At Atlassian, 91 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 556 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.15. It was published on Jul 18, 2017. 38578 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
People care about each other here.

What They Do

We asked Atlassian to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Atlassian’s collaboration software helps teams organize, discuss and complete shared work. Teams at more than 75,000 organizations use Atlassian's project tracking, content creation and sharing, real-time communication and service management products to work better together and deliver quality results.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: San Francisco, California, 94103 Major Locations: Austin, Texas, 78701; Mountain View, California, 94041; New York, New York, 10006
US Employees: 896 US Revenues: $232.8 million
Worldwide Revenues: $457.1 million Employees Worldwide: 2,070
Corporate Structure: Public Stock Symbol: TEAM
Founded: 2002

Atlassian Auditorium

Perks and Programs

We asked Atlassian to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Volunteer Time and Pledge 1: The Atlassian Foundation is founded on a “1% model,” where one percent of equity, profit, employee time, and software licenses from Atlassian are donated to nonprofits. As part of the Foundation, Atlassian grants employees five paid days a year for community volunteering at a nonprofit of their choosing. Atlassian is also a proud founding partner of Pledge 1%.
  • Kudos to You: At Atlassian, any employee can nominate a coworker or team to recognize a job well done or model behavior in carrying out the Atlassian values. A Kudos is a small gift, often in the form of a gift card, given to the nominee along with a handwritten note to express gratitude for their work or behavior.
  • Shipping Innovation: Quarterly, Atlassian gives employees 24 hours to work on whatever they want, as long as it relates to our products, our office, or our culture. Called ShipIt, the event culminates in a demo, company-wide voting, and party with the winners. Many ideas become actual shipped products or solutions!
  • Fully Paid Health Insurance: Atlassian is proud to cover 100% of health insurance premiums for employees and their family. This is very much in keeping with our "Play, as a team" value – everyone is supported, and we all win together.
  • Atlassian Equity Program - ownership for all: As part of our "Play, as a team" value, we believe everyone should benefit from our mutual success. So we offer a number of ways for team members to have ownership of Atlassian – including new-hire equity grants for every position, an annual equity grant, and a retention equity program.
  • Big Bash Team Building: Every year, the company has a fiscal-year-end event known as 
the Atlassian Big Bash. This half-day event involves all Atlassians in an elaborate team-building event. It gives Atlassians an opportunity
 to meet people from outside of
 their teams and be challenged to
 do something that they may have never done before – ride a horse, try fencing, or swing on a trapeze.
  • Side-by-Side: Side-by-Side is a volunteer-driven effort to improve diversity and inclusiveness at Atlassian. Each office has its own set of volunteer leaders and local initiatives. The group strives to promote awareness and facilitate discussion. Outcomes of Side-by-Side efforts have included scholarships, internal mentorship rings, working parents’ lunches, and more.
  • Move Happy Relocation Program: Rather than a typical relocation program, we decided to do things differently to provide a high-touch experience during a potentially stressful time. "Move Happy" includes three key phases—pre-departure, arrival at your new location, and settling in. With each phase, we uncovered opportunities to create unique, high-touch experiences. For example, in the pre-departure phase, we send relocating Atlassians an electronic gift card to download music, videos, and other entertainment for the plane flight.
  • Parental Leave: Atlassian pays 100% for up to 20 weeks of maternity leave and up to 6 weeks of parental leave so that Atlassian parents can have a better experience in this important time in their lives.
  • The Boomerang Program: Through the Boomerang program, Atlassians work in other offices on secondment. They head out on their adventure to share their perspectives and skills, while learning from their colleagues in the new location. Upon return, “Boomerangers” can share their new insights with their original office teams.


100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 4% of salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 100% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $3,250 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
  • Restricted stock units
Atlassian Mountain View


Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (85% use it)
  • Telecommute option (85% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (1. Food - lunch provided daily and drinks/snacks in office 2. Fitness classes 3. Towel Service 4. Ergonomics (equipment and evaluations) 5. Bike storage 6. Party in a box (party supplies provided to celebrations you may want to do - birthdays, anniversary, birth of a new child, etc) 7. Mother's room stocked with supplies 8. Games (pool table, shuffleboard, video games, foosball, puzzles, game night))


100 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 100 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
68 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take30 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
30 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*23 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
30 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*30 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

40 hours Paid time off to volunteer $961,920 Philanthropic donations in last year
$407,150 Total company-matched employee donations in last year Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 60 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Brainstorm over ping pong


Open Collaboration

How to Get Hired

We asked Atlassian for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

They don't settle for great results, they create them; They are proactive and organized with the ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment providing consistent, high-quality output; They stimulate and relish change, adapt quickly and see change as an opportunity; They have the ability to quickly develop credibility at all levels of the organization; They are a multiplier who recognizes the intelligence around them and inspires and motivates others to do their best work;  They think strategically, recognizing the importance of long-term goals, have vision, and are committed to success; They are constantly searching for new knowledge and new ideas and willing to learn better ways of doing things; Their positive energy inspires those around them to consistently achieve goal; They embrace diversity and are highly receptive to new ideas and people who are different.    

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We're always on the lookout for people who are actively learning and growing. The best way to catch our attention is by getting involved in technology MeetUp's, participating in industry conferences, or even attending Atlassian User Group events. We also believe in giving back and look for people who are actively volunteering with organizations that better the world around us. Every Atlassian receives five paid days each year for volunteer work.   Another way to stand out as a candidate is to show a demonstrated fit with Atlassian's values: Open company, no bullshit; Build with heart and balance; Don't #@!% the customer; Play, as a team; Be the change you seek. We encourage every candidate to review our values on before interviewing with the team.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

In 2017, we're focused on building a new engineering hub in Mountain View, CA. We're primarily looking for developers with mobile and cloud experience. Additionally, we’ll continue to hire in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA where we’ll have open roles in marketing, support, design, and product management in both locations.   As we work toward becoming a more diverse team, we're working on ways to encourage underrepresented groups to investigate opportunities with our teams in Austin, Mountain View, and San Francisco. We’ve partnered with several organizations to help us in our diversity efforts.  

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

The very first step in kicking off the recruitment process would be to visit and explore our open opportunities. If there is a good between a candidate’s skill set and an open role, we’d encourage them to apply directly or reach out to any Atlassians that might be part of their personal network. From there, a recruiter will review the application and kick off the recruitment process if there’s a good fit.   For technical roles, we’re in the process of building a public coding test so that candidates can show their skills even if there isn’t a role that’s right for them. Keep an eye on as that will launch in the fall of 2017.  

hiring Outlook

960 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 42% Job Growth
20,700 Total job applicants 23% New hires by employee referrals
18% Openings filled by current employees 9% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
40% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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