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Updated 16 Aug 2019

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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 43 reviews)

  • "Great tech culture with smart people all around where I learnt a lot from(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Power center shifted to San Francisco even when head office is in Sydney(in 20 reviews)

  • "There are certainly growing pains because we're growing so fast(in 18 reviews)

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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...

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    Cons

    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...

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    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.

    Atlassian2019-08-15
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Expect some good challenges and to work hard for work/life balance."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of nice challenges and opportunities, some great people to work with, and lots of freedom in how you work. The benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    You have to work hard to achieve work/life balance otherwise burn out is imminent. Change is a constant. The working environment, as in the physical building, leaves a lot to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Work/life balance is sold as an advantage of working for Atlassian, but it's not the reality. In the interview stage, be honest that while there is a lot of opportunity and a lot of space to design how you work, it is a changeable, chaotic and pressured environment to work in. It would also be really helpful to have much more support from senior management around growth potential within the organisation - if a competent...

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    Atlassian2019-08-15
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Political. Only looks good on the outside. Where talents go to waste."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlassian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people. Work life balance. Overvalued stock price. Seemingly caring CEOs. Great employee marketing with their values.

    Cons

    Rampant politics. Management is very inexperienced. Poor planning. Constant re-organization. Zero change management. No long-term vision. Engineering upper management only sees people as numbers. Promote their own pet projects and put people number on them. Little consideration of the impact to existing tasks or people. Middle managers have no say. It’s all about who you know, how loud you shout (blog) and how you play...

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    Advice to Management

    Get management and executive training to your upper management (or replace them). Hire consultants and change management.

    Atlassian2019-07-19
  4. "Awesome culture"

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    Current Employee - Principal Technical Program Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture , team work , opinion matters , human values and behaviour count most

    Cons

    Bit scrappy as it is growing out from a start up culture

    Advice to Management

    Introduce private insurance into the benefits

    Atlassian2019-07-16
  5. "Great workplace environment"

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    Current Employee - Full Stack Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong company values Growth opportunities Benefit programs Volunteer and donation opportunities

    Cons

    Some internal processes are still in a maturing state

    Atlassian2019-07-15
  6. "Political bro cultured teams with no internal growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stock price, free food, some smart people. Flexible working depending on your manager.

    Cons

    Office politics and in some business units, there is a rapid increase in hiring externals rather than developing talent and promoting internal staff, this minimises some career opportunities for staff. Promotions are decided on favouritism. If you are a woman in development then there are better places than here. Though it claims to the employee-friendly company a lot of changes in the recent past is worrisome.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to train the management folks as to how not to throw employees under the bus to save the face of management. Should empower employees rather than holding them back and demotivating them on an every day basis.

    Atlassian2019-08-16
  7. "Good company if you aren't looking for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Team Lead in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Not the best perks, but enough to be happy Culture is pretty good

    Cons

    Not much room to move up, despite what senior leaders say Promotions are rationed Culture is shifting as the company gets more corporate - more tight lipped and top down

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the bad apples and challenge each other to live the values

    Atlassian2019-07-15
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Best company ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian full-time

    Pros

    Food, culture, people, device, events, workplace are all very good.

    Cons

    There are no very obvious unique cons, if there is any, you could always raise it and try to change it.

    Atlassian2019-06-18
  9. "Awesome place to work - great values, that actually carry a lot of weight"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, right sized teams, nice office, free lunch, fair relocation package, open values, empowered employees.

    Cons

    It is a big company (and still growing). So there are processes, legal teams and significant amount of legacy code. Still, everyone is putting in serious effort to keep it fun and honest.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making sure the company values carry weight. It is easy to dilute the culture while growing rapidly. So far you are doing great at this!

    Atlassian2019-06-24
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlassian part-time

    Pros

    * Great people - smart, motivated, friendly * Great culture - despite huge headcount growth, I'm really impressed by how Atlassian really nails getting their values across the whole org. And they're pretty solid values too * Great product - away from the creepier aspect of larger tech companies, Atlassian does its thing helping teams work better together

    Cons

    * There's so much opportunity to grow and improve the business, that sometimes it feels like an endless chasing of our own tail trying to decide what's the most important thing to do * The constant change (of systems, policies, orgs) is exciting, but can be a bit too much at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, stay true to Atlassian's values.

    Atlassian2019-06-24
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