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Atlassian Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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Atlassian Co-Founders Scott Farquhar & Mike Cannon-Brookes
Scott Farquhar & Mike Cannon-Brookes
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Pros
  • The work life balance is pretty fantastic and the benefits are outstanding (in 21 reviews)

  • This company moves FAST - which keeps you on your toes and keeps you learning from some extremely smart people (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Company is experiencing growing pains and middle management is frequently changing (in 11 reviews)

  • Pay and work-life balance are not very fair for the responsibilities for some positions, like support, compared to other teams (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "World-class Experience!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    At Atlassian I sometimes hear my co-workers say that they are "doing some of the best work of their lives." I truly believe this, and have experienced it myself. The company has a remarkably distinct and powerfully positive culture, and the leadership teams truly lives the values. Here's what I enjoy the most:

    - Values driven culture, no BS, and inspiring mission
    - High trust environment where I feel empowered
    - Frequent, high-quality communication (weekly company meetings)
    - Incredible growth with kick-ass products
    - Great lunches, snacks, and events

    Cons

    Global footprint (US, Australia, Europe) makes working across timezones a bit tricky at times.

    Advice to Management

    The business is growing fast and things are moving quickly. As a result, I see that the bar for new hires is inconsistent across teams. I'd encourage the company to maintain strong standards and apply them consistently across the business. Let's make sure that as we grow, new employees are a great fit with our values regardless which team or office you're a part of.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time

    Pros

    I have never been happier and felt more valued at a company then what I feel working at Atlassian. They really do care about their employees. The work life balance is pretty fantastic and the benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    I wish I could visit all the offices!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlassian (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small enough that you can make a difference, if your voice is strong and you're in with the right people.
    It's a tech company and the benefits are on par with most tech companies in the Bay Area.

    Cons

    It's values don't particular match the reality - specifically if you're not a programmer.

    Advice to Management

    Marketing seems to peculiarly lose very qualified talent at a consistent pace. Some seem to leave on their own accord, other just disappear. Focus on all roles and their value to the orginization.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Good to join during early career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lot to learn and nice benefits. Awesome exposure to diverse Atlassian tools. Company has grown and hiring a lot of new people

    Cons

    No growth after a certain point and annual salary increment is not that great. There behind the scene politics even though the management claims to have ‘open company no bull’

    Advice to Management

    Reward loyal employees which might help retain skilled employees longer than a year


  5. Helpful (16)

    "SF Office"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlassian full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has some great benefits:
    - free eat club
    - generally nice co-workers
    - good core values
    - cool products
    - good work tools
    - cool work

    Cons

    Atlassian's a very close knit community with a pretty toxic culture. The HR is also seems corrupted and that makes the climate to be one of the worst for what I've seen in the bay area.

    Advice to Management

    Work on Company Culture!


  6. "Great Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlassian full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, great office space, great snacks

    Cons

    Upper Management often hears you but does not listen


  7. Helpful (17)

    "Not Feeling It!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlassian full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    +great benefits
    +free food
    +generally nice co-workers
    +Values
    +growth like crazy

    Great story of how the Founders created and built this company.

    Cons

    Can't speak for Sydney, but in the San Francisco office, is lacking in spirit, values and camaraderie. I blame the leaders but HR, as the stewards of culture and climate happen to be one of the worst orgs in the company and the head is based in San Francisco where she and her appointed minions have been directly responsible for the loss of so much key talent,

    Advice to Management

    Keeping the best talent is every leaders responsibility. Don't abdicate this to HR or you will only accelerate their departure.

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time

    Pros

    It's a great place to work with opportunities to grow. We have great values and it seems like the employees live up to them every single day.

    Cons

    There are a lot of first time managers in this company so it's a learning process for everyone. Would be nice to see a little more experienced midlevel managers.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Overall a Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time

    Pros

    People at Atlassian are very smart and friendly; it is generally a happy environment with everyone trying to work together, rather than at other places where it may be competitive or combative. The Austin office is beautiful and well-run, with many in-office perks. There is a lot of work from home flexibility depending on your role, and work-life balance is very good. Company culture is top notch.
    Pay is at or above market, and the benefits package is excellent; full medical/dental/vision for you and your family covered 100%, unlimited PTO, free food, gym reimbursements, etc.
    Overall definitely a great place to work.

    Cons

    With growth and change there are a lot of challenges - continuing to move quickly as the company gets larger can be a struggle. Departments can be siloed and communication with people in other offices is not always easy. Career paths may not be well defined depending on the role, and middle management can be hit or miss.


  10. Helpful (35)

    "Not the ending I had in mind"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Atlassian full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, generally a meritocracy
    Nice offices with all the perks
    Cool technologies

    Cons

    Not what it claims to be culture wise. Seems like most people were more concerned with making themselves valued than actually creating a cohesive team. I was suddenly terminated after two years of "valued" performance reviews. Definitely not the best engineer, but I didn't deserve to be kicked to the curb and treated so poorly. Security escorted me out after the surprise firing. No severance, no bonus (one month away from it), nothing. That's at-will employment for you I guess.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put incompetent people with no real leadership qualities in team-lead roles. Eliminate the middle managers who don't have a backbone and don't really do anything.


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