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Atlassian Overview

Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Atlassian is a leading provider of collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams. With nearly 40,000 global customers (including 85 of the Fortune 100), we’re advancing the power of collaboration with products including JIRA, Confluence, HipChat ... More

Company Updates

  • From “Founded in Australia in 2002” to “Australia’s #1 Best Workplace for two years running in 2015,” what an amazing 13 years! Read more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vITrS

    How Atlassian can grow fast and still be a great workplace

    "I've said to new starters they really need to be vulnerable and say 'hey, how could I have done that better?' ... and for people who've been here a long time, their job is to actively give that feedback." Scott Farquhar (centre) with employees at Atlassian's Sydney HQ.

  • We're super excited to be named the #2 Best Place to Work among medium sized businesses in the United States for 2015! Check out the full review from Great Place to Work.


    At Atlassian, 97 percent of employees say their workplace is great. Legend Often or almost always Sometimes This review is based on 329 employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.71. It was published on Jul 6, 2015. 13290 Visitors We asked Atlassian to explain what they do.

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 and HipChat. 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 atlassian.com.

Our offices

Take your pick: historic building in central Sydney, remodeled warehouse in San Francisco, converted home on an Amsterdam canal, or killer views in downtown Austin.


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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    Challenging in all the right ways; awesome people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
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    I have been working at Atlassian full-time (Less than a year)


    - The people are great; the company pays a lot of attention to hiring human beings and not just skill sets. - Minimal politics and BS; people are free to speak their minds about...everything. - I'm trusted to do my job; I have enormous flexibility over where/when/how I work. - The company and its values really mean something to the vast majority of employees - as a whole, people believe in Atlassian, our values, and the products we make. Sounds cheesy, but shoot... it's nice to care. - Very, very little email. - Great benefits package, competitive salary, lots of office perks.


    - It's occasionally overwhelming to have a constant stream of opinions from everyone, including people who lack full context and are speaking up anyway. - It's easy to work too much/too hard, because there's just an enormous amount of work that needs to be done and things move at a fast pace. You have to set boundaries (and you can). - The sheer volume of information/communication shared in the company in a day is mind-boggling. If you try to keep up with it, you'll drown. You have to find the right volume and channels and make peace with ignoring the rest.

    Advice to Management

    - "Seek first to understand" should get serious consideration as a sixth value. - Figure out a way to keep this place awesome if it ever does go public. Too many companies start sucking and lose their long-time employees when that happens, and I would hate for that to be us. I like it here.

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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Atlassian.


    It was quick, I had a connection through a friend and after a brief 'about you' question we chatted about SQL and I met the rest of the team. Maybe because it was an internship position it was a bit easier, but my experience was smooth and very quick.

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Atlassian Awards & Accolades

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  • Best Medium Workplaces (#7), Great Place to Work, 2014
  • Best Place to Work, Great Place to Work Institute Australia, 2014

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