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Atlassian CEO Scott Farquhar & Mike Cannon-Brookes
Scott Farquhar & Mike Cannon-Brookes
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Pros
  • "The work life balance is whatever you want it to be(in 35 reviews)

  • "Generally high quality production, great place to learn from other smart people(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 10 reviews)

  • "Also, company has a great work-life balance, for most employees - but expect the borders between work & life to blur(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Best place I've ever worked

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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!

  2. Unicorn Job right here

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Where do I start? Catered lunches, breakfasts, team game lunches, free health care (family too!), commuter & wellness fund, over the top parties & holiday events, great pay, work-life balance, etc.

    Cons

    Expensive parking (if you drive).

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Everything is awesome.

  3. Outstanding work environment and culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Such a great place to work, I'm very, very happy at Atlassian. Perks and benefits are great, our offices are gorgeous, and it's....fun! We definitely put in lots of hard work, and not every day is total utopia, but I love it here.

    Cons

    There are certainly growing pains because we're growing so fast. There is misalignment at times with mid/upper managemetn, but I think that is a known issues that can hopefully be addressed in the near future. Overall, not many cons at all.

  4. Great company to work at

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Atlassian is a great and fun company to work at! There's a definite emphasis on work-life balance, inclusiveness and innovation is actively encouraged. There's also a strong emphasis on openness in everything done at the company.

    Cons

    No a con for everyone, but you can be a part of a distributed team (between Sydney, Bay Area, Austin, New York, Bangalore) depending on which team you're on. There are also growing pains for the bay area offices (only a few hundred people here even though worldwide it's ~3000 employees).

  5. Doing the best work of my life

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great people with great perks. Free lunch, free healthcare, free snacks, and a chance to deep dive into some of the most popular enterprise development applications. Opportunities to take travel secondments in other countries and learn from some of the best minds in the business. It's been a great experience working here.

    Cons

    Growing pains. As the products and workflow changes, it's tough to understand the complexity of the support work and how to staff appropriately. This can sometimes be felt at the bottom positions as we get overwhelmed with work. However, we have a voice to make it known if anything gets unreasonable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! As Atlassian grows, don't lose sight of employee quality of life in favor of hitting certain arbitrary numbers.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Some great people, and some terrible managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlassian full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Smart, lively, driven people. Most people try to really practice the values. Using Atlassian tools for all aspects of work provides great transparency and efficiency.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management on some teams. Where those managers exist, and valid concerns have been made to HR, problems are brushed under the carpet. The main goal has become productivity - so when it comes down to it, the values go out the window. This undermines any trust any employee can have in the company. The values have become more of a marketing / recruiting strategy rather than something employees can believe...

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    Advice to Management

    Be radically honest about managers who product results, but kill the culture. What is more important? If it's not the culture, then be radically honest in updating the values and communicating to the company about what Atlassian really stands for now.

  7. Helpful (13)

    Stay away from the Support organization

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    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlassian full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, generous stock grants, fun office, lots of company events. The company overall is an amazing place. It's a fantasy world that doesn't exist in many other places. The people there are generally great. Being in that office you feel like you are definitely doing something special with your life. If you get on the right team Atlassian will be the great company you will ever work for. There are a few...

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    Cons

    If you get on the wrong team Atlassian will be the worst company you will ever work for. Everyone on the Jira team is unhappy but no one can leave. The stock compensation is so great that you will never find another role that pays better than your Atlassian salary + bonus + stock RSUs. This means unhappy people keep sticking around with their Golden Handcuffs getting tighter and tighter. After enough time you've lost...

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    Advice to Management

    Happy engineers will deliver more and higher quality work. Training has to be ongoing and frequent. Between management, senior engineers and entire teams dedicated to metrics the investment is too high for the return. Spending so much money trying to squeeze single percentage point improvements out of engineers isn't worth it. Take that money and hire more engineers, focus on quality rather than quantity, focus...

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  8. Helpful (6)

    A rare "big company" find

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    If you're looking for the security and stability of working at a big company but still seek the freedom to try new things, then Atlassian is for you. At about 3000 employees and several global offices, it's in that precarious in-between of small and big company. For now, it's holding onto to what makes smaller companies so appealing: minimal politics / hierarchy, the ability to try new ideas, there's no bad idea, etc....

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    Cons

    The only inevitable downside of a growing company is there a ton of various teams and functions. Planning how all these team support each other has become a bit of a headache.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on staying nimble and resist being bogged down by process.

  9. Great Company, Terrible Management (Avoid Support!)

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    Former Employee - Support 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlassian full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Great benefits & culture - Wonderful colleagues (at this point most are gone)

    Cons

    If you plan to work at Atlassian, avoid working in the Support Department. Compared to the rest of the company, Support is treated terribly. There is no growth opportunities or much of a career advancement. Training is a joke. Management is obsessed with metrics and efficiency that you end up playing a numbers game. The environment that the middle management has created is toxic. Get ready to deal with...

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    Advice to Management

    Get Managers who have worked on the product and really understand the position of Support. Also treat your employees as real people and stop with the guise of "family".

  10. Helpful (8)

    Amazing culture, great benefits

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The culture is incredible. It’s a company that really lives by its values. I really enjoy the everyday challenges. I would say that a bad day here is like a good day at most companies I’ve worked for.

    Cons

    The career paths are not well defined. We prefer external hires, which further hampers career development. There is no formalized training department... again, further hampering employee growth.

    Advice to Management

    Promote internally, improve promotion paths, introduce formalized training.

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