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



This review is based on 460 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.08. It was published on Aug 31, 2016. 28295 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.

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 60,000 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. Learn more about us at 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: San Francisco, California Major Locations: Austin, Texas; Mountain View, California
US Employees: 650 US Revenues: $457.1 million
Worldwide Revenues: $457.1 million Employees Worldwide: 1,760
Corporate Structure: Public Stock Symbol: TEAM
Founded: 2002

Open space in Austin, TX

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.

  • Paid 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 Foundation, Atlassian grants its employees 5 paid days a year to be used for community volunteering at a nonprofit of their choosing. Atlassian is also a proud founding partner of Pledge 1%.
  • Vacay your way: 'Vacay your way' is a benefit that gives each exempt employee the flexibility to choose the amount of paid time off that they need. Atlassian strongly supports employees to utilize the vacay your way benefit. We all need to relax and recharge periodically and Atlassian maintains a culture that encourages this.
  • 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. It all culminates in a ShipIt contest and party with winners for the best ideas. Many ideas become actual shipped products or solutions!
  • Fully paid health insurance: Atlassian is proud to cover 100% of employees health insurance premiums for the entire family. This is very much in keeping with our "Play, as a team" value and culture, where everyone is supported and we all win together.
  • Kudos to you: At Atlassian, any employee can nominate a co-worker or team for going above and beyond their job with what’s called a Kudos. A Kudos is a small gift, often in the form of a gift card, given on behalf of the nominee. There is no manager approval required to give out a Kudos.
  • 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 an annual equity program, new hire grants for every position, and a retention equity program. With retention equity, additional equity grants are delivered to the team member's home as a "celebration pack" with a personal letter from our Founders, that they can share with their friends and family. 
  • Balancing work and life: In keeping with our value "Build with Heart and Balance," we advocate a balance between the needs inside and outside of work. To enable this, we have flexible hours, loads of time off, and activities and events where the entire staff can come together and enjoy a nice break from work.
  • Move Happy relocation program: We looked at the typical relocation program and decided to do things differently to provide a high touch experience during a potentially stressful time. We call it "Move Happy" and it includes 3 key phases—pre-departure, arrival at your new location, and settling in. With each phase, we uncovered opportunities to create unique high-touch experiences that reached beyond the team member. They are all designed to make a potentially stressful experience a happy one. For example, in the pre-departure phase, we send you an e-card that allows you to download music, videos and more to take with you on your journey. 


4% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 100% of an employee's 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


  • 401(k)
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Restricted stock units to employees


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Fitness classes
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • Subsidized public transportation
Feel the latte.


Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 25 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 15 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
12 weeks Unpaid sabbatical after 1 year(s)


  • Flexible schedule (20% use it)
  • Telecommute option (20% use it)


130 days Job-protected maternity leave100 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
133 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take85 days Job-protected paternity leave
30 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)33 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
30 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents30 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
  • Elder care resources
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
  • Fitness center (at some locations)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

40 hours Paid time off to volunteer $2,812,395 Philanthropic donations in last year
$831,835 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


  • 'Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion' is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs 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
  • 20 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

Tech meets industrial


Co-Founders/Co-CEOs Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes

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 are proactive and organized with the ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment providing consistent, high-quality output. They think strategically, recognizing the importance of long-term goals, having vision, and are committed to success. They are constantly searching for new knowledge and new ideas and are willing to learn better ways of doing things. Their positive energy inspires those around them to consistently achieve goals. 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 look out for people who are always learning and growing. A great way to catch our attention is to stay involved in industry conferences, technology MeetUp's, or even Atlassian User Group events. We're also big believers in giving back to the communities around us, so people who are volunteering with organizations that better the world always tend to stand out. We encourage our own people to stay active in their communities by providing every Atlassian with five paid days for volunteer work each year. 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 2016, we're focused on building out a new engineering hub in Mountain View, CA. We're primarily looking for software and application 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. As we work toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive team, we're especially excited to increase the representation of Atlassians who identify as female and/or as a member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group on our teams in Austin, Mountain View, and San Francisco. We’ve partnered with several organizations to help us in this effort and will continue to prioritize diversity as we grow.

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

We would advise them to take a look at our careers page and apply to any role(s) they feel would be a good fit. There, candidates can watch our "The value of values at Atlassian" video to see how we live our values every day in everything we do, as well as our "Life at Atlassian" video where they can put themselves in the shoes of one of three Atlassian employees -- from Sydney, San Francisco, or Amsterdam.  Another good source of information about working at Atlassian can be found on our Facebook page where candidates can discover more about our events, product releases, and fun times in our office.  For developers we suggest they also look at our product blogs to learn more about what our product teams are working on. 

hiring Outlook

280 Job openings forecast for coming year 47% Job Growth
78 Average applicants per opening 20,700 Applications received
219 Positions filled in past year 21% New hires by employee referrals
Yes Recruits on college campuses 32 New graduates hired
10% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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