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Updated 18 March 2019
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Atlassian Co-Founders 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
  • "Also, company has a great work-life balance, for most employees - but expect the borders between work & life to blur" (in 9 reviews)

  • "There are certainly growing pains because we're growing so fast" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Stack Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Full Stack Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Atlassian is an extremely positive environment to work. A place with open communication and an amazing chance to exchange knowledge with different teams across the world. You can work with the product usability, reflecting on the client experience and also building scalable infrastructure in the backend.

    Cons

    Still a company with a lot of young professionals. Sometimes you lack more seniority in the teams.


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great values, good facilities, and good work culture.

    Cons

    Inconsistent management styles, nepotism, and navel-gazing.

  3. "I love my job and this company!"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work. Stellar leaders

    Cons

    Changes quickly and can be overwhelming to those who have to react to changes rather than leading the change.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlassian full-time

    Pros

    very good technical environment and a good mentor

    Cons

    diversity needs to be improved


  5. "Amazing place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product, great values, true investment in their employees. Good atmosphere, smart, driven people playing as a TEAM.

    Cons

    Loads of changes, takes a bit to deal with uncentainty.


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Event Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Senior Event Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Atlassian is a family, they live and breathe their values. Like in every company you'll have great and not so great managers. Everyone works hard.

    Cons

    Marketing is driven very strongly from the USA, which makes career growth possibilities harder.

    Advice to Management

    Expand your marketing muscle in Europe, creating more job opportunities for people in those departments.


  7. "Great people, products and culture"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Partnerships in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Strategic Partnerships in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really amazing culture where people genuinely help each other and believe in what the company is building. Lots of autonomy but support when you need it. Flexible working.

    Cons

    Changing priorities can mean some pivoting, but it's exciting and well thought out.

  8. "They have stolen my heart"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - This is a place you love working at
    - This is a place that respects who you are
    - This is a place you want to be growing in

    Cons

    Sometimes it can feel 'too big', like any other big tech company. However, given the environment es less uptight and openminded you have at your disposal the tools to overcome this.


  9. "Great company, challenging work, growing fast"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlassian full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people
    Interesting work
    Decent total compensation
    Improving diversity

    Cons

    Fast growth = many new players, learning curves, productivity distractions
    Dynamic and adaptive to change = interrupts, re-planning, lost momentum
    Complete visiblity into a Jira pipeline of work can be overwhelming when it's not curated well

    Advice to Management

    Provide more collaborative "Servant leadership" in the first level management team


  10. Helpful (1)

    "One of THE best places to work"

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    Former Employee - People Team in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - People Team in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlassian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had four incredible years here and just finished up this week to move home to Europe... Atlassian will give you the opportunity to do the best work of your life and it really is true. Overall, a wonderful culture and 'Workplace Experience' team who look after and spoil you rotten. No company ever gets everything right but Atlassian really has heart.

    The Founders are incredibly passionate about what they do and you really feel like you're on a rocket ship. It's no wonder the company has been so successful. Couldn't highly recommend working here more.

    Cons

    Be weary of too much change management in succession e.g. in performance review, comp. etc. We are definitely trending the right way and for the better but ensure you're well staffed in the People Team so folks don't burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Open an Engineering office in Europe so those of us can stay with you! ;)
    The best of luck to all of you. Working here felt like a second home and I'll always be cheering you on.