Atlassian Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated Jan 19, 2021

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Atlassian Co-Founders Scott Farquhar & Mike Cannon-Brookes
Scott Farquhar & Mike Cannon-Brookes
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Pros
  • "Great culture, excellent benefits, amazing work/life balance(in 75 reviews)

  • "surrounded by extremely smart people(in 41 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Good positions tend to be available only in the US or Sydney(in 27 reviews)

  • "Work life balance especially during WFH(in 24 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Jan 19, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great portfolio, company values, very smart people, great momentum

      Cons

      Require high proficiency to operate in a technical "maze" (mess?), where everything is a "platform" for something, carrying lots of tech debt and KTLO.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company culture and interesting problems to solve

      Jan 14, 2021 - Software Engineer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great company culture, especially when we were at the office - They tried really hard to make WFH as good as possible for their employees, with days off + WFH budgets - Tools we build are used by millions of users, therefore you feel the impact of what you do - Great and smart people to work with

      Cons

      - WFH only atm, getting a bit tired of zoom - There can be some sudden changes and less transparency due to the sheer growth of the company - Work can get stressful at times due to releases and multi-timezone work

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Happy, learning and challenged

      Jul 6, 2020 - Product Designer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team, supportive and smart people. Clear goals

      Cons

      Hired at a level below my worth. Large org comes with change/restructures

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      Dec 12, 2019 - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of perks like free breakfast, lunch, drinks, t-shirts. Opportunity to work with very smart people which collaborate nicely most times. There is some budget for personal growth as well upon manager approval. Developers are empowered to innovate and deliver new features/ideas.

      Cons

      Very competitive environment and hard to grow.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing scope to learn and make an impact

      Oct 30, 2019 - Software Developer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -- No limit to learning. -- 20% time dedicated to your own favourite aspect of coding and innovation is insane! I one year I have had a chance to work across 2 different products apart from the one owned by my team. This has happened because of innovation weeks that we have every 5 weeks. Some really smart people to work with and a very healthy culture.

      Cons

      -- One has to be motivated to find things. Management will not always poke you. -- People at times over react by posting literally anything on the internal confluence, which is a knowledge management tool.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Political bro cultured teams with no internal growth opportunities

      Aug 16, 2019 - Software Developer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      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.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent place to learn and grow

      Apr 29, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I work with extremely smart people from all over the world and the company is growing quickly. This is basically the perfect formula for a lot of learning, growth, and promotion.

      Cons

      Base salary isn't as high as some places. My stock is doing awesome though.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Working here for one year so far. Summary: Good!

      Jan 30, 2019 - Systems Engineer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Lots of smart people - Extreme level of autonomy - Strong values, that are apparent when making decisions - Generous perks and remuneration - Easygoing, blame-free culture; more interest in fixing & getting it done

      Cons

      - Sometimes smart people can decide that their clever solution is the best one, resulting in lots of clever, unique solutions (lack of unification) - High autonomy can sometimes result in employees lacking short-term direction, even if the long-term goal is clear - Sometimes the "get it done" culture can suppress a good opportunity to slow down, relax, and reflect - instead of moving from one thing to the next These are all very nitpicky though; I have to put on my critical hat to produce these opinions.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great, depending on the team you are

      Nov 15, 2018 - Engineer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Lots of opportunities for innovation and growth if you are really motivated and a self starter; - If you are lucky, get to work with a lot of super smart people in great products in exciting projects; - Fast growing company, good for the resume, lots of visibility for the market outside; - Many extra-work activities to join (yoga, pilates, soccer, fitness class);

      Cons

      If you are unlucky, there are also: - Bad managers are everywhere (3 to 1); - Some projects are not interesting and you might get stuck there, be careful when choosing (if you are given the opportunity to choose); - The silos are there, people relocating usually will have to stick mostly with other overseas people. Not a lot of "local" cultural interchange; - Management career path is much easier to progress than the technical, most people will never make it past senior level if they don't become managers;

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      7 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Software Engineer

      Aug 28, 2018 - New South Wales in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great lifestyle/work-life balance Great office Friendly colleagues Constant feedback/improvement Innovation Generally high quality production, great place to learn from other smart people

      Cons

      Work is not always interesting or significant Strong stereotypical nerd culture

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