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    "Atlassian is unlike any company I've ever worked for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is growing so quickly, and there is a ton to do! There are so many challenges for you to solve, some of the biggest challenges you can solve in a career. And that makes it exciting. But what's even better is that Atlassian really gives its employees the room to solve those tough challenges. More than any company I've ever been at, Atlassian tries really hard to take all of the pressures that might prevent you from being effective. From the benefits, to the food, to the healthcare, the pay, etc. It's an amazing experience. The employees are some of the smartest people I've ever worked with, and it's an absolute pleasure to come to work every single day. Of course, this could be a "new job honeymoon" - but every one I talk to, who's been here for many years, feels the exact same way still. Everyone is working really hard - and don't get me wrong, it's not like we're all putting in 10 hour days, every day, or anything. But it's when we are working, we're working hard, intelligently, fast, effective, and efficient. And the best part of the business? our company values (look them up) - we live and breathe them every day.

    Cons

    Growing pains. Another pro of Atlassian is we're always trying to disrupt ourselves, before our competitors do. But, that can sometimes cause maybe some confusion, or disconnect, or have a lack of clarity - but, that's okay. Because if we didn't do it to ourselves, our competitors would. I want to address one "con" I've seen in other reviews - and that's the pay. I think the pay is "fair" or "average" for the bay area. But what you have to really look at is the total compensation (normally I wouldn't say this, but this time I do). The free food, the free healthcare, the stocks, the health stipend, the commuter benefits, etc...

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  1. "The best place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Nowhere, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture is the real thing. The values are important, and it's hard to find a person here who doesn't try to work according to those values. In three years, I can count on one hand the number of people I've met who I was not happy about working with. Not only are the people nice, they are smart. They will make you better at your job. They will tell you when you are wrong, usually in the most respectful way possible. I would not love my job if I didn't work with people I like and highly respect. The business is extremely strong. Atlassian sells inexpensive, good products to millions of people on a subscription model. Even if some disaster hit, it would take a long, long time for the business to actually fail. It is one of the best positioned businesses in tech. The founders are rock solid. They seem to be very sharp but still open to others' ideas, as they should be. People are paid well. I don't believe it's the best pay, but it's certainly competitive. It would always be nice to have a number that no one else could match, but I have yet to find the company that would be as good to work for and pay the same. People are treated well. The leadership and HR teams bend over backwards to make sure people are happy. It's probably a smart business decision, but not one that you see many companies take. I don't think the perks are over the top, but I'd rather have the people running things truly care about creating a good place to work than have the best catered lunches. The perks are excellent, especially if you think outside of the Silicon Valley bubble. That's a good note to end on. Atlassian was created to be a good place to work, for Mike and Scott. As they grew, it was centered on being a good place for new people to work. To this day, employee well being is consistently prioritized, and it's a guiding principle in business decisions. That employee focus has paid off for Atlassian, in terms of finding and retaining people you want to work with.

    Cons

    It's a big company. At this scale, there are communication issues and some of the work is not as exciting as it might have been 10 years ago. So far, the company has done a surprising job of sticking to the original values, but it is going to continue to be a herculean task to stay on course with 5,000, then 10,000 people. The offices are giant open concepts, which look beautiful but they are difficult to work in for a lot of people. Fortunately, everyone has been able to work remotely throughout the pandemic, and many people will never be required to work full time from an office.

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  2. "Best place I have ever worked!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AU Developer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Values, Teamwork, energy, excitement, transparency, culture, doing good for the world

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons.

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