Tableau Software Named Top Large Company in Washington’s Best Workplaces

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Puget Sound Business Journal Honored 2012 Finalists at Special Safeco Field Event

Tableau Software was named the top large company, Washington's Best Workplaces, by Puget Sound Business Journal. The program was launched in 2007 to identify and recognize best practices in the hiring and retention of great people. After an extensive and rigorous process, which included the completion of surveys by nominee-company employees across the state, workplaces in four different categories have been identified as Washington's best, based on their various employee benefit offerings, leadership culture and work/life balance philosophies. In total, 85 companies were named as finalists.

Tableau is in the midst of rapid growth as a company, ending 2011 with 350 employees and plans to hire another 300 in 2012. As part of the survey for “Best Workplaces,” employees rated statements such as, “I am always thinking about ways to do my job better,” and, “The organization makes investments to make me more successful.”

“We’re honored to receive the gold for ‘Best Workplace’ in the large company category,” said Tom Walker, Chief Financial Officer at Tableau Software. “We owe this award to our employees who’ve made Tableau a great place to work day in and day out. We’re proud that PSBJ recognizes our success during a time of rapid expansion and innovation.”

“We are proud and excited to announce this year’s Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40 honorees,” said Gordon Prouty, Puget Sound Business Journal publisher. “This year’s class joins the 520 past winners who have been recognized for their outstanding achievements in both career and community. They represent a diverse group of industries and background and demonstrate the innovation, energy and commitment that has made our region great, and will continue to make our region great moving forward.”

More than 1,200 people cheered at Safeco Field on August 10 as the Puget Sound Business Journal revealed the 10 winners of its 2012 Washington Best Workplaces competition.

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About Tableau Software
Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Ranked by Gartner and IDC in 2011 as the world’s fastest growing business intelligence company, Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 9,000 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 Register now for the 2012 Tableau Customer Conference at

Tableau is a trademark of Tableau Software, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

About Puget Sound Business Journal
The Business Journal is the region's premier source of business information, serving an unparalleled audience of business and community leaders. In addition to the weekly newspaper, the Business Journal provides daily updates via its web site and email alerts. The company also plays a vital role in bringing the area's leadership community together by hosting a wide variety of events throughout the year, from the Washington’s Best Workplaces event at Safeco Field to the annual 100 Fastest Growing Companies celebration to the Women of Influence awards event. Puget Sound Business Journal is a unit of American City Business Journals, which operates 41 local business newspapers throughout the United States. Visit Puget Sound Business Journal on the web at

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