    • Tableau howboutha
      At least 5001 people
      Jun 10
    • Tableau / Eng TacW56
      Working at Indeed can make someone bitter and grumpy apparently.
      Jun 10
    • Airbnb New999hire
      "working" their site is worse than Craigslist.
      Jun 10
    • Compass 905
      AirBnB is one to talk 😂
      Jun 12
  • Splunk Diut887724
    Wonder if someone will buy splunk next
    Jun 10 5
    • New cXuj57
      Are there rumours floating around inside the company?
      Jun 10
    • Apple wa95014
      google?
      Jun 10
    • Splunk / Eng Ncscj
      I hope it is not Oracle or Cisco
      Jun 10
    • Oracle / IT
      l00tb0x

      Oracle IT

      PRE
      Ericsson, National Instruments
      l00tb0xmore
      Nah, splunk is actually useful, we don't buy those.
      Jun 10
    • New AsYK38
      Dell?
      Jun 11
  • Amazon / Eng cayde
    Loved reading the comments from Tableau and Salesforce folks.
    Do y'all have names for employees a la "Amazonian" or "Googler"?

    Tablites? Salesforceans? Tableauans? Salesforcers? Does Ohana encompass this?
    Jun 10 5
    • LinkedIn
      kambhari

      LinkedIn

      PRE
      Amazon
      kambharimore
      Crazy CEO kids
      Jun 10
    • Capital One IukP56
      SalesTabloid
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce ilaqokrv
      Aloha ohana mahalo
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce GH6538
      Bro. We are called Trailblazers.
      Jun 11
    • LinkedIn
      timka

      LinkedIn

      PRE
      Amazon
      timkamore
      I thought "God", btw who invent this shit, you guys have hired people for this?
      Jun 11
  • New / Eng Hoik
    What is Tableau? Is it that drag and drop software that people use and feel that they are doing analytics?
    Jun 10 1
    • Intuit tgfi
      Oh gee, you sound so smart.
      Jun 11
  • Salesforce Zed12
    How do people at Tablaeu feel about the acquisition, especially from a cultural perspective? By the way, welcome to our Ohana!
    Jun 10 1
    • Tableau / Eng Hanrahan
      There is a survey in the Blind Tableau channel and so far folks are overwhelmingly positive. Like only 13% are sad. Salesforce seems like a great company so I'm happy to see what's next for our joined forces.
      Jun 10
  • Tableau / Eng gg2020
    Crazy day today
    Jun 10 7
    • Tableau Mas1n
      Kinda hard to get much done...
      Jun 10
    • Google / Eng dontneed
      How much $$$ are you going to get?
      Jun 10
    • Tableau / Eng gg2020
      We don't get 'more money' outside the gains from the rsu we have unvested and the stock we have right now really

      Curious to see how our promotion and bonus cycle/process will be.
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce namehere1
      Be glad that it wasnt IBM that bought you guys out.
      Jun 11
    • Tableau Mas1n
      There's quite a few companies that I'm glad didn't buy us.
      Jun 11
    • Salesforce GH6538
      Welcome to the Ohana. Your best new overlord.
      Jun 11
    • Compass 905
      Or SAP
      Jun 12
  • Adobe MichaeIJF
    Always excited to see Salesforce acquire another company that they’ll absolutely fall flat at integrating.

    Signed,

    ExactTarget
    Pardot
    Krux
    Buddy Media
    Radian 6
    Datorama
    Mulesoft
    Jun 11 2
    • Salesforce !right
      Don’t forget DemandWare!
      Jun 12
    • Adobe MichaeIJF
      Oh yes, and CloudCraze!
      Jun 12
  • Layoffs is next at Salesforce
    Jun 10 2
    • VMware yehaaaa
      Are*
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce GH6538
      We don’t lay anyone off.
      Jun 11
  • Piedmont Healthcare / Mgmt
    Ctfe

