Atlassian Overview

  • www.atlassian.com
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 2002
  • Company - Public (TEAM)
  • Software Development
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

We're a team of 5000+ Atlassians supporting an international group of 170,000+ customers. We build tools like Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello to help teams across the world become more nimble, creative, and aligned.
Mission: Atlassian's mission is to unleash the potential in every team—including our own. We know that the highest performing teams include people with diverse perspectives and ways of solving problems.

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Best Places to Work: 2022(#67)

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Atlassian Reviews

4.7
94%
Recommend to a Friend
98%
Approve of CEO
Scott Farquhar & Mike Cannon-Brookes
Scott Farquhar & Mike Cannon-Brookes
1,119 Ratings
Featured Review
5.0
Former Employee, more than 5 years

"Fantastic Company with Strong Values"

May 24, 2022 - Principal Product Manager in Austin, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Work/life balance is respected - Vacay-your-way - Competitive compensation - Values-driven, product-minded employees and culture - Customer-first ethics and mindset - Tons of useful and fun

Cons

- I can't think of any. I loved my time at Atlassian.

Advice to Management

Keep pushing through this bear market/possible recession and the business will be bright on the other side!
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Diversity & Inclusion at Atlassian

4.6
(843 Reviews)

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...Amazing benefits, celebrates diversity, strong leaders, and invests in employee skills development and career growth....Read More

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Atlassian Interviews

Experience
Positive47%
Negative38%
Neutral16%
Getting an Interview
Applied online62%
Recruiter16%
Employee Referral12%
Difficulty
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  1. Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Atlassian (Sydney)

    Interview

    Application took 10 weeks. They emphasised experience with high-scale distributed cloud systems and didn't value experience outside this area nor years of experience.

    You aren't applying for a specific role or team. You are entering a pool of candidates in a stream (eg backend software engineer), and Atlassian chooses your level and team.


    Interview 1: technical screen

    Call with internal recruiter from Atlassian. They were friendly but to the point. (External recruiters skip this step and represent you to the company themselves.)

    They asked for summary of my experience and asked if I had experience in their narrow areas of interest. They weren't interested in most experience but were over-interested in my most recent team's structure and practices.

    They said Atlassian follows TDD, which turned out to be team-dependent.


    Interview 2: code design

    Interview with engineer. Task was "implement rate limiter". They sent method signature to implement. Focus was rate limiting algorithm, not system or integration. I asked for requirements and context but they refused. I pressed, and then they gave a bit of context.

    I discussed trade-offs of different algorithms and suggested some options. I chose a medium difficulty algorithm so implementation wouldn't look trivial. They expected me to know rate limiting algorithms and wouldn't let me Google the options for discussion.

    I followed TDD, which worked but took time. I collaborated with the interviewer on test cases to focus on. I ran out of time but partly finished. Interview went smoothly and interviewer was friendly and flexible.

    Recruiter said interview went very well.


    Interview 3: data structures

    Interview with engineer. Task was to "implement voting system". Interviewer had terrible communication and refused to provide clarity or context on requirements, wasting 10 minutes at the start. Turned out scope of task is to implement a method taking in an array and remapping the data before returning a result. There is no system or integration aspect to it.

    I followed TDD, which was helpful as interviewer often asked me to implement specific aspects or tweak requirements. I got half-way and ran out of time.

    Interviewer was not friendly and had strange and narrow-minded opinions. Might have been a junior engineer.

    Recruiter said interview went well but I didn't finish. I was handed over to another recruiter for remaining interviews.


    Interview 4: system design

    Interview with senior engineer. Task was "design colour picker". I explained this was a back-end interview, not front-end. I asked for clarification and tried to extract context plus functional and non-functional requirements, but they refused. This threw off the whole interview because you can't design a system without this info.

    I designed a generic CRUD system with DB structure, REST API, and application. We ran out of time as the interviewer focused on playing mind games, so I didn't get to address all assessment criteria. Interviewer was friendly but set me up to fail.

    Recruiter told me interview went ok but system needed to accommodate non-functional requirements, multi-region fail-over, and should have used DynamoDB. (Although recruiter advised me before interview to use whichever DBMS I was comfortable with.)


    Interview 5: values

    Interview with engineer. Straight-forward interview with series of behavioural questions to gauge my alignment to company values.

    Unlike the others, this interviewer had conversational and human approach, and they structured the interview smoothly, which helped me relax and provide relevant answers while having time to work through all assessment criteria.

    Recruiter told me I did very well. Atlassian then selected a team to place me in.


    Interview 6: manager

    Interview with engineering manager from wider team I was selected for. Series of behavioural questions. Interviewer was unclear about which areas they were assessing, and they were disorganised.

    They focused on failure, down-playing my experience, and fault-finding. Interview was stressful, impersonal, frustrating, and didn't give me opportunities to address all assessment criteria.

    Recruiter told me they did not get enough "signal" but interview was ok.


    Verdict:

    They didn't ask for references, and I was given a low offer because some interviews did not have enough "signal". I explained interviews were not conducted well and didn't give me the opportunity to address all assessment criteria, but they had "don't care" attitude and lied to address some concerns.

    Interview process was impersonal, stressful, exhausting, narrow-minded, and disappointing. Felt like Atlassian lives in its own bubble. Outcome of interview was largely driven by luck, which interviewers I got, and hiring team's biases.

    Sadly, employee experience has similar problems to application process but still worth considering.
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Atlassian Awards & Accolades

  • The 10 most innovative workplace companies of 2021Fast Company2021
  • Philippines' Best Workplaces 2021Great Place to Work® and Fortune2021
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2021Human Rights Campaign Foundation2021
  • WORK180 Endorsed EmployerWORK1802021
  • LinkedIn Top Companies in Australia 2021Linkedin2021

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Employees rate Atlassian 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 1,716 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor. In 2022, Atlassian employees have voted their company to be one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

To get a job at Atlassian, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Atlassian and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 94 of employees would recommend working at Atlassian to a friend. This is based on 1,572 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

47 of job seekers rate their interview experience at Atlassian as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Atlassian.

94 of employees think that Atlassian has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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