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Atlassian Overview

Sydney (Australia)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (TEAM)
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Atlassian is a leading provider of collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams. With over 125,000 global customers, we’re advancing the power of collaboration with products including Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and now Trello. Driven by honest ... Read more

Mission: We believe behind every great human achievement, there is a team. Our mission is to unleash the potential in every team.

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Atlassian – Why Work For Us?

We love teams of all kinds

Teams of developers, product managers, doc writers, bug-bashers – are our heroes. We started with software teams, but really it's all teams we love. Our products help teams of all sizes track and share everything, work smarter, and create better software together. 

Our business

Put simply, we build software to plan, collaborate, code and service. A few of our more well-known products include Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and now Trello. What makes us different than most software companies is that we sell our products directly through our website. Go ahead, check 'em out, try 'em out on

Our offices

We trace our roots back to Sydney, Australia where we still operate our largest office. As Atlassian grows, we're truly becoming a global company with offices in San Francisco, Mountain View, New York City, Austin, Amsterdam, and Manila. Each of our offices has its own personality made up of the people that work there, each awesome in their own distinct ways.

Our customers

From the world's biggest brands to the world's soon-to-be-biggest brands, our products are found here, there, and everywhere.


The Value of Values

These aren't your typical corporate values. They steer every decision we make, whether it's about products, brand, or people. As our company continues to evolve and grow, these five values remain constant.

Open Company, No Bullsh!t

Atlassian embraces transparency wherever practical, and sometimes where impractical. All information, both internal and external, is public by default. We are not afraid of being honest with ourselves, our staff, and our customers.

Build with Heart and Balance

Every day we try to build useful products that people lust after. Building with heart means really caring about what we're making and doing–it's a mission, not just a job. When we build with balance we take into account how initiatives and decisions will affect our colleagues, customers, and stakeholders.

Don't #%@& the Customer

When we make decisions we ask ourselves, "How will this affect our customers?" If the answer is that it would screw them over, or make life more difficult, then we need to find a better way. We want the customer to respect us in the morning.

Play, as a Team

We want all Atlassians to feel like they work with Atlassian, not for Atlassian. We think it's important to have fun with your workmates while working and contributing to the Atlassian team.


Be the Change You Seek

We think Gandhi had it right when he said, "We need to be the change we wish to see in the world". At Atlassian we encourage everyone to create positive change. We're constantly looking for ways to improve our company, our products, and our environment.


What To Expect

Yes, we really use the ping pong tables. We work together, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't play together as well. Let's face it, we spend a lot of our lives working, so it's important that our workspace is both inviting and fun. Play games, join a club, fix something, start something; our culture is a direct result of our employees living our values and making Atlassian the place they want it to be. 

New Ideas Welcome

We think we've got something pretty special at Atlassian, but we're tinkerers, innovators, and all-around normal people so our culture is always up for discussion. How do we make it better? New ideas make us better, change makes us better, and we encourage everyone to raise a hand and Be the Change You Seek.

Atlassian Reviews

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Atlassian Co-Founders Scott Farquhar & Mike Cannon-Brookes
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    Helpful (5)

    "Best place I've ever worked"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Atlassian full-time (More than a year)


    People CARE. They care about me, about my life, about my work, about the products, about my success, about my failures, about how to live the best possible work/life balance. There are no petty attitudes on my greater team of 30+, just people who understand when life happens and want you to the best work possible.


    I don't have any, honestly. The only minor inconvenience is the growing pain of not having enough meeting rooms available, but we're getting a new office and since I work with so many people outside of the SF office, we can all meet on a video conference anyways.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, I love it. Best place I've worked in my 10+ years of working!

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Atlassian Photos

Atlassian photo of: Our common space at 363 George Street
Atlassian photo of: Some of our team in Sydney before the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge
Atlassian photo of: A great little touch from our team in Amsterdam is this huge map showing where everyone in the office is from!
Atlassian photo of: Open space for days on the 17th floor in our NYC office
Atlassian photo of: Our new SF office at 465 Pine Street
Atlassian photo of: One of the many great outdoor spaces in our Mountain View office
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Atlassian Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Contracts Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Atlassian (San Francisco, CA) in August 2018.


    Overall the logistics were very odd. The recruiter was located in Australia and had no availability before 9:30 PM Pacific Time for two weeks for a phone screen. Scheduling was done through Lever, then through email, and at one point a second recruiter in SF stepped in to confirm timing.

    The recruiter was not familiar with the role or work involved and came across as generally uninterested during our initial call. Questions were being read from a list and my answers recorded. Was told I would have to take a drug test which is odd for a tech company in SF.

    I was moved on to a phone interview with the hiring manager which lasted a whole 15 minutes. She did not ask about my background or work experience and seemed to expect me to interview her. At one point, I described why I enjoy the work and was then immediately asked what I like about the work.

    Interview was on a Friday afternoon and I had a rejection email by Sunday (Monday morning in Australia). Felt like I went through the process just to boost their interview numbers.

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Atlassian Awards & Accolades

  • Best Medium Workplaces(#7), Great Place to Work, 2014
  • Best Place to Work, Great Place to Work Institute Australia, 2014
  • Best Place To Work in Australia(#1), Great Place to Work Institute, 2015
  • 50 Best Small and Medium Companies to Work For(#2), Fortune, 2015
  • 50 Best Companies for Diversity, Fortune, 2015
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