    Piedmont Healthcare Mgmt

    BIO
    Manager of business services, over 7 years of project management and operations experience in healthcare facilities
    Ctfemore
    We use Tableau at our company and have been for a while now, the people, their culture is so welcoming and optimistic, the Tableau conference last year was an amazing learning opportunity for me...however my impression of salesforce is really negative, very competitive, from what my friends who work their tell me...that’ll be an interesting collision of organizational cultures...I’m concerned about what change this will bring for their clients?! Thoughts anyone?
    Jun 10 3
    • New / Consultant elganon
      You’ll hear good and bad from any decent size company. I contracted inside SF for over a year and it seemed a great place to me. Look at people slamming Tableau in other threads. Gotta take everything you see here with a grain of salt.
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce !right
      Depends on which cloud. Some Salesforce clouds are more competitive and less Ohana-esque, but for the most part it’s a happy, warm, welcoming place. Not discounting your experience, just saying it’s not the norm.
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce GH6538
      Salesforce is the happiest cult I have ever worked at. Our mascots make it feel like Disneyland n
      Jun 11
  • Tableau heavenish
    Ooh, yeah that would be awesome. Does blind really do that?
    Jun 10 0
  • MGM Resorts BionicMan
    Oracle gets Tableau essentially for free. Value of stock is meaningless. The shares are created out of thin air.
    Jun 10 4
    • Tableau krxi15
      Explain “how does oracle get tableau for free”
      Jun 10
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      Value of stock is meaningless? There are millions shareholders who would disagree with you. Money is also created out of thin air. It's not the value of the paper, but what it represents.
      Jun 10
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      Money and stock only works because everyone agrees to it.
      Jun 10
    • Google / R&D screwdriver
      What the hell is MGM Resorts anyway?
      5d
  • New / Product Brentwood
    I believe Salesforce has another major purchase likely to complete this year.
    Jun 10 3
    • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
      Source? They don’t.
      Jun 10
    • Capital One IukP56
      What’s their market cap and holding cash ? Ohana
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce Zed12
      Yup, we're gonna purchase all of FAANG later this year. Everyone's finally gonna get some work life balance.
      Jun 10
  • VMware yehaaaa
    Thanks mr. CNBC
    Jun 10 0
  • Facebook whodattt
    How many tableau employees are soon to become millionaires?
    Jun 10 4
    • Tableau / Eng Hanrahan
      Our vested and unvested stock shares are going to convert at a ratio of 1.103 CRM for DATA stocks. Vesting schedule stays unchanged. So essentially, employees are seeing the 35% bump in the stock price and that's it.
      Jun 10
    • So lucky.. have fun. Wish someone adopts us soon.
      Jun 10
    • Tableau / Ops lIIll
      Our comp basically rises to match Facebook. Last year new Senior engineers got 5000 shares in their initial grant over 4 years, which is now $850k. So total comp around $350k/year for what I think is like FB E4 or maybe E5.

      People who have been longer actually earn less. There’s a “4 year cliff” where comp drops dramatically after the initial grant. In year 7 I have less than half the unvested RSUs compared to new hires.
      3d
    • 😳
      3d
  • Microsoft vr7
    Are tableau employees happy about this?
    Jun 11 3
    • How does that affect u? Microsoft shares r rising right so be happy with that.
      Jun 11
    • Microsoft bing0
      Why so angry eBay? Legit question from Vr7
      Jun 11
    • Tableau / Eng
      ThePlague

      Tableau Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      ThePlaguemore
      Most are. We have big rsu grants and now the price is up $$$
      Jun 12
  • LinkedIn
    kambhari

    LinkedIn

    PRE
    Amazon
    kambharimore
    So money that wasn't spent on LinkedIn has been utilized finally
    Jun 10 3
    • Salesforce Zed12
      Just curious, would you have rather been acquired by Salesforce or Microsoft?
      Jun 10
    • LinkedIn
      kambhari

