Tableau Software is bursting at the seams at its Fremont headquarters, growing so fast that it even plans to move into the former Sound Mind & Body gym later this month. And the pace of hiring does not appear to be slowing down at the maker of data visualization products.
In the company’s second quarter conference call this week, executives said that they added 172 net new hires during the quarter. That brought total headcount to 1,532, a 65 percent increase over the second quarter of last year.
Tableau added 172 net new hires during the quarter, a hiring pace that exceeded past time frames. For example, during the first nine months of last year Tableau was hiring about 100 new employees per quarter. That pace accelerated to an average of 160 employees per quarter in the past three quarters.
“We’ve asked more and more of our recruiting team in each quarter, they continue to rise to the challenge and deliver,” said Tableau CFO Tom Walker. The company is aggressively hiring in sales and marketing, and engineering.
Tableau employed 1,039 staffers at the end of Sept. 2013, up from 188 employees at the end of 2010. Part of the growth is coming from overseas, with CEO Christian Chabot saying that “geographic expansion at Tableau is here to stay.” It opened an office in Frankfurt, Germany, and plans to continue to expand in India.
In Seattle, we’ve heard that Tableau is seeking even more office space, one of the reasons why we floated the idea yesterday that it might be a candidate for the soon-to-be vacant Amgen property along Elliott Bay.
Tableau is certainly in growth mode, and that growth is coming at a cost. The company reported a net loss of $4.6 million for the quarter.
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