Atlassian Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 21 Dec 2020

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Atlassian Co-Founders Scott Farquhar & Mike Cannon-Brookes
Scott Farquhar & Mike Cannon-Brookes
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  • "US perks are better than Sydney(in 26 reviews)

  • "seems like work-life balance depends heavily on the team and management(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Time flies when you're having fun"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great team culture, work-life balance, room for innovation, frequent catchups, great Sydney location, comfy office, open company no bs

    Cons

    The office is so comfortable that you forget what time it is, or to go outside

  2. "Good place to work, growing company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlassian full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people Company values Perks-perks-perks Work-life balance Cool offices

    Cons

    Loses its way Too many changes


  3. Helpful (5)

    "In fact it's against its own values"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 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

    Great work/life balance. Nobody demands anything in terms of performance

    Cons

    Management is interested in a cheap workforce, doesn't want to invest in people. Most of the menagement roles ocupied by poor ex-engineers.

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  4. "A refreshing change from corporate workplaces"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary Stock Work life balance Colleagues

    Cons

    I'll add some when I find them

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  5. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Good work-learning culture. Great people. Room for career growth. Good pay. Good benefits. Relaxed schedule, come in at 11? 7? Remote? Usually quite open with everything. Clear direction at high levels.

    Cons

    HR is quite closed with their decisions and decision making. Company doesn't always have clear direction on the micro level.

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  6. Helpful (6)

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

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  7. Helpful (15)

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

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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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 the game to succeed. Sydney culture is geared towards white and male despite many awareness blog posts. Not inclusive. Not multiculturally friendly. No BS value translates to employee hostile behavior. This company is where talented ambitious people go to waste. No innovation. Sensible people have left already.

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  8. "Best company so far"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High performing teams, meaningful products, teammates are dependable, helpful, clever, nice. Good values, lawful, inclusive. The founders are still owning the company = long-term vision. A lot of tech stacks are on the edge. Excellent work/life balance. A pathway to visit / immigrate to Australia.

    Cons

    Some old code here and there. Unavoidable: changes are slow because the products are big, the teams are many and the criticity is high.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Best job I've ever had."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lovely colleagues. Smart, too! - Secondments to other teams and locales are available. - Remote work is available for non-managers. - Company is heavily involved in charitable, prosocial and environmental causes. As an employee, you can also get $1,000/year donation matching and spend 40 hours/year volunteering for a charity. - Work-life balance is pretty darn good; I can work later, earlier, or from home if I need to attend an appointment. - Employees with health issues (mental or physical) can access accommodations to help them. Examples: - A person who had a sleep disorder was able to work from 12-8pm every day, as they found it very hard to wake up much earlier than that. - A depressed person was able to work part-time while attending outpatient therapy. - Related, discussions about mental health issues are normalized, with people writing internal blog posts about their experiences and receiving a lot of support. - Lots of interest groups are available for employees interested in art, sports, crafts, books, languages, LGBT issues, programming techniques, social equality, etc. - Internal systems for storing documents are easily useable and searchable. Anyone can make a blog post that's viewable by everyone.

    Cons

    - Open-plan offices make it harder to focus on technical work. Bring earplugs or over-ear headphones.

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  10. "Company that cares fir their employees"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work life balance - Food stations and free drinks - Team work - Great company culture - Flexible - Clear company direction - Awesome products

    Cons

    People get the freedom to explore so teams often do things slightly differently, which can cause confusion. But this depends on which department you are working it.

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