      LinkedIn

      PRE
      Amazon
      kambharimore
      Looking at stock growth, MSFT
      Jun 11
    • Microsoft whymsft
      It was an all-stock deal
      Jun 11
  • Capital One IukP56
    Any possibility of salesforce tower in Seattle pretty much same SF and NYC. ?
    Jun 10 3
    • Salesforce GH6538
      Yes. Ohana seating and Ohana office layout soon!
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce Zed12
      I'm not sure that's a good thing...
      Jun 10
    • Salesforce !right
      The Bellevue office shares similar interior design to the towers in SF, and lots of natural light. Not the busiest of offices though, whereas the towers are extremely active. I suppose Benioff might outdo the Bezos towers around SLU.
      Jun 10
  • Palo Alto Networks wastelife
    How much tableau employees getting by this acquisition?
    Jun 11 2
    • $100000000000000000000000000
      Jun 11
    • Palo Alto Networks wastelife
      I’m not asking about ebay bidding auto bot amount. You step out mr Ajith
      Jun 11
  • BrowserStack pkBW12
    Nobody bought segment
    Jun 10 1
    • Salesforce !right
      Someone will. It’s a great company.
      Jun 10
  • Google / Sales meatballer
    Can someone explain the Ohana joke? (I know what it means but didn't know it was a Salesforce thing). I thought you guys were "Trailblazers"?
    Jun 11 0
  • Oracle / IT
    l00tb0x

    Oracle IT

    PRE
    Ericsson, National Instruments
    l00tb0xmore
    Salesforce's stock fell 5%, seems like not everyone is happy (but tableau has risen)
    Jun 11 0
  • 😧
    Jun 10 0
  • Microsoft Hyad70
    Tableau should be taboo... crappy old code... integrations sux. SF.com will blow out all but the core developers over a short period.
    Jun 11 5
    • Tableau / Eng
      ThePlague

      Tableau Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      ThePlaguemore
      Wow and what is Microsoft then?
      Jun 12
    • Microsoft Hyad70
      Tried PowerBI? Try it , then tell us which is better.
      Jun 12
    • Tableau / Eng
      ThePlague

      Tableau Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      ThePlaguemore
      I have.
      I've worked at Microsoft too, and I know I didn't really understand what crappy old code meant until I joined msft. It took it to a whole new level.
      I also know people who do sales for msft and say customers complain because they don't know what power bi is, and they don't want it, but msft forces it as part of the O365 package 😂
      Jun 12
    • Microsoft Hyad70
      PowerBI came to market late and in traditional Microsoft fashion, they moved slowly...but over the last 18 - 24 months, I have grown quite found of it. It's super easy to use, has many integrations, and presents things nicely. I also have used Tableau and just don't like it.
      Jun 12
    • Tableau / Eng
      ThePlague

      Tableau Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      ThePlaguemore
      They have a pretty solid integration with the msft environment I'll give you that. And a very msft UX
      Jun 12
  • New cXuj57
    How does it affect the people who are on visas/have gc process ongoing with tableau?
    Jun 10 2
    • Tableau mcTG64
      It shouldn't have a big impact, might slow down some paperwork.
      Jun 11
    • Amazon / Eng tenders
      Are you joining prior to 8/15?
      Jun 11
  • New / Eng
    Ama B.O

    New Eng

    PRE
    Amazon, Google, Facebook
    Ama B.Omore
    So now what happens to all the employees?
    is there any benefit in this situation to the employees at all or no?
    Jun 10 1
    • Salesforce Zed12
      They get a Hawaiian-themed office. 😃
      Jun 10
  • Apple nickrhoads
    Explains why I have not gotten my offer yet. :)
    Jun 11 0
  • Capital One
    sduadt15

    Capital One

    PRE
    WeWork
    sduadt15more
    Can anybody explain why Tableau got acquired like to compete with powerBI which has MSFT cash flow ? It’s good tier company in Seattle market.
    Jun 11 0
  • Microsoft bing0
    Great move for Salesforce! Pushing them way up against PowerBI
    Jun 11 0
  • KeepTruckin KeepN100
    Does this mean we'll finally get medians in sfdc reports?... 🙄
    Jun 10 0

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