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Atlassian Overview

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.

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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  • "Excellent company, somewhere I hope to be for a long time"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sydney
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Atlassian full-time (Less than a year)


    Excellent colleagues. Fantastic company values which are lived and breathed by everyone. Incredibly open. Easy to reach out and talk to people at any level. Everyone wants to help. There is no backstabbing - there is plenty of opportunity for growth whether you want to be an Individual contributor or go down the Management path. Excellent benefits and salary. Loads of opportunity to learn. Flexible hours. Respect for personal life. Genuinely nice people to be working with.


    Imposter syndrome can be very real to start with! Feels sometimes like everyone has thought about an idea which you thought was new. An unofficial sixth company value of Seek first to understand can sometimes be a blocker to talking to people (i.e. you are pointed to an internal blog or wiki when you ask a question, rather than given an answer). These are honestly all minor points though and you can easily work around them and work with colleagues to push through them.

    Advice to Management

    The psychological safety is amazing, sometimes you might want to consider pushing people a little harder though to keep the momentum and innovation up. Keep telling people to question things and make an impact when they join - it is a real motivating factor for new starters like me.

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Atlassian Photos

Atlassian photo of: Our town hall space doubles as space for informal meetings
Atlassian photo of: Most desks around Atlassian aren't this neat, but all are set up with a sit or stand option
Atlassian photo of: Several local artists partnered to give our staircase lobby some added personality
Atlassian photo of: Our patio space is a great spot for a chat or to get some work done on sunny afternoons
Atlassian photo of: Our SF library is a quiet zone for those who want a little silence to really focus
Atlassian photo of: It turns out the dogs of Atlassian love being on the team too
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Atlassian Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Atlassian (Sydney) in May 2010.


    First they emailed some screening questions. They are standard Java questions, as an experienced Java developer I have no problems with it.

    After sending my answers back they arranged a phone interview a few days later. Again they asked mostly Java questions, topics including array, List, Map, equals()/hashcode(), some design patterns. Solid Java programmers should have no problems with these questions, but there're a few of them that are a bit harder, you'll need to be more hardcore person to answer all of them correctly.

    I didn't get two of the hard ones in the phone interview right, but they still progress me to next round. It's a coding test with a programmer. He showed me a piece of confusing code, and a junit test case. The test was failing, and I have to find the bug in the code so the test will pass. It's actually not that hard, but I was quite nervous so it took me quite a while to find the bug and fix it. The guy basically sit next to you and watch you coding, like a pair programming. You can talk to him about your thoughts.
    This is actually a very tough test for those who's not comfortable with pair programming or being watched. I can be more efficient when working alone. They ask you about your favorite IDE before the coding test, you can choose either IntelliJ or Eclipse, or notepad if you like.

    I didn't think I do well in the coding test but they still progress me tho next round. (I have to go, I'll finish this later)

    Interview Questions

    • What's the difference between a String and a StringBuffer   2 Answers
    • What are they things you need to look at when you make an object as key of a Map   3 Answers
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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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